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SAN FRANCISCO– Shaping San Francisco Public Talk: Speeding Through the Unseen, from Coding to Commons
October 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pmFree
SAN FRANCISCO– Ellen Ullman writes in her new book Life in Code “The penetration of technology into the interstices of human existence is nearly complete,” and then demystifes how humans turn their intentions and ideas into the computer codes that are the language of computers. Katja Schwaller puts “Twitterlandia” under the microscope of her critical gaze, showing how the reconfiguration of mid-Market embodies a larger capture and repurposing of public space by private interests. And Dennis Hayes, a long-time tech writer and author of an early critique of Silicon Valley, brings his own historical and political chops to bear on our current predicament, both obsessed with and deeply oppressed by the technosphere that speeds up our lives to the breaking point even while it presents itself as the answer to everything.
Photo: Market and 6th Streets by Chris Carlsson
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