Friday, September 25, 2020

Register for the 'Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT' online symposium Friday, Oct. 23-Saturday, Oct.24

Register for the online symposium "Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT," on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24. Registration is required. The symposium is hosted by the Charles Babbage Institute, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Learn how coding equals power!

Register for the online symposium "Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT." Registration is required. The symposium is hosted by the Charles Babbage Institute, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT
Friday, Oct. 23-Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
9:30 a.m. Central Time both days 
Register for the virtual event

This one-and-a-half-day symposium will address how code—construed broadly, from software routines to bodies of law and policy—structures and reinforces power relations. It will explore the ways that individuals and institutions use software, algorithms, and computerized systems to establish, legitimize, and reinforce widespread social, material, commercial, and cultural inequalities and power imbalances.

This virtual event will also examine how individuals, unions, political organizations, and other institutions use code to fight for equality and justice. The presentations will draw from across the humanities and qualitative social sciences, including disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, and communications.

The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 19.

Learn more about this event on the Charles Babbage Institute website.

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Charled Babbage Institute
cbi.umn.edu