Asymmetries in Global Information and Language Technology, 1800 to the Present
Hilldale Keynote Lecture by Professor Thomas Mullaney
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Information and language technologies in the modern period have never been neutral or universal. In this talk, Stanford historian Thomas S. Mullaney will chart out the history of global information and language technologies, from 1800 to the present. He will argue that it is time that the historiography, archives, and theorization of "information" reflects this history, its global dimensions, and the asymmetries that continue to be embedded therein.