Critically define and discuss simulation and optimization in relation to media platforms.  How do algorithms cause harm (and what can we do about it?) 

How has the emergence of deep learning changed media platforms and our digital cultures? 

Critically reflect on the use of Mach‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‌‍‍ine vision to analyze our Instagram images for patterns relating to depression, substance use, or other social and cultural practices.