Tom Vanderbilt





Tom Vanderbilt



Tom Vanderbilt writes on design, technology, science, and culture, among other subjects, for many publications, including Wired, Outside, The London Review of Books, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Wilson Quarterly, Artforum, The Wilson Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Cabinet, Metropolis, and Popular Science. He is contributing editor to Artforum and the design magazine Print and I.D., contributing writer of the popular blog Design Observer, and columnist for Slate magazine.


His most recent book is the New York Times bestseller Traffic:Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us), published by Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S. and Canada, Penguin in the U.K. and territories, an
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“The way humans hunt for parking and the way animals hunt for food are not as different as you might think.”
Tom Vanderbilt, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do

“Men may or may not be better drivers than women, but they seem to die more often trying to prove that they are.”
Tom Vanderbilt, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do

“Human attention, in the best of circumstances, is a fluid but fragile entity. Beyond a certain threshold, the more that is asked of it, the less well it performs. When this happens in a psychological experiment, it is interesting. When it happens in traffic, it can be fatal.”
Tom Vanderbilt, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do
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