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Affordances, technical agency, and the politics of technologies of cultural production Jan 23, 2012

a dialogue between Gina Neff, Tim Jordan, and Joshua McVeigh-Schulz   (This is the first of Culture Digitally’s “dialogues.” Spurred first by comments by Gina Neff at the March 2011 workshop, and then by one of her blogposts, I asked if we … Continue reading

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interview on NPR Morning Edition Dec 7, 2011

A little self-promotion. NPR just ran their interview with me on “Morning Edition” — based on my Culture Digitally blog post that first addressed Twitter Trends: “Can an algorithm be wrong?”. You can hear the piece and read the transcript online. The piece … Continue reading

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Upcoming conference on the “nonhuman turn” Dec 1, 2011

Considering some of the interests of this group, and the “dialogue” on tehcnical agency between Gina Neff, Tim Jordan, and Josh McVeigh-Schultz (that will be published here soon, I promise!), this conference call looked particularly interesting. The Nonhuman Turn in … Continue reading

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Can an algorithm be wrong? Twitter Trends, the specter of censorship, and our faith in the algorithms around us Oct 19, 2011

The interesting question is not whether Twitter is censoring its Trends list. The interesting question is, what do we think the Trends list is, what it represents and how it works, that we can presume to hold it accountable when we think … Continue reading

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Five points Aug 5, 2011

By the end of the first workshop, we had turned a enormous range of ideas into five groupings of discussion topics. If we started with a sky full of stars, by the end we had formed them into loose constellations. … Continue reading

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