Speculative diagrams: Experiments in mapping Youtube

Betti Marenko & David Benqué on 2019-04-02

Marenko, B. and Benqué, D. (2019) ‘Speculative diagrams: Experiments in mapping Youtube’, in Method & Critique; frictions and shifts in RTD. Research Through Design, TU Delft. doi: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7855811.v1.

Betti Marenko and I presented a paper at the 2019 Research Through Design Conference: Method & Critique, frictions and shifts in RTD. This was a development of my previous work attempting to map recommendations on Youtube. I developed a new visualisation that focuses on individual traces, following individual paths through Youtube indefinitely. The paper is framed by our ongoing conversation linking design theory, critical practice, algorithmic prediction, and diagrams.

For more details see the paper and the Gitlab repository.