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Isaac Record

“Isaac

Isaac Record

Curriculum Vitae

24 March 2016

Lyman Briggs College
919 East Shaw Lane
Michigan State University
www.isaacrecord.com

EDUCATION

PhD Institute for History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, University of Toronto, 2012.
   "Knowing Instruments: Design, Reliability, and Scientific Practice"
MA Institute for History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, University of Toronto, 2005.
BS Electrical Engineering, University of Maine, 2003.
BS Computer Engineering, University of Maine, 2003.

APPOINTMENTS

Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College, Academic Specialist, 2015-present.
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2012-2015.

SPECIALIZATION

AOS Philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of technology
AOC Science and Technology Studies, history of science

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Isaac Record and Boaz Miller. Forthcoming. Responsible Epistemic Technologies. New Media and Society. (Equal co-authors.)

Isaac Record, Daniel Southwick, ginger coons, and Matt Ratto. 2015. Regulating the Liberator: Prospects for the Regulation of 3D Printing. Journal of Peer Production 6: 1-12. (Lead author. Ratto was PI, Southwick and coons contributed to writing and supporting research.)

Boaz Miller and Isaac Record. 2013. Justified Belief in a Digital Age: On the Epistemic Implications of Secret Internet Technologies. Episteme 10(2): 117-134. (Equal co-author.)

Isaac Record. 2013. Technology and Epistemic Possibility. Journal for the General Philosophy of Science 44: 319-336. (Sole author.)

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Isaac Record, Matt Ratto, ginger coons, and Max Julien. 2014. Blind Tennis: Extreme Users and Participatory Design. PDC '14 Proceedings of the 13th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Industry Cases, Workshop Descriptions, Doctoral Consortium papers, and Keynote abstracts - Volume 2: 41-44. (Co-author with Ratto. coons contributed to writing and Julien contributed programming products.)

Isaac Record, Matt Ratto, Amy Ratelle, Adriana Ieraci, and Nina Czegledy. 2013. DIY Prosthetics Workshops: ‘Critical making’ for public understanding of human augmentation. Technology and Society (ISTAS), IEEE International Symposium (2013): 117-125. (Lead author. Ratto PI, Ieraci and Czegledy organized workshops and selected some of the prompts included in paper.)

Other Publications

Resch, Gabby, Dan Southwick, Isaac Record, and Matt Ratto. (forthcoming) Thinking as Handwork: Critical Making with Humanistic Concerns. In Jentery Sayers (ed.), Making Humanities Matter. University of Minnesota Press. (Resch is main author. Record provided editorial support and contributed to research products.)

Isaac Record & Boaz Miller. (forthcoming). Taking iPhone Seriously: Epistemic Technologies and the Extended Mind. In Duncan Pritchard, Jesper Kallestrup‎, Orestis Palermos & J. Adam Carter‎ (eds.), Extended Epistemology. Oxford University Press. (Equal co-authors)

Isaac Record. 2010. Scientific Instruments: Knowledge, Practice, and Culture (Editor’s Introduction). Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 4(1) 1-7. (Sole author and editor of special issue.)

Isaac Record. 2009. Review of Daniel Rothbart. Philosophical Instruments: Minds and Tools at Work. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 3(1) 233-235. (Sole author.)

Isaac Record. 2008. Frankenstein in Lilliput: Science at the Nanoscale (Editor’s Introduction). Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 2(1) 22-24. (Sole author.)

Isaac Record and Andrew Munro. 2008. Review of Paul E. Ceruzzi. Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 2(1) 251-253. (Equal co-author.)

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2014-2015 “‘I made this’: Children’s participatory learning with 3D Printing” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant (Co-Applicant) ($75,000, 1st place)
2014 “Humanistic Studies of Science and Technology” Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group ($3000)
2012-2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ($130,000)
2011 Doctoral Completion Award ($25,000)
2011 AmeriCorps*VISTA Education Award ($5000)
2006-2010 University of Toronto Fellowship ($120,000 over four years)
2004-2005 University of Toronto Fellowship ($30,000)
2004-2011 IHPST Competitive Travel Grants (approximately $3500 over five years)

PRESENTATIONS

Refereed Conference Presentations

2016 Knowledge from Instruments. Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Calgary, Canada.
2016 Philosopher as experimenter: Reflections on a multidisciplinary study of children’s participatory learning with 3D printing. Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering.
2016 Web Responsibility in a Transhuman Age Analyzed through the ‎Prism of Technological Possibility. 2nd Glocal Symposium on Posthuman Futures. New York, USA.
2015 How simulations became evidence. Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Ottawa, Canada.
2015 Blind Tennis: Extreme Users and Participatory Design, Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering, Detroit, USA.
2014 3D Printed Guns and the Prospects for Government Regulation of Emerging Technologies, Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering, Waterloo, Canada.
2014 Remaking the Past: History in 3D. Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, St. Catherines, Canada.
2014 Autocomplete: Providing epistemically responsible information on the internet. Philosophy of Information, Durham, USA.
2014 Who is a Suitably Prepared Model User? Models and Simulations 6, South Bend, USA.
2013 How simulations became evidence. International Congress for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Manchester, England.
2013 Who is a Suitably Prepared Model User? Society for Philosophy and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal.
2013 Who is a Suitably Prepared Model User? Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, Toronto.
2013 DIY Prosthetics Workshops: Critical Making. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Symposium on Technology and Society, Toronto.
2012 On the Epistemic Implications of Secret Web Technologies (with Boaz Miller). Episteme 2012 Conference: Epistemological Problems of Privacy and Secrecy, Delft, Netherlands.
2012 Who is a Suitably Prepared Model User? Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Waterloo.
2012 Just Google It: Algorithms and Knowledge on the Internet. Canadian Communication Association, Waterloo.
2011 Technological Possibility as a Condition for Epistemic Possibility. Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, Exeter.
2011 Technological Possibility. Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Fredericton.
2010 Getting a Foot in the Door: Accepting Random Numbers in Simulations. Models and Simulations 4, Toronto.
2010 Thoughts about Things: What Instruments Can Do For Philosophy. HAPSAT Graduate Conference, Toronto.
2009 Marks of History: Trusting Instruments. Society for the History of Technology, Pittsburgh.
2008 The Role of Technological Advance in the History of Scientific Practice. History of Science Society, Pittsburgh.
2008 Rhetoric or Ontology? Embodied Knowledge and the Instrument Makers. HAPSAT Graduate Conference, Toronto.
2008 Instruments of Explanation. Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Vancouver.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor

2016 Introduction to History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Michigan State University
2016 Technology and Culture, Michigan State University
2015 Wearables and Wellness (Senior Seminar), Michigan State University
2015 Technology and Culture, Michigan State University
2013 Materiality (Graduate Directed Reading), University of Toronto
2009 History of Science, University of Toronto
2008 History of Science, University of Toronto
2006 Introduction to the Honors Thesis Experience, University of Maine
2006 First Year Experience, University of Maine
2005 Introduction to the Honors Thesis Experience, University of Maine
2005 First Year Experience, University of Maine

Teaching Assistant

2010 Scientific Revolutions II, University of Toronto
2009 Philosophy of Science, University of Toronto
2008 Methodology, Theory and Ethics in the Life Sciences, University of Toronto
2007 Methodology, Theory and Ethics in the Life Sciences, University of Toronto
2007 History of Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
2007 Scientific Revolutions I, University of Toronto
2006 Scientific Revolutions I, University of Toronto
2006 Civilizations IV, University of Maine
2005 Civilizations III, University of Maine

SERVICE

Co-founder and Editor—Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, 2006-present
Volunteer—University of Toronto Scientific Instrument Collection, display of Electron Microscope, interview for “Canadian Made” on History Television, 2006-2016
Website/Listserv Manager—Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, 2012-2017
Member—Joint Caucus for the Socially Engaged Philosophy and History of Science, 2012-present
Organizer—Annual HAPSAT Conference, University of Toronto, 2007-2010
Student Member—Search Committee, IHPST Director, 2008
President—History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Graduate Student Association, 2007-2009
Referee—Social Studies of Science, Canadian Philosophical Association, Spontaneous Generations, Principia, International Studies in Philosophy of Science

Professional Experience

Coordinator—Semaphore Research, University of Toronto, 2012-present
Managed $150,000 equipment procurement budget. Organized DIY Prosthetics Workshop, Electronics 101 Workshop, Building a Better Ball for Blind Tennis Workshop, Collaborative Hardware Design Workshop
Web designer & IT specialist—IHPST, www.hps.utoronto.ca, 2006-2014; Toronto Health History Group, torontohealthhistory.ca, 2011-present
Editorial Assistant—Annals of Science, 2007-2009
Honors Associate—University of Maine, 2005-2006
Administrative support for college of 700 students, student mentor, webmaster, Editor of annual magazine Minerva, organized TIAA-CREF Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture
Research Assistant—IHPST, University of Toronto, 2004-2005
Brian Baigrie, history of electricity and magnetism

Professional Organizations

American Philosophical Association, Canadian Philosophical Association, Philosophy of Science Association, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Society for Philosophy and Technology, Canadian Communications Association, Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, History of Science Society, Society for History of Technology

REFERENCES

Matt Ratto, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Faculty of Information, Semaphore Lab, Robarts Library, Room 7023, 130 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3G6 Canada
+1 416-946-5415
matt.ratto@utoronto.ca
(postdoctoral supervisor)

Anjan Chakravartty, Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Department of Philosophy, Malloy Hall, Room 101, Notre Dame, IN 46556-4619 USA
+1 574-631-1179
chakravartty.1@nd.edu
(dissertation supervisor)

Allan Franklin, Professor, University of Colorado
Department of Physics,
390 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309 USA
+1 303-492-8610
allan.franklin@colorado.edu
(external examiner)

Chen-Pang Yeang, University of Toronto
Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, 91 Charles St. West, Room 309, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 Canada
+1 416-978-3968
chenpang.yeang@utoronto.ca
(doctoral committee)