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MIT Press Bookstore Events for Fall 2015
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The 2015 Ig Informal Lectures at MIT
Saturday, September 19, 2015
1:00 pm
MIT 10-250
222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

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authors@mit presents
César Hidalgo
Why Information Grows
The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
5:30 pm
MIT 2-105,182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge

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The Fall 2015 Loading Dock Sale Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, 2015
10:00am to 6:00pm
MIT E38, 292 Main Street, Cambridge

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Boston Book Festival
Street Fair
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Copley Square, Boston

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Fall 2014 Event Details
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Saturday, September 19, 2015
1:00 pm
MIT 10-250
222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Once again, The MIT Press Bookstore is proud to partner with some Improbable friends to bring you a half-afternoon of improbably funny, informative, brief(!), high-spirited public lectures, in which the new Ig Nobel Prize winners will attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it.

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

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:

And video of last year's award ceremony is available:

Book jacket for "This is Improbable Too"

The latest in Improbable literature is now available!

Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, and More WTF Research

Oneworld Publications, 2014


book jacket of "Why Information Matters"

authors@mit presents:

César Hidalgo

Why Information Grows:
The Evolution of Order,
from Atoms to Economies

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
5:30 pm
MIT 2-105,182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of a compelling new book from MIT associate professor César Hidalgo, leader of the Macro Connections group at the MIT Media Lab.

In “Why Information Grows” Hidalgo draws on physics, complexity science, and network theory, to offer a fascinating portrait of the processes of information and economic growth.
“Why Information Grows” is published by Basic Books, 2015.

"Mr Hidalgo succeeds brilliantly in bringing his complex subject to life." -- Economist

"Contains some innovative thinking about what drives growth that could help us to navigate the turbulence of the ever more interconnected global economy." -- Nature

"Why Information Grows" shows us how humans infuse information into matter, making it more valuable than gold. Hidalgo's work brilliantly spotlights the true alchemy of the twenty-first century and its impact from economic complexity to national competitiveness."
-- Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Distinguished Professor and Director of Northeastern University's Center for Complex Network Research, and author of "Linked"

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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