The World Gallery at the Horniman | Apollo Magazine
Horniman museum art culture curation anthropology
september 2018
Can emotion-regulating tech translate across cultures? | Aeon Essays
Gadgets and algorithms give a robotic materiality to what the ancient Greeks called doxa: ‘the common opinion, commonsense repeated over and over, a Medusa that petrifies anyone who watches it,’ as the cultural theorist Roland Barthes defined the term in 1975.
culture  society  mentalhealth  depression  algorithms  technology  emotions  CUI  VUI  ai  machinelearning  therapy  psychology 
july 2018
Want Less-Biased Decisions? Use Algorithms.
A not-so-hidden secret behind the algorithms mentioned above is that they actually are biased. But the humans they are replacing are significantly more biased. After all, where do institutional biases come from if not the humans who have traditionally been in charge?
bias  algorithms  accountability  fatml  ml  machinelearning  psi  society  politics  fat  fairness  transparency 
july 2018
Sick of Myself — Real Life
The algorithmic bubbles that social media construct around us are key part of the consolation the platforms provide. Their constant, reliable presence let us consume a sense of the ontological security the platforms are in the process of eroding. The filter bubble is not an unfortunate accident, as Mark Zuckerberg suggested in his “global community” manifesto, but an essential source of social media’s appeal — the aspect that allows it to counter postmodernist vertigo. If all the content on Facebook is tailored to suit the company’s construction of who we are, then consuming it is like consuming a coherent version of ourselves.
culture  identity  socialmedia  insecurity  ontologicalinsecurity  criticism  health  psi  digitalhealth  mentalillness  depression  anxiety  forslack 
april 2018
The Long History of Computer Science and Psychology Comes Into View
"For more than 50 years, this has been the domain of computer scientists who have approached the brain as a “human processor,” just another a machine to be tinkered with. The work has taken place almost entirely in the domain of computer science, with little input from clinical psychologists, ethicists, or other academic fields interested in the messy details of human social life."
hci  psychology  cambridgeanalytica  profiling  advertising  politics  computerscience 
march 2018
Artificial Intelligence is a Horseless Carriage – Terence Eden's Blog
Artificial Intelligence, therefore, may be properly thought of as the method by which an old Persian magician uses counting stones, to move other stones, by way of amber resin, such that a casual observer thinks the stones are moving themselves.
ai  artificialintelligence  language  culture  history 
february 2018
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