Project Team Members

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Bethany G. Anderson, Archival Operations and Reference Specialist in the University of Illinois Archives, PI and Project Director
  • Christopher J. Prom, Assistant University Archivist and Professor in the University of Illinois Archives, Co-PI and Project Co-director
  • Mark Sammons, Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Co-PI
  • Kevin Hamilton, Professor of Art + Design, Co-PI
  • James A. Hutchinson, Editor for Engineering Publications in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Project Collaborator
  • Alex Dolski, Research Programmer
  • Brinna Michael, Digital Project Assistant
  • Christine Pallon, Digital Project Assistant
  • Tanairy Delgado, Digital Project Assistant
  • Alicia Hopkins, Digital Project Assistant
  • Anirudh Chandrashekhar, Programmer
  • Shreya Udhani, Programmer

American Philosophical Society

  • Charles B. Greifenstein, Associate Librarian & Curator of Manuscripts, Lead Project Collaborator

British Library

  • Jonathan Pledge, Curator of Contemporary Archives, Politics and Public Life, Lead Project Collaborator

MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections

  • Tom Rosko, Institute Archivist and Head, Lead Project Collaborator
  • Beverly Turner, Digital Operations Coordinator

Advisory Board

  • John Day, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Boston University
  • Harriett Green, Associate Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Louis Kauffman, Professor of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Michael Lissack, President, American Society for Cybernetics
  • Eden Medina, Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Albert Müller, Curator and University Lecturer, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, University of Vienna
  • Karl Müller, Director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center New Cybernetics, Vienna, Austria
  • Alexander Riegler, Senior Researcher, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • Stuart Umpleby, Professor Emeritus of Management at George Washington University
  • Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research

Acknowledgments

The following individuals graciously provided advice, guidance, and donated resources to the project. The project team would like to thank them for their time and contributions.

  • Ekaterina Babintseva, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tom Habing, Library IT, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jesús V. Hernández, Wolfram Research
  • Ron Kline, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
  • Patricia Lampron, Metadata Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • William Maher, University Archives, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jan Müggenburg, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  • Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, Office of Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (formerly)
  • Alison Pearn, Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge
  • Andy Pickering, Sociology, Philosophy, and Anthropology, University of Exeter
  • Kyle Rimkus, Preservation Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jennifer Hain Teper, Preservation Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kathie Veach, Research Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research

Technology

Software Developed and Used:

Technologies and Libraries:

Visualization Software:

Publications and Presentations

  • History of Science Society Annual Meeting, “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project” poster presentation, November 10, 2017, Toronto, ON

  • IEEE Big Data 2017 – Computational Archival Science Workshop, “The Cybernetics Thought Collective Project: Using Computational Methods to Reveal Intellectual Context in Archival Material,” co-presenter, (with Christopher J. Prom, Kevin Hamilton, James A. Hutchinson, Mark Sammons, and Alex Dolski), December 13, 2017, Boston, MA, DOI: 10.1109/BigData.2017.8258171. (also available at: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2017/06/Anderson.pdf)

 

Contact

For any questions about this project, please contact Bethany Anderson.