This article reflects on the centrality of algorithms in social processes and analyzes the naive and critical imaginaries developed around the idea of .algorithmic power. and how they ended up producing a social idea of the algorithm as a .black box.. In order to question these imaginaries, three post-hegemonic paths are identified: a. the theoretical and operational fallacy of defying the algorithm as a .black box., b. the need to consider the plural nature of the algorithmic assembly and b. the need to treat the algorithm according to a biopolitical approach that leads to consider the manifestation of power through the algorithm and the corrisponding situated practice.

Fare Sociologia attraverso l’algoritmo: potere, cultura e agency

Boccia Artieri Giovanni
2020-01-01

Abstract

This article reflects on the centrality of algorithms in social processes and analyzes the naive and critical imaginaries developed around the idea of .algorithmic power. and how they ended up producing a social idea of the algorithm as a .black box.. In order to question these imaginaries, three post-hegemonic paths are identified: a. the theoretical and operational fallacy of defying the algorithm as a .black box., b. the need to consider the plural nature of the algorithmic assembly and b. the need to treat the algorithm according to a biopolitical approach that leads to consider the manifestation of power through the algorithm and the corrisponding situated practice.
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