W. PATRICK MCCRAY
Selling a Charismatic Technology
Historian of technology Patrick McCray reviews Morgan Ames’s new book on the MIT Media Lab’s One Laptop per Child program.
Silicon Valley: A Region High on Historical Amnesia
In his review of O’Mara’s “The Code,” Patrick McCray describes how the federal government provided the tailwind that pushed Silicon Valley to stardom.
Science’s Freedom Fighters
Any process of designing science, with its complex suite of methods, funding structures, laboratories, and so forth, is inherently political.
Silicon Valley’s Bonfire of the Vainglorious
W. Patrick McCray looks at two new books about Silicon Valley, Mark O'Connell's "To Be a Machine" and Alexandra Wolfe's "Valley of the Gods."
Life as a Verb: Applying Buckminster Fuller to the 21st Century
Jonathon Keats’s new book “You Belong to the Universe” is rooted in two orthogonal pictures of Buckminster Fuller.