Edward Tenner


Edward Tenner is author of The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do, Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity, and Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences. He is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center, a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University department of history, and a research affiliate of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.

Whose Humanities?

from America on the Brink, Volume 22, Number 3

The humanities may have suddenly mattered more than ever, but their support was also as fragile as it had been for decades.

Who’s Afraid of the Frightful Five?

from The Human and the Digital, Volume 20, Number 1

Algorithms may not have destroyed cultural authority, but they have subverted it in a way that television never did.