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A Special Panel on Change over Time in Technology and Ethics- from 2000 to 2021 [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]
January 6 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
*Covid-19 Update: This winter, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up. Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.
A Panel on Change over Time in Technology and Ethics- from 2000 to 2021
Christine Finn is a journalist and creative archaeologist, and author of Artifacts: an Archaeologist’s Year in Silicon Valley (MIT Press, 2001) and Past Poetic: Archaeology and the Poetry of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney (Duckworth, 2004). She began her journalism career at 16, and has followed it from analogue to digital, print, blog, photography and broadcast, including the BBC’s “From Our Own Correspondent”, Wired.com, and Edge.org. In 2003 she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She is a former Reuter Fellow at Oxford, before returning in 1992 as one of the first undergrads to read Archaeology and Anthropology, continuing to a doctorate in archaeology and poetry. She has received seven Arts Council England awards as a visual artist. Her site-specific work engages with change-over-time in technology and media.
Mike Cassidy, Signifyd lead storyteller: I was a long-time journalist at the newspaper of Silicon Valley, covering the valley’s rise and fall and rise and, well, you get the idea. I worked and watched as the Mercury News became one of the best newspapers in the U.S., shortly before a death-defying collapse that has rendered it almost invisible. I fled to a tech start-up and then another, called Signifyd, where I tell the story of a company that protects merchants from online fraud.