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#trendingistrending: when algorithms become culture

I wanted to share a new essay, “#Trendingistrending: When Algorithms Become Culture” that I’ve just completed for a forthcoming Routledge anthology called Algorithmic Cultures: Essays on Meaning, Performance and New Technologies, edited by Robert Seyfert and Jonathan Roberge. My aim is to focus on the various “trending algorithms” that populate social media platforms, consider what they do as a set, and then […]

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Should universities be more like businesses? Some businesses are learning to be more like universities

We hear a lot about how universities need to behave more like businesses.  Controversies at the universities of Virginia, Wisconsin, and now Iowa, where I teach, have pitted conservative, business-friendly outsiders against university faculty and administration.  The university is not sustainable, the critics say: it needs to get with the times. There is something deeply […]

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