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Recent and Upcoming Talks


October 14, Keynote SIGCIS Annual Meeting.

April 12, "Unmaking Truth After Dictatorship: Science, Memory, and the Disappeared," Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.

January 9, "Knowledge, Politics, and Practice in a Connected World," Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany.


November 14, "Just Computing: Global Perspectives on Computing and Society," Department of Computer Science, Northwestern University.

July 4, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

April 28, Panel "Forensic, Humanitarian and Judicial Challenges in Recovering and Identifying Chile's Disappeared," Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association.

April 13, University of California, Berkeley.

March 30, Johns Hopkins University.

March 23, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany.

February 13, MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society.

January 26-28, International Panel on Social Progress Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal.


November 17, Law and Society Colloquium, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University.

October 26, CLACS Forum, Indiana University.

October 14, Keynote, Traveling Technocrats: Experts and Expertise in Latin America's Long Cold War, Yale University.

October 2, Panel "Latin American Science and Technology Studies: Feminist Decolonial Issues," FEMMSS 6, Notre Dame University.

September 2, Panel "Human Rights Restitution 'In the Making': On Expertise and Devices for Denunciation and Reparation of Politically Motivated Collective Violence," Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Barcelona, Spain.

August 31, Presidential Panel, "International Panel on Social Progress," Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Barcelona, Spain.

May 6-7, Shift CTRL: New Perspectives on Computing and New Media, Stanford University.

April 18, Yale Visual Law Project, Yale Law School.

April 15, Keynote, Mistakes Were Made 2.0, NYU.

March 14-15, International Panel on Social Progress Meeting, Princeton University.

January 13-14, Meeting of STS Contributors to the International Panel on Social Progress, Hanover, Germany.

January 10, Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA.


November 11, “Techno-Legal Futures of Truth and Reparation in Chile,” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Denver, November 2015.

August 27-29, Meeting of Lead Authors for the International Panel for Social Progress Report Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, Istanbul, Turkey.

July 31 - August 2, Foo Camp 2015, O’Reilly Campus, Sebastopol, CA.

June 29 - July 10, Teaching at the Universidad de Ibague in Colombia (Systems Engineering Department).

May 30, “Science, Truth and Harm in Post-Pinochet Chile,” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

May 9, Discussant "Creole Spaces and Liminal Places," Midwest STS Conference, Northwestern University.

March 2, “When Legal Certainty Comes Undone: Science, Technology and the Search for Truth in Post-Pinochet Chile,” Northwestern University, Science in Human Culture Klopsteg Lecture Series.

February 19, Keynote, “Make Data Work” Strata + Hadoop World, Feb 17–20, 2015, San Jose, CA.


October 15, Keynote, "Rethinking Algorithmic Regulation," World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), Ibagué, Colombia.

August 23, “A Review of History of Technology Scholarship on Latin America in Selected English-Language Journals,” Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Paper co-authored with Michael Lemon. Organizer of the Panel Beyond Imported Magic: An International Discussion on STS and Latin America.

May 30, “Crisis Communication as a Legal Thing,” Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Minneapolis, May 28-31 (paper co-authored with Stephanie Kane and Daniel Michler).

February 26, Ideas Lunch, Information Society Project, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT.

February 18, Colloquium for Latin American Studies, Yale University, New Haven.

February 5, Science, Technology, and Utopian Values Working Group, Yale University, New Haven, CT


October 12, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 9 -12, 2013.

August 28, Lanzamiento de Revolucionarios Cibernéticos, Fundación Salvador Allende, 7:30pm, Av. República 475, Santiago de Chile.

June 1, “Using Technology to Standardize Economic Management under Socialism,” Annual Meeting, Law and Society Association, Boston, MA.

May 7, “Nature, Science, + Technology: A South-South Conversation,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

May 6, "Beyond Imported Magic: STS and Latin America," STS Colloquium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

April 15, “Cold War Modern: Chilean Visions of Cybernetic Socialism,” Science Studies Group Colloquium, Humanities Institute, SUNY Buffalo.

March 25, “STS and Latin America,” Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (STeMS) Faculty/Graduate Colloquium Series, University of Michigan.

Febuary 19, Roundtable discussion of Cybernetic Revolutionaries, Poynter Center for Ethics and American Institutions, Indiana University, 4-5:30pm.

January 17, “The Cybernetic Revolution: A History of Computers and Political Change in Chile,” Schneider Lecture, School of Information, University of Texas, Austin.


December 7, "Cybernetics and the Chilean Road to Socialism," History and Sociology of Science Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania.

November 9, "Curing the Shiny New Object Syndrome: Strategy vs. Hype when Using New Technologies," Futures of Entertainment Conference 6 (FoE6), MIT, Cambridge, Mass.

October 4, Opening Plenary Panel, "Transnationalism and the History of Technology," Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Copenhagen.

September 22, "History of Cybernetics in Latin America," Latin America Forum, ISEA2012, Albuquerque.

September 12, Invited Talk (Title TBD), Lecture Series on Social Media/Social Change: Negotiating Access, Control and Unrest in the Information Age, Scripps College Humanities Institute, Claremont, CA.

August 24-25, Conference Organizer, STS in Latin America: Beyond Imported Magic, Indiana University, Bloomington.

August 3, "Beyond Imported Magic," Tepoztlan Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas, Tepoztlan, Mexico.

May 22, "Computers and Politics: Lessons from Latin America," Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization, Indiana University, Bloomington.

April 26, "Book Presentation: Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile," Seminario Ciencia, Tecnología, Cultura, University of Chile.

April 19, "STS in Latin America," Department of Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

April 5, "Diseñar para la política, leyendo lo político en el diseño," School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile.

March 28, "Social and Global Issues in Engineering Education," Comisión Fulbright Chile, 7pm.

February 2, "Finding Commonalities in Science, Technology and Politics: Lessons from Chile on the Design of Computer Systems for Political Change," The Center for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University Mauer Law School, Bloomington, Indiana, 12-1pm.


December 2, "Cybernetic Revolutionaries," Latin American Research Forum, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University.

November, "Disaster Politics and Failed Communication in Chile," Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science.

November, commentator, "Geographies of Computing," Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology.

September 14-16, Keynote, "The Geopolitics of Ethical Computing," ETHICOMP, Sheffield, England.

June 15, "Proyecto Synco: Computadores y revolución en la historia de Chile," University of Chile, Department of Computer Science.

February 15, "Cybernetics and Political Change in Allende's Chile," Indiana University, Bloomington, Department of History.


November 8, "The Slipperiness of Sociotechnical Engineering," University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Information in Society Program.

October 7, "The Global Nature of State Technologies: The Creation of the Chilean State Computer Enterprise," Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Toronto.

May 18, "Does it take more courage to be a cybernetician than to be a gunman?" Department of Media Arts and Technology, the Arts Research Institute, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California Santa Barbara.


June 12, "Negotiating Chilean National Politics with Global Corporate Culture: A History of How IBM became a Country within Other Countries," Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro.

February 19, "Cybernetics and Revolution," Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School.


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