alexandra barancová

Making Sense of Algorithms

by Alexandra Barancová
on understanding algorithms
  • code/spaces
  • brain/code/spaces
  • daily interlocutors
  • information gatekeepers
  • learning machines
  • metaphorical brains
  • pragmatic beliefs
  • religious muses
  • socio-technical assemblages
  • sources of legitimacy
  • technologies of the self
  • non-human agents
  • biased systems
  • This collection of essays explores some of the ways in which people make sense of algorithms.

    My specific focus is on machine learning algorithms.

    Each text departs from and explores a specific theme. The themes are my own loose categories of how machine learning algorithms tend to be critically approached: in space, at work, as (not) objective, through myths, like brains.