This project is led by Dr Jesse Adams Stein, a design researcher specialising in the relationship between technological change, labour and gender, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Jesse is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. She is part of the Design and the Public Interest Research Group, within the Design Cultures research cluster, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, UTS.
Jesse has a background in talking to workers about technological change and social transitions in workplaces. She is the author of Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour, a book about working life and technological change in the Australian printing industry. Between 2011 and 2014, as part of her PhD, Jesse led a major oral history project investigating technological change and working life at the NSW Government Printing Office 1959-1989. Jesse is the author of the (now dormant) suburb blog about Ultimo, Penultimo. She is also a (very average) textiles craft maker and mum to a 2 year old.
- Stein, J.A. 2017, ‘The Political Imaginaries of 3D Printing: Prompting Mainstream Awareness of Design and Making’, Design and Culture, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-26.
- Stein, J.A. 2017, ‘Is 2017 the year to ditch the term ‘innovation’?’ The Conversation, 19 January.
- Stein, J.A. 2017, ‘Labor, entrepreneurialism and the creative economy in neoliberal times’, Fashion Theory, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 609-615 (book rev.).
- Stein, J.A., Crosby, A. & Lockhart, C. 2017, ‘Out of Hand: Expressing data, exposing nature and extending time’, ArchitectureAU.
- Stein, J.A. 2016, Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour, Manchester University Press.
- Stein, J.A. 2016, ‘Masculinity and material culture in technological transitions: From letterpress to offset-lithography, 1960s – 1980s’, Technology & Culture, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 24-53.
- Stein, J.A. 2015, ‘Making ‘Foreign Orders’: Australian Print-workers and Clandestine Creative Production in the 1980s’, Journal of Design History, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 275-292.
- Stein, J.A. 2014, ‘The co-construction of spatial memory: Enriching architectural histories of ‘ordinary’ buildings’, Fabrications, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 178-197.
- Stein, J.A. 2014, ‘The thinking man’s food processor: Domesticity, Gender and the Apple II’ in Matheson, J. (ed), Interface: People, Machines, Design, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney, pp. 29-34.
- Stein, J.A. 2013, ”That was a posed photo’: Reflections on the process of combining oral histories with institutional photographs’, Oral History Association of Australia Journal, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 49-57.
- Stein, J.A. 2011, ‘Eames Overload and the Mystification Machine: The IBM Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair’, Seizure, vol. 2, pp. 63-69.
- Stein, J.A. 2011, ‘Domesticity, Gender, and the 1977 Apple II Personal Computer’, Design and Culture, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 193-216.
- Stein, J.A. 2011, ‘Conversations from the Wonder Chamber: Jesse Adams Stein in conversation with Matthew Connell’ in Dean, B. & Muller, L. (eds), Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art, Performance Space Pty Ltd, Sydney, pp. 14-19.
- Stein, J.A. 2010, ‘Design in the age of Darwin: From William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright’, Design and Culture, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 90-93.