Now that the book is done (more below!), I’m looking forward to sharing new and related pieces of work with audiences in Seattle and beyond this winter and spring:
I’ll be workshopping a paper titled “The Computer Never Forgets,” that explores the 1960s’ Capitol Hill debates around electronic data and individual liberties, discussions that set the stage for the tech-privacy landscape of today. (Consider it an extended dance version of my recent New York Times op-ed.). On January 31, I'll present this work at the History Department Colloquium, University of Washington. On March 20, I'll be in Boston at the American Political History Seminar, Boston University.
At this year's Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Philadelphia, I'll be talking about how and why Silicon Valley tech companies became media platforms as part of the paper session, "From That's the Way it Is to Fake News: Press Freedom in a Changing Media Landscape" (Saturday, April 6, 1-2:30PM).
Rounding out the spring, I'll be talking more about the historical intersections of tech and politics at the UW eScience Institute's "Data Then and Now" series on April 24, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia on May 16, and the Remaking American Political History conference at Purdue University on June 6-7.
All this is windup to the release of THE CODE: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America -- coming to bookstores real and virtual on July 9. Watch this space (or share your email below to subscribe to updates) for news of book talks, travels, and related media this summer and beyond.