A. Bowdoin Van Riper is a historian who writes about modern science and technology, and images of science, technology, and history in popular culture. He's the editor of Rowman & Littlefield's "Science Fiction Television" book series, and Web Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Film and History. He has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and is the author or editor of 10 books (so far). His physical self resides on the coast of Massachusetts, and his virtual self at www.abvr.net
Hollywood, History, and the Art of the Big Anachronism | 25 Sep 2013 // 10:14 PM
Turkey legs may take the place of hot dogs, but even in the Middle Ages—at least the version of it in films such as A Knight’s Tale—fans still do The Wave.
History Works Against Andrew Keen's Latest Diatribe Against the Internet | 9 Mar 2015 // 3:00 AM
The internet economy has changed the world, and Andrew Keen (still) isn't happy about it.
Who Made the Machines That Remade the World? | 16 Feb 2015 // 1:59 AM
Walter Isaacson's The Innovators explores the history of the digital age as told through the intertwined lives of the men and women who created it.