Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction author with a career spanning over three decades. The prolific author is known for his novels including his Mars Trilogy, New York 2140, Red Moon and more.
Asli Kemiksiz is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Osaka University. Casper Bruun Jensen is an STS scholar affiliated with the department of anthropology at Osaka University.
Natasha Myers is an associate professor of anthropology at York University.In 2016 she coined the term "Planthroposcene". Her first book, Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter is an ethnography of protein crystallographers and discusses how scientists teach one another how to sense the molecular realm.This book won the 2016 Robert Merton Book Prize from the Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. She received her BSc in biology from McGill University, a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies and her PhD in the Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology & Society (HASTS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Wikipedia)
Natasha Myers is an associate professor of anthropology at York University. In 2016 she coined the term "Planthropocene". Her first book, Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter is an ethnography of protein crystallographers and discusses how scientists teach one another how to sense the molecular realm.This book won the 2016 Robert Merton Book Prize from the Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. She received her BSc in biology from McGill University, a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies and her PhD in the Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology & Society (HASTS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Wikipedia)
From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Strathern): "Dame Ann Marilyn Strathern, DBE (née Evans; born 6 March 1941) is a British anthropologist, who has worked largely with the Mount Hagen people of Papua New Guinea and dealt with issues in the UK of reproductive technologies. She was William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge from 1993 to 2008, and Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge from 1998 to 2009."
Lily Irany as a scholar is famous for her works on cyberspace and its socio-cultural implications. She is mainly focusing on how workers are defending or reacting to the politics of cyber workspace and how they use certain virtual platforms to implement their agendas. she contributed to the research and writing upon the area labour activism in digital space and she is also one of the founding members of 'turkopticon', which is a digital platform where a 'digital worker' can write and share about their employers, who are previously not socially audited by the 'public, because of the invisibility provided by flexible economy. She also spends more than 5 years in studying the underlying cultural logic of Indian entrepreneurism in comparison with so-called developed digital hubs like Silicon Valley. She is currently an assistant professor of communication and science studies at the University of California.
Paul Durrenberger is one of the eminent labour anthropologist, specialised in understanding trade union and labour movements in the context of neoliberal policies and settings. his labour studies was not bounded to 'modern 'industrial workers, he had done extensive fieldwork in Iceland, Thailand and US among tribal and peasants and wrote extensively on the comparisons between different types of work and 'workers'. His most important books are 'the anthropology of labour unions', 'gambling debt', 'uncertain times' and ' the anthropological study of class and class consciousness'. The most important idea he put forward through his books is about how labour unions became service organizations for neo-liberal agendas and entrepreneurs rather than being the driving force behind social movements, at least in the United States.
It is important to understand the author from the book which she wrote and how systematically done the analytical and methodological part of her book. Mathangi Krishnamurthy gives us a brilliant picture of her training, in both subject-based and interdisciplinary approach, while reading through the lines. her unconventional writing style emphasises the bigger idea of how labour is not just an isolated, overemphasised aspect of the political economy of human life, but it is dialectically and reciprocally related to each aspect of human life. For example, she talks about how the work in a call centre to an extent defined a new Indian middle class and its youth, and on the other hand how certain lifestyles and approach to career and job was redefined by the boom of dotcom’s and call centre labour process. Through this kind of concrete approach in defining various aspects of human life, we can’t call Mathanghi Krishnamurthy as somebody who is doing sociology or anthropology of labour. While coming to formal training and orientation, she had specialized in globalization, anthropology of work, youth cultures, corporate ethnography, consumption and consumerism. in 1800 worlds, we can find a brilliant ethnographer in Mathanghi Krishnamurthy who used all her specializations and training to be asthmatically taken or made involved in her one single book so beautifully without any artificiality.
Michael Fisher is an STS scholar who graduated from John Hopkins with and Bachelors in Liberal Arts Geography and then went on to do his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Anthropology. Since then he has held teaching and research positions at Chicago University, Harvard University (Social Anthropology and Middle East Studies), Rice University, where he became the Director Center of Cultural Studies before going on to MIT to become Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies. His sites for field study included African, Asian and the Middle Eastern countries. He has authored articles which examine a variety of subjects/themes: Technoscientific Infrasturctures and Narratives, Science Ethnic Groups and fights for representation, Public Spheres in China and Iran, Cultural Studies of Science and Medicine, Third World Poetics, Biosciences and Biotechnologies, and Islam . He teaches courses on ethical and legal dimensions of the electronic frontier, biopolitics and economics, and global medicine.
Langdon winner is one among the prolific writers in the area of Science and technology. His works are predominantly focused on the relationship between technology and politics. His book on 'autonomous technology', tries to understand the bigger implications of the technology itself rather than negating it as the social constructivist do. On the other hand, his major ideas are not opposed to social constructivist. For example, Winner argued that technology encompasses social relationships. But what makes him different from others who study technology is, he argues that particular relationships are manifestations of 'power' or power itself. Even though Langdon winner negates then the idea of 'Technological determinism', he admits that the panic emerged from 'Autonomous technology' is a truth. But he stresses that it’s the sheer negligence of Humanity regarding what it produced and inability or amnesia regarding his or her agency and responsibilities of what they created.