Gabriel Pereira

Are scams a core feature of the platform economy?

7 Aug 2022

Drawing on our newly published article, Abel Guerra and I wrote a blog post for [email protected] In it, we argue that scams are a core feature of the platform economy, just as much as algorithms and data, and that “platform scams” should be defined as the dishonesties and uncertainties behind platforms’ algorithmic management.

Read the blog post on [email protected].

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Algorithmic Antagonisms Special Issue

21 Mar 2022

Algorithmic Antagonisms: Resistance, Reconfiguration, and Renaissance for Computational Life
Media International Australia
Co-edited by Luke Heemsbergen, Emiliano Treré, and Gabriel Pereira

“Fuck the Algorithm!
Fuck the Algorithm!
Fuck the Algorithm!”

The chant of hundreds of UK school students echoed across the streets in front of the UK’s Department of Education. Students, livid, …

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Algorithmic Antagonisms

1 Feb 2021

Algorithmic Antagonisms: Resistance, Reconfiguration, and Renaissance for Computational Life

Call for Papers for Special Issue – Media International Australia

In August 2020, the UK government’s black-boxed algorithm for deciding students’ grades made headlines. It had allegedly lowered the results of 40% of students, most of which from lower-income schools, thus crushing many …

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