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 241-44. (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.


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.

 

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 or 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.)


Manuscripts in Preparation

Isaac Record. How Simulations Became Evidence: Monte Carlo and the Negotiation of Scientific Standards (Sole author.)

Isaac Record. Remaking History: 3D Methodologies in the Humanistic Studies of Science and Technology (Sole 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-present

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)