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The Resource If ... then : algorithmic power and politics, Taina Bucher

If ... then : algorithmic power and politics, Taina Bucher

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If ... then : algorithmic power and politics
Title
If ... then
Title remainder
algorithmic power and politics
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Taina Bucher
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Language
eng
Summary
We live in a world in which Google's search algorithms determine how we access information, Facebook's News Feed algorithms shape how we socialize, and Netflix collaborative filtering algorithms choose the media products we consume. As such, we live algorithmic lives. Life, however, is not blindly controlled or determined by algorithms. Nor are we simply victims of an ever-expanding artificial intelligence. Rather than looking at how technologies shape or are shaped by political institutions, this book is concerned with the ways in which informational infrastructure may be considered political in its capacity to shape social and cultural life. It looks specifically at the conditions of algorithmic life - how algorithms work, both materially and discursively, to create the conditions for sociality and connectivity. The book argues that the most important aspect of algorithms is not what they are in terms of their specific technical details but rather how they become part of social practices and how different people enlist them as powerful brokers of information, communication and society. If we truly want to engage with the promises of automation and predictive analytics entailed by the promises of "big data", we also need to understand the contours of algorithmic life that condition such practices. Setting out to explore both the specific uses of algorithms and the cultural forms they generate, this book offers a novel understanding of the power and politics of algorithmic life as grounded in case studies that explore the material-discursive dimensions of software. --
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Bucher, Taina
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in digital politics
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  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • Algorithms
  • Big data
  • Artificial intelligence
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If ... then : algorithmic power and politics, Taina Bucher
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https://eui.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:430669/one
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : programmed sociality -- The multiplicity of algorithms -- Neither black nor box : (un)knowing algorithms -- Life at the top : engineering participation -- Affective landscapes : everyday encounters with algorithms -- Programming the news : when algorithms come to matter -- Conclusion : algorithmic life
Control code
on1019632336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780190493028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019632336
Label
If ... then : algorithmic power and politics, Taina Bucher
Link
https://eui.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:430669/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : programmed sociality -- The multiplicity of algorithms -- Neither black nor box : (un)knowing algorithms -- Life at the top : engineering participation -- Affective landscapes : everyday encounters with algorithms -- Programming the news : when algorithms come to matter -- Conclusion : algorithmic life
Control code
on1019632336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780190493028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019632336

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