PODCAST: Pip Thornton – Critiquing linguistic capitalism, Google’s ad empire, fake news and poetry

My post as research assistant on the Algocracy & Transhumanism project at NUIG has come to an end, and I will shortly be returning to Royal Holloway to finish writing up my PhD. I have really enjoyed the five months I have spent here in Galway – I  have learned a great deal from the … More PODCAST: Pip Thornton – Critiquing linguistic capitalism, Google’s ad empire, fake news and poetry

Being Human | Human Being: a panel discussion of Ex Machina

Back in March I co-curated a Passengerfilms event in London which used Alex Garland’s 2015 film Ex Machina to provoke a panel discussion about what it means to ‘be human’ in a world in which the digitally -or algorithmically – processed ‘virtual’ is increasingly experienced in the actualities of everyday life. I wrote a post … More Being Human | Human Being: a panel discussion of Ex Machina

A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism: a short podcast from Pip Thornton

I started work as the research assistant on the Algocracy and Transhumanism project in September, and John has invited me to record a short podcast about some of my own PhD research on Language in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction. You download the podcast here or listen below. The podcast relates to a project called … More A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism: a short podcast from Pip Thornton

From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains – workshop summary

The modern age is characterised by two technological trends. The first is the increased outsourcing of human agency to intelligent algorithms; the second is the increased integration between mind and machine. Held at NUI Galway in September 2016, the ‘From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains’ workshop aimed to explore the political, legal and ethical implications … More From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains – workshop summary