Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020

     

ASIA 357 001 (CRN: 24043)

ALGORITHMIC CULTURES IN ASIA

Long Title: ALGORITHMIC CULTURES IN ASIA
Department: Asian Studies
Instructor: Visweswaran, Kamala
Meeting: 3:30PM - 5:59PM M AEL B209 (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 8
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 15
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 6
Enrollment data as of: 8-DEC-2021 9:29PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
4-MAY-2020  
2:00PM - 5:00PM M TBA TBA
 
Description: Algorithms are a series of step-by-step instructions in a procedure that finishes and which is shown to work in all cases. This course addresses the formation of algorithmic cultures through the domains of digitality and ontology in South Asia and the Middle East. It introduces students to the concepts of algorithmic neutrality, discrimination, management and governance. The course explores how deep-learning algorithms may undergird an intensification of surveillance and securitization technologies with profound effects on human and post-human futures. Cross-list: ASIA 557.