Time:

Wed May 08 // 12:30 - 14:00

Price:

free

Location:

Aarhus University

Seats left:

open

Language:

danish

If…Then’: Algorithmic power and politics

Center for Internet Studies, Aarhus University is hosting a lecture by Taina Bucher, Ass. Professor, University of Copenhagen. She reflects on algorithms, politics and power, based on her recent book.

Key Take-aways

  • knowledge on algorithmic power
  • reflections on the role of tech in society
  • intellectual discussions on the role of algorithms
In this talk, Bucher presents some of the main arguments of her recently published book ‘If…Then’: Algorithmic power and politics (Oxford University Press, 2018). The book provides an account of the algorithmic media landscape that pays aVen7on to the multiple realities of algorithms, and how these relate and coexist. The argument is made that the power and politics of algorithms reside not so much in what algorithms do or what they are technically as in when they come to matter, what actors deploy them, and for what ends.