Topic: Tech

Shanmugam ’23: Regulate tech giants, because they can’t police themselves

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Shanmugam ’23: Regulate tech giants, because they can’t police themselves

October 24, 2019 0 comments

In 2018, it was revealed to the public that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had illicitly harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users.

Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

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Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

October 24, 2019 0 comments

“He thought of the telescreen with its never-sleeping ear. They could spy upon you night and day.”

Software engineers and a product manager described how their identities affect their workplace dynamics and interactions. Diversity Advocates on the Department of Computer Sciences’ Diversity Committee partnered with Laura Dobler and oSTEM to organize the event.

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LGBTQ+ panelists examine experiences, challenges in tech

April 22, 2019 0 comments

When Simon Zheng, a software engineer at Peloton Interactive, first started working, he felt uncomfortable telling his coworkers that he was gay.

Liang ’19: Too much tech

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Liang ’19: Too much tech

November 14, 2017 1 comment

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. These companies are everywhere.

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Mitra ’18: Rethinking humanities in the tech age

April 6, 2017 0 comments

Steve Jobs once said, “Everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”

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Okin ’19: Living our Google Calendars to the fullest

January 26, 2017 0 comments

Though you may not engage in it, speed walking down Thayer with fingers flexing across a lit rectangular screen has become a recognizable sport.

Panos Panay, managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, gave the keynote speech at the lecture series Sunday.

Arts & Culture

Workshop links entrepreneurs, artists

November 10, 2016 0 comments

The Brown Arts Initiative and the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown collaborated to host a series of lectures on music and tech.