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  • “The Game” and Social Dynamics of Pick-Up Artists

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    Basic principles of network operation can be successfully used for establishing a new kind of ethics for social encounters. We look at the social dynamics modulated through so-called “Game” utilized by pick-up artists and abstract this approach to learn interesting new behaviors for activating intersubjective relations.

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  • Using Efficient Search Methods for Content Structuring

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    Designing efficient content structures that guide readers through in ways that are efficient, maintaining diversity and narrative of the original.

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  • From Singularity to Polysingularity: An Evolutionary Approach

    Tamsin van Essen

    Digital technology affects us on many different levels. The implicit and explicit choices that developers make find their expression in interfaces and algorithms that we use in our daily lives. Those choices have a certain pragmatic and ideological basis, which is best captured with the concept of Singularity.

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  • Divinatory Recommender Systems: between Similarity and Serendipity

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    Recommender systems are the algorithms that determine what content we read, which products we buy, which movies we watch. However, most of them are based on similarity and lock us into “filter bubble” where we see only what we expect. In this article we discuss how to bring in more serendipity into the algorithms.

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  • Clean Facebook Newsfeed, Explode Filter Bubble

    Facebook newsfeed is a huge distraction for users, producing unnecessary time waste and a false sense of social engagement. Here we present an app that eradicates Facebook newsfeed and replaces it with some interesting info, advice, and links to the more interesting Facebook features (such as Graph search).

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