About the Author

Corinna Schlombs is an Associate Professor of History at Rochester Institute of Technology where she teaches classes in the History of Information and Communication Technologies, International Business History, and Modern German History. In addition to Productivity Machines: German Appropriations of American Technologies from Mass Production to Automation, she has published articles and book chapters on international computing and computing and gender. Schlombs received a Diploma in Sociology from Bielefeld University in Germany, and a PhD in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has been supported through numerous fellowships and grants, including a National Science Foundation Scholars Award.

Schlombs lives in Rochester’s Park Avenue neighborhood with her husband and two kids with whom she loves taking advantage of the outdoors, skiing in the winter, and gardening, biking, and swimming in the summer.


Mason Lezette is an undergraduate student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Museum Studies program. He is interested in utilizing technology to connect people with the past and present, which he hopes to be able to do in the museum world someday. He also works for ITS on campus and utilizes the technical training learned there in his efforts to bridge the technology gap.


Nick Stanek is currently an RIT student majored in Museum Studies and double majored in Environmental Science. He is from Attica, New York, and his interests include reading, judo, the ocean, and videogames.

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