📑 Algorithmic Autobiographies and Fictions – How to Write With Your Digital Self

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In this blog post, we provide an outline for researchers who want to run our practical workshops to understand how audiences conceive of their personal relationships with their data.

Sophie Bishop and Tanya Kant share their approach for helping people to grapple with personal relationships with their data. Their activity involves users:

  • Exploring their ad preferences
  • Jotting down some notes about what “interest categories” stand out for them
  • Drawing a picture based on their preferences
  • Writing a short story, poem, or play (or any format of writing they like) describing a “day out” with their digital self

This relates back to Neil Selwyn’s discussion algorithmic literacies in an interview with Antony Funnel on the Future Tense podcast.

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