Würzburg, Germany

The Power of Algorithms

when 7 February 2018 - 15 February 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 245

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?

Course leader

Elke Wagner

Target group

Sociology; Media Theory; Communication Theory
International Students

Course aim

A sociological debate about technical observers.

Fee info

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.