Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

here's the main argument: "The increasing dependence on algorithms and automated curation to personalise experiences and discover music on behalf of listeners presents not only a deviation from the music industry and technologies of the past (characterised by traditional industry gatekeepers and personal collections, both digital and analogue), but presents a complex socio-technical dynamic, whereby algorithms in the context of music streaming services can be seen as active agents shaping the individual tastes, discoveries and listening experiences of users." The algorithms may be active agents, but so too are the listeners, which also represents a departure from previous models.

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