The Infernal Machine

Chad Wellmon is the editor of the Infernal Machine, an initiative of The Hedgehog Review at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. The Infernal Machine attempts to get a hold of these changes and consider them in terms of questions about the good, the true, and the beautiful. Never content to look only at the immediate moment, The Infernal Machine draws on the approaches of history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, media studies, and religious studies to make sense of the historical and contemporary relationships among technology, ethics, and being human.

Chad’s associate editors are:

Andrew Piper is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University. His work explores the application of computational approaches to the study of literature and culture. He directs the Literary Topologies project and is the author most recently of Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times. Andrew blogs at The Infernal Machine as The Quant & The Connoisseur. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @_akpiper.

Ned O’Gorman is Associate Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He works at the intersections of rhetoric, technology studies, and political thought, especially in the Cold War. He is the author of Spirits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy (2011, Michigan State University Press) and The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastropheand Economy in America Since the Kennedy Assassination, soon to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

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