Tom Vanderbilt writes on design, technology, architecture, science, and many other topics. He is author of "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)" published in 2008 by Alfred A. Knopf, and "Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America," published in 2002 by Princeton Architectural Press. He is contributing editor to I.D. and Print magazines, contributing writer at Design Observer, and writes for many publications, ranging from Wired to the New York Times to Men's Vogue to the Wilson Quarterly. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.