[iDC] Introducing Ben Peters

Ben Peters bjpeters at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 13:24:47 UTC 2009

Hi All,

Trebor suggested I introduce myself. I'm a doctoral candidate in the PhD
program in Communications at Columbia University (expect to graduate in May
2010) and a visiting fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law
School. I spend much of my energy writing in the nexus of the critical study
of information and media theory, (new) media history, and comparative STS
studies. For instance, my working dissertation asks how the modern-day
keyword *information* became associated with computers in cold war sciences
and social sciences, with a comparative emphasis on American and Soviet
scientists and societies. At the core of all this lies my interest in the
human imagination, use, and regulation of communication. I post occasional
working notes and publications here: http://www.columbia.edu/~bjp2108/blog/.

Outside work and scholarly activism, my favorite passtimes are aged 5, 2,
and 0. Enough about me: I'm looking forward to our future conversations!


ben peters
bjpeters at gmail.com
bjp2108 at columbia.edu
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