[SIGCIS-Members] Chinese Characters Are Futuristic and the Alphabet Is Old News - The Atlantic

David Golumbia dgolumbia at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 09:09:13 PST 2016


wow, really wish I could attend that!

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 11:07 AM, M. Hicks <mhicks1 at iit.edu> wrote:

> And it's probably also worth re-pointing-out that Tom will be one of our
> keynotes this year (along with Kavita Philip) at the special meeting of
> SIGCIS being held in March at the Computer History Museum.
>
> See here for more info: http://meetings.sigcis.org/
>
> Additional invited speakers include Safiya Noble (UCLA), Mitali Thakor
> (Northwestern), and Sreela Sarkar (Santa Clara U).
>
> If you'd like to present at the meeting proposals are due Dec 30th.
>
> Best,
>
> Marie
>
> ______________________
> Marie Hicks, Ph.D.
> Asst. Professor, History of Technology
> Illinois Institute of Technology
> Chicago, IL USA
> mhicks1 at iit.edu | mariehicks.net <http://www.mariehicks.net/> |
> @histoftech <http://twitter.com/histoftech>
> *Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost
> Its Edge in Computing*
> www.programmedinequality.com
>
>
> On Nov 17, 2016, at 10:52 AM, David Golumbia <dgolumbia at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I agree, and note that this builds on such as this amazing essay that (I
> presume) previews his forthcoming book on the topic, which goes into a lot
> more detail than the Atlantic piece:
>
> "The Moveable Typewriter: How Chinese Typists Developed Predictive Text
> during the Height of Maoism"
> https://history.stanford.edu/publications/moveable-typewriter-how-chinese-
> typists-developed-predictive-text-during-height-maoism
>
> David
>
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:46 AM, M. Hicks <mhicks1 at iit.edu> wrote:
>
>> Way to go, Tom!
>>
>> Thanks for sharing, Sarah.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Marie
>>
>> ______________________
>> Marie Hicks, Ph.D.
>> Asst. Professor, History of Technology
>> Illinois Institute of Technology
>> Chicago, IL USA
>> mhicks1 at iit.edu | mariehicks.net <http://www.mariehicks.net/> |
>> @histoftech <http://twitter.com/histoftech>
>> *Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and
>> Lost Its Edge in Computing*
>> www.programmedinequality.com
>>
>>
>> On Nov 17, 2016, at 10:21 AM, Sarah T. Roberts <sarah.roberts at ucla.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Of potential interest to many. I always appreciate work that decenters
>> the myth of Western (American, typically) primacy in tech.
>>
>> http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/11/chines
>> e-computers/504851/
>>
>>
>> ---
>>
>> S a r a h  T.  R o b e r t s,  P h. D.
>>
>> Assistant Professor
>> University of California, Los Angeles
>> Department of Information Studies
>> Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
>> https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/
>>
>> Blogging periodically at
>> http://illusionofvolition.com
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