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Friday, September 11  – Ethnography and Algorithms, Part I

Bucher, T. (2018). If…Then.  Algorithmic Power and Politics  (Vol. 1). Oxford University Press.

Other Recommended Readings

Coleman, E. G. (2010). Ethnographic Approaches to Digital Media. Annual Review of Anthropology, 39(1), 487–505. 

Christin, Angèle. The ethnographer and the algorithm: beyond the black box. Theor Soc (2020). 

Friday, October 16 – Data and Valuations

Jenna Burrell and Elisa Oreglia. “The Myth of Market Price Information: Mobile Phones and the Application of Economic Knowledge in ICTD” Jenna Burrell and Elisa Oreglia.” Digital Economies at Global Margins.

Beauvisage, Thomas and Kevin Mellet. (2020) “Datassets: Assetizing and Marketizing Personal Data.Assetization. MIT Press. [Open Access]

Other Recommended Readings

Ciuriak, D. (2019). Unpacking the Valuation of Data in the Data-Driven Economy (SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 3379133). Social Science Research Network.

Friday, October 2 – Ethnography and Algorithms, Part II

Bernhard Rieder (2017) Scrutinizing an algorithmic technique: the Bayes classifier as interested reading of reality, Information, Communication & Society, 20:1, 100-117, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1181195 

Other Recommended Readings

Francis Lee, et al. Algorithms as folding: Reframing the analytical focus, Big Data & Society, Volume: 6 issue: 2

Seaver, Nick. (2017). Algorithms as culture: Some tactics for the ethnography of algorithmic systems. Big Data & Society, 4(2), 205395171773810.

Thursday, October 22 – Prototype Nation: Conversation  with Silvia Lindtner

Lindtner, Silvia M. Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation. Place of publication not identified: Princeton University Press, 2020. 

Thursday, November 5  – Visualizing Uncertainty: Conversation with Michael Schober and Aaron Hill

Friday, November 13, 3:30-5pm – Visualizing Finance: Conversation with Aaron Fry

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - Lana Swartz, New money: how payment became social media

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - Westermeier: Money is Data

Westermeier, Carola. “Money Is Data – the Platformization of Financial Transactions.” Information, Communication & Society, vol. 23, no. 14, Dec. 2020, pp. 2047–63.

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Workshop with Lotta Björklund Larsen

Lotta Björklund Larsen. "Taxtech Times: Temporal impacts of new tax audit controls at the Swedish Tax Agency."

2020-2021 Reading List

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