What if the Screens Went Black? The Coming of Software Agents

Publication Type:

IFIP Paper


Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization, Springer International Publishing, Cham, p.3–16 (2016)




Trading screens are not supposed to be black. In fact, when we see them on trading floors, on TV, or in media centres, they attract us with catching colours and blinking information. They project urgency, speed, and power – the power of big money, the power of winning and losing. When we are near them, we feel their heat. We want to give in to their considerable attraction. We want to be players of the game and part of the action.