Gender and Agency Lecture Series | Universität Wien in Vienna, Austria

Wendy Chun: Authenticating Figures: Algorithms and the New Politics of Recognition

December 12, 2019 at 17:30

What does recognition mean in an era of pervasive data capture and automatic pattern detection? Tracing the historical move from “pattern discrimination” to “pattern recognition,” this talk unpacks the logic and politics of recognition at the core of systems designed to automatically identify and classify users. It also examines the gap between user interactions, captured actions and algorithmic projections in order to understand how we have become figures in a drama called “Big Data.”