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DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 4, Issue 1 | © transcript 2018 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2018-0110 The Coming Political Challenges of Artificial Intelligence Benjamin Gregg Abstract Intelligence is the human being’s most striking feature. There is no consensually held scientific understanding of intelligence. The term is no less indeterminate in the sphere of artificial intelligence. Defini- tions are fluid in both cases. But technical applications and biotech- nical developments do not wait for scientific clarity and definitional precision. The near future

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 1, Issue 1 | © transcript 2015 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2015-0114 Information Politics Tim Jordan in Conversation with Karin Wenz The following interview took place in May 2015 in London during a meeting of Tim Jordan with Karin Wenz. In contrast to the first interview in this volume, the interview had been done in a face-to-face setting, which is reflected in its less formal style. Tim Jordan is Head of School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. Tim has published on social movements and

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 4, Issue 1 | © transcript 2018 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2018-0111 On the Media-political Dimension of Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning as a Black Box and OpenAI Andreas Sudmann Abstract The essay critically investigates the media-political dimension of modern AI technology. Rather than examining the political aspects of certain AI-driven applications, the main focus of the paper is centred around the political implications of AI’s technological infrastructure, especially with regard to the machine learning approach that

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 5, Issue 1 | © transcript 2019 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2019-0105 The Political Economy of Cultural Memory in the Videogames Industry Emil Lundedal Hammar Abstract Following the materialist approaches to contemporary digital mem- ory-making, this article explores how unequal access to memory pro- duction in videogames is determined along economic and cultural lines. Based on semi-structured qualitative interviews with different European, Asian and North American historical game developers, I make the case for how materialist

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 2, Issue 2 | © transcript 2016 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2016-0207 From Data Analytics to Data Hermeneutics Online Political Discussions, Digital Methods and the Continuing Relevance of Interpretive Approaches Paolo Gerbaudo Abstract To advance the study of digital politics it is urgent to complement data analytics with data hermeneutics to be understood as a meth- odological approach that focuses on the interpretation of the deep structures of meaning in social media conversations as they develop around various political

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 2, Issue 2 | © transcript 2016 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2016-0202 Introduction Politics of Big Data Mark Coté, Paolo Gerbaudo and Jennifer Pybus This special issue offers a critical dialogue around the myriad political dimen- sions of Big Data. We begin by recognising that the technological objects of Big Data are unprecedented in the speed, scope and scale of their computation and knowledge production. This critical dialogue is grounded in an equal recogni- tion of continuities around Big Data’s social, cultural, and political

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 4, Issue 2 | © transcript 2019 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2018-0203 Mapping a Changing Field A Literature Review on Digital Citizenship Louise Jørring, António Valentim and Pablo Porten-Cheé Abstract Digitalization is transforming the face of political participation. Citi- zens increasingly engage in politics in new and creative forms online. The concept of digital citizenship has the potential to capture the shifting role of citizens under online conditions. Yet this concept has been used inconsistently, provoking theoretical

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 2, Issue 2 | © transcript 2016 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2016-0205 The Alternative Epistemologies of Data Activism Stefania Milan, Lonneke van der Velden Abstract As datafication progressively invades all spheres of contemporary society, citizens grow increasingly aware of the critical role of infor- mation as the new fabric of social life. This awareness triggers new forms of civic engagement and political action that we term “data activism”. Data activism indicates the range of sociotechnical prac- tices that interrogate the

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 2, Issue 2 | © transcript 2016 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2016-0206 Simondon on Datafication A Techno-Cultural Method Mark Coté, Jennifer Pybus Abstract This article proposes the techno-cultural workshop as an innovative method for opening up the materiality of computational media and data flows and order to increase understanding of the socio-cultural and political-economic dimensions of datafication. Building upon the critical, creative hacker ethos of technological engagement, and the collective practice of the hackathon

, ethics, and the common good. Considering the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica and the lack of transparency of OSP data sharing, manipulation and usage, the debate on transparency, online politics, and data security is both topical and in need of urgent clarification. This paper contributes to that discussion by exploring the ways in which platform politics and ideology contribute to shape dominant notions of transparency, social responsibility, and ethics in the online sphere. Keywords: Platform Society; Online Service Provider; Cambridge Analytica