Indiana University Scholar Wins Two Book Prizes

Eden Medina, associate professor of informatics and computing and co-director of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics at Indiana University in Bloomington, has won two awards for her book Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile. The book examines Chile’s Project Cybersyn, an early computer network designed to regulate Chile’s transition to socialism in the early 1970s.

Dr. Medina’s book won both the Computer History Museum Prize and the Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History Technology.

A native of Colombia, Dr. Medina holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in history and the social study of science and technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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