Explanatory publics: explainability and democratic thought

Berry, David M (2021) Explanatory publics: explainability and democratic thought. In: Balaskas, Bill and Rito, Carolina (eds.) Fabricating publics: the dissemination of culture in the post-truth era. DATA Browser . Open Humanities Press, London, pp. 211-232. ISBN 9781785421051

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In order to legitimate and defend democratic politics under conditions of computational capital, my aim is to contribute a notion of what I am calling explanatory publics. I will explore what is at stake when we question the social and political ef- fects of the disruptive technologies, networks and values that are hidden within the “black boxes” of computational systems. By “explanatory publics”, I am gesturing to the need for frame- works of knowledge — whether social, political, technical, economic, or cultural — to be justified through a social right to explanation.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Computation, Public Sphere, Digital Humanities, Explainability
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Social and Political Thought
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Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 08:42
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 12:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/103294

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