Your Computer is On Fire: Book Launch with the Editors
About this video
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 Speaker
Professor of Technology & Society
Professor Neff is a sociologist who studies innovation, the digital transformation of industries, and how new technologies impact work. She has studied digital change in the media, health care, and construction industries.
Thomas S. Mullaney
Professor of History at Stanford University
Hazel Rogers Associate Professor and Chair of Media Studies at the University of Tulsa
Associate Professor of History at Illinois Institute of Technology
President's Excellence Chair in Network Cultures at the University of British Columbia