Scott D. Dexter

Computer and Information Science

Location: 0113 Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2048
Fax: 718.951.4842

Scott Dexter's research interests center on exploring the role of computing across a range of social and humanistic phenomena: While his formal training is in computer science, his scholarship is heavily influenced by the social sciences and humanities. He is currently developing a book manuscript, tentatively titled The American Android, which traces the multiple overlapping meanings of the word--and concept--'android' from the nineteenth century biology of gender to the postwar 'cybernetic fold.' He is also Director of Technology for the Harry Watkins Diary project, developing a web-based infrastructure for the transcription and editing of 1200 pages of manuscript by about a dozen project staff.

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