Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Affiliated Research Scholars

Jon Agar

Jon Agar

Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies, University College London

Research interests: History of science and technology; history of computing and information; history of noise; sociology of technology

Selected publications

  • The Government Machine: a Revolutionary History of the Computer, MIT Press (2003)
  • Constant Touch: a Global History of the Mobile Phone, Icon (2003)
  • Alan Turing and the Universal Machine, Icon (2001)
  • Science and Spectacle: the Work of Jodrell Bank in Post-war British Culture, Harwood Academic Press (1998)
  • Making Space for Science, Macmillan (1998), co-edited with Crosbie Smith
  • 'Science and information technology', in Hollowell (ed.), Britain since 1945, Blackwell (2002)
  • 'Bodies, machines, noise', in Morus (ed.), Bodies/Machines, Berg (2002)

Jon Agar's page at UCL