Visual Poetry 3 Publications in Random Order
Algorithmic Anxiety – NXS issue #4
NXS #4 Algorithmic Anxiety explores the spectrum of algorithmic authority over our lives (whether perceived or not). The contributors question or reveal the inconspicuous influence of algorithms, in their various forms, on our behavioral patterns, emotions, and self perceptions of our position in the world.
Are algorithms really rational and only virtual? Are they better than we are in drawing up a reflection of ourselves? Can they predict our future selves? The intangibility and unclarity of the effects of algorithms on our lives can lead to the uncanny feeling of a loss of control, a sense of frustration and anxiety. Are we at risk of losing our agency to act and think, of being increasingly controlled and programmed through social credit systems, surveillance, and Big Data rankings? Are we on the path towards digitally structured totalitarianism? Control, as well as influence, over future decisions and actions, are after all the goal of pre-emptive algorithmic systems and forms of government. What does that mean for the conception of the autonomous self?
With contributions by:
Benjamin Edgar Gott
the way you look at yourself in a store window. a small dish by night. how do you steady a table? not saying “slow fuck” or “strong loving” but this doesn’t mean you feel things less than the others do. any decision is an aesthetic act and that’s this book’s subject. photographs, short stories, tags and annotations by @_VRDT_ . living and not trying to make everything look like something.
Tamara Bastías & Ricardo Altmann
Cartas al Director
Cartas al Director es una publicación que recopila el trabajo de Tamara Bastías y Ricardo Altmann, quienes utilizando la borradura y el bloqueo de texto transforman en poemas las cartas de opinión de los lectores que publica el conservador medio impreso de derecha, El Mercurio (Chile)
This publication compiles the work of Tamara Bastías and Ricardo Altmann, who using erasure and blocking of text transform into poems the readers’ opinion letters published by the right-wing conservative newspaper El Mercurio (Chile).