Around that time he directed a series of annual international summer conferences at MIT on computers and the social construction of knowledge which resulted in four edited collections of essays published by MIT Press:
In 1995 Ed received a grant to create a prototype Electronic Multimedia Online Textbook in Engineering (EMOTE) for use in classes taught through the new Writing Initiative, which he co-directs with Les Perelman. Ed is currently collaborating with his colleagues Jim Paradis and Les Perelman in producing a comprehensive Web-based Guide for Scientific and Engineering Writing.
Ed is also General Editor of the MIT Press Series on Digital Communication, and this year he has instituted the MIT Center for the Study of Digital Communication at MIT.
Marie worked in the software industry for fifteen years for Digital in both North America and Europe. Most recently, she was a consulting software writer specializing in networks and communications. Marie was a representative for DEC to the Open Software Foundation. In June of 1995 Marie co-edited Contextual Media: Multimedia and Interpretation, (MIT Press, Cambridgee, MA) with Edward Barrett.
Marie is a frequent speaker at conferences on Digital Publishing and Multimedia Technologies. She also presents technology topics on radio and is a contributor to a national newspaper in Ireland.