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Kaun, A. (2020). Att automatisera orättvisor: Tre kritiska perspektiv på algoritmer i samhället. Fronesis (64-65), 147-159
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att automatisera orättvisor: Tre kritiska perspektiv på algoritmer i samhället
2020 (Swedish)In: Fronesis, ISSN 1404-2614, no 64-65, p. 147-159Article, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Tidskriftsföreningen Fronesis, 2020
Keywords
algoritmer, artificiell intelligens
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40435 (URN)
Available from: 2020-03-29 Created: 2020-03-29 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. (2020). Jürgen Habermas: Borgerlig offentlighet (1962). In: Bengtsson, Stina; Ericson, Staffan; Stiernstedt, Fredrik (Ed.), Medievetenskapens idétraditioner: (pp. 111-124). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jürgen Habermas: Borgerlig offentlighet (1962)
2020 (Swedish)In: Medievetenskapens idétraditioner / [ed] Bengtsson, Stina; Ericson, Staffan; Stiernstedt, Fredrik, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020, p. 111-124Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40436 (URN)9789144130712 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-03-29 Created: 2020-03-29 Last updated: 2020-03-30
Kaun, A. & Stiernstedt, F. (2020). Prison media work: from manual labor to the work of being tracked. Media Culture and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prison media work: from manual labor to the work of being tracked
2020 (English)In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Incarcerated individuals have long contributed to crucial societal infrastructures. Frombeing leased work force building the railway in the United States to constructing canalsystems in Sweden, prisoners’ labor has been widespread as an important part ofvalue production. Part of the labor conducted by incarcerated people is related tothe production, repair, and maintenance of media devices and media infrastructuresconstituting what we call prison media work. In this article, we trace the changinglogics of prison media work historically since the inception of the modern prison at theturn of the 20th century. Based on archival material, interviews, and field observations,we outline a shift from physical manual labor toward the work of being tracked thatis constitutive of surveillance capitalism in- and outside of the prison. We argue thatprison media work holds an ambiguous position combining elements of exploitationand rehabilitation, but most importantly it is a dystopian magnifying glass of media workunder surveillance capitalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
cheap labor, heterotopia, marginalized media workers, media work, prisons, surveillance capitalism, Sweden
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40253 (URN)10.1177/0163443719899809 (DOI)000517314600001 ()
Available from: 2020-02-21 Created: 2020-02-21 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Velkova, J. & Kaun, A. (2019). Algorithmic resistance: Media practices and the politics of repair. Information, Communication and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Algorithmic resistance: Media practices and the politics of repair
2019 (English)In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The article constitutes a critical intervention in the current, dramatic debate on the consequences of algorithms and automation for society. While most research has focused on negative outcomes, including ethical problems of machine bias and accountability, little has been said about the possibilities of users to resist algorithmic power. The article draws on Raymond Williams’ work on media as practice to advance a framework for studying algorithms with a focus on user agency. We illustrate this framework with the example of the media activist campaign World White Web by the Swedish artist and visual designer Johanna Burai. We suggest that user agency in relation to algorithms can emerge from alternative uses of platforms, in the aftermath of algorithmic logics, and give birth to complicit forms of resistance that work through ‘repair’ politics oriented towards correcting the work of algorithms. We conclude with a discussion of the ways in which the proposed framework helps us rethink debates on algorithmic power.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
User agency, algorithms, algorithmic cultures, media practices, algorithmic resistance, racism
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38803 (URN)10.1080/1369118X.2019.1657162 (DOI)000482997200001 ()2-s2.0-85071180362 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-09-25Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. & Stiernstedt, F. (2019). Doing time / Time Done: Exploring the temporalities of datafication in the Smart Prison. In: Maren Hartmann; Elizabeth Prommer, Karin Deckner, Stephan Görland (Ed.), Mediated Time: Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age (pp. 129-147). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Doing time / Time Done: Exploring the temporalities of datafication in the Smart Prison
2019 (English)In: Mediated Time: Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age / [ed] Maren Hartmann; Elizabeth Prommer, Karin Deckner, Stephan Görland, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 129-147Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39389 (URN)9783030249502 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-12-09Bibliographically approved
Polanska, D., Valenzuela-Fuentes, K. & Kaun, A. (2019). Housing activism: overlooked forms, practices and implications. Housing Studies, 34(10), 1585-1587
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Housing activism: overlooked forms, practices and implications
2019 (English)In: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, E-ISSN 1466-1810, Vol. 34, no 10, p. 1585-1587Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory; Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39044 (URN)10.1080/02673037.2019.1658721 (DOI)000487747900001 ()2-s2.0-85073379295 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-09-24 Created: 2019-09-24 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. & Uldam, J. (2019). 'It only takes two minutes': The so-called migration crisis and Facebook as civic infrastructure. In: Thomas, Tanja; Kruse, Merle-Marie; Stehling, Miriam (Ed.), Media and participation in post-migrant societes: (pp. 117-131). London: Rowman & Littlefield International
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'It only takes two minutes': The so-called migration crisis and Facebook as civic infrastructure
2019 (English)In: Media and participation in post-migrant societes / [ed] Thomas, Tanja; Kruse, Merle-Marie; Stehling, Miriam, London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019, p. 117-131Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38313 (URN)9781786607256 (ISBN)9781786607263 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-06-12 Created: 2019-06-12 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Varela, D. & Kaun, A. (2019). The Netflix Experience: A User-Focused Approach to the Netflix Recommendation Algorithm. In: Theo Plothe, Amber M. Buck (Ed.), Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television (pp. 197-211). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Netflix Experience: A User-Focused Approach to the Netflix Recommendation Algorithm
2019 (English)In: Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television / [ed] Theo Plothe, Amber M. Buck, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019, p. 197-211Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39547 (URN)9781433161865 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-06 Created: 2019-12-06 Last updated: 2019-12-09Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. (2019). Time of protest: an archaeological perspective on media practices. In: Hilde Stephansen, Emiliano Treré (Ed.), Citizen media and practice: Currents, Connections, Challenges (pp. 113-126). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time of protest: an archaeological perspective on media practices
2019 (English)In: Citizen media and practice: Currents, Connections, Challenges / [ed] Hilde Stephansen, Emiliano Treré, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 113-126Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39390 (URN)9781138571846 (ISBN)9781138571822 (ISBN)9781351247375 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. & Uldam, J. (2018). Digital Activism: After the Hype. New Media and Society, 20(6), 2099-2106
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital Activism: After the Hype
2018 (English)In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315, Vol. 20, no 6, p. 2099-2106Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on digital activism has gained traction in recent years. At the same time, it remains a diverse and open field that lacks a coherent mode of inquiry. For the better or worse, digital activism remains a fuzzy term. In this introduction to a special issue on digital activism, we review current attempts to periodize and historicize digital activism. Although there is growing body of research on digitial activism, many contributions remain limited through their ahistorical approach and the digital universalism that they imply. Based on the contributions to the special issue, we argue for studying digital activisms in a way that traverses a two-dimensional axis of digital technologies and activist practices, striking the balance between context and media-specificity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
Digital Activism, Social Media, Civic Engagement, Activism
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33458 (URN)10.1177/1461444817731924 (DOI)000433917100001 ()2-s2.0-85041343413 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-09-22 Created: 2017-09-22 Last updated: 2020-03-27Bibliographically approved
Projects
Narratives of Europe: Perspectives from its North- [A004-2011_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityCrisis and Critique - Critical media practices in troubling times. [2012-06651_VR]; Södertörn University; Publications
Kaun, A. (2017). ‘Our time to act has come’: desynchronization, social media time and protest movements. Media Culture and Society, 39(4), 469-486
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