15 February 2018
The Power of Algorithms
Shopping on Amazon, searching with Google, communicating on Facebook – in all these cases algorithms are at work. They organize and rule the attention economy of the media.
The Winter School asks from a sociological point of view: What are algorithms actually doing? When and how do they shape the social? And how is that observable for sociology when most algorithms still are a business secret?
Sociology; Media Theory; Communication Theory
A sociological debate about technical observers.
EUR 245: The fee are expected to include accommodation with breakfast in a modern 3*-hotel (double room), health insurance for the duration of your stay, free use of local buses and trains, all classes and materials to the Winter School "The Power of Algorithms?" as well as a social programme. For accomodation in a single room there will be an extra charge.