“For Your Information Willy Ley: Paratextual Influence on Galaxy Science Fiction Readers” (forthcoming journal article)
Android: From Myth to Worldwide Research Initiative (Working title) (Book project estimated completion fall 2013)
Making Our Way to the Future: A Cultural History of Big Ideas in Technoscience (working title) (Book project; research stage) Interdisciplinary history of “Big Science.”
history of science, technology, and media culture; the public perception of techno-science; history of popular science publishing; recent history: robotics, space exploration, biotechnology; Victorian science and culture.
Publications & Projects
“Robotics in the United States,” forthcoming in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology, edited by Hugh Slotten. Oxford University Press, 2013.
“That Does not Compute: The Brittleness Bottleneck and the Problem of Semantics in ScienceFiction.” Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains, edited byDavid Ferro and Eric Swedin.McFarland, 2011.