2012 Computer History Museum Prize

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

Prize Citation

Cybernetic Revolutionaries is a well-researched, insightful historical analysis of utopian computer technology and politics in Chile before, during, and after the brief presidency of Slavador Allende. Eden Medina situates the history of technology in a national framework to integrate topics and approaches from economic policies to cybernetics and managerial ideology, international relations, and biography.

2012 Prize Committee Members

Jonathan Coopersmith (Chair): Associate Professor Department of History Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-4326 j-coopersmith@neo.tamu.edu

Pierre Mounier-Kuhn: CNRS & Universit√© Paris-Sorbonne 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France mounier@msh-paris.fr

Rebecca Slayton: Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology Program, University of Minnesota, 108 Pillsbury Hall, 310 Pillsbury Drive Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455 rslayton@umn.edu