If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now.
Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and
coauthor of the Grammy-nominated pop group YACHT, and the founding
editor of Terraform, VICE's science-fiction vertical.
She is the former futures editor of Motherboard, and a contributor to VICE, Rhizome, The Guardian, WIRED, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Eye on Design, and Aeon.
She is an advisor to graduate design students at Art Center College of Design. She lives in Los Angeles.
An insightful, intelligent observer...Evans proves a companionable guide for a tour through cyberspace...[and] provide[s] much needed perspective. --New York Times
"Broad Band is a celebration of the women whose minds
gave birth to the motherboard and its brethren.... an engaging
series of biographical essays on lesser known mathematicians,
innovators and cyberpunks. --Wall Street Journal A jaunty new
history of women in computing. --WIRED "A spirited collection
of portraits of women who contributed to the infrastructure of the
digital economy." --Wall Street Journal In this inspiring tale,
writer Evans chronicles the contributions of some of the many women
who aided the rise of the modern Internet. --Scientific
American "An invigorating history of female coders, engineers,
entrepreneurs, and visionaries who helped create and shape the
internet." --Publishers Weekly An edifying and entertaining
history of the rise of the computer age and the women who made it
possible. A good choice for fans of Hidden Figures. --Kirkus
A "fascinating and inspiring work of women's history."
--Booklist "Broad Band is the Our Bodies, Ourselves
for all computer users--this knowledge belongs to us. And Claire
Evans tells the story like a friend who knows you get bored easily;
a generous sort of brilliance that pulled me right in. This is a
radicallyimportant, timely work."
--MIRANDA JULY, filmmaker, artist, and author of The First Bad Man "Broad Band is such an interesting secret history, written with great panache."
--JON RONSON, author of The Psychopath Test and So You've Been Publicly Shamed "A necessary addition to the story of women in computing, about known heroes and the fearless women and punks the world needs to know more about."
--ELLEN ULLMAN, author of Life in Code, Close to the Machine, and The Bug "Broad Band is thrilling, powerful stuff. At once an electric feminist history of modern tech and a much-needed corrective to the hyper-male mythology of Silicon Valley, Evans's compelling, surprising, and eminently readable work restores due credit to the countless brilliant women who made the connected world into what it is today."
--BRIAN MERCHANT, author of The One Device "Evans's riveting account of female innovators from the Victorianage to today fills in gaps in the history we should have had all along, and provides unique, enlightening insight into some of the most revolutionary technological advances of our time--from the world's first computer game to the creation of the '.com' domain."
--JOSHUA DAVIS, author of Spare Parts