Although Viktor Zhdanov's name is little known today, he spearheaded one of the greatest projects in history. Who was he and what did he do?
Jason Crawford is the author of The Roots of Progress, where he writes about the history of technology and the philosophy of progress. You can follow him on Twitter here.
Words by Jason Crawford
Many have argued that innovation develops in a simple linear fashion – from research to experimentation to engineering. History suggests the relationship between science & innovation is reciprocal.
What is the goal of progress studies and how broad should its scope be? Jason Crawford riffs off John Myers’ proposal that it should focus on ways to engineer societal progress.
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