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If ... then : algorithmic power and politics

Author: Taina Bucher
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Oxford studies in digital politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in a world in which Google's search algorithms determine how we access information, Facebook's News Feed algorithms shape how we socialize, and Netflix collaborative filtering algorithms choose the media products we consume. Rather than looking at how technologies shape or are shaped by political institutions, this book is concerned with the ways in which informational infrastructure may be considered  Read more...
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Bucher, Taina.
If ... then.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017054909
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Taina Bucher
ISBN: 9780190493042 0190493046 9780190493066 0190493062 9780190493059 0190493054
OCLC Number: 1020639665
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Contents: Introduction : programmed sociality --
The multiplicity of algorithms --
Neither black nor box : (un)knowing algorithms --
Life at the top : engineering participation --
Affective landscapes : everyday encounters with algorithms --
Programming the news : when algorithms come to matter --
Conclusion : algorithmic life.
Series Title: Oxford studies in digital politics.
Responsibility: Taina Bucher.

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We live in a world in which Google's search algorithms determine how we access information, Facebook's News Feed algorithms shape how we socialize, and Netflix collaborative filtering algorithms choose the media products we consume. Rather than looking at how technologies shape or are shaped by political institutions, this book is concerned with the ways in which informational infrastructure may be considered political in its capacity to shape social and cultural life. Setting out to explore both the specific uses of algorithms and the cultural forms they generate, this book offers a novel und.

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