The consortium studies how public values intertwine with algorithmic systems and futures. The novelty of the project lies in mobilising anthropological and sociological perspectives to examine how values are deployed in situated practices rather than in the abstract. We develop methods and comprehensive frameworks for exploring values in socio-technical systems, and study cases ranging from insurance, healthcare and energy to border control and activism. By focusing on people who build, promote and evaluate algorithmic systems, we examine alignments and tensions that reveal how values, including efficiency, autonomy, solidarity and openness, are prioritised, negotiated and contested.
The consortium is funded by the Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe (CHANSE), which is a joint initiative of 27 research funding organisations from 24 countries.