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Mechanised Ecologies: The atmospherics of automation and emergent systems of control

M Goodwin

Published : 2018

Abstract

The machine sees the machine knows but the mechanics are invisible. Algorithms lean into human spaces, mimic conscious thought, adapt modes of seeing and render virtual replications. Through a post-Snowden prism, are we witnessing the permanent synthetic overlay of corporate, political and government systems of control? Technologies of deep learning, machine vision, automation are no less tools of science as gateways to a new global order of things. The stakes have never been higher, as increasingly convergent interests, via a clever act of subterfuge, impose a new reality of automation and algorithmic determinism. Concepts such as spidergrams and kill lists, drone swarms and pre-crime, b..

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