Climate Data Detectives: On the History and Politics of Knowledge about Global Climate Change

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 6020

Paul Edwards
Professor, School of Information and Department of History, University of Michigan

Edwards teaches in in the School of Information (SI) and the Dept. of History at the University of Michigan, an interdisciplinary professional school focused on bringing people, information, and technology together in more valuable ways. His research explores the history, politics, and cultural aspects of computers, information infrastructures, and global climate science. He sometimes direct the University of Michigan Science, Technology & Society Program which sponsors a distinguished speaker series, a biweekly faculty colloquium, a graduate certificate, and an undergraduate minor. He is co-editor (with Geoffrey C. Bowker) of the Infrastructures book series (MIT Press), and he serves on the editorial boards of Climatic Change, Big Data & Society: Critical Interdisciplinary Inquiries, and Information & Culture: A Journal of History. His most recent book is A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2010).

Co-Sponsored with the IHC’s Machines, People and Politics RFG and the IHC series The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities.

For more information, please see IHC's lecture series The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities.