DECIDIS Open Lecture: Machines in the Mix (Prof. Steve Jones)

This January, the DECIDIS network is launching the DECIDIS Open Lectures series. DECIDIS Open Lectures is a bi-monthly series of lectures by internationally leading scholars about democracy, citizenship, and communication in digital society. It's open to the public, and registration is not required. The first DECIDIS Open Lecture will be on January 27 (13.00-14.30, IT University of Copenhagen, AUD 3), where Steve Jones from the University of Illinois at Chicago will present his research after a brief introduction by the leader of the DECIDIS network, Gitte Stald. Later this semester, there will be DECIDIS Open Lectures with Anders Olof Larsson (March 21) and Jessie Daniels (May 15). More information will follow.

Machines in the Mix (Prof. Steve Jones)

Contemporary media of communication have relied on algorithmic intervention applied to discourse between users to point third parties toward commercial opportunities and point users toward selected content. Increasingly algorithms are applied to discourse between users and machines to create, modify or channel communication and interaction with digital agents. In this presentation, Steve Jones, Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss the consequences of these emergent forms of human-machine communication with a particular focus on journalism, social and political discourse.

Steve Jones is UIC Distinguished Professor of Communication and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is co-founder of the Association of Internet Researchers. Jones is Editor of New Media & Society, an international journal of research on new media, technology, and culture, and co-editor of Mobile Media & Communication, both with SAGE Publications. Jones is also co-editor of Digital Formations, a series of books on new media for Peter Lang Publishers. He has provided Internet consulting services to numerous corporations and not-for-profit organizations, and served ten years as Senior Research Fellow at the Pew Internet & American Life Project.


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