How Being Disabled Changed How I See Technology

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Ashley Shew, a professor of science and technology studies at Virginia Tech, will discuss her book “Against Technoableism: Rethinking Who Needs Improvement,” in which she reveals how cancer-induced disabilities made her rethink technology’s potential and limits. Bestselling science writer Ed Yong calls Shew “authoritative, witty, thoughtful, and unafraid to throw a punch.”

Wednesday, March 20
4-5 pm EST
Via Zoom.

Launched in 2005, the Center for Science Writings (CSW) hosts talks by authors of books on pressing science-related issues, from climate change to mental illness. Speakers—be they scientists, humanities scholars or journalists—deliver free, public lectures each and every semester.

The CSW is part of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.