Joseph Klett is a sociologist of culture and technology. His research focuses on sonic interactions between people, places, and things in social organizations. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the social reproduction of perception within audio engineering and music education. His work has appeared in the journals Sociological Theory and Cultural Sociology,as well as a chapter in the forthcoming book Algorithmic Cultures(Routledge). Before joining the Science History Institute, Joseph was a visiting assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As part of the Beckman Legacy Project, he conducted research on the lasting effect that Beckman’s work has had on scientific institutions, technological development, and cultural practices.