During the course Machines of Knowledge, one of the assessments was the creation of an animated video with the online tool PowToon. Our topics? Filter bubbles! Yes, you are right, I already wrote about that once in my post about Eli Pariser’s book: ‘The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You’. So you can imagine I was happy with this topic.
I learned about Eli Pariser (2011) for the first time during the third year of my BA in Tilburg in a Philosophy class I was taking. After reading philosophers like Kant and Benjamin, reading Pariser’s book ‘The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You’ was a relief. His way of writing is concrete and readable and his ideas are easily applicable in today’s society. We had to read his introductory chapter for class, but after that, I decided to buy the whole book and read the rest of it as well. That ended up to be an eye-opener for me.