Goys&Birls (ed.)
NXS Issue #4: Algorithmic Anxiety

The new issue explores the spectrum of algorithmic authority over our lives (whether perceived or not). They question or reveal the inconspicuous influence of algorithms, in their various forms, on our behavioral patterns, emotions, and self perceptions of our position in the world.

Are algorithms really rational and only virtual? Are they better than we are in drawing up a reflection of ourselves? Can they predict our future selves? Are we at risk of losing our agency to act and think, of being increasingly controlled and programmed through social credit systems, surveillance, and Big Data rankings? Are we on the path towards digitally structured totalitarianism? What does that mean for the conception of the autonomous self?

Contributions by: Arnar Ásgeirsson 
 Julie Czerneda
 Simon Denny 
Ariana Dongus
 Wesley Goatley
 Quentin Gomzé
 Benjamin Edgar Gott 
Normunds Grūzītis 
Abby Jame
 Gwyneth Jones
 Colin Koopman
 James Massiah 
Vector Newman
 Nathalie Nguyen
 Sabrina Scott
 Nishant Shah
 Jaeho Shin 
Viktor Timofeev
 Veronika Vidø
 Coralie Vogelaar

Published by NXS, 2019
Periodicals / Media Studies

Price: 20€

Goys&Birls (ed.) - NXS Issue #4: Algorithmic Anxiety