NYU Zoom Panel April 4 - Computer Pasts/Computer Futures


Retold by the chosen few, mythologies about the development of the computer industry account for much of the contemporary understanding of how innovation transpires. How can a historical reconsideration dismantle the assumptions that drive computing today? How might computer history reconfigure technological change?

Sparked by Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication Laine Nooney’s book, The Apple II Age: How the Computer Became Personal, this discussion features some of today’s most provocative thinkers and writers; including Cory Doctorow, Malcolm Harris, Laine Nooney, Charlton McIlwain. Moderated by Joanne McNeil