Joseph Klett


Berkeley, California, USA
United States


Research Fellow


Joseph Klett is a sociologist of technology, culture, and organizations. He is currently principal investigator for two research projects. The first, Seeing Like a Valley, develops a network of Bay Area scholars, practitioners, and publics to explore morality in the industrial ecology of today's Silicon Valley. The second project, A Community History of Biotech, involves oral histories, material artifacts, and digital research methods to tell the recent history of the biotechnology industry in the Bay. Joseph's prior research focuses on the organization of knowledge through sonic interactions. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the social reproduction of perception within audio engineering and music education. His work has appeared in the journals Sociological Theory and Cultural Sociology, as well as a chapter in the recent book Algorithmic Cultures (Routledge). Before working with the Science History Institute, Joseph was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.