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Isaac Record

“Isaac

Isaac Record

Curriculum Vitae

September 2018

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

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. 2017. Responsible Epistemic Technologies. New Media and Society. 19(12): 1945–1963. (Equal co-authors.)

Hannah Turner, Gabby Resch, Daniel Southwick, Rhonda McEwen, Adam K. Dubé and Isaac Record. 2017. Using 3D Printing to Enhance Understanding and Engagement with Young Audiences: Lessons from Workshops in a Museum. 60(3): 311–333. (Provided editorial support and contributed to research products.)

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

Isaac Record & Boaz Miller. 2018. 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)

Resch, Gabby, Dan Southwick, Isaac Record, and Matt Ratto. 2017. 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. 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

2018 University of Maine TIAA Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture, "Life, The University, and Everything"
2018 “Developing a Two Cultures Curriculum” Scholarship of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (mentor)
2017 “The Development of a Mobile Application to Accurately Assess Individual Social Media Use” Science + Society @ State (Co-Applicant) ($10,000)
2016 “Vital Signs: Bridging & Democratizing Physics” Science + Society @ State (Co-Applicant) ($10,000)
2016 “Future Design Studio” Science + Society @ State (Co-Applicant) ($10,000)
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

2018 (Accepted) Teaching HPS Roundtable. History of Science Society, Seattle, USA [Organizer]
2018 Opening the Black Box of Learning. Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Regina, Canada [Organizer, Teaching HPS panel]
2018 Vital Signs: Bridging and Democratizing Physics. Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology, College Park, USA
2016 Opening the Black Box Exercise. Philosophy of Science Association, Atlanta, USA
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*

Humane Computing (Senior Seminar)
Technologies of the Self (Senior Seminar)
Wellness and Wearables (Senior Seminar)
Introduction to History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
Technology and Culture
Natural Environment
Materiality (Graduate Directed Reading, University of Toronto)
History of Science (University of Toronto)
Introduction to the Honors Thesis Experience (University of Maine)
First Year Experience (University of Maine)
* Unless otherwise indicated, courses taught at Michigan State University

SERVICE

Director, Collaborative Experiential Learning Laboratory, 2018-2021
   Managed $43,000 equipment procurement budget. Organized Open House, CELL Curriculum Development Workshop, Teaching in the CELL Workshop
Host Campus Committee, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, 2018-2020
HPS Group Curriculum Committee, 2018-2020
Interim Member, LBC Awards Committee, 2016
Member, Biology Search Committee, 2016
Faculty Mentor—Lyman Briggs Maker Student Club, 2015-present
Faculty Mentor—Spartans2Students Student Club, 2015-present
Faculty Mentor—MSU HUB Student Advisory Board, 2015-2016
Co-founder and Editor—Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, 2006-2014
Volunteer—University of Toronto Scientific Instrument Collection, display of Electron Microscope, interview for “Canadian Made” on History Television, 2006-2016
Website and Listserv Manager, Archival Committee—Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, 2012-2016
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
Web designer & IT specialist—IHPST, www.hps.utoronto.ca, 2006-2014; Toronto Health History Partnership, torontohealthhistory.ca, 2011-2016
Editorial Assistant—Annals of Science, 2007-2009
Referee—Canadian Philosophical Association, Episteme, Erkenntnis, International Studies in Philosophy of Science, New Media and Society, Principia, Social Studies of Science, Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, Synthese

Relevant Professional Experience

Coordinator—Semaphore Research, University of Toronto, 2012-2015
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
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
Teaching Assistant—University of Toronto: Scientific Revolutions II, Philosophy of Science, Methodology, Theory and Ethics in the Life Sciences, History of Evolutionary Biology, Scientific Revolutions I. University of Maine: Civilizations III, Civilizations IV

Professional Organizations

American Association of Philosophy Teachers, American Philosophical Association, Canadian Communications Association, Canadian Philosophical Association, Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering, History of Science Society, Philosophy of Science Association, Society for History of Technology, Society for Philosophy and Technology, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice