Binaries and Beyond: Learning from Inequality in the History of Computing

Date/Time
Thursday
19 Sep 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location
470 Stephens Hall

Event Type
Colloquium

Mar Hicks
Associate Professor of History at Illinois Institute of Technology

This talk looks at how diverse actors helped build the field of computing, and connects computing’s past mistakes with some of the problems we are dealing with today. From gendered labor discrimination to historical examples of early transphobic algorithmic bias, this talk shows how understanding the long history of difference and diversity in computing helps us better understand, and begin to solve, the problems we are facing today.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  CSTMS

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