The history of cybernetics has often displaced non-White actors and women from its accounts. Recentering them generates new understandings of the entanglements between computing, electronics, and racial formations. In paying attention to the racialized and gendered labor of these actors, this talk analyzes networked asymmetries, or the uneven associations and differential arrangements through which actors are enrolled in the making of technoscience--both as story and artifact.
Iván Chaar López is an assistant professor in Digital Studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching examine the politics of digital technologies. He is especially interested in the place of Latina/o/xs as targets, users, and developers of digital lifeworlds.
This event is part of the History and Philosophy of Science weekly talk series, which will be held virtually during Spring 2021.