LMC Distinguished Speaker Series

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    • Wednesday February 13, 2013 - Thursday February 14, 2013
      1:00 pm - 1:59 pm
  • Location: Technology Square Research Building, Auditorium, Atlanta, GA
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Summary Sentence: Tara McPherson, University of Southern California, will speak on Theory in the Machine, or, A Feminist in a Software Lab

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In this presentation, Professor McPherson argues that we need more humanities scholars to work on issues related to the design and implementation of software systems. Humanities scholars are particularly well suited to help us think through such topics as the status of the archive as it mutates into the database, the possibilities for less hierarchical computing, and the cultural contexts of code.  

Tara McPherson is the author of the award-winning book Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South. She is also the editor of Vectors, a multimedia publishing project sponsored by the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. Professor McPherson is currently co-editing two anthologies on new technology and working on a book manuscript on racial epistemologies in the electronic age.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

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archives, computing, humanities, race
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