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Wisnioski bibliography

Alder, K. (1997). Engineering the Revolution: Arms and Enlightenment in France, 1763–1815. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Allen, J. (Ed.). (1970). March 4: Scientists, Students, and Society. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Anonymous. (1974). The Mute Engineers. Princeton, NJ: Literary Publishers.

Ellul, J. (1964). The Technological Society (J. Wilkinson, Trans.). New York: Knopf.

Florman, S. C. (1976). The Existential Pleasures of Engineering. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Herf, J. (1984). Reactionary Modernism: Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hughes, T. P. (1998). Rescuing Prometheus. New York: Pantheon Books.

Layton, E. T. Jr. (1986). The Revolt of the Engineers: Social Responsibility and the American Engineering Profession. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

Marcuse, H. (1964). One Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society. Boston: Beacon Press.

Moore, K. (2008). Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945–1975. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Mumford, L. (1967). The Myth of the Machine: Technics and Human Development. New York: Harcourt Brace and World.

Mumford, L. (1970). The Myth of the Machine: The Pentagon of Power. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Noble, D. F. (1977). American By Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism. New York: Knopf.

Turner, F. (2006). From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Unger, S. H. (1971). New Engineering Conference: CSRE holds Counter-conference during IEEE Convention. Spark, 1:2, 2–5.

Winner, L. (1977). Autonomous Technology: Technics-out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought. Cambridge: MIT Press.


December 5, 2012

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    Matthew Wisnioski

Matthew Wisnioski works at the nexus of the history of science & technology, American cultural-intellectual history, engineering studies, and the values of design. He is writing a book Engineers for Change: Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America that explores how the engineering profession in the United States was transformed in the Cold War era. He argues that in the process of responding to critics of technology, engineers shaped the normative visions that structure contemporary understandings of the human-built world. He has also written on the collaborative intersections of engineers and artists during the Cold War and is beginning a project on the emergence of design research methods in the postwar era. Matt received his bachelors degree in Materials Science & Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and his PhD in History from Princeton in 2005. He comes to Virginia Tech from a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Program at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches graduate seminars in Design Cultures, Normative Visions of Technology, Main Themes in the History of Science, and an Introduction to STS as well as undergraduate classes in the history of technology, material culture studies, and Engineering Cultures.

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