Lewis College of Human Sciences Assistant Professor of History Marie Hicks Gives Talk at NYC Think Tank

Lewis College of Human Sciences Assistant Professor of History Marie Hicks recently gave a talk at Data & Society, a think tank in New York City that focuses on issues of social justice and technology. The talk, entitled “Why Should We Care About the Failure of the British Computing Industry?” discussed how the history of our closest historical cousin, the UK, can help us learn things about the past and present of computing in the U.S. The half-hour talk is an overview of what happens when countries build discrimination into technological order, rather than seeking to make equality a core goal of technological progress, and it offers some advice on solving problems of underrepresentation in STEM fields today. Watch the talk here.