Ignas Kalpokas completed his Ph.D. in Politics at the University of Nottingham in 2015 and has been at LCC since January 2016. He struggles to identify his main area of expertise and has taught courses ranging from Political Philosophy to Political Communication and Security Studies. His research encompasses (1) identity formation through political communication; (2) algorithmic governance of political life; (3) the ontology of digitized existence. He is the author of Creativity and Limitation in Political Communities (Routledge, 2018), A Political Theory of Post-Truth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and Algorithmic Governance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
A book presentation-- Algorithmic Governance: Politics and Law in the Post-Human Era. This presentation will focus on the main themes: the changes to the regulation of everyday life that have taken place as a result of datafication, the ever-growing analytical, predictive, and structuring role of algorithms, and the prominence of the platform economy. Exploring different manifestations of this new form of regulation, algorithmic governance, that range from nudging individuals towards predefined outcomes to outright structuration of behavior through digital architecture. These changes are subsequently demonstrated to reflect a broader shift away from anthropocentric accounts of the world by adopting a post-humanist framework that focuses on deep embeddedness and interactions between humans, the natural environment, technology, and code.
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