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Tuesday, March 19 • 4:10pm - 4:55pm
Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

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Facebook’s algorithms shaping the news. The literature of our time mediated through e-readers. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code—and coders are the ones who built it. Acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson is here to share a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today: computer programmers.
Clive will pick up the thread of his own long-abandoned coding skills as he reckons with what superb programming looks like; ponders the morality and politics of code, including its implications for civic life and the economy; and wrestles with the major controversies of our era, from the “disruption” fetish of Silicon Valley to the struggle for inclusion by marginalized groups.
To understand the world today, we need to understand code and its consequences. Clive will give us a definitive look into the heart of the machine.

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Clive Thompson

Journalist and Author
Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. He is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better. 

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