This blog (accessible here) seeks to illuminate the perplexing issues facing politics in our new hyper-technological world. From the study of social media and elections, the use of air and machine learning to understand humanity, to the use of Facebook data to personalise campaigning; this blog combines the research and thoughts of Tristan Hotham, PhD researcher at the University of Bath.
The world of politics is as perplexing as ever, to challenge this nescience this blog seeks to understand the biggest new challenge to modern democracy – the internet.
Bitrate as the term that described the “rate at which bits are transferred from one location to another. In other words, it measures how much data is transmitted in a given amount of time”. Is the perfect affix for the issues facing modern technology led politics. As many of the issues we face lie in the meeting of modern information technology, with the people that seek to represent us. As such Bitrate Politics seeks to understand how we can transfer knowledge better and bridge this widening gap, strengthen democracy, and use modern technology for public good.