Algorithmic content sorting shows that internet media companies are failing to see the humans that they are serving. Algorithmic sorting seeks to ‘show us the best content’ but Thomas Carroll argues that it is being manipulated by alt-right groups to serve darker purposes. Before the notion of algorithmic content most social media websites centred on […]
There are so many videos on YouTube that a 2016 estimate claimed that it would take 28,359 years to watch all of them. On top of this, as of August 2017 there are over 400 hours of video uploaded every minute, which scales up to over 24,000 years of YouTube video for every year of […]
‘The project of New Babylon only intends to give the minimum conditions for a behaviour that must remain as free as possible. Any restriction of the freedom of movement, any limitation with regard to the creation of mood and atmosphere, has to be avoided. Everything has to remain possible, all is to happen, the environment […]
Most think that people get plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons: to look good. Queenie argues that some turn to body modifications for economic reasons, discussing trans-women, sex work and strippers.
Jasmine Cox talks about the importance of utopias and considers Aaron Bastani’s forthcoming book Fully Automated Luxury Communism and Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srniceki
Many young people think the rise of automation is a political issue of the future. The few that think of automation as an issue for the population now, think that optimisation of capital is something so deeply rooted to be a battle to be fought now.
On the differences between a House and a Hut. Including an interview with Taja Vovk van Gaal, the Academic Project Leader of the House of European History.
What is Europe? Can we search for the roots of a European identity in a myriad of conflicts and struggles?