I managed to look into this a little bit after the conference. Something that struck me while looking at the picture presentation of the speaker was that all the pictures were of very old white men, except for Al-Khwarizmi, who was Arabic. I found a nice timeline with a representation of the history of algorithms. At least here they mentioned Ada Lovelace.
Just when I was looking to change, someone kindly followed and offered to help me. Could there be something greater at play here than just a kind offer? 🤔 #mscedc #algorithm March 07, 2017 at 09:23AM
Our own community participation. #mscedc March 03, 2017 at 07:48AM
As the Community Cultures Block is ending I’ve been reflecting on how communities are formed. This picture reminded me that there are sub-communities within communities. I wonder how these sub-communities support or detract from the wider community.
I was able to attend ‘The people’s meme: Populist politics in digital society’ tonight. Explaining how and why populist political communities develop within social media. #mscedc #popmemes February 27, 2017 at 07:36PM
‘Putting cues of affection, affiliation and other communications-clarifying elements happens through new symbols, or electronic ‘paralanguage’ such the familiar ’emoticons’…, intentional misspellings, absence and presence of corrections and capitalisation…’ #mscedc #digitalculture #shakespeare #punctuation February 11, 2017 at 02:46PM via IFTTT
While reading Understanding Culture Online (Kozinets 2010), I was reminded of how Shakespeare left clues for his actors on how to deliver lines in his plays by using punctuation. Centuries from now, are our digital graffiti in the form of tweets and posts going to be understood by future generations?
Donna Haraway in her ‘A cyborg manifesto’ (1991) claims that she does not ‘know of any other time in history when there was a greater need for political unity to confront effectively the dominations of ‘race’, ‘gender’, ‘sexuality’ and ‘class”. I would argue that twenty-five years ago, when the paper was written, ‘we’ (the consciously coalesced) were probably better off; tolerance and understanding seems to be in short supply as societies break away and advocate to build walls. 📷 @natgeo January 2017 issue. #mscedc February 01, 2017 at 09:28PM