Technics and Civilization

The Social Production of Radical Space: Machinic Labor Struggles Against Digital Spatial Abstractions – Capital & Class – article

The Social Production of Radical Space: Machinic Labor Struggles Against Digital Spatial Abstractions Marco Briziarelli | Capital & Class 2019-11-19 In this paper we revive Lefebvre’s perspective on the production of space contextualized within the recent debate on digital capitalism, and we explore the antagonism between capital and labor from a distinctive spatial and connective …

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Disruptive Incumbents: Platform Competition in an Age of Machine Learning – Columbia Law Review – article

Disruptive Incumbents: Platform Competition in an Age of Machine Learning C. Scott Hemphill | Columbia Law Review 2019-11-12 Recent advances in machine learning have reinforced the competitive position of leading online platforms. This Essay identifies two important sources of platform rivalry and proposes ways to maximize their competitive potential under existing antitrust law. A nascent …

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Independent Creation in a World of AI – Florida International University Law Review – article

Independent Creation in a World of AI Clark D. Asay | Florida International University Law Review 2019-11-19 Scholars have long debated whether the outputs of AI systems should be subject to copyright. On the one hand, the automated nature of many AI systems may make copyright unnecessary as an incentive for the creation of those …

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In the Age of the Smart Artificial Intelligence: AI’s Dual Capacities for Automating and Informating Work – Business Information Review – article

In the Age of the Smart Artificial Intelligence: AI’s Dual Capacities for Automating and Informating Work Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi | Business Information Review 2019-11-19 Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have generated tidal waves, which are shaking the foundation of organizations and businesses. Even though AI is considered an unprecedented disruptive force for work automation, …

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Strategic Coupling Between Finance, Technology and the State: Cultivating a Fintech Ecosystem for Incumbent Finance – Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space – article

Strategic Coupling Between Finance, Technology and the State: Cultivating a Fintech Ecosystem for Incumbent Finance Reijer Hendrikse, Michiel van Meeteren, David Bassens | Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 2019-11-12 The rise of Fintech challenges established financial centres and incumbent financial institutions to rethink their strategies to remain obligatory passage points in the age …

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Cracking the Copyright Dilemma in Software Preservation: Protecting Digital Culture Through Fair Use Consensus – Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship – article

Cracking the Copyright Dilemma in Software Preservation: Protecting Digital Culture Through Fair Use Consensus Brandon Butler | Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship 2019-11-12 Copyright problems may inhibit the crucially important work of preserving legacy software. Such software is worthy of study in its own right because it is critical to accessing digital culture …

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The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere – Systems Research and Behavioral Science – article

The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere Tiago Santos, Jorge Louçã, Helder Coelho | Systems Research and Behavioral Science 2019-11-19 In this paper, we study the relationship between social media and traditional media and their impact on democratic systems. We revisit the concepts of the public sphere and agenda‐setting and translate them into the current …

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Platform Urbanism, Creativity, and the New Educational Futurism – Educational Theory – article

Platform Urbanism, Creativity, and the New Educational Futurism Alexander J. Means | Educational Theory 2019-11-19 This essay examines speculative narratives reflective of Silicon Valley and corporate technology culture that project creative scenarios and sociotechnical futures for cities and citizens, whereby learning and creativity become global imperatives to defer future risk within a new digital urbanism. …

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Peoplemeter Technologies and the Biometric Turn in Audience Measurement – Television & New Media – article

Peoplemeter Technologies and the Biometric Turn in Audience Measurement Jennifer Hessler | Television & New Media 2019-11-19 Between 1980 and 1995, audience measurement companies, including Audits of Great Britain (AGB), Nielsen, Percy, and Arbitron, competed to develop peoplemeter technologies, ranging from remote controls to ultrasonic motion detectors, infrared body heat sensors, face scanners, and wearable …

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Patient Information Ownership in the Age of Digital Health and Big Data – European Journal of Public Health – article

Patient Information Ownership in the Age of Digital Health and Big Data M Mirchev | European Journal of Public Health 2019-11-19 In the context of digital health and the increasing capabilities to derive, store and use information, Big data, and data analytics provide an exceptional perspective towards the evolution of medicine and public health. We …

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