Thinking critically about and researching algorithms

  title={Thinking critically about and researching algorithms},
  author={Rob Kitchin},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={14 - 29}
  • R. Kitchin
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Information, Communication & Society
ABSTRACT More and more aspects of our everyday lives are being mediated, augmented, produced and regulated by software-enabled technologies. Software is fundamentally composed of algorithms: sets of defined steps structured to process instructions/data to produce an output. This paper synthesises and extends emerging critical thinking about algorithms and considers how best to research them in practice. Four main arguments are developed. First, there is a pressing need to focus critical and… Expand
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