Bring Your Metadata: A Practical Analysis of the Facebook Algorithm

Bring Your Metadata: A Practical Analysis of the Facebook Algorithm

Date: 
01.02.2019 11:00
Festival edition: 
2019
Format: 
Workshop
Location: 
K2

Metadata are data about data, secondary information about our data footprint that can be used to fully reconstruct individual profiles and collective behaviours. Even if they are anonymized, they remain the invisible and most important currency of the digital economy. What are the risks for individual privacy and what can be revealed by metadata analysis? In this workshop, metadata will be used not to study people, but to examine the logic and structure of algorithmic control. Facebook datasets and tracking techniques will be under scrutiny. By exploring and playing with this metadata, participants will understand the impact that algorithms have on individuals and society as a whole.

Participants need to bring their laptops for the workshop.

Organized in collaboration with KIM | HfG Karlsruhe with the support of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.

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