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NXS issue #4: Algorithmic Anxiety - OUT NOW!

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NXS issue #4: Algorithmic Anxiety
Size: 38x15 cm
Pages: 56

NXS #4 Algorithmic Anxiety explores the spectrum of algorithmic authority over our lives (whether perceived or not). The contributors question or reveal the inconspicuous influence of algorithms, in their various forms, on our behavioral patterns, emotions, and self perceptions of our position in the world.

Are algorithms really rational and only virtual? Are they better than we are in drawing up a reflection of ourselves? Can they predict our future selves? The intangibility and unclarity of the effects of algorithms on our lives can lead to the uncanny feeling of a loss of control, a sense of frustration and anxiety. Are we at risk of losing our agency to act and think, of being increasingly controlled and programmed through social credit systems, surveillance, and Big Data rankings? Are we on the path towards digitally structured totalitarianism? Control, as well as influence, over future decisions and actions, are after all the goal of pre-emptive algorithmic systems and forms of government. What does that mean for the conception of the autonomous self?

With contributions by:

Arnar Ásgeirsson
Crosslucid
Julie Czerneda
Simon Denny
Ariana Dongus
Wesley Goatley
Quentin Gomzé
Benjamin Edgar Gott
Normunds Grūzītis
Abby Jame
Gwyneth Jones
Colin Koopman
James Massiah
Vector Newman
Nathalie Nguyen
Sabrina Scott
Nishant Shah
Jaeho Shin
avoidstreet
Viktor Timofeev
Veronika Vidø
Coralie Vogelaar