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November 14, 2019

This talk focuses on the figure of Moḥammed ibn-Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (c. 780-850 C.E./163-235 A.H.), purportedly the inventor of algebra and a key player in the popularization of the Indo-Arabic number system. Significantly, the word “algorithm” is said to derive from his...

November 12, 2019

Automated Culture Symposium

Monday, November 25

Loop Project Space and Bar

23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000

9:45am-8:30pm

Registration Link: https://automatedsymposium.eventbrite.com.au

Sponsored by Culture, Media Economy, Liquid Architecture and the Automated Society Working...

October 2, 2019

DARWIN’S ANIMOJI: HISTORIES OF ANIMATION AND RACISM IN FACIAL RECOGNITION 

Facial recognition systems are increasingly common components of smartphones and other consumer digital devices. These technologies enable animated video-sharing applications, such as Apple’s ani...

October 2, 2019

Book launch of Sad by Design, On Platform Nihilism (Pluto Press) with author Geert Lovink

In this presentation Dutch media theorist, internet critic and founder of the Institute of Network Cultures will discuss the dark side of the net. The mental state of internet user...

September 23, 2019

WHEN ALGORITHMS THINK YOU WANT TO DIE: THE POWER AND POLITICS OF RECOMMENDATION SYSTEMS 

Social media companies have once again found themselves at the centre of public debates about their ‘impact’ on young users’ mental health. This time, Instagram and Pinterest have b...

September 9, 2019

Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media

In the times of post-truth and fake news, with this talk you get the opportunity to dive into the world of content moderation.

Sarah Robert’s research focuses on information work and workers, and is a l...