Kevin Slavin: How Algorithms Shape our World
It took me 3 times before I could fully comprehend what Kevin had to say. The future looks horrendously terrifying in a fascinating way when you consider how much we incorporate uncontrollable algorithms into our lives like Kevin suggests. Besides that, this is an exceptional presentation.
This is a photograph by the artist Michael Najjar and it’s real. In the sense that he went there to Argentina to take the photo. But it’s also a fiction. There’s a lot of work that into it after that. And what he’s done is that he actually reshaped, digitally, all the contours in the mountains to follow the vicissitudes of the Dow Jones Index. So what you see, that precipice, that high precipice with the valley, is the 2008 financial crisis.