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Professor Eden Medina will be giving the Keynote address at the forthcoming conference at New York University:

It’s an old adage that journalists write the first draft of history, and historians compose the second. But what happens after that? Now in its second year, “Mistakes Were Made”proposes that getting history wrong is the inevitable precondition of historical research, as each generation of writers explores that gaps and ghosts left by the previous. Turning these insights on the swiftly obsolescing world of computer history, this event gathers emerging scholars challenging traditional technology narratives, and pairs them with creative coders, new media artists, tech innovators, and other members of computer culture’s past and present “fringe.”

Mistakes were Made