Mar Hicks

Mar Hicks is an Associate Professor of Data Science at the University of Virginia, doing research on the history of computing, labor, technology, and queer STS. Their research focuses on how gender and sexuality bring hidden technological dynamics to light, and how the experiences of women and LGBTQIA+ people change the core narratives of the history of computing. Hicks's multiple award-winning book, 'Programmed Inequality', looks at how the British lost their early lead in computing by discarding women computer workers. Their new work studies resistance and queerness in the history of technology. Hicks is also an Associate Editor of the 'IEEE Annals of the History of Computing', and co-editor of the book 'Your Computer Is On Fire' (MIT Press, 2021).

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The Power of Medical Experts’ Distance From Technology

The Power of Medical Experts’ Distance From Technology


Hanna Zeavin’s The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy, and Jeremy A. Greene’s The Doctor Who Wasn’t There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth, are both histories of technology and medicine that question the centrality of the expert as the deciding factor in the success or failure of medical technologies. In Zeavin’s book, the […]