Authors@MIT features authors and experts on the cutting edge of topics that we all need to know more about: young people and new media, business innovation, life in a digitally defined world, the intersection of science and art, and more. Events take place at the Press Bookstore and other area venues, in collaboration with the Boston Book Festival, the Cambridge Public Library, Le Laboratoire, local restaurants, and other partners.
“We’re really thrilled to have the opportunity to offer the community a completely new kind of author series, explicitly designed to promote public engagement with science, technology, and design broadly defined,” said Amy Brand, director of the MIT Press.
The series kicked off in February with a talk by Meryl Alper, author of Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality, in conversation with MIT Professor Jennifer Light, and in April featured MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito discussing his book, Whiplash: How to Survive our Faster Future, with Robert Langer. Upcoming talks include Steven Sloman, author of The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, in conversation with Drazen Prelec, professor of management science and economics at MIT Sloan, on May 9.