Virtual Event: Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff

presenting

Voices from the Valley:
Tech Workers Talk About What They Do—and How They Do It

Date

Oct
13
Tuesday
October 13, 2020
7:00 PM

Location

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Tickets

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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Logic Magazine co-founders MOIRA WEIGEL and BEN TARNOFF for a discussion of their co-edited book, Voices from the Valley: Tech Workers Talk About What They Do—and How They Do It.

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About Voices from the Valley

In Voices from the Valley, the celebrated writers and Logic cofounders Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff take an unprecedented dive into the tech industry, conducting unfiltered, in-depth, anonymous interviews with tech workers at all levels, including a data scientist, a start-up founder, a cook who serves their lunch, and a PR wizard. In the process, Weigel and Tarnoff open the conversation about the tech industry at large, a conversation that has previously been dominated by the voices of CEOs.

Deeply illuminating, revealing, and at times lurid, Voices from the Valley is a vital and comprehensive view of an industry that governs our lives.

Praise for Voices from the Valley

"Eye-opening . . . This insightful account does much to illuminate an industry often shrouded in secrecy. " —Publishers Weekly

"For decades, Silicon Valley has told its own stories on its own terms. Voices From the Valley quietly subverts these self-made mythologies, by giving tech workers—from a cafeteria contractor to a founder who failed up—a new platform to speak for themselves. Through seven straightforward, honest, insightful, anonymous accounts, readers are offered a glimpse of the business values, politics, motivations and mundanities animating one of the twenty-first century's most opaque and influential power centers. Timely and important, and an exciting new genre of tech narrative; hopefully the first of many such chronicles to come." —Anna Wiener, author of Uncanny Valley

"Voices from the Valley is in the fine tradition of Stud Terkel's Working. People working in technology, from a founder to a cook, speak directly to us. Ever more urgent in this digital age." —Ellen Ullman, author of Close to the Machine and Life in Code

Ben Tarnoff
Ben Tarnoff

Ben Tarnoff

Ben Tarnoff is the author of the books A Counterfeiter’s Paradise and The Bohemians and is a cofounder of Logic magazine. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New Republic, Jacobin, and Lapham’s Quarterly, among other publications. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Moira Weigel
Moira Weigel

Moira Weigel

Moira Weigel is the author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times,The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Nation, The New Republic, and n+1, among other publications, and she is a cofounder of Logic magazine. She received a fellowship to the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2016 and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

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