SimOnAir Ep. 5 “The Ego of Metrics”

With Ben Grosser, a prescient discussion on the cultural effects of software—the role of art in critiquing tech, fostering critical perspectives, understanding implications on user behavior, and envisioning more ethical systems before the age of mainstream AI.

In this 2019 conversation, 4 years before LLMs gained mainstream popularity, Sim dives deep into the world of tech critique and the ego of metrics with Ben Grosser, an artist and scholar whose work focuses on the cultural, social, and political effects of software. They discuss the nuances of critiquing technology, the role of art in this domain, and how software shapes user behavior and vice versa.


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