Chris Toumey is the author or co-author of more than seventy published papers on societal and cultural issues in nanotechnology. The main themes of his work are: (1) contested accounts of the origin and history of nanotech: (2) democratizing nanotechnology, that is, the goal of nonexperts having active and contsructive roles in nanotech policy; (3) problems in the relation between a nanoscale object and a picture of the object; and (4) religious reactions to nanotechnology.
Below is the citation information for some of them. The commentaries in Nature Nanotechnology are on a separate page.
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2013 Nano in Sight: Epistemology, Aesthetics, Comparisons, and Public Perceptions of Images of Nanoscale Objects. by Chris Toumey & Michael Cobb. In Art and Atoms, ed. Tami I. Spector (Cambridge MA: MIT Press/Leonardo eReader).
2013 Aesthetic Resources for Molecular Knowledge. in Molecular Aesthetics, ed. by P. Weibel & L. Fruk (Cambridge MA: MIT Press), pp. 222-237.
2012 Nano in Sight: Epistemology, Aesthetics, Comparisons, and Public Perceptions of Images of Nanoscale Objects. by Chris Toumey & Michael Cobb. Leonardo, October 2012, 45(5):461-465.
2012 Virtue and Vice Among the Molecules. Covalence, April 2012 (special feature on faith, ethics and nanotechnology, edited by C. Toumey and S. Barreto): http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Faith-Science-and-Technology/Covalence.aspx
2011 Seven Religious Reactions to Nanotechnology. NanoEthics, December 2011, 5(3): Advance Online Publication: http://www.springerlink.com/content/vuq65w2v3r430671/fulltext.pdf
2010 Tracing and Disputing the Story of Nanotechnology. in International Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies, edited by G. Hodge, D. Bowman & A. Maynard (Northampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010), pp. 46-59.
2010 Nanotechnology Controversies. Controversies in Science & Technology, ed. D.L. Kleinman et al. (New Rochelle NY: Mary Ann Liebert Inc, 2010), pp. 231-242.
2010 El Bé i el Mal dels Àtoms i Molècules: Religió i Nanotecnologia. [Right and Wrong for Atoms & Molecules: Religion & Nanotechnology.] Mètode, 2010, 65:81-85.
2010 Democratizing Nanotechnology. Encyc. of Nanoscience & Society, Vol. 1, ed. by David Guston (Los Angeles: Sage, 2010), pp. 142-144.
2010 The Singularity. Encyc. of Nanoscience & Society, Vol. 2 , ed. by David Guston (Los Angeles: Sage, 2010), pp. 716-717.
2010 Nanotechnology. Encyc. of Science & Technology Communication, ed. by Susanna Priest (Los Angeles: Sage, 2010), pp. 485-490.
2010 Fuel Cell Technology. Encyc. of Science & Technology Communication, ed. by Susanna Priest (Los Angeles: Sage, 2010), pp. 317-319.
2009 Truth and Beauty at the Nanoscale. Leonardo, April 2009, 42(2):151-155.
2008 Reading Feynman into Nanotechnology: A Text for a New Science. Techné, 13(3):133-168.
2008 Interpersonal Discussion Following Citizen Engagement about Nanotechnology. by J.C. Besley, V.L. Kramer, Q Yao & C. Toumey, Science Communication, 30(2):209-235.
2008 Dialogue-Based Public Engagement with Nanotechnology. by A. Aggelopoulou, V. Kramer, J.R. Reynolds, C. Townsend & C. Toumey. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Volume 1105, Paper OO.01. 2008. http://www.mrs.org/s_mrs/bin.asp?CID=12408&DID=212748&DOC=FILE.PDF
2008 Nanoliteracy: Nurturing Understandings of Nanotechnology and Societal Interactions with Nanotech, by C. Toumey & D. Baird. in Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education, ed. by A. Sweeney & S. Seal (Stevenson Ranch CA: American Scientific Publishers, 2008), pp. 577-589.
2008 Plenty of Eyes at the Bottom. In Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society, ed. by D. Bennett-Woods (Boca Raton Fl: Taylor & Francis, 2008), pp. 151-153.
2008 Nanotechnology. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Vol. 5, ed. by W.A. Darity (Detroit: Macmillan Reference U.S.A., 2008), pp. 361-363.
2007 Privacy in the Shadow of Nanotechnology. NanoEthics, 1(3):211-222.
2007 Expeditions to Na-No-Tech. Anthropology Today, February 2007, 23(1):23-25.
2006 National Discourses on Democratizing Nanotechnology. Quaderni, Autumn 2006, 61:81-101.
2006 Dialogue on Nanotech: The South Carolina Citizens’ School of Nanotechnology, by C. Toumey, J.R. Reynolds & A. Aggelopoulou. Journal of Business Chemistry, 3(3):3-8.
2006 Narratives for Nanotech: Anticipating Public Reactions to Nanotechnology. in Nanotechnology Challenges: Implications for Philosophy, Ethics and Society, ed. by J. Schummer & D. Baird (Singapore: World Scientific, 2006), pp. 383-411.
2006 Nanotechnology Outreach by an Anthropologist. Practicing Anthropology, Spring 2006, 28(2):28-30.
2006 Historical Comparisons for Anticipating Public Reactions to Nanotechnology. in Nanotechnology: Societal Implications II, ed. by M.C. Roco & W.S. Bainbridge (Arlington VA: National Science Foundation, 2006), pp. 283-295.
2005 Apostolic Succession: Does Nanotechnology Descend from Richard Feynman’s 1959 Talk? Engineering & Science, 68(1):16-23.
2005 Feynman Unprocessed (Review of Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Path: the Letters of Richard P. Feynman). Techné, Spring 2005, 8(3):76-86
Narratives for Nanotech: Anticipating Public Reactions to Nanotechnology. Techné, 8(2):88-116.
2004 Nano Hyperbole and Lessons from Earlier Technologies. Nanotechnology Law & Business, 1(4):397-405.