Autonomous Algorithm Awareness Survey – Questionnaire

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  1. Do you think you entertain occasionally or habitually intimate relations with autonomous algorithms? (intimate meaning with either deep knowledge and/or deep influence and also deep indeterminacy about what’s going on)
    1. No
    2. Occasionally
    3. habitually
  2. If habitually, how often?
    1. a few minutes per day
    2. a few hours per day
    3. 24 hours per day
  3. How many diferent kinds ofn auntonomous algorithms do you think you relate to on a daily basis?
    1. 1 to 4
    2. 5 to 15
    3. 15 to 30
    4. over 30
  4. Plese describe them or name them (apps, cookies, searchers, Facebook, Googlemaps, Uber, etc.?) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Do you also entertain non-intimate relations with autonomous algorithms? (For example trafficlights, stockmarkets, etc),
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. if yes, what are these?______________________________________
  6. How much do you think that autonomous algorithms affect you?
    1. nothing
    2. a little
    3. a alot
    4. dramaticaly
  7. How do they affect/influence/guide you?: (Behaviourally? Creating addictions? Orientating you? Shaping your knowledge and perception?…) ________________________________________________________________________________
  8. Do you think you have more intimacy with the algorithms or with your partner, or even yourself?
    1. partner
    2. algorithm
    3. myself
  9. Who do you think knows more about you?
    1. partner
    2. algorithm
    3. myself
  10. Whom do you know more about?
    1. partner
    2. algorithm
    3. myself
  11. What do you think they know about you? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  12. How many items of information do you think they have of you?
    1. dozens
    2. hundreds
    3. thousands
    4. millions
    5. billions
    6. trillions
  13. How far do you know what’s going on?_________________________________
    1. not at all
    2. a little
    3. quite abit
    4. fully
  14. Had you ever been aware about them before? How? Barely? _______________
    1. yes
    2. no
    3. barely
  15. How does it feel to realise that you are married to multiple algorithms with whom you have signed actual contracts by clicking on accepting the conditions? ________________________________________________________________
  16. Do you know the conditions of your marriage contract with the algorithms?
    1. yes
    2. no
    3. barely
  17. Would you describe the relation as
    1. monogamy
    2. poligamy
    3. reciprocal poliamoria
    4. promiscuity
    5. orgy
  18. Do you think its a private/public/other relation?
    1. private
    2. public
    3. other: If neither public nor private, the how would you describe it?___________________________________________
  19. How much do you think goes behind that you cannot know? (for instance how many other companies like Cambridge Analytica are harversting your data and orienting you?, what is the visible tip of the iceberg, vs. the hidden part?, how much is the percentage you think you know or could get to know:
    1. 50%
    2. 10%
    3. 1%
    4. 0,01%
  20. Could you ever know all of what goes in even you tried hard?
    1. yes
    2. no
  21. do you think Mark Zuckerberg knows everything about Facebook’s algorithms?
    1. yes
    2. maybe
    3. no
  22. If we hardly even see the tip of the algorithmic iceberg, would you say that we are on the Titanic running towards the invisible iceberg in the middle of the icy sea at night? Is this a cultural “Titanic syndrome”?
    1. yes
    2. no
    3. maybe
  23. Could you invent new embodied metaphors to describe this new awareness and sensation of being coupled to autonmous algorithms? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________