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
"Policing is Pleasure"
Mitali Thakor, Northwestern University
"Your Robot Isn’t Neutral"
Safiya Noble, UCLA
11:00-11:15 | Coffee Break
"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)
"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
"Your AI is a Human"
Sarah Roberts, UCLA
"Networks Disobey Their Designs"
Ben Peters, University of Tulsa
(DINNER FOR SPEAKERS)
Free and Open to the Public