Books and authors
Building culture in digital media
October 23, 2013Fox Harrell’s new book presents a ‘manifesto’ detailing how computing can create powerful new forms of expression and culture.
Adrift in a sea of change
October 17, 2013In a new book, MIT historian Rosalind Williams examines the deep tension authors Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, and William Morris felt about technology.
Teaching entrepreneurship with discipline
August 25, 2013New book by MIT lecturer Bill Aulet focuses on bringing innovations to market through disciplined planning and experimentation.
Diversifying your online world
June 17, 2013In a new book, MIT’s Ethan Zuckerman asserts that we need to overcome the Internet’s sorting tendencies and create tools to make ourselves ‘digital cosmopolitans.’
Shankar Raman wins Levitan Prize in the Humanities
June 14, 2013The $25,000 award supports innovative scholarship
That ’70s show
June 12, 2013In a new book, journalist and MIT fellow Christian Caryl recounts the epoch-shaping political, religious and economic upheavals launched in the year 1979.
The strangely familiar browsing habits of 14th-century readers
May 22, 2013MIT professor’s book digs into the eclectic, textually linked reading choices of people in medieval London.
How to make factory conditions better
May 5, 2013After years of research into global production systems, an MIT political scientist is convinced that government, not just the private sector, must help keep workers safe.
Robert C. O'Handley, former research scientist, dies at 70
March 12, 2013Was a longtime researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Why are Japanese cartoons a global hit?
January 29, 2013MIT scholar’s new book heralds ‘creative collaboration’ with the masses as the key to anime’s worldwide popularity.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.