BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York PRODID:-//Apple Inc.//iCal 3.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN X-WR-CALNAME:Park School X-APPLE-CALENDAR-COLOR:#222222 BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York X-LIC-LOCATION:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:19700308T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=2SU END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:19701101T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=11;BYDAY=1SU END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT SEQUENCE:711 DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200224T160000 SUMMARY:Creating Computing Citizens: American History from the User Up DESCRIPTION:For the Science, Technology and Society Speaker Series, Dr. Joy Rankin, a historian of computing, will present the talk, "Creating Computing Citizens: American History from the User Up." What does it mean to write American history from the user up? When conducting research for the book A People's History of Computing in the United States, Rankin noticed that the stories that jumped off the pages of newsletters, grant reports, and archives were those of students and teachers, principals and professors, touch screens and video games. These stories originated every from New Hampshire to Minnesota to Illinois, none of which were the places or people that typically come to mind when thinking about America's digital origin stories. Therefore, this talk will focus on the users of 1960s and 1970s academic computing networks to develop a history of the digital age that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and community. - Joy Rankin is a historian of computing. Her recent book A People's History of Computing in the United States (Harvard University Press, 2018) tells the story of hobbyist and tinkerer networks that shaped early home computing. DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200224T180000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR