Algorithmic Culture: Limits and Notes for the Discussion

Diego García Ramírez, Dune Valle Jiménez

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This chapter proposes a critical approach to the algorithms and their implications in people's daily lives. It does not seek to indicate if algorithms are good or bad for the people, but to highlight that they increasingly play a more important role in the way in which the human beings relate to others and experience the world. In the way and sources from which they build the senses and meanings that guide behaviours in both online and offline environments. Thus, it discusses how algorithms affect and shape culture. The approach to what will named as algorithmic culture, will be carried out from a phenomenological and transdisciplinary approach as an invitation to understand algorithms beyond their technical characteristics and begin to understand their cultural implications. The idea of algorithmic culture is not proposed as a new academic fashion, rather with this new term, the intention is to draw attention to the implications that algorithms have in people's daily lives; in the way of seeing, understanding and relating to the reality. Algorithmic culture it is not another culture, like cyberculture, today the algorithm are part of the culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPredictive Technology in Social Media
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000626148
ISBN (Print)9781032103402
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Computer Science

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