[SIGCIS-Members] Email "inventor" claimant to run for U.S. Senate -- alternative facts about technology and democracy collide

NOVEMBER, JOSEPH NOVEMBER at mailbox.sc.edu
Sat Feb 25 10:40:58 PST 2017


I wonder if "former video game developer" Curt Schilling is still planning to run against Warren.  Would Schilling and Ayyadurai face each other in a primary race?

Joe

Joseph November
Associate Professor and McCausland Fellow
Department of History
University of South Carolina
223 Gambrell Hall
Columbia, SC 29208
november at sc.edu
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Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Email "inventor" claimant to run for U.S. Senate -- alternative facts about technology and democracy collide

- Carly Fiorina, folks. She just spoke at CPAC.

- Meg Whitman, eBay. Lost CA gubernatorial election.

Both Republicans. Both lost (obviously).

Any chance we could discuss this Ayyadurai matter at the meeting next month?

Guy's playing the long game, obviously.

With thanks,
Sarah
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S a r a h  T.  R o b e r t s,  P h. D.

Assistant Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Information Studies
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/

Blogging periodically at
http://illusionofvolition.com<http://illusionofvolition.com/>

On Feb 25, 2017, at 9:18 AM, Andrew Meade McGee <amm5ae at virginia.edu<mailto:amm5ae at virginia.edu>> wrote:

Thanks for this suggestion, Debbie. I will look into this Massie fellow with great interest -- it would be fascinating to see how a technology background would shape an incredibly retail politics level of campaigning like for the House.

Thanks,
Andrew

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Andrew Meade McGee
Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
PO Box 400180 - Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Deborah Douglas <ddouglas at mit.edu<mailto:ddouglas at mit.edu>> wrote:

Depending on how liberal a definition of software industry one uses, another example is:

Tom Massie, now a Representative from Kentucky, invented PHANTOM while at MIT (he won the Lemelson Student Prize for this) and founded SensAbleTechnologies.

http://lemelson.mit.edu/winners/thomas-massie
http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2012/05/17/from-mit-entrepreneur-to-tea-party-leader-the-thomas-massie-story/
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/11/meet-representative-thomas-massie-constitutional-conservative-mit-pedigree
https://massie.house.gov/about

Debbie Douglas


On Feb 25, 2017, at 10:41 AM, Andrew Meade McGee <amm5ae at virginia.edu<mailto:amm5ae at virginia.edu>>
 wrote:

As a follow up to Ayyadurai's candidacy  -- have there been any previous instances of people who identify with the software industry running for major political office in the United states or internationally?

--Andrew

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Andrew Meade McGee
Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
PO Box 400180 - Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Andrew Meade McGee <amm5ae at virginia.edu<mailto:amm5ae at virginia.edu>> wrote:
Continuing with the ongoing saga of V. A. Shiva and his claims regarding the invention of e-mail, that gentleman has just announced his candidacy for the United States Senate.

https://twitter.com/va_shiva/status/835420061993218048

As several SIGCIS contributors noted earlier this month, this nicely parallels the upcoming SHOT themes of technology and democracy. "Alternate facts" about the history of technology will play a major public element of this campaign next year.

--Andrew

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