Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing

of the American Anthropological Association


Information List serving CASTAC


This is the official welcome message for the CASTAC-L listserver, serving the community of anthropologists interested in science, technology, medicine and computing. I'm Joe Dumit, the current moderator of this list, located at

The primary purpose of this list is to disseminate information on panels, conferences, interest groups, projects, etc., related to sci-tech anthro. Another purpose is to introduce ourselves to each other, and to plot our futures.

This is a moderated list, meaning that all messages are bounced to me for approval before going out to the rest of the list. My function is primarily to intercept messages not meant for general distribution (e.g. personal messages, test messages). I will also add subject lines to messages, all beginning with CASTAC: so that you can recognize/sort them easily. If there are a bunch of very short messages, I may string them together to help cut down on mailbox clutter.

To subscribe to this list, send a message to:

with a one-line text: subscribe CASTAC-L Your Name

To unsubscribe, send a message to:
make the text: SIGNOFF CASTAC-L
To send a message to the list, mail to
please try and address messages to the entire list, rather than to me.

Ideas are welcome. Joseph Dumit - Homepage