SOCIO303

Technologies, Algorithms and Social Life

The purpose of the paper is to develop a sociological analysis of the causes and impacts of new technologies, including the Internet of Things, as well as the increasing role of algorithms and other non-human actors in decision-making. The paper will address a range of issues including the blurring of virtual and real words, the role of telepresence in everyday life, and the 'military industrial surveillance complex' (Fuchs, 2017).

The purpose of the paper is to develop a sociological analysis of the causes and impacts of new technologies, including the Internet of Things, as well as the increasing role of algorithms and other non-human actors in decision-making. The paper will address a range of issues including the blurring of virtual and real words, the role of telepresence in everyday life, and the 'military industrial surveillance complex' (Fuchs, 2017).

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): 15 points in either Sociology or Social Policy or Screen and Media Studies.
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
21A (HAM)A Trimester : 1 Mar 2021 - 27 Jun 2021 Hamilton
21A (NET)A Trimester : 1 Mar 2021 - 27 Jun 2021 Online

SOCIO303-21A (HAM) have been cancelled. Please contact the School or Faculty Office for more information.


Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2021 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2021 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

The following 2020 paper outlines are available for SOCIO303. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2021 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Population Studies | Sociology

Other available years: Technologies, Algorithms and Social Life - SOCIO303 (2020) , Technologies, Algorithms and Social Life - SOCIO303 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 23 September 2020 12:13pm
Indicative fees current as of : 4 June 2020 3:25pm

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