Your Computer is On Fire: Book Launch with the Editors
Techno-utopianism is dead: Now is the time to pay attention to the inequality, marginalization, and biases woven into our technological systems. This event gathers the four editors of the new MIT Press book Your Computer is On Fire (2021) for a conversation about technology, history, and politics. Join Thomas Mullaney (Stanford), Kavita Philip (University of British Columbia), Ben Peters (University of Tulsa), and Mar Hicks (Illinois Institute of Technology) for a panel discussion that will link computing’s past with its present in an attempt to solve some of the most pressing problems facing high tech democracies today.
About the speakers
Kavita PhilipPresident's Excellence Chair in Network Cultures at the University of British Columbia
Mar HicksAssociate Professor of History at Illinois Institute of Technology
Benjamin PetersHazel Rogers Associate Professor and Chair of Media Studies at the University of Tulsa
Thomas S. MullaneyProfessor of History at Stanford University