Author: judith

Betweterfestival

Tomorrow Judith will present our research  at one of the largest science festivals in the Netherlands. The festival is for know-it-alls and those who still want to know it all.

Stay tuned for a video of the presentation.

Do not blame it on the algorithm at IC2S2

We presented our research on the impact of algorithmic design on diversity of the output at the 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science in Cologne. Algorithms preform a lot better than we expected, at least when they select articles from a broadsheet newspaper.

 

The power of algorithms – closing debate of the SGKM

Judith was invited to participate in the closing debate of the annual meeting of the Swiss Association of Communication Science (SGKM) on «The power of algorithms: societal, economic and political implications»  with Michael Latzer (IPMZ Universität Zürich), René Pfitzer (Lead Data Scientist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Jens Kaessner (Telecomjurist BAKOM), Urs Karrer (Digital Consulting Practice Lead IBM Schweiz);
Convener: Konstantin Dörr (Research and Teaching Associate Universität Zürich)
The panel was co-organised by the group Medienpolitik, Medienstrukturen und Mediengeschichte.

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Personalised communiction in dialogue with artists

On Thursday Judith presented our work at the first edition of unfair current practice in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The  focus of the event was the relationship between image, creator and user. What are the aesthetic conditions for producing  ‘truth’? How do artists use the method of pop propaganda in mass media in their own work? How do they respond to the climate of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’? And is there space for research into truth-finding in the art? The evening aimed to interface between media, visual arts and the public and uses art to make sense of current visual questions.