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Alien Anthropology

We’re on the Road to Nowhere

The kind of puzzle indicated here are commonly associated with a genre of social media clickbait that often leads down a steep rabbit-hole of commercial datapoint acquisition. Cambridge Analytica’s artful gullbility-harvesting tests were a case in point and emphasise a significant correlation between (personal) online identity-construction and the production of an implicit informational value around […]

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culture

Data Exploitation: Technologies of the Self

The bundled aggregation and recorded sedimentation of information within, between and around individuals is not simply a symptom of an accelerating information and technological communications culture – it precisely and constitutively is that culture…