"Machines are not naturally noisy. And noise is not the inescapable price of progress. Machines can be designed to be quiet. It often means just being more careful in choosing the materials they are made of."
– Frank Kirschner, quoted in Noise Is a Slow Agent of Death (1969)
Yet those who do the best on Hinge, algorithmically speaking, tend to know what they want and design their profiles accordingly. There is always a better version of yourself, waiting to be copywritten.
– Christina Ungermann, Match Games
Jodi Dean, a political philosopher, introduced the term “communicative capitalism” to describe a situation where telecom networks make every message equally valuable and equally worthless. When only connections matter, as Dean argues is the case in an online landscape where tweets and Facebook “likes” are the most powerful currency, signification becomes impossible.
– Brian Droitcour, Young Incorporated Artists