Call for submissions for a special issue on the theme of "Data Visualisations & Policymaking"
Deadline: May 31, 2020
Talk: Ted Striphas - "Mathematics is ordinary: culture, computation and philological power"
14 November 2019: This talk focuses on the figure of Moḥammed ibn-Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (c. 780-850 C.E./163-235 A.H.), purportedly the inventor of algebra and a key player in the popularization of the Indo-Arabic number system.
Register now for the Automated Culture Symposium
Automated Culture Symposium will be held on Monday November 25 2019.
Talk: Luke Stark - Darwin's animoji: histories of animation and racism in facial recognition
8 October 2019: Facial recognition systems are increasingly common components of smartphones and other consumer digital devices.
Book launch: Geert Lovink - "Sad by Design, On Platform Nihilism"
In this presentation Dutch media theorist, internet critic and founder of the Institute of Network Cultures will discuss the dark side of the net.
Talk: Ysabel Gerrard - "When algorithms think you want to die: the power and politics of recommendation systems
30 September 2019: Social media companies have once again found themselves at the centre of public debates about their ‘impact’ on young users’ mental health.
Talk: Sarah Roberts - "Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media"
Sarah Robert’s research focuses on information work and workers, and is a leading global authority on “commercial content moderation,” the term she coined to describe the work of those responsible for making sure media content
Talk: Peter Lewis - "The web was supposed to transform our world. So why are things so messed up?"
In Webtopia, Peter Lewis draws from his own pre- and post-tech experience and conversations with entrepreneurs, politicians, pastors, parents, teachers and journalists to argue that technology itself is not the problem.