Future(s) of Power #3: Algorithmic Power

  • Danielle Knight

The third session in a series of events curated by Superflux and produced by Somerset House Studios exploring the future of representation, governance and democracy. This event (and experiment) used the method of sortition to populate and hold a Citizens Assembly on Algorithmic Power. The purpose of the assembly was for citizens to collectively make suggestions and recommendations for the possible future use of algorithms in elections. Superflux developed and introduced a possible future scenario and citizens critiqued and discussed their responses and recommendations for the use of algorithms in the democratic process.