Target practice with Relays and Keys (anti-aircraft computer built from telephone relays). Advertisement. 1945. Bell Telephone Laboratories. From Popular Science.

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan is a cultural historian of media and technology working at Coventry University's School of Media and Performing Arts as a senior lecturer in Media and Communications. In autumn 2016 he'll be a visiting associate professor of Film & Media at Yale University.

Bernard is interested in media as a complex, networked field that interweaves with other concerns in aesthetics, the history of technology, and popular culture. His research retraces these networks. Some of the things he's writing about these days include the history of the concept of information, how technical objects shape vernacular culture, and media-historical approaches to environmental studies. Public outreach and media practice are also a big part of Bernard's work. He's a co-curator for the multi-year Technosphere project at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, host of the Cultural Technologies podcast, and he's worked on digital video projects at the Pompidou Center's Institute of Research and Innovation and at Spark Media Project. His essays appear in journals including Critical Inquiry, The IEEE Annals on the History of Computing, Theory, Culture & Society, and Interaction Studies. He also guest edited an issue of Communication+1 on media and the occult, co-edited an issue of Sub-Stance on the work of Gilbert Simondon, and a forthcoming dossier on the media theorist Friedrich Kittler for Critical Inquiry.​ He may be found online at Twitter, iTunes, or Google+ and reached by email at bernard  _at_ northwetern _dot_ edu. His CV is available here

Bernard likes to get email. Notice a reference missing from one of his texts? Did you write something he should read? Is there a dead link or a typo on this page somewhere?  Do you have comments on a podcast? If so, he'd be delighted to hear from you.