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David Young

, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered

Research Topic

Network Experiments and the Administration of Control in the US Military, from the Cold War to the War on Terror

Research Summary

My research situates issues around computational decision-making, automation and accountability in contemporary warfare in the context of Cold War technological advancement. Of prime concern is how concepts of the individual, the interface, and the institution impact on notions of agency and autonomy in war. My methodology, comprised of analytical reading and annotating of grey media collected from archival research, seeks opportunities for creative intervention and presentation of these materials.

Research Interests

Cold War, technopolitics, software studies, histories of computing, military theory

Research Supervisor/s

Dr Andrew Goffey

Prof Scott Lucas

Primary Funding Source/s

AHRC/Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

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