Gili Vidan, assistant professor in Information Science, leads the virtual IS Engaged advising session on both the Digital Culture and Production and the Information Ethics, Law, and Policy concentrations from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (EST) Thursday, March 24. "I am a historian of technology interested in the social and political aspects of information technologies," Vidan said. "My research focuses on technologies of electronic authentication, digital payment, and trust in institutions, in technologies, and in technical institutions. In particular, I have looked at the history of cryptography in the US and how as a cultural object it transformed from the specialized domain of WW2 codebreaker into today's tech's favorite prefix, with the explosion of all things crypto. I love to talk to students about the usefulness of history in thinking about technology and society, what makes technology trustworthy, and what makes someone a tech expert. I'm also happy to chat to students who are considering applying to grad school in an interpretive social science such as history, anthropology, STS, communication, or sociology."

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IS Engaged is a series of 15 open, forum-style advising sessions with Info Sci faculty. These hybrid, drop-in office hours are designed to help undergraduate students navigate the major, understand its concentrations, career options, graduate school, research opportunities, and much more. Open to all Cornell undergraduates.