A few weeks backs I visited the small town of Trondheim for the first time to deliver a keynote at the biannual Norwegian media conference. I talked about algorithms from a media aesthetic perspective, how they make certain things visible, are mythologized and visualized as part of popular discourse and how they are widely and variably imaged as part of people’s perceptions and awareness of them.
Last week I was in Lisbon for the biannual ECREA conference, where I presented a paper on Twitter bots. The aim was to think through what it would mean to move beyond the Turing test as an evaluative framework for understanding and interpreting social media bots. I’ll give the same talk next week as part of an interdisciplinary seminar at the Centre for Communication and Computing, University of Copenhagen.