Cyber cultures; community cultures; algorithmic cultures. Is there a cultural form beyond algorithmic cultures – or is this ‘it’? #mscedc

In this Tweet, I’m beginning to feel towards the end – of the Lifestream, for this course, at least. We’ve had three excellent blocks which have a fed a narrative, an interweaving one, and one that isn’t immediately teleological. Unless ‘agorithmic cultures’ are, somehow, the telos.

Looking beyond the algorithmically-infused present, people either seem to point vaguely to science fiction as our catalogue of future possibilities, else look to emerging technologies. Both, to me, seem somewhat navel-gazing in their perspective. The alternative is, well, what? Something from beyond the system as we see it, which is ground-shaking, even beneath our feet? This is something to explore in the final week.

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