John Tresch is an Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on science and technology in the modern world, and the ways in which they have absorbed and informed the concepts, values, and equipment of politics, philosophy, religion and the arts. His first book, The Romantic Machine, examined the entwinement of romanticism and industrialization in France in the years before the revolution of 1848. His current projects deal with the neuroscience of meditation, cosmograms of modernity, and Edgar Allan Poe’s science.
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