Those interested in learning more about Chile’s experience with cybernetics and socialism should check out episode 230 of the 99% Invisible podcast.Many thanks to producer Katie Mingle and the 99% Invisible team for bringing this story and Cybernetic Revolutionaries to a wider audience. In 2015, I put together an edited excerpt of the book that focused on design history for the journal Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas that may be of interest to 99% Invisible listeners. And of course there is the book for those who want the full story!
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Excited to announce that Beyond Imported Magic has won the 2016 Amsterdamska Award from the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). The award recognizes a significant creative collaboration in an edited book or special issue in the broad field of science and technology studies that makes a substantive contribution to the field in terms of originality, impact, quality of the editing, interdisciplinarity, and inclusiveness. Many thanks to EASST for the recognition and to all who were involved in the project (authors, editors, reviewers, the folks at MIT Press, plus the faculty and staff who contributed to the success of the peer review workshop). Thanks also go to the National Science Foundation, Indiana University, and the Mellon Foundation for supporting the different pieces of this collaborative effort! Prize citation here.
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.