Isaac Record, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Semaphore Lab, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
My research explores the implications of the increasing availability of desktop fabrication equipment such as sensor toolkits, programmable controllers, and 3D printers. This work builds on the analysis of scientific instruments I advanced in my dissertation (earned at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science). I have a strong interest in the design process and its conceptual, material, and procedural products, which I analyze in terms of "technological possibilities" for bringing about desired states of affairs and the "practices of trust" that enable users to reliably coordinate material and conceptual resources.
AOS/AOC: philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of physics, philosophy of technology, and philosophy of information