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Computed Conformity

Not only do our devices know our deepest desires, they also reprogram what we want and how we go about getting it — keeping us to conformist paths.

Algorithmic Control and the Revolution of Desire

Not only do our devices know our deepest desires, they also reprogram what we want and how we go about getting it — keeping us to conformist paths.
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Alfie Bown

Alfie Bown is an Assistant Professor of Literature in Hong Kong and the co-editor of the Hong Kong Review of Books. He is the author of Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism (Zero, 2015) and The Playstation Dreamworld (Polity, forthcoming).

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