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What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley

December 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Zoom Webinar
Adrian Daub
Anna Wiener

Join Adrian Daub, Clayman Institute Director, and author of the newly-released book What Tech Calls Thinking, for a virtual book release event and discussion.  Daub will be joined by Anna Wiener, author of the memoir Uncanny Valley and contributing writer to The New Yorker. In what is sure to be a lively conversation about the intersections of innovation and gender, Daub and Wiener will discuss styles of masculinity in Silicon Valley, and what role concepts like ‘disruption’ or ‘genius’ play in the way tech shapes our lives.

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Speakers' books are available at the following:

What Tech Calls Thinking by Adrian Daub

Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

About the Speakers

Adrian Daub — In fall 2019, Daub became the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute. A Stanford professor of comparative literature and German studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Daub was Stanford’s director of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from 2016 to 2020. 

Anna Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, covering Silicon Valley, startup culture, and technology. She is the author of Uncanny Valley, a memoir of her time in the tech industry. She lives in San Francisco.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research