The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
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The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data. Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning, neural networks, internet of things, smart cities, cryptocurrencies...
Curated by Pierre Levy
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Pwned By A Girl! Women Gamers Now Outnumber Teenage Boys

Pwned By A Girl! Women Gamers Now Outnumber Teenage Boys | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The Entertainment Software Association has just released its 2014 report on the state of the video game industry, and as the title of this post suggests, there have been some significant shifts since the last report. Let's tackle the most interesting one first: Women over the age of 18 currently represent 36% of the game-playing population,...
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Feminism and Programming Languages

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, March 7, 2014 2:05 AM

"Our globalized, networked world is entangled and chaotic. We live in the Information Age where the social impact technology, programming, and computer science have can be seen all over the world. This is part of why I work in computer science and feminism. When the code we write is changing the world, we have responsibilities to the people our code affects. 

 

Feminism and programming languages get right to core of this idea. Batya Friedman edited a collection of essays titled Human Values and the Design of Computer Technology that demonstrates how values and biases are perpetuated through a variety of computer systems. My research is to explore how we can combine feminism and programming languages in a way that makes social responsibility, equality, and accessibility an effective part of the programming process. "