Being the King Kong of algorithmic culture is a tough job after allConvergence – Jonathan Roberge, Louis Melançon, 2017

This article explores the growing importance of algorithms in digital culture and what they could mean for the visibility and interpretation of culture as a whole. Taking Google as a prime example of a company that participates in widespread information overload whilst simultaneously providing some algorithmic answers to it, we show how it exhibits four different regimes of justification: the techno-scientific, economic, political and moral–aesthetic. These efforts to gain legitimacy operate as a network that is both highly performative and adaptive.

Source: Being the King Kong of algorithmic culture is a tough job after allConvergence – Jonathan Roberge, Louis Melançon, 2017

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