Anthropology of Engineering
August 25, 2010 6:00 AM Subscribe
Anthropology and/or evolutionary psychology/neurology of engineering. Does that exist?
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I'm interested in learning more about whatever innate "powers" and tendencies humans have for engineering, from identification of (usually physical) problems to visualization of potential solutions to implementation of actual solutions across cultures and throughout time. Does this exist as a discipline? And does that discipline have a well-written set of popularizations in book form?
There are a lot of history of engineering/technology books, but I'm looking more for something human-centered rather than timeline-centered.