Home: P.O. Box 7440, Santa Cruz, CA 95061, (831) 454-9361
* Professor and Core Faculty, Interdisciplinary Studies,
The Union Institute and University (TUIU),
* Lecturer, Crown College, University of California at Santa
Cruz (UCSC), (2005-Present)
* Lecturer, Humanities and Communication (HCOM), California
State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), (2011-Present)
-- Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Goddard College
MA/MFA-IA Low-Residency Programs
(1994-2002), BA (1994-2007)
-- Associate Professor, Computer Science and Cultural Studies
of Science & Technology
Tenured Spring 2001. University of
Great Falls (UGF), (1996 to 2005)
-- Graduate Faculty (Adjunct), Assistant Professor, History
Department, Oregon State University (1992-1996)
-- Guest Professor, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
-- Lecturer, University of California at Santa Cruz (1989-91)
-- Doctor of Philosophy, June, 1991, History of
Consciousness (Histcon) Board of Studies,
University of California at Santa Cruz
-- Dissertation: "Computers as Weapons and Metaphors: The U.S.
Military 1940-1990 and Postmodern War"
-- Dissertation Committee:
1) Prof. Donna Haraway, History of
2) Prof. Barbara Epstein, History of
3) Prof. Bruce Larkin, Politics
4) Prof. Terry Winograd, Deptartment of
Computer Science, Stanford University
-- Bachelor of Arts degree, Interdepartmental Major, "Human
Values and Social Change" from Stanford University, 1975.
Intermediate Spanish. Interested in Catalan.
Oregon State University Library Research Grant, 2011
UCSC Lecturer's Grant, 2006, 2011
TUIU Development Grant, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007
Faculty Merit Development Grant, UGF, 1999, 2002
Montana Compact Service Learning Fellowship, 1998-99
Research Achievement Award, UGF, 1997, 2002
Eisenhower Exchange Fellow, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech
Republic, Fall, 1995
Participant, Ethics of Genetics Seminar, University of
NASA/American Historical Association Fellowship in Aerospace
Oregon State University Humanities Fellowship, 1992-94
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar
Fellowship, 1992, "Technology
and American Culture" at Case Western
Smithsonian Institution Summer Fellowship, Dept. of Space
First Prize--Esalen Revisioning Philosophy Essay Contest, 1989
Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) 1989
Seminar, Moscow, USSR
University of California Regents' Fellowships, 1986, 1991
Participant IGCC 1988 Summer Seminar on Global Security, UCSC
IGCC Research Grant, 1987-88
Delegate 5th International Student Pugwash Conference, 1987
Silicon Valley Research Group Grant, 1986
2009-, Egypt, Cuba, Spain,
Argentina to examine the role of social technology in social
change, with Prof. Heidi Figueroa-Sarriera, Prof. Angel
Gordo-Lopez, Prof. Steven Mentor and others.
2006-, Cyborgs and Art with Prof.
Jennifer Gonzalez, Prof. Steven Mentor, and Prof. Lissette
2003-, Information theory,
political organizing, and cultural production with the
Syndicate for Initiative.
1999 - 2004, analyzing the role of
computers in strategic defense, information warfare, and
international peace making in Computer
Professionals for Social Responsibility's (CPSR) Weapons
& Peace Working Group.
1997, with Prof. Curt Bobbit of
the English Department at UGF created an interdisciplinary
course in "Multimedia" that met computer
science and writing criteria.
1994-95, contract writer and
consultant for Hewlett-Packard.
1991-93, lead writer and
educational consultant for Square One Software working on
computer training programs and a
multifaceted learning system for college students.
1985-88, member of the Silicon
Valley Research Group. Collective research on various
economic, political and social aspects of high technology,
1986, research assistant for Prof.
Haraway collecting historical and contemporary information on
immunology and related fields.
1983-87, writer and consultant for
Zetetic Software helping develop a real-time interactive
database tracking the U.S. Congress, and other projects.
1980-82, worked as a research
associate for the South Africa Catalyst Project analyzing
political, social, and economic issues concerning apartheid
and South Africa.
My family and I lived in Brno,
Czech Republic, for the Fall of 1995. I have lived in
Vietnam and Spain (Barcelona and the Canary Islands) and
have traveled a great deal in Southeast Asia, North Africa,
Europe, and North America with extended stays in South
Africa, Morocco, Canada, Russia, Germany, England, Scotland,
Greece, the Netherlands, Egypt and Italy. Our family had an
AFS student from Argentina live with us in 1999-2000. We
have also hosted students from Georgia (of the old U.S.S.R)
and Uruguay. I have given presentations in Spain, England,
the Czech Republic, the Republic of Ireland, Denmark, the
Netherlands, Canada, Israel, Turkey, and Austria and have
had books published in Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, German and
Korean and articles, interviews and/or speeches published in
German, Spanish, Catalan, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Hebrew,
French and Japanese.
* TUIU, Doctoral Faculty representative to the Faculty
Chair, Faculty Human Resources and
Employment Committee, 2006.
* University of East London Centre for Cultural Studies
* Cultural Politics
editorial board, 2006-.
* Chair, Public Policy and Administration Concentration, TUIU
* Goddard Faculty Union, UAW, Negotiating Committee, Chair,
editorial board, 2009-.
editorial board, 2003-.
* Science as Culture
editorial board, 2003-.
* Argentina Autonomista Project board, 2002-2006.
* Director, Masters in Information Systems degree, UGF,
editorial board, 2001-.
* Co-editor, with Prof. Gary Hall, of the book series
Technologies for Continuum/Athlone Press, 2000-2003.
* TUIU Quality Assurance Committee, 2000-2004.
* CPSR, Chair of the Weapons and Peace Working Group,
* Graduate Council, UGF, 1998-2004.
* Research Review Board (IRB), UGF, 1999-2002.
* Webmaster (for content), UGF, 1996-2004.
* Vice-Chair (1998-1999), Faculty Development Committee
* Treasurer (1997-8), member of the Board (1997-99), Cascade
Co. Guardian ad Litems.
* Grade Appeal Committee, UGF, (1997-8).
* Panel Organizer, two Society for Social Studies of Science
meetings (1994, 1999);
Society for Literature and Science
* Reviewer for Routledge Press, Duke University Press, Temple
University Press, Guilford Publications, Palgrave, the National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, and Human
Anthropology Review, Bodies & Society, Borderlands, Millenium, and Science as Culture.
* Member, Histcon Admissions Committee, 1990; Histcon Board
(student representative), 1989-90.
Infoisms: Aphorisms on Information,
London: Routledge, Virus series.
War, and Computers, London/New York: Routledge.
(Paper and hardback)
Citizen: Politik in posthumanen Gesellschaften,
Vienna: Turia + Kant. German translation by Wolfgang Sutzl.
And a Korean translation due out in late 2012.
Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age, London/New
(Paperback printing 2002.)
Savas: Yeni Catisma Politikasi, Istanbul: Alfa
Basin Yayim Dagitim. And a Chinese translation published by
Hai-Cou, Nanhai Ltd.
War: The New Politics of Conflict, New York:
Guilford Publications; London: Routledge Press. (Paperback
Developing Effective Study Skills, Merced: E.O.
as Weapons and Metaphors: The U.S. Military 1940-1990 and
Postmodern War. Available from UMI, 300 North Zeeb
Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
Special issue of the Anthropology of Consciousness
on "The Consciousness Studies Industry", vol. 18, no. 1.
Using the History of American Technology in
Interdisciplinary Research, Melbourne, Florida:
Cyborg Handbook, New York/London: Routledge Press.
(With the assistance of Heidi Figueroa-Sarriera and Steven
Mentor.) Second Printing 1998.
With Anthony Burke, Borderlands, vol. 1,
no. 1, special issue on "911 and the War on Terror".
With Carl Page, CPSR Newsletter, vol. 19, no. 2, Spring.
Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition, Chernow and
Chernow, eds., NY: Columbia University Press. (Contributing
With Joe Dumit and Nancy Campbell, Journal of Urban and Cultural
Studies 2, no. 1, Special Issue: "Pedagogies of
Peace and War." (Co-Editor)
With Steven Mentor and Laura Wagner, U.S. Investments in South
Africa (by Lawrence Litvak with Kathleen McTigue),
South Africa Catalyst Project, Palo Alto, California and the
Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. (Co-Editor)
“Cyborging the Posthuman:
Participatory Evolution” The
ed. by Wamberg, Jacob and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen,
Aarhus, DK, Aarhus University Press, pp. 27-39.
“The Uncanny Evolution of Homo
Cyborg” (English, Russian) in The Post-Biological Age, ed. by Bulutov, Dimitri, Kalinigrad:
National Center for Contemporary Arts.
"Uncyborgable" for Proceedings of Amber '10, Istanbul.
“Future Peace: The Remaking of Scientists and
Soldiers,” Warfare Welfare, Marcus
Raskin and Gregory Squires, ed., Washington, D.C.:u
Potomac Books, pp. 85-100.
With Steven Mentor "Masculinidad,
Manifestos, Cyborgs y Cambio Social" Cultural Digital y Movimientos
Sociales, Igor Sabada y Angel Gordo-Lopez, eds.
Madrid: Catarata, pp. 125-148.
“Peak Empire und der Postmoderne Krieg” Gewalt und Prazision: Krieg und
Sicherheit in Zeiten des War on Terror, ed. by Hg. Von Wolfgang Sützl und Doris
Wallnofer, Turia + Kant, pp. 15-44.
"The Second Cold War and Postmodern
and Terror After 9-11: Global and Local Discourses,
Begona Aretxaga, Joseba Gabilondo, and Joseba Zulaika, ed.,
NY: Routledge, pp. 217-236.
"Technology and the American Body," A Companion to American
Technology, Carroll Pursell, ed., London/New York:
Blackwell Publishers, pp. 179-198..
Various comments in the discussion Underfire.2: The Organization
and Representation of Violence, Jordan Crandall,
ed., Rotterdam: Witte de With Center.
Various comments in the discussion Underfire.1: The Organization
and Representation of Violence, Jordan Crandall,
ed., Rotterdam: Witte de With Center.
"Real War and Postmodern Illusions," Globalize Liberation,
David Solnit, ed., San Francisco: City Lights, pp. 111-134..
"The Future of War," in At War Catalog, Antonio
Monegal and Francesc Torres, ed., Barcelona: Center of
Contemporary Culture of Barcelona and Diputacio de
Barcelona, pp. 358-369. (English, Spanish, Catalan)
With Kevin Bell and Steven Mentor,
"Understanding Postmodern Terrorism," Beyond the Campaign: The
Future of Terrorism, B. Cummings, ed., NY: CENSA,
"The Perpetual Revolution in Military
Technology and International Security, Robert
Latham, ed., NY: The New Press, pp. 199-214.
"In Defense of Prefigurative Art: The
Aesthetics and Ethics of Orlan and Stelarc," in The Cyborg Experiments:
extensions of the body in the media age, Joanna
Zylinska, ed., London: Althone/Continuum, pp. 181-192.
"Art and the Future of War," N: The Gruinard Installation,
Mark Little and Lloyd Gibson, eds., London: Locus-plus, pp.
"Postmodernity and Vietnam" in Proceedings of the University
of Great Falls Vietnam Symposium, W. Furdell, ed.,
University of Great Falls, pp. 21-40.
"Vietnam: The First Postmodern War" in The Viet Nam War and
Postmodernity, Michael Bibby, ed., Boston:
University of Massachusetts Press, pp. 53-74.
"Manfred Clynes and the Cyborg," A Festschrift for Manfred
Clynes, Danielle Williams, ed., Chicago: MMB Music,
Inc., pp. 46-49.
"The Crisis of Infowar," (in Japanese),
in Infowar, ed. by
Masako Kumasaka and Hiroaki Okada, Nikkei BP, Tokio.
"Our Future as Postmodern Cyborgs," World Future Society Annual,
Prof. Disbury, ed., World Future Society, Bethesda,
Maryland. pp. 20-40.
"The Crisis of Infowar," Infowar, Gerfield
Stocker and Christine Schopf, eds., Springer Wien/New York,
"Krisis der Infokrieg," Information.Macht.Krieg,
Gerfield Stocker and Christine Schopf, ed., Springer
Vienna/New York for Ars Electronica.
"AI at War: The Aegis System in Combat,"
Implications of Advanced Computing 1990, Vol. III,
D. Schuler, ed., NY: Ablex, pp. 62-79.
"Die Cyborgs sind unter uns,"Wunschmaschine Welterfindung
Seit Dem 18. Jahrundert, B. Felderer, ed.,
SpringerWienNewYork, pp. 398-410.
"Preface" in Technohistory, pp. vii-xi.
"Medical Cyborgs: Artificial Organs and
the Quest for the Posthuman" in Technohistory, pp, 140-78.
"Afterword: Rethinking Technohistory" in
With Steven Mentor and Heidi
Figueroa-Sarriera, "Cyborgology: An Introduction" in The Cyborg Handbook,
With Steven Mentor, "The Cyborg Body
Politic: 1.2" in The
Cyborg Handbook, pp. 449-62.
"Science Fiction Becomes Military Fact"
in The Cyborg Handbook,
With Steven Mentor, "The Cyborg Body
Politic: Leviathan Meets the New World Order" in Prosthetic Territories:
Politics and Culture, Mark Driscoll and Gabriel
Baum, ed., Colorado Spring, Co.: Westview Press. pp. 219-47.
"The Cyborg Soldier: The U.S. Military
and the Postmodern Warrior" in Cyborg Worlds: Programming the Military
Information Society, Levidow and Robins, ed.,
London: Free Association Press; NY: Columbia University
Press, pp. 43-73.
“Image War in the Age of Digital
Nordic Journal of Visual Culture (On-Line)
Cyborg: Fifty Years Old,” TeknoKultura (On-line, English/Spanish/French)
“Human All Too Cyborg," Literal. (Spanish and English), 19, 21-25.
"Postmodern War at Peak Empire," Science as Culture,
vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 109-128.
"Introduction: Studies of Consciousness
Studies," Anthropology of
Consciousness, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-2.
"Consciousness Studies: The Emerging
Spiritual-Scientific-Military Complex," Anthropology of Consciousness,
vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 3-19.
"Characters and Caricature, Virtual and
Real" for Papeles del
CEIC (Centro de Estudios sobre la Indentitad
Colectiva), no. 14. Universidad del Pais Vasco. (Internet)
"Posthuman Soldiers in Postmodern War"
for a special issue ed. by John Armitage on "Militarized
Bodies" for Body &
Society, vol. 9, no. 4, December, pp. 215-226.
"Prosthesis, Bricollage, Morph" Artlab 23, Special
issue on "Cyborgs and Surrealism" (internet). Images and
"Between Technophilia and Technophobia:
Cyborg Citizenship" in
Peace News, February.
"War, Peace and Complex Systems," in Borderlands, vol. 1.,
no. 1. (Internet)
"September 11" in Teleopolis, October.
(Internet -- English and German)
"Star Wars 2001," CPSR Newsletter, vol.
19, no. 2, Spring. (Internet)
"Real War 2000: The Crisis of Postmodern
War" in Strategy and
Tactics (English, in press), Teleopolis (internet --
German). Also in Turkish in Postmodern Savas, 2000.
"Cyborgs, Attention, and Aesthetics" in Issues in contemporary culture
and aesthetics, Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht,
"Nanoteknologiens marke side" in Virus.
(Danish, also on internet), no. 6, December, pp. 98-99.
"Manplus: Enhanced Cyborgs and the
Construction of the Future Masculine," Science as Culture,
vol. 9, no. 3, September, pp. 277-300.
"Cyborgs, Aufmerkamkeit und Aesthetik," Kunstforum., Dec.-Jan.,
"Ethics for Computer Professionals:
Responsibility, Service, and Citizenship," Academic Exchange
Quarterly, Winter, pp. 86-90. CD-ROM version for the
Integrating Ethics into Technical Education Conference.
"Technoscience and the Future of War," SSRC-MacArthur Foundation
Newsletter, vol. 10, February, pp. 14-15.
"The Ethics and Politics of Cyborg
Embodiment: Citizenship as a Hypervalue," Cultural Values, vol.
1, no. 2, pp. 252-8.
"Dreading the Near Future: The growing
threat of chemical and biological warfare," Telepolis,
March. (Internet )
"Angst vor der Zukunft: Die waschsende
Gefahr des chemischen und biologischen krieges," Telepolis, March.
"The Game of Science as Played by
Jean-Francois Lyotard," Studies
in the History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 27,
no. 3, pp. 367-80.
"'There Will Be War!': Future War
Fantasies and Militaristic Science Fiction," Science-Fiction Studies,
#64, vol. 21, part 3, November, pp. 315-36.
"The Culture of War Cyborgs:
Technoscience, Gender, and Postmodern War," Research in
Philosophy & Technology, special issue on technology and
feminism, vol. 13, Joan Rothschild, ed., pp. 141-63.
"Kuwait 1991: A Postmodern War," Nomad:
An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Humanities, Arts, and
Sciences, vol. 3, no. 4, Spring, pp. 29-37.
With Mark Driscoll, "From Virtual to
Real: Anthropology in the Age of Simulation," Visual Anthropology,
Fall, pp. 39-49.
"Excerpts From Philosophy and the Human
Future: The Implications of Postmodern War," Nomad, no. 1, Spring,
With Joe Dumit and Nancy Campbell, "Plans
for a war torn pedagogy: Representing ourselves," Journal of
Urban and Cultural Studies 2, no. 1, pp. i-x.
"Pomo Peace/Pomo War: A Bibliographic
Essay" Cultural Studies of Science and Technology Working
Paper No. 7, Santa Cruz, California.
"Kuwait 1991: A Postmodern War" on PMC-T. (Internet).
"Der Kyborg Soldat: Das US-Militar und
der postmoderne Kampfer," Wissenschaft
und Frieden, Bonn, Germany, no. 2, Juli, pp. 38-43.
"The Strategic Computing Program at Four
Years: Implications and Intimations," AI and Society--The Journal of
Human and Machine Intelligence, London, England,
vol. 2, no. 2, Winter, pp. 141-9.
"Das Strategic Computing Program nach
view Jahren," Wissenschaft
und Frieden, Bonn, Germany, N. 5, Dezember, pp.
"The New Libertarians," The Black Rose, Fall,
Interview by Stephan Wray, in Hactivistm: Network, Art,
Activism, ed. by Electronic Disturbance Theatre,
Interview by Angel Gordo e Igor Sabada:
"Del ciborg a la realidad aumentada. Coloquio Chris H. Gray,
Steven Mentor y Heidi Sarriera-Figueroa" in Minerva 13, pp. 74-77.
Interview by John Armitage, in Cultural Politics, vol.
2/2, pp. 225-44.
Interview by Filip Lau, "Dolly", with
Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, in Design
DK, no. 3, pp. 10 -17. (Danish, English)
Interview by Wolfgang Sutzl, "Cyborg
Society", in The Network
Society of Control: Conference Reader, Amsterdam:
de baile, pp. 44-49. (and Internet)
Interview by Shimon Gelbetz, in Haayal. (Internet -
Interview of Professor Manfred Clynes in
The Cyborg Handbook,
Interview of Dr. J.E. Steele in The Cyborg Handbook, pp
"The Destruction of Flight 655 by the USS
Vincennes," "The Wounding of the USS Stark," and "The 1986
Raid on Libya by the U.S." in Technological Failures: An Encyclopedia,
Susan D. Herring, ed., NY: Garland Publishing. In hiatus.
"The Military and Technology" in Science, Technology, and
Society, Sal Restivo, Editor in Chief, Oxford
University Press, pp. 332-8.
"Politics, Violence and: Political
Campaigns" and "Politics, Violence and: Government" in Violence in America: An
Encyclopedia, Ronald Gotesman, ed., New York:
Charles Scribner's Sons.
"Carl Sagan," "Edward Teller," "Claude
Elwood Shannon," "Larry Roberts" and "John Lockart
McCarthy," in Notable
Twentieth-Century Scientists, Emily McMurray, ed.,
Detroit: Gale Research, Inc.
"Afghanistan War," "U.S. Air Force,"
"U.S. Army," "Bernard Brodie," "Counter-Insurgency," "Cruise
Missile," "DARPA," "Herman Kahn," "U.S. Marine Corp,"
"Nuclear Strategy," "Nuclear Weapons," "H. Norman
Schwarzkopf," "Strategic Air Command," "Strategic Defense
Initiative," and "Tet Offensive" in The New Columbia Encyclopedia,
5th Edition, Chernow and Chernow, eds., NY: Columbia
University Press. Edited and rewrote 43 other entries, from
"Army" to "War" as a contributing editor. Did not have final
Review of Strategic Computing by Alex Roland (MIT
2002) for Isis,
"Empire in the 21st Century", review
essay on Empire of
Disorder by Alain Joxe (Semiotext(e), 2002) and Empire by Michael Hardt
and Antonio Negri (Harvard University Press, 2000) in Peace News, December.
There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the
Cold War by Frances Fitzgerald (Simon &
Schuster, 2000), in "Way Out There Indeed" for CPSR Newsletter, vol.
19, no 2, Spring. (Internet)
of Fancy: Armed Conflict in Science Fiction and Fantasy
edited by George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin (Athens,
Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1993), for Science-Fiction Studies,
vol. 20, no. 61, November, pp. 477-81.
the Age of Intelligent Machines by Manual De Landa,
(NY: Zone/MIT, 1992) for Annals
of the History of Computing vol. 15, no. 2, pp.
and Artificial Intelligence: Weapon and Arms Control
Applications of Advanced Computing edited by Allen
Din (London: Sipri/Oxford University Press, 1987) for CPSR Newsletter,
Spring, pp. 13-4.
"Suggested Readings in Technohistory" in
Cyborg Bibliography and Filmography, in The Cyborg Handbook,
My book on effective learning and
how it can be applied with computers (specifically Square
One's Phoenix Program which I helped design) is called Power-Learning: Developing
Effective Study Skills (Merced, CA: Educational
Operating Systems, 1992).
As a technical writer I have also been
the principle writer and editor of several software manuals,
two guides for computer-based training (CBT) programs, the
on-screen text for almost 100 CBT lessons and the
translation of dozens of production and maintenance manuals
into multimedia environments.
Published numerous articles on social
and scientific issues in political journals and popular
magazines such as Punch,
in the U.S., England, Spain, and the Czech Republic;
co-authored three booklets on community organizing, and
authored a novel (It Could
Be Magic) and a memoir (19th Year) posted on-line and a dozen
short stories, one published ("Limits of Faith" in Chinquapin, 1986). I
continue to write fiction.
Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Society for the Social
Studies of Science. Science and Justice Research Group (UCSC).
2011, special report for Edison Consulting on the future of
GPUs in High Performance Computing.
Spring 1994 to Winter 1995, writer and consultant for
Hewlett-Packard's Inkjet printer cartridge factory, Corvallis,
Oregon through Baunach Associates and CDI Corporation. I am
familiar with dozens of computer programs and programming
1991 to 1993, lead writer and consultant for Square One
Software, Inc., Aptos, California. I helped develop an
interactive system to improve learning and writing for grades
10-16 and worked on a series of CBT programs.
1987-1990, consultant, project developer, and technical writer
for Zetetic Software, Inc., Santa Cruz, California, including
designing the interface for a real-time database of US
1979-1981, served as research director and traveling organizer
for the South Africa Catalyst Project.
I have also been a painter, mover, security guard, grease
monkey, sawmill hand, gardener, cook, programmer, legal clerk,
woodworker, secretary, child-care aide, insulator, and
At UCSC I took teaching assistant
training and the Literature Board's graduate course required
for teaching writing classes. Through IGCC I attended two
summer seminars (Santa Cruz, California and Moscow, USSR) on
teaching about international relations.
I have taught hundreds of students in
individual tutorials at UGF and especially at Goddard
College which follows the Oxbridge model of tutor-student.
Expert in the areas of Computing, History, Philosophy, and
Social Inquiry, and have supervised direct study as primary
advisor of over 200 Goddard students, including 30 MA, three
MFA-IA. Have taught over 100 philosophy, cultural studies,
and information sciences courses at UCSC, Oregon State, Jan
Masaryk University, and UGF as are listed below.
At TUIU I am currently working with two
doctoral learners as the core adviser (and 25 graduated),
and four as a committee member (with 13 graduated). I taught
one writing seminar, Telling Stories (2005), and two on-line
doctoral seminars, Research Methods (2001) and Human-Machine
Communication and Integration (2001 and 2004), all for
1987-1990 at UCSC
"Political Freedom" with Prof. Peter
"Introduction to Native Americans" with
Prof. Anthony Garcia;
"World Cultures" with Prof. Carlos
Norena et al; "Modern States" with Prof. Richard Gordon;
"Introduction to Philosophy with Prof.
"Science and Politics" with Prof. Donna
Preceptor for accredited SWOPSI class,
"Anarchism" (1975) sponsored by Prof. Raymond Giraud
Preceptor for accredited SWOPSI class,
"Men and Feminism" (1977) sponsored by Prof. Sandra Bem
* Science and Technology Studies.
* Computer Science (human-machine interfaces, multimedia,
systems analysis, ethics and legal, public policy, information
* Philosophy (of information theory, epistemology, ethics,
history, science, technology, politics, rhetoric).
* Politics (theory, war and peace, international system,
gender, citizenship, government, anarchism).
* History (of technology, science, war, Spain, California,
Western exploration, U.S., World).
"Linus Pauling and
the Temptation of Evolutionary Ethics” at Oregon State
University, Freeman Fund Lecture.
"What Parts of Me are Uncyborgable?"
Keynote, Amber '09, Art and Technology Festival, Instanbul,
"Only Good and Evil: Postmodern
Technoscience" at the Circulo de Belles Artes for the
Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
"Animal Minds Making Culture--The
Political Implications of Evolutionary Psychology" at the
University of East London, London, UK.
"Manifesting Politics: Technology,
Manifestos, Manifesto Technologies" with Steven Mentor,
Cultural Studies Now conference, London, UK.
"Consciousness Studies: The emerging
spiritual-scientific-military complex" at the Universidad de
"Peace, War and Information" at the
Center for Theory, Culture and Politics, Trent University,
"Humanity Transformed: Cyborgs and
Other Monsters, Hopeful and Otherwise" at the World
Sociology Congress, Durban, South Africa.
Revolution" International Leadership Association Annual
Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
"Naming Pragmatics: Wars, Empires,
Infoisms, Powers" at the Center for Cultural Studies,
University of California at Santa Cruz.
"The Future of War" Center of
Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Spain.
"War is Plastic/Gerra Plastikoa
Da/Guerra es Plastica" University of the West of England,
University of London, University
of Greenwich, University of Leeds/St. Catherine's,
University of Durham, Universidad del Pais Vasco.
"Postmodern War: Intelligent weapons
and conflicts without victims?" Center of Contemporary
Culture of Barcelona, Spain.
"Cyborgs, Masculinity, and War", with
Steven Mentor, at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid
and the Universitat Autonoma de
"What is a book?" Panel presentation,
Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Netherlands.
"Where are we going?" Bates College,
"Cyborg Body Politic" at the "Hobbes
Anniversary" Conference, Wien, Austria.
"Autonomy, Security, Controls" at "The
Network Society of Controls", World-Information.org,
"Ironies of IT: Information Technology,
Suicide Cyborgs, and the Global Polis" for the
"911+1: Perplexities of Security
Conference" Brown University, Providence, RI.
Postmodern War: New Technologies of
Conflict" at the Danish Institute of International Affairs,
"Cyborg Citizen" with Faith Wilding,
Public Netbase, Wien, Austria.
"What Next?" Jan van Eyck Akademie,
"Cyborgs, War, and Art" for the
"Reading the Cyborg" Symposium and Exhibition, Vancouver Art
Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Keynote address.
"Information Theory and Information
War" at the CPSR Annual Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann
"Virtual Citizenship: Character for
Characters" for "Digital Frontier" conference, University at
Buffalo, State University of New York.
"The Prefigurative Art and Politics of
Cyborgs" at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht,
"The Future of War" for the Staff
Command Course, Israel Defense Forces, Tel Aviv, Israel.
"Death: The Role of Technology and the
Future" at the Symposium on Death and Dying, University of
Great Falls, Great Falls,
"The Technoscientific Future" at
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
"Real War 2000: The Crisis of
Postmodern War" at the Conceptual Dimensions -- Martial
Ecologies" conference, sponsored
by Israeli Defense Force/Tel Aviv University, Jaffa
"The Vietnam Conflict and Postmodern
War" at the Vietnam Anniversary Symposium, University of
Great Falls, Great Falls,
"Commencement Address" at Goddard
College, BA/MA off-campus graduation.
"The Uses and Abuses of Prosthetics",
meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science,
San Diego, California.
"Prosthetic Prosthesis" panel.
"Human Potential, the Information
Society, and Cyborgization" 39th Annual Meeting of the
European Regional Science Association,
Dublin, Ireland. And discussant.
"Ethics for Computer Professionals:
Responsibility, Service, and Citizenship" at the
"Integrating Ethics into Technical Education" conference,
Somerville, New Jersey.
"Human-Machine Systems in Space: The
Construction of Progress" at the American Historical
Association Annual Meeting,
"Pacifying Cyberspace -- Real
Militarization and Real Resistance in the Virtual Community"
Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.
"The Western Governors' Virtual
University: Politics, Pedagogy, Progress?" Association for
the Advancement of Computing in
Education Annual Conference, Calgary, Canada.
"A Cyborg Bill of Rights" at the
Cyberfest for Hal's Birthday, University of Illinois,
"Postmodern War?: Peace or Apocalypse"
at the "Festival III Conference -- Science, Technology,
& the 21st Century: New Eden
or Armageddon?" Cameron University, Oklahoma.
"Manplus: Enhanced Cyborgs and the
Construction of the Future Masculine" at the American
Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
"Cyborgs, Postmodern War, and Other
Strange Things" as the Convocation speaker, University of
Great Falls, Great Falls,
"Male Bodies of the Future/Present:
Cyborgs" at the Men's Studies Association Annual Conference,
"The History and Future of the
Internet" at Evergreen College, Olympia, Washington.
"The Cyborg Commeth -- So What?"
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech
"Technohistory and Cyborgology: The
Tool of History" at the meeting of the Society for the
Social Studies of Science, the
History of Science Society, and the Philosophy of Science
Association, New Orleans.
and Cyborgology: Using the History of technology in
Interdisciplinary Resarch" panel.
"Passing the Turing Test" at the
Computers and Philosophy Conference, Occidental College, Los
Convener, with Steven Mentor, of a
3-day cyberspace conference "On Cyborgs" at MIT's MOO/STS
Centre in the Media Lab.
"Cyborgology" for the Center for the
Humanities, Oregon State University (OSU).
"Medical Cyborgs and Gender" at the
Society for the History of Technology meeting, Washington,
"Future (Post)Humans" at the Oregon
Science & Humanities Symposium, OSU.
"Biocybernetics 1940-1990: The
Reconceptualization of the Human Body" at the History of
Science meeting, Washington, D.C.
"The Promise of Cyborgs" for the Center
for the Humanities, OSU.
"Remembering and Forgetting--The Music
of Death and Desire" at the "Passions, Persons, Powers"
"Waldos, Robots, Cyborgs: From Science
Fiction to Military Reality" at the Society for the History
of Technology and History of
Science Society meeting, Madison, Wisconsin.
"The Culture of War Cyborgs" at the
American Anthropological Association meeting, Chicago.
"AI at War: An Analysis of the Aegis
System in Combat" at the Directions and Implications of
Advanced Computing conference,
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Cambridge,
"Computers and U.S. Military Policy"
for the Works-in-Progress series, University of California
at Santa Cruz.
"Science Fiction and Real War: The
Strange Relationship Between the U.S. Military and SF
Writers" at the meeting of the Society for Literature and
Science, Portland, Oregon.
Fictions of National Security" panel.
"Humans, Machines, Weapon Systems:
Information Science and the Construction of the U.S.
Soldier" at the meeting of the Society for the Social
Studies of Science, Irvine, California.
"The Philosophical Implications of
Postmodern War" for the Esalen Revisioning Philosophy
Program conference on
"Philosophy and the Human Future," Cambridge University,
England. (Banquet Address.)
"Cyborg Soldiers" at the UC Graduate
Students conference, "Twice-Told Tales: Revisioning
Historical Identities," Santa
"Gender and Postmodern War" at the
Conference of the University of California Council of
Women's Programs "Athena Meets
Prometheus: Gender, Science, and Technology," Davis,
"The Discourse of Military Artificial
Intelligence" for the meeting of the Society for Literature
and Science, Albany, New York.
"The Rhetoric of Military Artificial
Intelligence" at the 5th International Student Pugwash
conferencee, Stanford University, California.
"Artificial Intelligence and Real War"
at the meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of
Science, Worcester Polytechnic, Massachusetts.
Prof. Donna Haraway, History of Consciousness Board, UCSC
Prof. Susan Golding, Dept of Creative, Critical and
University of Greenwich
Prof. Deborah Heath, Anthropology, Lewis
and Clark College
Dr. Karen Lowell, Research Scientist, US
Prof. Jonathan Soffer, History, New York University
Dean Patti Brewer, Graduate College, The Union Institute and
Prof. Terry Winograd, Computer Science Dept., Stanford
Senior Lecturer Debra Shaw, Cultural Studies, East London
Prof. Paul Farber, Chair, History Dept., Oregon State
University, Corvallis, Oregon
Prof. Carroll Pursell, History of Technology and Science
Dept., Case Western Reserve
Prof. Hugh Gusterson, Science and Technology
Prof. Paul Edwards, Science Studies, University of Michigan
Prof. James Der Derian, Political Science Dept., Brown
Prof. Patricia Pedroza, Spanish and Women's Studies, Keene
Prof. John Armitage, Media & Communication, Northumbria
Prof. Robert Buchanan, Director of the BA Residency Program,
Prof. Heidi Figueroa-Sarriera, Dept. of Social Sciences,
University of Puerto Rico
Prof. Joseba Gabilando, Basque Studies, University of Nevada
Prof. Diane Nelson, Anthropology, Duke University
Dean William Furdell, Dean Arts & Humanities, Professor of
University of Great Falls
Prof. Julia Becker, Art Department, University of Great Falls
Prof. Lyndon Marshall, Chair, Computer Science, University of
Prof. Steven Mentor, English/Multimedia, Evergreen Community
San Jose, California
Prof. Mark Driscoll, East Asian Studies, University of North
Prof. Angel Gordo-Lopez, Social Psychology, Universidad
Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
Provost Joel Fergerson, Crown College, University of
California at Santa Cruz