Send in the Blogs… The World’s Fair.

The World’s Fair is a newish blog that is one half Benjamin Cohen, an assistant Professor of STS at Virginia Tech (the other half is David Ng, a molecular biologist at UBC). One thing that has been immediately interesting is his interviews with young scholars: a really excellent intro to the history of Nanotechnology with Cyrus Mody (a new colleague of mine at Rice and Historian/Sociologist of Nanotech) and a recent one with Saul Halfon who has just published a book about demography, population control and “regime change in population policy.” The interviews are short but enlightening and I certainly hope he keeps it up…


Christopher M. Kelty is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a joint appointment in the Institute for Society and Genetics, the department of Information Studies and the Department of Anthropology. His research focuses on the cultural significance of information technology, especially in science and engineering. He is the author most recently of Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Duke University Press, 2008), as well as numerous articles 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.