We are delighted to be welcoming back Dr. Elinor Carmi on Monday 25th March 2019 who will give a talk, ‘I want to break free: Freedom of movement in datafied spaces’. Please find details below. Elinor was a Teaching Fellow at NewPolCom in 2017-18 and we look forward to hearing about her latest research. This is the latest seminar organised by Dr. Matthew Hall as part of his ESRC Postdoc project Citizens 3.0.
I want to break free: Freedom of movement in datafied spaces
Monday 25th March 5pm – Room: Windsor 0-04
Dr. Elinor Carmi, Postdoc Research Associate - Digital Media & Society, Liverpool University, UK
As people's everyday lives are mediated by algorithmic and datafied spaces, it is difficult to know how much agency people can perform. Do people have the 'freedom' to make decisions and behave as they want? This talk will explore multi-layered datafied environments and how they manipulate the way people engage with them. The talk focuses on the way platforms and advertisers try to influence the way people behave by modifying the algorithmic architecture they use. This is conducted with a practice I call rhythmedia, which draws on the concepts of Henri Lefebvre rhythmanalysis and Raymond Williams' planned flow.