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MIT Press Bookstore Events for Fall 2016
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The 2016 Ig Informal Lectures at MIT
Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00 pm
MIT 26-100
access via 60 Vassar St., Cambridge

more info>>

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authors@mit presents

Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel
The City of Tomorrow
Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
5:00 pm
MIT 56-154, (Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge)

 

more info>>

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Boston Book Festival
Street Fair
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Copley Square, Boston

BBF website>>

 
 
Fall 2016 Event Details
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THE IG INFORMAL LECTURES AT MIT

Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00 pm
MIT 26-100
access via 60 Vassar St., Cambridge

Please join us for some improbably funny, informative, and high-spirited public lectures, in which the new Ig Nobel Prize winners will attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it.

On Thursday, September 22nd at Harvard University, ten prizes will be awarded to people who have done remarkable things, some of them admirable, some perhaps otherwise. On the following Saturday, we invite the winners to MIT and give them five minutes to describe and/or defend their work, then respond to insightful and amusing questions from the audience. Here's your chance to chat with an Ig Nobel Laureate! The Ig Nobel Prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative--and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.

You can also expect appearances from several past Ig Nobel Prize winners!

Please join us!

All Ig Nobel Prize activities are organized by the Annals of Improbable Research.

Get a little dose of the fun in these Ig Videos!

Last year's winners:
http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2015

And video of last year's award ceremony is available:
http://www.improbable.com/ig/2015/

Book jacket for "This is Improbable Too"

The latest in Improbable literature is now available!

THIS IS IMPROBABLE TOO
Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, and More WTF Research

Oneworld Publications, 2014


 

book jacket of "Why Information Matters"

authors@mit presents:

Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel

The City of Tomorrow
Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
5:00 pm
MIT 56-154, (Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge)

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of “The City of Tomorrow,” an exciting new book from Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel which explores the implications of their innovative work at MIT’s Senseable City Lab and the radical changes that pervasive digital technology may bring to future urban life.

“The City of Tomorrow” is published by Yale University Press, 2016.

Presented by authors@mit, a lecture series co-sponsored
by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore.
Open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Event Info: (617) 253-5249

 


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