Edward Tenner
Edward Tenner
EDWARD TENNER is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. He was a visiting lecturer in the Humanities Council at Princeton, and has held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pennsylvania. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, Wilson Quarterly, and Forbes.com, and he has given talks for many organizations, including Microsoft, AT&T, the National Summit on White Collar Crime, the Smithsonian Associates, and TED. His book, Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, written in part with a Guggenheim Fellowship, has been translated into German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, and Czech.
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Author: Edward Tenner | Narrator: Jason Culp
Release Date: April 17, 2018
A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity.Algorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of...