Dating Big Information: OkCupid’s OkTrends
Rosamond, Emily . 2016. ‘Dating Big Data: OkCupid’s OkTrends’. In: Love’s Archive. Arts University Bournemouth, Great Britain 14-15 March 2016. Conference or Workshop Item
Description or abstract
Truly, online dating services have actually profoundly changed lives that are personal. In certain cases, they usually have accelerated serendipity, joining together a couple that will fall in love. More ubiquitously (and much more mundanely), they usually have subtly changed usersвЂ™ means of flirting, understanding on their own as «datableвЂќ subjects, speculating on future families, or thinking through just what a relationship might be. Yet, as exemplars of a gathering point between intimate, personal life therefore the algorithmic look of big information analytics, these platforms additionally talk to a profound rearrangement in the relations between private life and privatized passions. how do one best articulate this shift?
Philosophical responses to dating that is online ranged from Alain BadiouвЂ™s sweeping dismissal, to Michel FeherвЂ™s (a lot more nuanced) account of dating platforms as exceptional of neoliberal sociality. For Badiou, online dating sites make shopping lists out of love. Finding potential lovers based on provided interests does not account fully for love as a conference, which starts to build a full world of Two вЂ“ a world lived through the viewpoint of distinction. For Feher, having said that, sharing (therefore difficult for Badiou) is exactly the paradigm of neoliberal sociality. Both derivative finance and online platforms privilege sharing (of content, danger, passions, non-rival products, investment and feeling).