Algorithms We Live By, A Selected Bibliography 17.09. – 27.11.2016 | online


The following is a collection of diverse materials exploring the hidden filters behind networked digital images. Through an eclectic bibliography consisting of online projects, non artistic materials, texts and academic positions, algorithms regulating the online image world are made visible. These reveal the politics embedded with them and inseparably connected to the photographs appearing on our screens.

Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz, Image Atlas, 2012;

Dina Kellerman, I'm Google, 2011–ongoing;

DIS collective, DISimages, 2015;

Rafaël Rozendaal, Abstract Browsing, 2014;

@jackyalcine, Google Photos y'all fucked up. My friend's not a gorilla, 2015;

wzamen01, HP computers are racist, 2009;

Safiya Umoja Noble, "Google Search: Hyper-visibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls Invisible", in Invisible Culture, Issue 19, 2013;

Kim Asendorf, 100.000.000 stolen pixels, 2010;

Sebastian Schmieg, Search by Image, 2011–ongoing;

Lydia Heller, “Rassismus und Sexismus im Web: wie sich Stereotype in Suchmaschinen festsetzen” in Deutschlandradio Kultur, 8 September 2016;

Sebastian Moll, “Präzise berechneter Rassismus”, in Zeit Online, 6 June 2016;

Patrick Beuth, "Nein, die Suchmaschine ist nicht rassistisch", in Zeit Online, 9 June 2016;

Social Media Collective, Critical Algorithm Studies: A Timeline, 2016;

Lucas D. Introna and David Wood, "Picturing Algorithmic Surveillance: The Politics of Facial Recognition Systems", in Surveillance & Society CCTV Special 2(2/3): 177–198, 2004;

Sam Levin, “'Facebook needs an editor': media experts urge change after photo dispute”, in Guardian Online, 10 September 2016;