Artifact Details

Title

Command Lines: Technologies of Centralization and Conformity

Catalog Number

102740152

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-03-18

Participants

Castelle, Michael, Speaker
Grie, David Alan, Moderator
Hicks, Marie, Speaker
McGee, Andrew Meade, Speaker
Whitman, Madisson, Speaker

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Duration

01:31:04

Format

MP4

Description

Session D1: Technologies of Centralization and Conformity
Command Lines: Software, Power & Performance
March 18-19, 2017
Computer History Museum

“Programs of Control: Bureaucratic Hierarchies, Software Implementation, and Agendas of Policy and Power in the U.S. Federal Government, 1963-1983”
Andrew Meade McGee
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

“Hacking the System: Transgender Britons Confront the Ministry of Pensions, 1950-1970”
Marie Hicks
Assistant Professor of History, Lewis Department of the Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology

“Scraping Glitches: Social Media and Marginalization”
Madisson Whitman
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University

“Brokers, Queues, and Flows: Techniques of Financialization and Consolidation, 1985-2005
Michael Castelle
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
[Talk not recorded.]

Chaired by David Alan Grier
Associate Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Command Lines was a conference of the Society for the History of Technology (http://www.historyoftechnology.org/)’s Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society (http://www.sigcis.org/). It was sponsored and hosted by the Computer History Museum (http://www.computerhistory.org/)’s Center for Software History (http://www.computerhistory.org/softwarehistory).

Category

Talk

Series Title

Command Lines: Software, Power & Performance

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8133.2017