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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 159–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
... processes into interlocked components bearing distinctive functionalities within the artificial ecosystem. This article argues that the case of container aquaculture shows that algorithmically regulated and automated ecosystematic management does not always fulfill its promise; one still needs to navigate...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of a world —perhaps not the world as such, but the world as it is being made and unmade by the spatial, temporal, racial, linguistic, technological, and imperial drives of hypermodern capitalism, particularly its global, financialized, and algorithmic forms. Scholars of political economy have drawn attention...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... influence. Like most computational devices, its proprietary algorithm is kept secret, and Klout instead offers its users general clues about its calculative rationale and how to improve one’s ranked influence. I will address the black-box nature of Klout’s algorithm momentarily, but I want to start...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... belatedly declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Accelerated by algorithmic high-speed trading (Banerji and Zuckerman 2020 ), aggravated by hazardous corporate management (Taleb 2020 ), and amplified by hedge funds spiking volatility levels (as well as the profitability of complex derivatives) with panicked...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... execution algorithms to try to alleviate this. These compartmentalize large orders into smaller units and pay close attention to the timing of trades. Two basic motivations inform them: to make transactions look as “regular” as possible, so as not to bring undue attention from others, and to not lose money...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to a growing body of academic work, which explores the racializing potential of specific digital technologies and data practices that are usually sold as neutral, objective, or even progressive (Apprich et al. 2019 ; Benjamin 2019 ; Chun 2021 ). A spate of recent work on the racial logics of the algorithm...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the detection of the speed and scale of violence. The undetectable speed of algorithmic computer-driven calculation forms the conditions of international financial disaster that lead to obvious repercussions for financially vulnerable national populations, while on the other end of the speed continuum...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the possibility of 3-D printing or rapid prototyping to transform our understanding of the intrinsic value of luxury materials, this potentially liberating concept appears to have already become mired in endless vistas of the same algorithmic design variants. It will be necessary, however, to establish some...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 362–364.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This book wants to view photography as part of the expanded field of image technologies, operating at a planetary scale where data and the algorithm play an increasingly infrastructural hand. The book proposes that the exponential increase in the quantity...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... arrive back in the present with an analysis of algorithmic, operational lists: the list is “formally operative in computation” (112). What is ultimately drawn out by this discussion is the claim that lists, in the form of databases, institute a new temporal regime, wherein twenty-first-century society...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... field of phenomenology. Operating at a pace and scale that is beyond the capabilities of the human bodies that created the system ( Virilio 2000b) , changing material fields (such as different algorithmic systems) situate the user of technology in different ways to the phenomenological arrangement...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... . It doesn’t matter if your cave comes equipped with a Playstation or Bloomberg terminal. It doesn’t matter whether you think you are playing the bond market or Grand Theft Auto . It is all just an algorithm with enough unknowns to make a game of it. 09. Once games required an actual place to play them...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of computing technologies operating as “algorithmic governmentality” that streamline and delimit global economies. Locality thus further articulates the necessity, as Immanuel Kant put it, to position or orient oneself in thinking. Locale and locality, according to this capacious framing, is one of ever...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Parisi focuses on the role of the genetic algorithm in the development of network architectures, while Roberta Buiani concludes the section with an essay seeking to distinguish the viral as a category of practices and objects that is far broader than the specific meaning of the computer virus today. Each...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 367–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of disbelief. With a plethora of multiple formats and multiple platforms, it is less and less meaningful to sit down and read for a sustained length of time. Why not hand over the production of meaning and affects to algorithms, reticular capitalism, image data banks, or sound archives? For Will Self, if we do...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... If, as Kroker notes, the global diffusion of digital technologies has resulted in the “eclipse of clearly definable boundaries between bodies and machines, the interpellation of human perception and algorithmic coding, [and] the active remixing of borders among humans, animals, plants, and inanimate objects...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... algorithm, a “score,” which does what its name implies: it allocates their parts. Some among them have a certain degree of freedom, a certain number of escapes from anonymity. They are the image of programmed labour in our society. Each of them produces only a part of the whole having no value in itself...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., or algorithms through software and (2) makes it possible to monetize these patterns of activity, extracting productive labor from discrete actions such as mouse clicks, web surfing, game playing, and mobile application data. The key characteristics of the first of these two stages can be clearly seen...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-court-sized main room where thousands of computers would be using algorithms to process and crunch vast quantities of data. The three days spent in the bunker photographing and filming its transformation from a Cold War structure informed by secrecy and military purpose into a modern data center...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 250–258.
Published: 01 July 2017
... that are life’s true domain—life cycles geological and algorithmic, of which the biological is portioned refrain. As automotivity becomes physical, shaping movements and calibrating them to its terms, frameworks of exertion are reformatted, rules of ground transfer overwritten. The maximum sixty-second burst...