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Algorithmic culture before the internet, Ted Striphas

Algorithmic culture before the internet, Ted Striphas
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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non fiction
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Algorithmic culture before the internet
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Ted Striphas
"Today, algorithms exercise outsize influence on cultural decision-making, shaping and even reshaping the concept of culture. How were automated, computational processes empowered to perform this work? What forces prompted the emergence of algorithmic culture? Algorithmic Culture Before the Internet is a history of how culture and computation came to be entangled. From Cambridge, England, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, by way of medieval Baghdad, this book pinpoints the critical junctures at which algorithmic culture began to coalesce in language long before it materialized in the technological wizardry of Silicon Valley. Revising and extending the methodology of “keywords,” Ted Striphas examines changing concepts and definitions of culture, including the development of the field of cultural studies, and stresses the importance of language in the history of technology. Offering historical and interdisciplinary perspective on the relationship of culture and computation, this book provides urgently needed context for the algorithmic injustices that beset the world today." -- Publisher's description
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Welcome to the Machine -- 1. Key-Words -- 2. Algorithm -- 3. Culture -- 4. Algorithmic Culture -- Epilogue: Coming to Terms -- Notes -- Index
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