Felix Stalder on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:59:19 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Algorithmic Regimes and Generative Strategies

Dear Nettimers,

I thought this might be of interest to many of you, so I take the
liberty of sending it to the main chanel.

See you in Vienna (or more likely, on the stream)


Algorithmic Regimes and Generative Strategies - On Regulatory Politics
of Code and Machines


Time: Friday, September 25 2015  11:00 - 20:00
Location: Kuppelsaal, University of Technology Vienna, Karlsplatz 13,
A-1040 Austria


A World-Information Institute international conference on the agency
of algorithms in culture and society.

Algorithms are often presented as guarantors of objectivity,
particularly on controversial issues like security or risk assessment.
But not even algorithms can achieve the impossible, that is, applying
objective logic, precision and transparency to an opaque world full of
irreducible ambiguity and subjectivity. The way in which data is
generated and processed affects the results. In other words,
algorithms and the underlying forms of rationality are biased and so
is the world they help to create.

This raises pressing questions regarding their methodology, their
politics and their efficiency and the need to examine their intended
and unintended consequences. The conference will address questions of
rationality, governance and, prediction and modelling, but also look
at agency of humans and new generative strategies.

"Algorithmic Regimes and Generative Strategies" wants to mobilize the
critical perspectives of researchers, artists and activists, to open
the field for a wider and more diverse debate.

TWITTER: #algoregimes
LIVESTREAM: world-information.net/algorithmic-regimes/

Konrad Becker, Felix Stalder Conference Editors - With Thomas Sturm,
Antoinette Rouvroy, Reinhard Kreissl, Btihaj Ajana, Katja Mayer,
Francesca Musiani, Olga Goryunova , Paolo Ruffino, Gerald Raunig and
Peter Purgathofer

Entry: Free

World-Information Institute <world-information.net> in cooperation
with the Institute for Design & Assessment of Technology at the Vienna
University of Technology, Faculty of Informatics. Supported by SHIFT
Vienna and BKA Kunst

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