“The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation—they’ve just been erased from the story. Until now.”

VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans will join the Hirshhorn to discuss her recent book Broad Band: The Untold Story of Women Who Made the InternetBroad Band explores the women behind innovations that led to some of the most important technological leaps of the last century – the first computer program, the first rocket launch into space, and early social networks, to name a few.

Evans will lead a conversation with Ellen Ullman, a former software engineer and author of the classic memoir Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents. She is the author of four books, most recently Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology.

Claire L. Evans and Ellen Ullman will be available for a book signing following the program.

Come early for pre-program happy hour with Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato.

We encourage you to arrive early. Ring Auditorium seating is limited. Any open seats may be released to walk-up visitors 10 minutes before the program.