The Poplar Tapes

There’s Nothing Wrong with Counting (Part2: Algorithms and the Market)

June 11, 2019

In the second of our three-part series on algorithms and the digital condition, Kiegan Irish and Alex Boos discuss the relationship between algorithms and the market. We live in an age of social media and to understand what that means for ourselves and for our society it's important to learn about the market forces that motivate and organize the networks we use everyday. How do new digital technologies affect markets? How do algorithms affect the conditions of labour today? What kind of infrastructure is necessary to sustain our complex digital economies? We cover all this and more! 

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/big-data-algorithms-math-facebook-advertisement-marketing/

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/03/big-data-drones-privacy-workers

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