[Edit: Here’s the AEPR paper on algorithms and here’s a free post-print version of the paper]
I presented at the 2013 College Music Society/Association for Technology in Music Instruction National Conference in Cambridge, MA. My talk was “Algorithms as Arbiters of Musical Culture: Exploring Implications for All Music Educators.”
I am not posting the paper I presented, but an article on algorithms in music education I have written will appear in Arts Education Policy Review (out early next year, and which I will link to once it is out).
I first got interested in algorithms through Ted Striphas’ posts on algorithmic culture, like this one: http://www.thelateageofprint.org/2010/06/14/how-to-have-culture-in-an-algorithmic-age/
Tarleton Gillespie’s “The Relevance of Algorithms” connects far-reaching ideas with detailed descriptions of algorithms in use: http://culturedigitally.org/2012/11/the-relevance-of-algorithms/
A comprehensive reading list was prepared for the Governing Algorithms conference: http://governingalgorithms.org/resources/reading-list/