[NetBehaviour] [Fwd: [world-info-news] Algorithmic Regimes Conference | Vienna 25.09.2015]

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Subject: [world-info-news] Algorithmic Regimes Conference | Vienna 25.09.2015
From:    konrad at t0.or.at
Date:    Thu, September 3, 2015 2:24 pm
To:      world-info-news at world-information.org

Algorithmic Regimes and Generative Strategies - On Regulatory Politics of
Code and Machines


Time: Friday, September 25 2015  11:00 - 20:00
Location: Kuppelsaal, University of Technology Vienna, Karlsplatz 13,
A-1040 Austria



A World-Information Institute international conference on the agency of
algorithms in culture and society.

Algorithms are often presented as guarantors of objectivity, particularly
on controversial issues like security or risk assessment. But not even
algorithms can achieve the impossible, that is, applying objective logic,
precision and transparency to an opaque world full of irreducible
ambiguity and subjectivity. The way in which data is generated and
processed affects the results. In other words, algorithms and the
underlying forms of rationality are biased and so is the world they help
to create.

This raises pressing questions regarding their methodology, their politics
and their efficiency and the need to examine their intended and unintended
consequences. The conference will address questions of rationality,
governance and, prediction and modelling, but also look at agency of
humans and new generative strategies.

"Algorithmic Regimes and Generative Strategies" wants to mobilize the
critical perspectives of researchers, artists and activists, to open the
field for a wider and more diverse debate.

TWITTER: #algoregimes
LIVESTREAM: world-information.net/algorithmic-regimes/

Konrad Becker, Felix Stalder Conference Editors - With Thomas Sturm,
Antoinette Rouvroy, Reinhard Kreissl, Btihaj Ajana, Katja Mayer, Francesca
Musiani, Olga Goryunova , Paolo Ruffino, Gerald Raunig and Peter

Entry: Free

World-Information Institute <world-information.net> in cooperation with
the Institute for Design & Assessment of Technology at the Vienna
University of Technology, Faculty of Informatics. Supported by SHIFT
Vienna and BKA Kunst

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