This episode of Theorizing the Web Presents centers on the misfits and outliers who are disrupting dominant ways of being and doing on the internet. In the first segment, Sonja Solomun and Victoria Simon use queer theory to problematize algorithms and algorithmic power. Then, Jack Webster considers why vinyl records are experiencing a new heyday in an age of ubiquitous music streaming services. And, finally, Heather Fenby asks what it means to be older on the Internet, where accessibility is an unglamorous afterthought, and personalization means incessant reminders of mortality, decay, infirmity, accident, painful illness, and utter irrelevance.
This episode is moderated by TtW Presents Producer Whitney Erin Boesel (@weboesel).