Abstract

The rise in prevalence of algorithmically curated feeds in online news and social media sites raises a new question for designers, critics, and scholars of media: how aware are users of the role of algorithms and filters in their news sources? This paper situates this problem within the history of design for interaction, with an emphasis on the contemporary challenges of studying, and designing for, the algorithmic "curation" of feeds. Such a problem presents particular challenges when, as is common, neither the user nor the researcher has access to the actual proprietary algorithms at work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014: One of a CHInd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages631-640
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period4/26/145/1/14

Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Design
  • Infrastructure
  • Perception
  • Privacy
  • Reverse engineering
  • Social media
  • Software studies
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Cite this

Hamilton, K., Sandvig, C., Karahalios, K. G., & Eslami, M. (2014). A path to understanding the effects of algorithm awareness. In CHI EA 2014: One of a CHInd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 631-640). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2578883