Jan 24, 2018

This paper discusses two interrelated modalities of algorithmic news: economically efficient production, where news outlets utilize quantitative metrics to improve content effectiveness and desirability; and shared-gatekeeping, where visibility and distribution of information are contextual and based on users’ behaviour.

Oct 10, 2017

Drawing from accelerationism theory this paper seeks to analyze the political economy embedded in Uber’s free-market libertarian practices. The paper shows that Uber innovative process is not a new alternative to improve quality of life, but a strategic use of digital technology to overcome the “coercive power of the state,” disrupt regulations and strengthen capitalist social relations.

Jun 29, 2016

This essay attempts to contextualize the relationship that mobile media establish between digital technologies, human activities, and specific geographic locales in both social and theoretical terms.

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Me
Luciano Frizzera

Interface Designer & Web Developer

Based in Montreal, Canada

lucaju@gmail.com

I am a Ph.D. student in Communication Studies at Concordia University (Canada). My doctoral research explores the political and social implications of algorithmic media (AI, AR, Social Media) at urban spaces (a.k.a. smart cities). I am also involved on research associated to the social and cultural consequence of artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms, the political influence of social media recommendation systems, and development of interactive prototypes to visualize and analyze structured and unstructured data.

My background spans a diverse range of disciplines and mediums: media studies, graphic design (print and digital), web design, project management, urban studies, digital humanities, and sociology. I completed my BA in Social Communication at Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil, in 2006. In the same year, I founded a start-up company focused on visual communication and interactive digital interfaces. During six years the company successfully delivered high quality innovative visual and interactive products to its clients, including several websites, logos, flyers, brochures, and communication strategy for political campaigns. In 2011, after a remarkable experience as a voluntary professor, I decided to return to the university and pursue the academic career.

I completed my Master’s degree in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta in 2014, with the “Mobile Media: New Mediations in the Urban Space”. During my masters, I was a research assistant at Implementing New Knowledge Environment Research Group (INKE), and got involved in several research projects related to interactive visualization techniques to produce new insights in the Humanities, including tools for citation analysis, creation of editorial workflows, and interface for digital variorum editions. The outcomes of his researches were published in the Literary and Linguist Computing (LLC) and presented at several national and international conferences.