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Tarleton Gillespie

Tarleton Gillespie is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, and affiliated with the Program in Information Science and the Department of Science & Technology Studies. He is the author of the book "Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture" (MIT Press, June 2007). Tarleton is a non-residential fellow with the Center for Internet and Society at the Stanford Law School.

Hector Postigo, on the “architectures of digital labor” on YouTube Aug 6, 2014

Glad to circulate a new essay from Culture Digitally co-founder Hector Postigo, it’s an excellent read. It is now available in the “online first” section of New Media & Society. Hector Postigo, “The socio-technical architecture of digital labor: Converting play … Continue reading

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Facebook’s algorithm — why our assumptions are wrong, and our concerns are right Jul 4, 2014

Many of us who study new media, whether we do so experimentally or qualitatively, our data big or small, are tracking the unfolding debate about the Facebook “emotional contagion” study, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academies of … Continue reading

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Algorithm [draft] [#digitalkeywords] Jun 25, 2014

“What we are really concerned with when we invoke the “algorithmic” here is not the algorithm per se but the insertion of procedure into human knowledge and social experience. What makes something algorithmic is that it is produced by or … Continue reading

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Chris Kelty on the concepts of freedom that animated the history of the PC May 2, 2014

With permission from The MIT Press, I have the pleasure of circulating another essay from our 2014 volume, Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Sociality, this one from Chris Kelty, titled “The Fog of Freedom.” Here’s his abstract: This essay explores the relationship between the … Continue reading

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A “pay it back tax” on data brokers: a modest (and also politically untenable and impossibly naïve) policy proposal Mar 18, 2014

I’ve just returned from the “Social, Cultural, and Ethical Dimensions of Big Data” event, held by the Data & Society Initiative (led by danah boyd), and spurred by the efforts of the White House Office of Technology and Policy to … Continue reading

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