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Books

Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques and Christina Holmes, eds. Beyond Imported Magic: Science, Technology and Society in Latin America. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2014.

Eden Medina, Revolucionarios cibernéticos: Tecnología y política en el Chile de Salvador Allende. Santiago, Chile: LOM Ediciones, 2013.

Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2011.

*Winner of the 2012 Edelstein Prize for outstanding book in the history of technology and the Computer History Museum Prize for outstanding book in the history of computing. Awarded Honorable Mention "Young Investigator," in the book prize competition of the Recent History and Memory Section of the Latin American Studies Association. See reviews of the book.

Journal Articles

Stephanie Kane, Eden Medina and Daniel Micheler, "Infrastructural Drift in Seismic Cities: Chile, Pacific Rim, 27 February, 2010," Social Text, forthcoming 2015.

Eden Medina, "Big Blue in the Bottomless Pit: The Early Years of IBM Chile," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 30 (2008): 26-41.

Eden Medina, "Designing Freedom, Regulating a Nation: Socialist Cybernetics in Allende's Chile," Journal of Latin American Studies 38 (2006): 571-606. Winner of the 2007 IEEE Life Member's Prize in Electrical History.

Book Chapters

Eden Medina, "Reading History in a Large Concrete Panel," Monolith Controversies.Eds. Hugo Palmarola and Pedro Alonso. Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2014.

Michael Lemon and Eden Medina, “A Review of History of Technology Scholarship on Latin America in English Language Journals,” Beyond Imported Magic: Science, Technology and Society in Latin America. Ed. Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, forthcoming 2014.

Eden Medina, "Cibernetica Socialista en el Chile de Allende," Situation Room. Ed. Pablo de Soto. Gijon, Spain: LABoral Center for Industrial Art and Creation, 2010. Chapter published in Spanish and English.

Eden Medina, "Secret Plan Cybersyn," in Conspire. Transmediale Parcours 1. Ed. Stephen Kovats and Thoman Munz. Frankfurt, Germany: Revolver Press, 2008. Chapter published in English and German.

Eden Medina, "Ballet Slippers," in Evocative Objects: Things We Think With. Ed. Sherry Turkle. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2007.

Eden Medina, "Democratic Socialism, Cybernetic Socialism," in Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy. Ed. Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005.

Eden Medina and David Mindell, "Engineering and Computer Science in Action: The Structure of Engineering Revolutions," in Using History to Teach Computer Science and Related Disciplines. Ed. Atsushi Akera and William Aspray. Washington, D.C.: Computer Research Associaton, 2004.

Essays and Reviews

Eden Medina, “Author Response: Cybernetic Revolutionaries,” History and Technology 28 (4) (2013): 431-441.

Eden Medina, "Cybernetic Revolutionaries," Cabinet, Summer 2012: 21-27.

Eden Medina, "Computers," in Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working Class History. Ed. Eric Arnesen. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Eden Medina, "Computer Memory, Collective Memory: Recovering History Through Chilean Computing," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 27 (2005): 102-104.

Eden Medina, "Beyond the Ballot Box: Computer Science Education and Social Responsibility," Inroads - The SIGCSE Bulletin 36 (2004): 7-10.

Eden Medina, "Freedom in Code: The Birth of the Chilean Free Software Movement," ReVista Harvard Review of Latin America 3 (2004): 23-24.

Eden Miller, “Decrypting Mathematics,” book review of In Code by Sarah and David Flannery, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine 21: 9-10.


Selected Press

"Proyecto Cybersyn: Los revolucionarios cibernéticos de Salvador Allende," El Diario, September 11, 2013.

“Historical Reflections: Five Lessons from Really Good History,” Communications of the ACM, January 2013.

“Before Fruit Ninja, Cybernetics,” New York Times, November 29, 2012.

"El libro de Eden Medina: Revolucionarios Cibernéticos, tecnología y política en el Chile de Allende," Terapia Chilensis, DUNA 89.7, October 9, 2012.

"Entrevista Eden Medina," Revista Bits de Ciencia, No. 7 Primer Semestre, 2012.

"Technology Workshop to Focus on Latin America," Herald Times, August 24, 2012.

"Cybernetic Revolutionaries," Icon Magazine, April 1, 2012.

"Outstanding Junior Faculty Award recipients announced for 2011," IU News Room, February 8, 2011.

"Allende, l'informatique et la révolution," Le Monde Diplomatique, July 2010. Also published in Portuguese, Spanish, Persian, Hungarian and Norwegian.

"Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards funding of prestigious Sawyer Seminars to IU faculty," IU News Room, July 28, 2009.

"IU professor analyzes Chile's 'Project Cybersyn'," Live at IU, June 18, 2009. [pdf]

"Les médias disparus: Cybersyn, réseau social," Libération, August 15, 2008. [pdf]

"IU's Eden Medina earns electrical history award for research on Chile’s technology use," IU News Room, October 31, 2007.

"The Objects of Our Desire: Sherry Turkle Explores People's Deep Ties to Everyday Things," The Washington Post, August 23, 2007.

"Doce científicos revisan la época de Augusto Pinochet," El Mercurio, December 12, 2006.

Cybersyn Documentary, Or_am, July 2006.

"Chile's Switched-on Socialism Pioneered Networking in Early '70s," Indiana University News and Media, October 24, 2005.

On the Media, National Public Radio, September 12, 2003.

"Eden Miller: El proyecto Synco: ¿Utopía cibernetica o treinta anos adelantado a su época?" Sociedad y Conocimiento, December 2003.

"Santiago Dreaming," The Guardian, September 2003.

"Proyecto Synco: El Sueño Cibernético de Allende," The Clinic, July 2003.

 

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