Avatar.fm Recap

May 22, 2024

Algorithms Of Trauma

  • Panoptykon Foundation

Avatar.fm Recap


Speaker: Katarzyna Szymielewicz

We want to tell you the story of Joanna, an ordinary Facebook user, whose weaknesses were exploited by algorithms. Together with her we embarked on a journey of testing Facebook control buttons. You will hear an excerpt from the special episode of Panoptykon’s podcast that was released as a way to promote our findings and the knowledge on how Facebook algorithms work among broader audience.

Spoiler alert: it’s not a very optimistic story. And it’s best to listen to it in a calm environment. So just grab your coffee, find yourself some comfortable place to sit and give Joanna 10 minutes of your undivided attention.


Audio archive of stories and testimonials of students, junior researchers and other activists, interwoven with DJ-sets and concerts by numerous dublab favourites.

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