Shift CTRL: New Perspectives on Computing and New Media

This is an Archive of a Past Event

The story of the development and proliferation of digital computing in the United States and western Europe over the last half of the 20th century is well-known.

Only recently has scholarly inquiry turned to how computing and new media shaped (and were shaped by) the historical and cultural experiences of Asia, Africa, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and the Middle East. Moreover, scholarship on computing and new media has only lately begun to engage meaningfully with questions of gender, culture, language, ethnicity, and class.

Drawing upon a diversity of experiences and regions, Shift CTRL is a landmark conference that will chart out these emerging aspects of the study of computing. The conference brings together leading scholars from nearly ten disciplines to examine critical intersections of computing/new media and environment, gender, culture, class, and more in Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, Europe, and the United States.

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