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What Algorithms Want - with Ed Finn | Virtual Futures Salon

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LIBRARY (Locker Room)

112 St. Martin's Lane

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Virtual Futures presents Arizona State University's Ed Finn in conversation on his new book, What Do Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing.

Join us as Ed shares his thoughts on how the algorithm has its roots not only in mathematical logic but also in cybernetics, philosophy, and magical thinking.

He will examine the development of intelligent assistants like Siri, the rise of algorithmic aesthetics at Netflix and the revolutionary economics of Bitcoin. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash to Diderot’s Encyclopédie, from Adam Smith to the Star Trek computer, Finn will explore the gap between theoretical ideas and pragmatic instructions.

Ed Finn is Founding Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is also Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Department of English.

In conversation with Luke Robert Mason (Director, Virtual Futures).

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18:30 – 19:00: Registration & Drinks
19:00 – 20:00: Fireside Chat with Ed Finn
20:00 – 20:30: Audience Q&A
20:30 – Late: Drinks & Networking

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Discounts are available for students and early career researchers. Contact info@virtualfutures.co.uk for Promo Codes.

Tickets are FREE for LIBRARY Club Members and journalists.

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The LIBRARY Club. Find out more: http://LIB-RARY.com

About the Book

What Do Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing by Ed Finn is published by The MIT Press. Find out more: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/what-algorithms-want

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Virtual Futures (Est.1994) is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Ticket sales help to cover the cost of filming and documentation.

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