The Metapolitics of Algorithmic Politics

This is one of the things I’m working through right now – and in many ways pulling together the disparate threads of thinking others have been doing regarding algorithm, politics and media. I’ll be presenting on this topic at the ICA 2016 preconference ‘Algorithms, Automation and Politics’, organised by the folks at Political Bots. From data-mined…

Hansen – Feed-Forward

Mark Hansen, Feed-Forward: On the Future of Twenty-First-Century Media, 2015.   Eadweard [Edward] Muybridge, Boys playing leapfrog, 1887   Feed-Forward is a project to use Whiteheadian philosophy for a philosophy of ‘new’ media. Its central conceit is the notion of 21st century media: media that not only ‘augments’ or otherwise modifies our sensory experience of the world, but undercuts and…