Today on Unleashed we welcome Lee Vinsel, a Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. He studies human life with technology, with a particular focus on the relationship between government, business, and technological change. His first book, Moving Violations: Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in July 2019.
In 2015, with his collaborator Andy Russell, Vinsel has organized and led The Maintainers, a global interdisciplinary research network that examines maintenance, repair, and mundane work with technology. Much of this work led to his latest book, The Innovation Delusion.