Algorithmic control II: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control

I am going to start this post with an example. Yesterday morning I swear I was only thinking about a skateboard. I am talking about a passing thought in bed and then got up and went on with my day. Then 20 minutes later my, on my seemingly infinite Facebook feed, came skateboard adds. It is safe to say that I spent the next hour looking for secret microphones and googling if the government reads minds… I still think it was the birds.

So this week, I shall create a few memes that capture this algorithmic control that so much of our daily media usage bases itself upon. What format are my memes going to use? Well, as mentioned before, the birds. There is a meme that dwells in the deepest caverns of the internet. The meme describes a conspiracy theory that the “Birds work for the bourgeoisie”, all birds are robots that the government use to spy on us. So what if that morning kookaburra you hear out your window is actually listening to your desire for a toaster with a glass front… kmart please gift me one

Enjoy these memes y’all

One thought on “Algorithmic control II: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control

  1. Mate, I love how we’ve both had similar experiences with this topic and took similar approaches with our remediations, the birds are currently being updated for 5g usage that’s why we are all inside.


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