From Humanities Center
Faculty, History Department,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. W. Patrick McCray discusses how revolutions – technological, political, or otherwise – are messy. Throughout history industrial revolutions are viewed through the lens of innovation, but if we leave the innovation’s shadow, we discover new insights into the nature of invention and innovation. Dr. McCray is the author of the award-winning boo, “The Visioneers: How an Elite Group of Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future (2013, Princeton University Press).
Recorded: April 5, 2017