Announcing my next book, the co-edited volume Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology and Society in Latin America. The volume is forthcoming from MIT Press (August 2014). I’ll post more details here as the release date approaches.
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I am thrilled to say that Cybernetic Revolutionaries has received Honorable Mention “Young Investigator” in the 2014 Recent History and Memory Book Prize competition awarded by the Recent History and Memory Section of the Latin American Studies Association. It is even more thrilling because the book is being recognized alongside Steve Stern’s Luchando por mentes y corazones: Las batallas de la memoria en el Chile de Pinochet [English] and Alberto del Castillo Troncoso’s Ensayo sobre el movimiento estudiantil de 1968: La fotografía y la construcción de un imaginario. Stern’s book received the top prize and is highly recommended for those wishing to learn more about history and memory during the Pinochet dictatorship. Many thanks to the Recent History and Memory section of LASA for recognizing the book with this honor!
The book launch of Revolucionarios cibernéticos will take place August 28 at 7:30pm at the Fundación Salvador Allende (Av. República 475, Santiago de Chile) as part of a series of events commemorating the 40-year anniversary of the Unidad Popular. Jaime Tohá González, ex-Minister of the Unidad Popular will be presenting the book and I will be sharing stories and answering questions. Spread the word to those who might be interested or perhaps I’ll see you there!
“A Review of History of Technology Scholarship on Latin America in Selected English-Language Journals,” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Buenos Aires, August 20-23.
Keynote, World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), Ibagué, Colombia, October 15-17, 2014.