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I am completing a Ph.D. in Modern Intellectual & Cul-tural History & Literature at Drew University, Madison, N.J. My research areas are: History of Science (esp. evolution) and Technology (especially artificial intelligence and robotics), Book History, and Victorian Britain. My primary methodology is mainly reception history.
I am a doctoral student in the history and philoso-phy of science graduate program at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. I have a B.Sc. in biotechnology engineering from Technion (Israel Institute of Technol-ogy) and an M.A. in comparative literature from Tel Aviv University. Broadly speaking, my academic interests include: the history of communication technologies, the history of the internet, utopianism, tech-nological utopianism, and the intellectual history of technology. I am espe-cially interested in the cultural and social history of information and communications technologies.
Currently, I am writing my disserta-tion, temporarily titled "Technological Utopianism and the Rise of the Inter-net.Ē In it, I explore the utopian extremes of the U.S. public dis-course surrounding the internet and cyberspace. Studying the extreme utopian visions of the discourse has a unique fascination for me, as I believe that these visions formed a cultural Geist. For certain, they have a crucial part in shaping the image of the internet in the eyes of its users. I suggest that they affected its popularity and its quick adoption in the U.S.
Iím a second year doctoral student in the College of Mass Communication, School of Telecommunication, at Ohio University. I also am enrolled in the schoolís Contemporary History Institute, a certificate program spe-cializing in post-World War II studies.
My research analyzes media representations of the Apollo program to determine how science and technology became part of popular culture. I am particularly interested in the kinds of cultural products created as a result of Apollo, as well as the role of the media in creating meaning for those products.