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Goldsmiths' Official Student Magazine

"Are these coded systems really replacing traditional cultural gatekeepers such as radio DJs and music critics in their intermediation of musical culture? And what happens when these cryptic codes become the new tastemakers? Should we be worried about the effects these allegedly impenetrable algorithmic ‘black boxes’ have on our listening habits and, in turn, the production of music?"
Billie Walker discuses challenges of the London service industry. Establishments treating employees unfairly with only offering minimal wage, lack of protection from harassing customers, and an overall regression in standards in proper work conditions. Although there is a tendency for employees to endure rather than to resist, recent action has been taken…