Just Code Awarded Sloan Grant
Posted June, 2020
With the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, CBI’s Symposium: “Just Code Power, Inequality and the Global Political Economy of IT,” has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2020. Read more.
Plasek Awarded Tomash Fellowship
Posted June, 2020
Columbia University History Department ABD Aaron Plasek is the 2020-2021 Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellow at CBI. Read more.
Schlombs and Coon are 2020 Norberg Travel Grant Recipients
Posted June, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the 2020 awardees of CBI Norberg Travel Grants are Asso. Prof. of History, Corinna Schlombs and Columbia University graduate student Ella Coon. Read more.
Launching Interfaces eJournal
Posted May, 2020
CBI just launched a new electronic journal entitled Interfaces: Essays and Reviews in Computing and Culture. Jeffrey Yost and Amanda Wick are the co-editors. Read more.
From the Director's Desk
Posted April, 2020
As of April 2020, our new name (or rather revised full name) is the Charles Babbage Institute for Computing, Information, and Culture. “What is in a name?” Why the change? Read more.
Solid State: Minnesota's High-Tech History
Posted October, 2019
In the fall of 2019, HSTM and CBI historians collaborated on the Twin Cities Public Television documentary, "Solid State: Minnesota's High-Tech History". The documentary discusses Minnesota's role in the second half of the 20th century as the global epicenter of computing and as birthplace of the supercomputer, as well as being home to Univac, Control Data, IBM Rochester, and Honeywell. Along with CBI Emeritus faculty Tom Misa being featured, CBI historian Jeffrey Yost and HSTM doctoral student Elizabeth Semler worked as lead historian and researcher and production manager, respectively. The documentary will air on October 13, 2019.
Announcing CBI's Symposium “Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT”
Posted July 3, 2019
Just Code is a one-and-a-half-day CBI symposium/workshop (May 8th and 9th, 2020) on how code—construed broadly, from software routines to bodies of law and policy—structures and reinforces power relations. It will explore the ways that individuals and institutions use software, algorithms, and computerized systems to establish, legitimize, and reinforce widespread social, material, commercial, and cultural inequalities and power imbalances.
Prior to the unveiling of Bits & Bytes in Spring of 2020, news from the Institute was available in the form of the CBI Newsletter which came out (more or less) twice a year. Provided below are the last 10 years worth of our past newsletters. If you are interested in news and information before 2010, contact the Institute.
Please note, permission to copy all or part of the contents of the CBI Newsletter is granted provided that the source is cited and a copy of the publication is sent to the Institute.
- Volume 41 No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2019)
- Volume 40, No. 1/2 (Fall 2018)
- Volume 39, No. 2 (Fall 2017)
- Volume 39, No. 1 (Spring 2017)
- Volume 38, No. 2 (Fall 2016)
- Volume 38, No. 1 (Spring 2016)
- Volume 37, No. 2 (Fall 2015)
- Volume 37, No. 1 (Spring 2015)
- Volume 36, No. 2 (Fall 2014)
- Volume 36, No. 1 (Spring 2014)
- Volume 35, No. 2 (Fall 2013)
- Volume 35, No. 1 (Spring 2013)
- Volume 34, No. 2 (Fall 2012)
- Volume 34, No. 1 (Spring 2012)
- Volume 33, No. 2 (Fall 2011)
- Volume 33, No. 1 (Spring 2011)
- Volume 32, No. 2 (Fall 2010)
- Volume 32, No. 1 (Spring 2010)