W. Patrick McCray

W. Patrick McCray is a professor of history at UC Santa Barbara and the author of five books on the history of modern science and technology including Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture which appeared in 2020. McCray is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Foggy Notions

W. Patrick McCray on “Rational Fog” by historian M. Susan Lindee. It addresses how “scientific knowledge and military applications meet, maraud, and maim.”...


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....


Science’s Freedom Fighters

Any process of designing science, with its complex suite of methods, funding structures, laboratories, and so forth, is inherently political....


Life as a Verb: Applying Buckminster Fuller to the 21st Century
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