Just Code Virtual Conference
October 23 @ 9:30 am - October 24 @ 2:45 pm
Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT
A one-and-a-half day event for IT historians, academics, and the interested general public.
October 23 – 24, 2020
Virtual Conference — Live Online
The event is free, but registration is required.
For more information, check out the Just Code website.
This Charles Babbage Institute hosted 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.
The event will also examine how individuals, unions, political organizations, and other institutions use code to fight for equality and justice. The papers will draw from across the humanities and qualitative social sciences, including disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, and communications.