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Algorithmuskulturen -- Über die rechnerische Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839438008 9783837638004 9783732838004 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.14361/9783839438008 Language: German
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Subject: Social Sciences
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High frequency trading, Google ranking, filter bubble – just three topical examples of the power of algorithms. This title presents a collection of contributions that deal with the historical emergence and wide distribution of algorithms that can be found in various aspects of social life today. They focus on the correlations between algorithmic and non-algorithmic actors and their significance for our daily lives and our social relationships and follow up on the mechanisms with which algorithms – products of a specific global access – frame reality while organizing the way how humans thinks about society. The contributions include case studies on social media, advertising and evaluation but also on mobile safety infrastructures, such as drones.

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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Subject: Media and communication
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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.

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