lectio praecursoria

Lectio Praecursoria: Encounters with Algorithmic Systems, through the Game Metaphor

The game metaphor could be more widely used to understand our relationships with algorithmic systems beyond the usual notion of ‚Äėgaming the system‚Äô, suggests Jesse Haapoja in his doctoral thesis “Encounters with algorithmic systems, through the game metaphor”, which was examined at the University of Helsinki on May 5, 2022. This post is the lectio praecursoria presented at the public examination.

publication reflection

Seeing things the other way around? Researching global conspiracies during the so-called COVID-19 infodemic

Can research produced in one part of the world sufficiently explain what happens in another part of the world? Can we even talk about (digital) media theory without first trying to situate it somewhere¬† ‚Äď geographically, culturally and historically? This blog post discusses these fundamental questions in the context of researching the COVID-19¬† ‚Äúinfodemic‚ÄĚ in Africa.