Tag: feedback-loops

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www.eugenewei.com > Eugene Wei
American Idle
21 feb. 2021 - TikTok’s Warp Scan filter is a bizarre concept for a filter in and of itself, but the myriad of ways TikTok users put it to use just shows what happens when you throw random tools to the masses and allow for emergent creativity. It only takes a handful of innovators to unleash a meme tsunami.
 · authenticity · comedy · comments · creativity · fan-fiction · feedback-loops · illusion-of-transparency · innovation · irony · memes · network-effects · ooda-loop · remix-culture · sampling · tiktok · video

www.nybooks.com > James Gleick
Simulating Democracy
8 oct. 2020 - Jill Lepore is a brilliant and prolific historian with an eye for unusual and revealing stories, and her new book If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future is a remarkable saga, sometimes comical, sometimes ominous: a “shadow history of the 1960s,” as she writes, because Simulmatics stumbled through the decade as a bit player, onstage for the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, the Great Society, the riots and protests. It began with grand ambitions to invent a new kind of predictive behavioral science, in a research environment increasingly tied to a rising defense establishment amid the anxiety of the cold war. It ended ignominiously, in embarrassment and bankruptcy.
 · advertising · algorithmic-regulation · behavioral-modeling · cambridge-analytica · cybernetics · disinformation · elections · facebook · feedback-loops · profiling · simulmatics · targeting · united-states · vietnam · weather-forecasting