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

October 23, 2020 - 9:30am to October 24, 2020 - 9:30am

Virtual Conference - Live Online

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.

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Co-hosted by the Department of Anthropology