Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT

May 8-9, 2020, Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA

Just Code is a one-and-a half day symposium hosted by the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. It addresses how code—construed broadly, from software routines to bodies of law and policy—structures and reinforces power relations. A stellar group of speakers from around the world will draw from across the humanities and qualitative social sciences, including disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, geography, and communications.

The keynote speakers are Jennifer Alexander (University of Minnesota), Stephanie Dick (University of Pennsylvania), Mar Hicks (Illinois Institute of Technology), Ya-Wen Lei (Harvard), Josh Lauer (University of New Hampshire), Steven Green (Florida International University), and Sharon Kennedy-Vickers (Co-Founder of Blacks in Technology-Twin Cities).

This event is free, but registration is required. A limited number of rooms at a discounted rate are available at a nearby hotel.

To register and find out more about the schedule, venue, or lodging, please visit our website.

Posted: February 25, 2020