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Portraits of Automated Facial Recognition

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Book Series: Image ISBN: 9783839448465 9783837648461 Year: Pages: 198 DOI: 10.14361/9783839448465 Language: English
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Subject: Media and communication
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Automated facial recognition algorithms are increasingly intervening in society. This book offers a unique analysis of these algorithms from a critical visual culture studies perspective. The first part of this study examines the example of an early facial recognition algorithm called »eigenface« and traces a history of the merging of statistics and vision. The second part addresses contemporary artistic engagements with facial recognition technology in the work of Thomas Ruff, Zach Blas, and Trevor Paglen. This book argues that we must take a closer look at the technology of automated facial recognition and claims that its forms of representation are embedded with visual politics. Even more significantly, this technology is redefining what it means to see and be seen in the contemporary world.&#xD;

Games and Rules

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Book Series: Edition Medienwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837643046 9783839443040 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839443040 Language: English
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Subject: Media and communication
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Why do we play games and why do we play them on computers? The contributors of »Games and Rules« take a closer look at the core of each game and the motivational system that is the game mechanics. Games are control circuits that organize the game world with their (joint) players and establish motivations in a dedicated space, a »Magic Circle«, whereas game mechanics are constructs of rules designed for interactions that provide gameplay. Those rules form the base for all the excitement and frustration we experience in games. This anthology contains individual essays by authors with backgrounds in Game Design and Game Studies, who lead the discourse to get to the bottom of game mechanics in video games and the real world.

Protest twittern -- Eine medienlinguistische Untersuchung von Straßenprotesten

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Book Series: Locating Media/Situierte Medien ISBN: 9783839448366 9783837648362 Year: Pages: 450 DOI: 10.14361/9783839448366 Language: German
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Subject: Media and communication
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Wenn Menschen heute auf der Straße protestieren, sind immer auch digitale Medien im Spiel. Ob zur Mobilisierung oder Koordination, zur Vor- oder Nachbereitung: Proteste sind durch die sprachlichen Interaktionen und medialen Praktiken der Teilnehmenden bestimmt. Mark Dang-Anh widmet sich der situativen Protestkommunikation in digitalen Medien mit einem Fokus auf Interaktionen im Mikrobloggingdienst Twitter. Anhand zweier Falluntersuchungen von Protesten gegen rechte Aufmärsche analysiert er die vielschichtigen Relationen zwischen Sprache, Medien und der sozialen Praxis des Protestierens. Die dem Buch zugrunde liegende Arbeit wurde 2019 mit dem »Preis der Universität Siegen für die Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses, vergeben von der Dirlmeier-Stiftung«, ausgezeichnet.

Digitalität und Privatheit

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Book Series: Digitale Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839446614 9783837646610 Year: Pages: 406 DOI: 10.14361/9783839446614 Language: German
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Subject: Media and communication
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Privacy in the digital society – its forms, opportunities, and risks.&#xD;

Epistemologien des Umgebens

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Book Series: Edition Medienwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839448397 9783837648393 Year: Pages: 562 DOI: 10.14361/9783839448397 Language: German
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Subject: Media and communication
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The rise of the term "environment" to describe the present marks the influence that reflection on environmental relations and the possibility of engineering artificial environments have gained since the mid-nineteenth century. In closed artificial worlds such as space stations or artificial ecosystems, the entanglement of the "environment" with the surrounding organisms becomes the subject of a biopolitics that today opens up new spaces in autonomous environmental control technologies. Florian Sprenger pursues this transformation of ecological environmental knowledge with the aim of better understanding current technologies, making the term understandable and highlighting the biopolitical dimension of each ecology.&#xD;

Affekt Macht Netz

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Book Series: Digitale Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839444399 9783837644395 Year: Pages: 358 DOI: 10.14361/9783839444399 Language: German
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Shit storms, hate speech or viral videos that promote clicking, linking, sharing: The linked society is driven by affects. The contributions included in this book examine the media-technological developments of our times and explore them from the perspective of a critical affect and social philosophy. They indicate that social media and digital platforms are not only spaces of exchange but also create affect economies – and therein lies their power. By creating new modalities of social interaction and therefore by determining the forms of articulation, they also change the political topography. Including a contribution by Antonio Negri.&#xD;

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