A new blog in the Somatosphere

Just a quick note to draw your attention to a new group blog on medical anthropology, STS, bioethics and related issues called “Somatosphere.” I’m always happy to see new academic group blogs starting up because I think some of them represent a chance to really constitute new communities around topics that don’t yet have much real presence beyond the standard departments and conferences. Medical anthropology of the sort represented by Somatosphere is a clear case… take a look and encourage them with your, as ever, thoughtful and even-handed commentary (grin.)


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.

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