Peter Sachs Collopy

Peter I’m a historian of science, technology, and media, a digital humanist, and a doctoral candidate in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I’m also convener of Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philadelphia. I post on Twitter and Medium.

My research brings together the histories of science, technology, media, and the American social movements that have made use of them. In my dissertation, “The Revolution Will Be Videotaped: Making a Technology of Consciousness in the Long 1960s,” I explore how video was used to think about mind and society by following video recorders and the feedback discourse that accompanied them through American institutions of art, psychiatry, radical politics, and television broadcasting.

My other research interests include the histories of theistic evolutionism, anthropological race concepts, personal computing, and experiential education.


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