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Wednesday, August 1 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Conversation: Cathy Marshall + Claire Evans

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This interview series invites internet pioneers to reflect on the first wave of decentralization: What choices drove the adoption of web technologies and cultivated a vibrant internet culture? What false assumptions allowed the platform centralization and structural injustices of today’s web? With the opportunity to re-decentralize, how can we ensure this process advances inclusivity, equity, and sustainability?

While working at Xerox PARC in the 1980s, Cathy Marshall led a series of projects investigating analytical work practices and developing collaborative hypertext: visionary pre-Web “idea processors" like NoteCards, Aquanet and VIKI. In a conversation with Broad Band author Claire L. Evans, Marshall will share insights about the legacy and influence of early hypertext applications in relation to our present-day Web and her larger anthropological approach to software design.

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Claire Evans

Author, Broad Band
Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the pop group YACHT, the founding editor of Terraform, VICE's science-fiction vertical, and the author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. She is the former futures editor... Read More →
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Cathy Marshall

Principal Researcher, Microsoft
Cathy Marshall is a Principal Researcher in Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley Lab. She has led a series of projects investigating analytical work practices and collaborative hypertext, including two system development projects, Aquanet and VIKI. Marshall is mainly interested in... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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