Ted Striphas, "Algorithmic Culture: A Vocabulary of Technology and Society"
Feb 23, 2015
from 12:10 PM to 01:30 PM
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Lunch provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Professor Ted Striphas will be providing a talk based on his current book project, entitled Algorithmic Culture, which is about the use of computational processes and how they sort, classify, and prioritize people, places, objects, and ideas. What happens when the work of culture, long performed by human beings, gets outsourced significantly to machines? And where did the notion to do such a thing come from, anyway? He will offer an overview of the work, the use of keywords as a method, an examination of the keyword “algorithm,” and consider the implications of this research for the future of cultural politics.
Ted Striphas, one of the leading voices in the field of cultural studies, is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication & Culture, Indiana University. His research focuses, broadly, on the relationship of technology and culture. The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control, his first book, was published by Columbia University Press in 2009. Twitter: @striphas.
This event is sponsored by Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS), the Davis Humanities Institute (DHI), and the Mellon Initiative in Digital Cultures.