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Your Computer is on Fire: Critical Perspectives on Computing and New Media

February 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Building 200, Room 307

Free and Open to the Public

Your Computer is on Fire is a 1-day intensive workshop addressing a wide variety of themes centrally important to Media Studies, the History of Computing, Communication, STS, Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, among others. Topics will include (but are not limited to):

- Machine Ethics- Algorithmic Politics- Techno-racial formations- Dialect normativity- Critical Media- and more

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

9:00-9:30 | Welcome

Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University)Opening Remarks and Logistics

9:30-11:00

"Policing is Pleasure"Mitali Thakor, Northwestern University

"Your Robot Isn’t Neutral" Safiya Noble, UCLA

11:00-11:15 | Coffee Break

11:15-12:45

"Siri Practices Accent Bias"Halcyon Lawrence, Georgia Institute of Technology

"The QWERTY Keyboard is Provincial, Racist, and Dumb"Thomas S. Mullaney, Stanford University

(LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY)

1:30-3:00

"Sexism is a Feature, Not a Bug"Marie Hicks, University of Madison-Wisconsin

"Skills Will Not Set You Free"Sreela Sarkar, Santa Clara University

3:00-3:15 | Coffee Break

3:15-4:45

"Your AI is a Human"Sarah Roberts, UCLA

"Networks Disobey Their Designs"Ben Peters, University of Tulsa

4:45-6:00

Open Discussion

(DINNER FOR SPEAKERS)

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford University Libraries, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Department of Communication, Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Computer Science Department, Science, Technology and Society, History Department
Contact Email: 
tsmullaney@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-723-2651