Christopher M. Kelty

Christopher M. Kelty is an as­so­cia­te pro­fes­sor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a joint ap­point­ment in the Institute for Society and Genetics, the de­part­ment of Information Studies and the Department of Anthropology. His re­se­arch fo­cu­ses on the cul­tu­ral si­gni­fi­can­ce of in­for­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy, es­pe­cial­ly in sci­ence and en­gi­nee­ring. He is the aut­hor most re­cent­ly of Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Duke Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 2008), as well as nu­merous ar­ti­cles on open sour­ce and free soft­ware, in­clu­ding its im­pact on edu­ca­ti­on, na­no­tech­no­lo­gy, the life sci­en­ces, and is­su­es of peer re­view and re­se­arch pro­cess in the sci­en­ces and in the hu­ma­nities. He is trai­ned in sci­ence stu­dies (his­to­ry and an­thro­po­lo­gy) and has also writ­ten about me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal is­su­es fa­c­ing an­thro­po­lo­gy to­day.

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