1st Edition

Systemic Bias Algorithms and Society

Edited By Michael Filimowicz Copyright 2022
    90 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    90 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Systemic Bias: Algorithms and Society looks at issues of computational bias in the contexts of cultural works, metaphors of magic and mathematics in tech culture, and workplace psychometrics.

    The output of computational models is directly tied not only to their inputs but to the relationships and assumptions embedded in their model design, many of which are of a social and cultural, rather than physical and mathematical, nature. How do human biases make their way into these data models, and what new strategies have been proposed to overcome bias in computed products?

    Scholars and students from many backgrounds, as well as policy makers, journalists, and the general reading public will find a multidisciplinary approach to inquiry into algorithmic bias encompassing research from Communication, Art, and New Media.

    1. From "Diversity" to "Discoverability": Platform Economy, Algorithms and the Transformations of Cultural Policies

    Christophe Magis

    2. Modern Mathemagics: Values and Biases in Tech Culture

    Jakob Svensson

    3. Reading the Cards: Critical Chatbots, Tarot and Drawing as an Epistemological Repositioning to Defend Against the Neoliberal Structures of Art Education

    Eleanor Dare and Dylan Yamada-Rice


    Michael Filimowicz is Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University. He has a background in computer-mediated communications, audiovisual production, new media art, and creative writing. His research develops new multimodal display technologies and forms, exploring novel form factors across different application contexts including gaming, immersive exhibitions, and simulations.