Edwards, Paul



Paul N. Edwards is Professor of Information and History at the University of Michigan.  He writes and teaches about the history, politics, and culture of information infrastructures.  In addition to A Vast Machine, featured in his Rorotoko interview, Edwards is the author of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (MIT Press, 1996) and co-editor (with Clark Miller) of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (2001).  He also maintains a personal website and one with additional information and downloads related to A Vast Machine.

On Rorotoko:

On his book A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming
(Our Cover Feature of March 06, 2011)