Show simple item record

dc.contributor.supervisorMike, Phillips
dc.contributor.authorRoio, Denis
dc.contributor.otherFaculty of Arts and Humanitiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-16T12:28:06Z
dc.date.available2018-03-16T12:28:06Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier10273436en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/11101
dc.description.abstract

This thesis describes a practice based research journey across various projects dealing with the design of algorithms, to highlight the governance implications in design choices made on them. The research provides answers and documents methodologies to address the urgent need for more awareness of decisions made by algorithms about the social and economical context in which we live. Algorithms consitute a foundational basis across different fields of studies: policy making, governance, art and technology. The ability to understand what is inscribed in such algorithms, what are the consequences of their execution and what is the agency left for the living world is crucial. Yet there is a lack of interdisciplinary and practice based literature, while specialised treatises are too narrow to relate to the broader context in which algorithms are enacted.

This thesis advances the awareness of algorithms and related aspects of sovereignty through a series of projects documented as participatory action research. One of the projects described, Devuan, leads to the realisation of a new, worldwide renown operating system. Another project, "sup", consists of a minimalist approach to mission critical software and literate programming to enhance security and reliability of applications. Another project, D-CENT, consisted in a 3 year long path of cutting edge research funded by the EU commission on the emerging dynamics of participatory democracy connected to the technologies adopted by citizen organizations.

My original contribution to knowledge lies within the function that the research underpinning these projects has on the ability to gain a better understanding of sociopolitical aspects connected to the design and management of algorithms. It suggests that we can improve the design and regulation of future public, private and common spaces which are increasingly governed by algorithms by understanding not only economical and legal implications, but also the connections between design choices and the sociopolitical context for their development and execution.

en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGruppo Cabassien_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Plymouth
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectalgorithmen_US
dc.subjectsovereigntyen_US
dc.subjectgovernanceen_US
dc.subjectsoftwareen_US
dc.subjectpracticeen_US
dc.subject.classificationPhDen_US
dc.titleAlgorithmic Sovereigntyen_US
dc.typeThesis
plymouth.versionpublishableen_US
dc.rights.embargoperiodNo embargoen_US
dc.type.qualificationDoctorateen_US
rioxxterms.funderSeventh Framework Programmeen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectD-CENT (grant nr. 610349)en_US
rioxxterms.versionNA
rioxxterms.funder.project236be201-109e-4ddb-856e-3c8cf8cb4b57en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

All items in PEARL are protected by copyright law.
Author manuscripts deposited to comply with open access mandates are made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the details provided on the item record or document. In the absence of an open licence (e.g. Creative Commons), permissions for further reuse of content should be sought from the publisher or author.
Theme by 
@mire NV