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From Royal Society to the 2020 Olympics: Transcultural Symbolic Languages

Edward Tenner
Monday, September 16, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
144 Louis A. Simpson International Building
Monday, September 16, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Edward Tenner was born in Chicago and attended Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he earned a Ph.D. in European history.  After receiving a German government scholarship and membership in the Harvard Society of Fellows, he held teaching and research positions in Chicago until his appointment as science editor of Princeton University Press.  In 1991 he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and became an independent historian of technology and culture, since then holding visiting positions at Princeton, The University of Pennsylvania, and the Institute for Advanced Study.  He is now a visiting scholar at Rutgers, and a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Tenner is the author of Tech Speak, Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity, and most recently The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do, chosen as a Bloomberg outstanding book of 2018.

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Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication