Publications and Scholarly Presentations:
______. 2001. "Voluntarism and the fruits of collaboration: The IBM user's group Share," Technology and Culture 42/4: 710-736.
______. September 1998. "Jay W. Forrester and the rhetoric of research," Conference paper, Charles Babbage Institute conference on "The Computer as Scientific Instrument," Lewis, Wis.
______. 2001. "Engineers or managers? The systems analysis of electronic data processing in the federal bureaucracy." In Thomas Hughes and Agatha Hughes, eds., Systems, experts and computers (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press).
______. November 1996. "An historical epistemology of scientific computing in the United States, 1937-52." Conference paper. Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, Atlanta, Ga.
______. August 1996. "Technicians and the seeds of cooperation: Early systems programming and volunteerism in the IBM 704 user's group SHARE." Conference paper. Annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), London.
______. May 1996. "Discovering the scientific user: Cuthbert Hurd his applied science field men." Proceedings of the Conference on the History of Computing and Information Processing. Moore School Lectures 50th Anniversary Symposium. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
______. October 1995. "Young men's enthusiasms: electronics, engineering, and computer education from the 1940s through 1960s." Conference paper, Annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Charlottesville, Va.
______. March 1993. "Technology transfer and the adaptation of operations research methods in Japan, 1945-1951." Conference paper, Graduate Student Conference in the History of Science. Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Service Publications and Exhibits Work:
Mitchell Marcus and Atsushi Akera. 1996. "Exploring the architecture of an early machine: the historical relevance of the Eniac machine architecture." IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 18:1, 17-24.
Atsushi Akera and Asaf Goldschmidt. 1996. "John W. Mauchly in the origins of modern computing." Exhibit. Department of Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Philadelphia, Pa. This material is also exhibited online at http://www.libra ry.upenn.edu/special/gallery/mauchly/jwmintro.html
Atsushi Akera. February 1996. "John W. Mauchly in the origins of modern
computing." Conference paper. Annual meeting of the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM), Philadelphia, Pa.