The Unboxing of Techne: Thinking Outside the Algorithms

Session abstract or description: 

In response to Jeff Grabil’s caution about robots in his keynote speech at Rochester, this workshop will explore ways that algorithms limit our wonder and will include activities through which we can recapture that wonder by thinking outside of the algorithmic box.  The following limiting trends will be explored: the algorithmic limits on internet searches, the self-limiting habits of hurried citizenship, the local ramifications of commercial internet use, the existential threats to the profession, and the loss of anonymity. Activities will include upsetting the Google cart, creating chaos through new connections, engaging international social media, and making up to avoid facial recognition (optional).

Session type: 
Panel
Session hashtag: 
a2
Session room: 
Davis 185
Session time: 
Concurrent Session A