Author readings

Former MIT staffer Robin Lippincott reads from his new book

Posted October 16th, 2007 by mit-admin

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Please join authors@mit in welcoming former MIT staffer Robin Lippincott back to MIT, as he reads from his 3rd novel, In the Meantime, just published by Toby press

Where:  The MIT Humanities Library Reading Room (14S-200)

When:  Tuesday October 16th, 6:00pm 

See the MIT Press Bookstore’s “Events” page for further details. 

Reminder: Bill Mitchell speaks tonight!!!

Posted April 25th, 2007 by mit-admin
Professor William J. Mitchell and Imaginig MIT

Please join us as Professor William J. Mitchell presents his newest book. Imagining MIT is the image rich story of the decade long, billion-dollar building boom at MIT and how it produced major works of architecture by Charles Correa, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Fumihiko Maki, and Kevin Roche.

Professor Mitchell is the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and directs the Smart Cities research group at MIT’s Media Lab.

Imagining MIT is published by The MIT Press, 2007.
This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

 

Bill Mitchell speaks about his new book IMAGINING MIT!

Posted April 18th, 2007 by mit-admin
Professor William J. Mitchell and Imagining MIT Please join us as Professor William J. Mitchell presents his newest book. Imagining MIT is the image rich story of the decade long, billion-dollar building boom at MIT and how it produced major works of architecture by Charles Correa, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Fumihiko Maki, and Kevin Roche.

Professor Mitchell is the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and directs the Smart Cities research group at MIT’s Media Lab.

Imagining MIT is published by The MIT Press, 2007.
This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Book reading and discussion at Humanities Library

Posted March 29th, 2007 by mit-admin

Hansjörg Schertenleib, Writer-in-Residence at MIT, author of numerous novels, poetry, film scripts, drama, and radio plays, will be reading from his latest novel from 2005, Der Glückliche (The Happy One).

Born in 1957 in Zurich Switzerland, Schertenleib’s works have been translated into seven languages. He was trained as a typesetter and a graphic designer, and educated at the School of Arts in Zurich. He was co-editor of the literary magazine Orte from 1980 to 1984. He has lived in Vienna and London, and currently lives in County Donegal in Ireland.

The reading and discussion will be in German and English. Light refreshments will be served.

  • When: Tuesday April 3, 2007
    5-7pm
  • Where: MIT Humanities Library
  • Cost: FREE!!!
  • Presented by: MIT Foreign Language and Literatures, The Max-Kade Foundation New York, S.H.A.R.E., and CB/BS
  • See the record in Barton

Video available of Diana Henderson author reading

Posted December 12th, 2006 by Nicole Hennig

A video is now available of a recent authors@mit event. Diana Henderson discusses her book, Collaborations with the Past. For more info on this event see authors@mit presents Diana Henderson.

Download the video. (1 hour, 38 minutes) (606.4 Mb)

Authors@mit event from 2005 available for downloading: William Mitchell, Placing Words

Posted December 12th, 2006 by Nicole Hennig

The recording of a previous authors@mit event is now available for downloading.

Placing Words: symbols, space, and the city: William Mitchell, 2005.

Download mp3. (1 hour, 11 minutes) (32.8 Mb)

For more information on this event, see authors@mit presents William Mitchell. To watch a video of this event, see the MIT World page. (streaming video)

authors@mit presents Diana Henderson on 11/14 (Tuesday), 5:30 pm

Posted November 9th, 2006 by Jim Eggleston
Please join us as MIT’s Diana Henderson discusses her new book,
“Collaborations with the Past.” By concentrating on rich yet problematic
instances of Shakespeare’s reanimation in such quintessentially modern forms
as the novel and film, from Sir Walter Scott’s “Kenilworth” to Kenneth
Branagh’s “Henry V”, Diana Henderson sketches a complex history of the
pleasures and difficulties that ensue when Shakespeare and modern artists
collaborate.

Location: MIT 32-155, Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Time: November 14 (Tuesday), 5:30 pm

This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Diana Henderson’s Collaborations with the past

Cornell University Press, 2006

Diana E. Henderson is Professor of Literature at MIT. She is the author of
“Passion Made Public: Elizabethan Lyric, Gender, and Performance” and the
editor of “A Concise Companion to Shakespeare on Screen.”

This event is sponsored by authors@mit, a lecture series cosponsored by MIT
Libraries
and The MIT Press Bookstore.

For more information call 253-5249, email authors@mit.edu, or check:
http://web.mit.edu/bookstore/www/events/

An evening with Chris Abani: Monday, Sept. 18

Posted September 12th, 2006 by Christie Moore

Nigerian writer and activist Chris Abani will visit MIT as an artist-in-residence Sept. 18-22. The Lewis Music Library will host an evening in which the author will read from his poetry and fiction as well as play his saxophone. The event will take place from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Monday.

Read about Abani in the press release from the MIT Office of the Arts.

The Lewis Music Library is located in Bldg. 14E-109 and the event is free and open to the public.

authors@mit presents William J. Mitchell on 12/6 (Tuesday), 5:30 pm

Posted December 5th, 2005 by Jim Eggleston

authors@mit presents

William J. Mitchell speaking on his newest book, “Placing Words” (MIT Press, 2005).
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The meaning of a message, says William Mitchell, depends on the context of its reception. “Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater produces a dramatically different effect from barking the same word to a squad of soldiers with guns,” he observes. In his new book, Professor Mitchell looks at the ways in which urban spaces and places provide settings for communication and at how they conduct complex flows of information through the twenty-first century city.

Location: MIT E15, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge
Time: December 6 (Tuesday), 5:30 pm

For more information, please see: MIT Press Bookstore Events

Co-sponsored by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press.

authors@mit presents Yossi Sheffi on 11/1 (Tuesday), 6pm

Posted November 1st, 2005 by Darcy Duke

authors@mit presents:

Yossi Sheffi, author of “The Resilient Enterprise”

Resilient Enterprise book jacket

Please join us as MIT Professor and international expert in supply chain management Yossi Sheffi shows us how companies can reduce their vulnerability to high-impact disruptions – the topic explored in his book The Resilient Enterprise (The MIT Press, 2005).

Location: MIT 32-141, Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Time: November 1 (Tuesday), 6pm

For more information, please see: MIT Press Bookstore Events

Co-sponsored by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press.