I am currently at work on my second book, entitled Algorithmic Culture, which is about the use of computational processes to sort, classify, and hierarchize people, places, objects, and ideas. What happens when the work of culture, long performed by people, gets outsourced significantly to machines? And where did the notion to do such a thing come from, anyway?
I’ve shared some preliminary thoughts on the topic of algorithmic culture on my blog, The Late Age of Print. I invite you to read and respond to the posts there.
In my spare time I’ve been writing about the history and politics of scholarly publishing. You can find pre-prints of the published work on my other website, the Differences & Repetitions Wiki, in addition to archives relating to some of the projects.