Paul N. Edwards
Paul N. Edwards (US) is a researcher exploring the history, politics, and cultural aspects of computers, information infrastructures, and global climate science.
Paul N. Edwards is Associate Professor of Information at the University of Michigan, where he specializes in the history, politics, and culture of information technologies. He is author of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (MIT Press, 1996) and co-editor of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (MIT Press, 2001) and Changing Life: Genomes, Ecologies, Bodies, Commodities (University of Minnesota Press, 1997). Edwards is presently completing a monograph tentatively titled The World in a Machine: Computer Models, Data Networks, and Global Atmospheric Politics. His work has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Scholars Award. Edwards is spending the 2003-04 academic year in South Africa, where he is researching the techno-politics of information infrastructure before and after Apartheid. A number of articles and book chapters by Paul N. Edwards can be downloaded from his website.