Christopher M. Kelty

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Christopher M. Kelty

Christopher Kelty (US) researches the cultural significance of information technology, specially in science and engineering.

Christopher Kelty teaches anthropology at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and information studies at the Center for Society and Genetics, University of California.

Kelty's ethnographic research focuses on open source and free software, including its impact on education, nanotechnology, the life sciences, and issues of peer review and research process in the sciences and in the humanities.

In 2004, he published the essay Opening the Brown Box: Networks, Science and Infrastructure in V2_'s in Feelings are Always Local.

In 2008, Kelty published Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Duke University Press): http://twobits.net/


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