Bates, David

David W. Bates is Professor of Rhetoric, and the current Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media, at the University of California, where he teaches Modern European Intellectual History.  Besides States of War, featured on Rorotoko, Bates is the author of Enlightenment Aberrations: Error and Revolution in France (Cornell, 2002) and numerous essays. He is now at work on a new book that traces the intersections between scientific thought, machines, and media technology to investigate the nature of creative human thinking.

On Rorotoko:

On his book States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political
(Our Cover Feature of December 28, 2011)