Lee Vinsel
Assistant Professor and Director, Program on Science and Technology Studies, Stevens Institute of Technology

Lee Vinsel is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Program on Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His book, Moving Violations: Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States, is currently under review.

Written by Lee Vinsel

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched from Cape Canaveral. Photo by NASA

Essay/
Space exploration
Whitey on Mars

Elon Musk and the rise of Silicon Valley’s strange trickle-down science

Andrew Russell & Lee Vinsel

Workers at the Blue Plains Waste Water Treatment Plant, Washington DC. Robert Madden/National Geographic Creative

Essay/
Future of technology
Hail the maintainers

Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more

Andrew Russell & Lee Vinsel

Cheech and Chong. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Essay/
Consciousness and altered states
Smoke gets in your eyes

Scientific research says it’s safer to drive high than straight, right? Wrong. Here are the phantom studies to (un)prove it

Lee Vinsel