Schedule

Shift CTRL will take place at Stanford University over the course of two days, and will feature presentations of cutting-edge research by leading scholars in a diverse range of disciplines and programs (please see below for further information).

The conference is free and open to the public, and REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED due to space constraints. You can find the Registration Link Here.

DAY ONE SCHEDULE | FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016*

*Schedule Subject to Change

9:00-9:30 | WELCOME

Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University)
Opening Remarks and Logistics

9:30-11:00 | ECOLOGIES

Nathan Ensmenger (Indiana University)
Dirty Bits: An Environmental History of Computing

Jenna Burrell (UC Berkeley)
What Do Electronic Waste Narratives Make Visible?

11:00-11:15 | COFFEE BREAK

11:15-1:00 | LANGUAGES & LOGICS

Ben Allen (Stanford University)
Common Language: COBOL and the Legibility of Programming

Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University)
The Alphabet, Open-Sourced: Chinese Computing in the Age of Input

Noah Wardrip-Fruin (UC Santa Cruz)
Beyond Shooting and Eating: Passage, Dys4ia, and the Meanings of Collision

2:15-3:45 | IDENTITIES

Marie Hicks (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Not Science Fiction: The Making of a Feminized Machine Underclass at the Dawn of the Electronic Age in Britain, 1948-1965

Janet Abbate (Virginia Tech)
Code Switch: Rethinking Computer Expertise as Empowerment

3:45-4:00 | COFFEE BREAK

4:00-5:45 | AUTHORITIES & TRUTHS

Eden Medina (Indiana University)
“I Felt Absolutely Convinced That It Was Him”: Computers, Identification, and the Making of Truth in Chile  

Honghong Tinn (Earlham College)
Econometric Models and Computers: Manufacturing Economic-Planning Projects in Taiwan

Andrea Stanton (University of Denver)
Bid`a or Merely Tasweer? Emoticons and Religious Authority in Sunni Islam


DAY TWO SCHEDULE | SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016*

*Schedule Subject to Change

9:00-9:15 | WELCOME BACK

Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University)
Recaps and Forecasts

9:15-10:45 | POWER

Fred Turner (Stanford University)
Millenarian Tinkering: The Puritan Roots of the Maker Movement

Nick Montfort (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Shifting to Free Software

10:45-11:00 | COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:45 | INFRASTRUCTURES & ECONOMIES

Paul N. Edwards (University of Michigan)
On Infrastructure Time: Software, Speed, and Second-Order Systems in Africa

Benjamin Peters (University of Tulsa)
The Soviet Internet: The All-State Automated System, 1959-1989

Kavita Philip (UC Irvine)
Pirate Copying, Jugaad Economics: Postcolonial Technologies and Developmental Leapfrogging

 

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CONTACT

Thomas S. Mullaney
tsmullaney@stanford.edu

LOCATION

Stanford Humanities Center
Levinthal Hall
Stanford University

 

sponsors

Stanford Program in Science, Technology, and Society
Stanford University Libraries
Department of History
Stanford Global Studies Division
Stanford Humanities Center
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Modern Thought and Literature
Department of Communication
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hours

Friday, May 6 9a–6p
Saturday, May 7 9a–6p

SPECIAL THANKS

Maria Van Buiten
Shari Haun