Henry Petroski

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215 This paper is based on a chapter of my recently completed Ph.D. dissertation, " Circuits to Control: Learning Engineering by Designing LEGO Robots. " My thesis advisor, Edith Ackermann, and the members of my doctoral committee, Seymour Papert, Donald Schön, and Pattie Maes, provided much-welcomed advice, counterpoint, and support during the process of(More)
infrastructure below ground. In an opening vignette about his Brooklyn childhood, he highlights the contradictory nature of all that cabling and piping — simultaneously invis­ ible and utterly necessary, the ever­present context of our daily lives, carrying electricity, waste, water and gas to and from our homes. But his focus is the structures and elements(More)
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