Capturing everyday engagements with algorithms: Tips from the field
Algorithms are all around us, shaping our everyday actions in an increasing number of social domains. But how can we best capture and make sense of the alliances that we continuously forge with them in the many contexts that we navigate daily? This keynote draws on the core insights of the AlgoRes project to provide hands-on recommendations and reflections on how to research the ways in which people align, subvert, and repurpose algorithmic power.
Emiliano Treré is Senior Lecturer in Media Ecologies and Social Transformation in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) at Cardiff University, UK. He is a widely cited author in digital activism, social movement and critical data studies with a special focus on the Global South. Treré has published more than 70 publications in 5 languages in peer-reviewed publications. He is one of the co-directors of the Data Justice Lab and the co-founder of the ‘Big Data from the South’ Initiative. His book Hybrid Media Activism (Routledge, 2019) won the Outstanding Book Award of the ICA Interest Group ‘Activism, Communication, and Social Justice’.