Theorizing the Web - NYC - Apr 27-28 2018
Tech firms optimize for engagment as if the idea were politically neutral and could be uncritically championed. But of course engagement has a politics and political ramifications, ranging from the monopolization of discourse to the training of algorithms to the distribution of opportunties for participating in civic life. What alternative metrics — or alternative to metrics — should be appealed to instead? This panel is co-organized by Logic magazine and features some of its contributors.