Book Talk: Programmed Inequality
1 June 2017
About the speaker
Mar Hicks is a historian of technology, gender, and modern Europe. They research how gender and sexuality change what we think we know about technological progress and the global “computer revolution.” Their new book is Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge In Computing published by MIT Press in January 2017. It investigates why the proportion of women declined as electronic computing matured, and how this labour situation had grave effects on the technological aspirations of that waning superpower. It shows what lessons this holds for other nations, especially the United States. Find it on Amazon, or order it through your local independent bookseller.