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Ronald R. Kline

Sue G. and Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering

Ronald R. Kline

Morrill Hall, Room 323C
394 Rhodes Hall
rrk1@cornell.edu
607-255-4307

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University

Website(s)

Departments/Programs

  • American Studies Program
  • Science and Technology Studies

Graduate Fields

  • History
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science
  • Science and Technology Studies

Courses

Publications

  • Kline, Ronald.   “Mathematical Models of Technological and Social Complexity,” in Technology and Mathematics: Philosophical and Historical Investigations, edited by Sven Ove Hansson (Berlin: Springer International, 2018), pp. 285-304.

  • Lieberman, Jennifer L. and Ronald R. Kline, “Dream of an Unfettered Electrical Future: Nikola Tesla, the Electrical Utopian Novel, and an Alternative American Sociotechnical Imaginary,” Configurations, 25, no. 1 (Winter 2017): 1-27.

  • The Cybernetics Moment, Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 

  • "Cybernetics, Automata Studies, and the Dartmouth Conference on Artificial Intelligence," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 33, no. 4 (Oct-Dec 2011), pp. 5-16. 

  • "Engineering Case Studies: Bridging Micro and Macro Ethics," IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 29, no. 4 (Winter 2010): 16-19. 

  • "Where are the Cyborgs in Cybernetics?" Social Studies of Science, 33 (June 2009): 331-362.