Edward Tenner

Edward Tenner is a historian of technology and culture, and an affiliate of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. He was a founding advisor of Smithsonian's Lemelson Center.

Could a $500 Gadget Have Prevented the Metro-North Tragedy?

What would it cost to repurpose an advanced radar/GPS device to help control the speeds of trains?

After Sandy, How Should We Decide What Is Worth Rebuilding?

The Dutch have a way of deciding what is worth saving with a dike or sea wall, and what is not. Should we follow their example?