Langdon WinnerLangdon Winner
is Professor of Political Science in the Departement of Science and Technology studies at the
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
, Troy, New York
In 1973, Winner graduated with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He was assistant professor in Leiden, at the MIT, at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 1985 onwards he worked at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Winner lives in New York. He is married to Gail P. Stuart (three children). His interests include philosophy of technology, American popular culture, and theories of sustainability.
Winner is known for his articles and books on science, technology, and society.
- "Do Artifacts Have Politics?" in Daedalus, Vol. 109, No. 1, Winter 1980. Reprinted in The Social Shaping of Technology, edited by Donald McKenzie and Judy Wajcman (London: Open University Press, 1985; second edition 1999).
- "Social Constructivism: Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty," Science as Culture, Vol. 3, part 3, no. 16, pp. 427-452.
- "How Technology Reweaves the Fabric of Society," The Chronicle of Education, 39, August 4, 1993, pp. B1-B3.
- Autonomous Technology: Technics-out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought, M.I.T. Press, 1977.
- The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, University of Chicago Press, 1986.
- Technology and Democracy, (editor), Dordrecht and Boston: Reidel/Kluwer, 1992.
- Technology and Democracy: Technology in the Public Sphere, co-edited with Andrew Feenberg and Torben Hviid Nielsen, Oslo: Center for Technology and Culture, 1997.