Digital Labor Video Series (and a few updates)

It has been a busy few months and my updates have been lax. Travel took me to the American Studies Association's 2014 Meeting in Los Angeles and then, just days later, to New York City for the Digital Labor 2014 conference at The New School. Both were extraordinary events and wonderful opportunities to talk about… Continue reading Digital Labor Video Series (and a few updates)

Learning to Love: Human-Machine Affect in Spike Jonez’ “Her”

I saw Her about two weeks ago, and it’s been on my mind. Particularly, I’ve been pondering whether Theodore, Amy, and all the users of OS1 are actually in love with themselves. Isn't it the ultimate narcissism? Given that the OS is predicated on machine learning, based on stored data and personal interactions with the… Continue reading Learning to Love: Human-Machine Affect in Spike Jonez’ “Her”