My office hours are Mondays from 2-3 PM or by appointment.

Personal Statement:

I research and teach about the history of technology and science in the 20th century. For more information about me and my work, see my off-UCSB website which is also the home of my occasional blog, Leaping Robot.

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Current Projects:

I have several new projects underway. The main one is a new book for The MIT Press called Art Re-Wired. In it, I’m looking at several art-technology collaborations during the 1960s-90s with the focus being the activities and experiences of the engineers and scientists who paired up with artists. Connected to this, I have a courtesy appointment with UCSB’s Media Arts and Technology program.

In addition, I maintain an interest in the history of emerging technologies; science and technology in the Cold War; and the intersection of modern science, especially astronomy, with new technologies including computers and data handling.

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Courses Taught:

My research informs my teaching. I offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including:

  • Science and the Modern World (History 20)
  • The Atomic Age (History 105A)
  • The Space Age (History 105B)
  • The Information Age (History 105C)
  • From the Gilded Age to Google: Technology and American Histories (History 109T)
  • Science and Modern America (History 109S)

In addition, I teach some more specialized small-enrollment undergraduate courses as well as graduate readings and research seminars.

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