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Your Computer is On Fire: Book Launch with the Editors

With Professor Gina Neff, Kavita Philip, Mar Hicks, Benjamin Peters, and Thomas S. Mullaney
Recorded:
26 May 2021
Speakers:
With Professor Gina Neff, Kavita Philip, Mar Hicks, Benjamin Peters, and Thomas S. Mullaney

Techno-utopianism is dead: Now is the time to pay attention to the inequality, marginalization, and biases woven into our technological systems. This event gathered 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 links computing’s past with its present in an attempt to solve some of the most pressing problems facing high tech democracies today.

Speakers

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Kavita Philip

President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures, University of British Columbia

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Benjamin Peters

Hazel Rogers Associate Professor and Chair of Media Studies, University of Tulsa

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Thomas S. Mullaney

Professor of History, Stanford University

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