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13 Mar 15

Holtzbrinck Fellow William Uricchio has sought to launch a critical discourse on the cultural importance of algorithms and their impact on present-day society. In this lecture, he emphasizes the omnipresence of algorithms in our daily lives, be it in the form of algorithmically generated news stories, collaborative text sites such as Wikipedia, or online search engines like Google. Algorithms, he argues, intervene in the subject-object relationship, destabilizing old certainties developed during the Modern and provoking a reordering of (human) agency.

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