Nick Seaver is an alumnus of UCI’s Department of Anthropology, receiving his PhD in 2015. His research looks at the cultural theories of software developers and how their ideas about taste and attention shape the way they make subjectively attuned technical objects. Dr. Seaver is currently an associate professor at Tufts University where he teaches in the Department of Anthropology and in the Science, Technology, and Society program. He is also co-chair of the American Anthropological Association’s Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay is part of a broader exhibit on UCI Anthro STS.