Seminar Reflections: Algorithmic Intermediation and Smartness

April 23rd, 2016

The “Intermediation and Smartness” seminar examined notions of algorithmic intermediation, smart cities, algorithmic governance, and the computer-aided automation of everyday life from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The multiple instructors brought to the table backgrounds in fields including biology, economics, literature, design, computer science, critical theory, and media studies. Instructors and other participants considered how each of these fields might inform an attempt to diagnose or design a future world organized by ubiquitous algorithmic governance and smart computer systems.