Physics of Culture
Monday, July 25, 2011
Davis Brand Capital friend and collaborator Kevin Slavin spoke at TED Global this month about how algorithms are increasingly shaping our world. Think that doesn't concern you, your business or your life? Think again. Slavin demonstrates how the infamous Flash Crash has some things in common with the last movie you rented. And he discusses a few of the implications of living in a world in which we are writing things we can no longer read.
Insofar as formulas are framing our behaviors, it's important to understand the reality of the new, invisible architecture we're busy building. Man and nature are now actively accommodating machines. This 15:00 is a worthwhile detour to explore the burgeoning back end infrastructure of our lives.