“The Rehearsal” Demonstrates How Algorithms Are As Imperfect as the Coder

Nathan Fielder’s new show attempts to prepare for every eventuality — and fails — in the same ways that computer algorithms do

Nathan Fielder standing in a dark room behind several crew members. All of whom are watching a surveillance monitor with 12 camera inputs. Fielder is surveilling his subject for the HBO show “The Rehearsal”
HBO —Nathan Fielder’s “The Rehearsal”

There were several times during the first episode of Nathan Fielder’s new HBO show The Rehearsal where I noticed something oddly…



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Jamie Cohen

Jamie Cohen


Digital culture expert and meme scholar. Cultural and Media Studies PhD. Internet studies educator: social good, civic engagement and digital literacies