Panel Discussion

Algorithms and curators

Date and time
27 September — Friday 17:15-17:45
Location
Room: Stolica
Language
English Polish translation available
Panel Discussion

Algorithms and curators

Nowadays, the choices we make regarding the cultural content we consume are based not only on personal preferences and interests, but also on analyses of our digital footprints and inherent, incessant profiling. We give corporations our personal data by freely sharing our pictures, commenting on Facebook posts, or letting applications access the entire contents of our smartphones. Meanwhile, we are faced with two vital challenges: firstly, in spite of the multitude of information and data which could help put the modern world to rights, we are confronted with even greater divisions, manipulation and conflicts. Secondly, we are overwhelmed by the flood of content uploaded continually to the Internet, but few people wonder how it can be used, how to present it, or how it can be delivered to the public in forms that matter more than a mere collection of pixels stored on the servers of large institutions. Such a dialogue needs to take a critical look at these issues, and decide how users and institutions can respond to these challenges of our digital age.

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