Announcing my new book, Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology and Society in Latin America, co-edited with Ivan da Costa Marques and Christina Holmes. The book was recently published by MIT Press and launched at the 2014 joint meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Interested readers may wish to peruse excerpts of the book available online at Amazon.com. The book includes a foreword by Marcos Cueto and chapters by Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiarán, João Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox Hall, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Díaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, María Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Pérez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, Edna Suárez Díaz, Hernán Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck.
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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!
Keynote, “Make Data Work” Strata + Hadoop World, Feb 17–20, 2015, San Jose, CA.
“When Legal Certainty Comes Undone: Science, Technology and the Search for Truth in Post-Pinochet Chile,” Science and Human Culture Program, Klopsteg Lecture Series.
“Unanticipated Avenues for Justice: Science and the State in Post-Pinochet Chile,” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico,