Events

Oct
21
Sat
Impossible Views of the World, Lucy Ives @ The MIT Press Bookstore
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lucy Ives Impossible Views of the WorldThe MIT Press Bookstore presents Lucy Ives, poet and novelist, to discuss her recent novel, Impossible Views of the World (Penguin Press) on Saturday, October 21 at 4:00 pm at the Bookstore.

Impossible Views of the World is a “witty, urbane, and sometimes shocking debut novel, set in a hallowed New York museum, in which a co-worker’s disappearance and a mysterious map change a life forever.”

Oct
24
Tue
Leading From Within, Gretchen Ki Steidle @ MIT Press Bookstore
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Gretchen Ki Steidle, Founder and President of Global Grassroots, discussing her book Leading From Within, on Tuesday, October 24, at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

In Leading from Within, Steidle describes the ways that personal investment in self-awareness shapes leaders who are able to inspire change in others, build stronger relationships, and design innovative and more sustainable solutions. Drawing on her own experiences, including her work helping women to found their own grassroots social ventures in post-conflict Africa, Steidle offers mindfulness practices for individuals and groups, presents the neuroscientific evidence for its benefits, and argues for its relevance to social change.

Eventbrite - Gretchen Steidle, Leading from Within

Oct
28
Sat
MIT Press at the Boston Book Festival @ Copley Square
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Boston Book Festival BBFJoin the MIT Press and the MIT Press Bookstore at Copley Square during the Boston Book Festival!

Stop by our booth to view the latest books, journals, and the very best in nonfiction from the MIT Press.

The street fair at the Boston Book Festival features exhibitors ranging from independent publishers and literary magazines to performance companies, arts organizations, media outlets, food vendors, and even a kids area with a popular Passport to Imagination scavenger hunt.

Learn more at the Boston Book Festival web site: http://bostonbookfest.org/festival/exhibitors/

Nov
1
Wed
Erik Gehring, Trees of Boston: Photographing the Arnold Arboretum @ MIT Press Bookstore
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us as we welcome Erik Gehring to discuss Trees of Boston: Photographing the Arnold Arboretum.

Erik’s photography has been shown extensively at galleries and juried exhibitions through Eastern Massachusetts, Rhose Island, and New Hampshire. He teaches classes in photography for the Arnold Arboretum, the Eliot School, the Concord Art Association, and the Hyde Park Art Association. He gives lectures at local museums and libraries, boosktores, camera clubs, and other institutions. He lives in Boston with his wife Julie and sons Carl and William.

Nov
28
Tue
The Friendly Orange Glow, Brian Dear @ MIT Press Bookstore
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Brian Dear discussing his book, The Friendly Orange Glow, on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

Dear The Friendly Orange Glow

At a time when Steve Jobs was only a teenager and Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even born, a group of visionary engineers and designers—some of them only high school students—in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLATO, which was light-years ahead in experimenting with how people would learn, engage, communicate, and play through connected computers. Together, the PLATO community pioneered what we now collectively engage in as cyberculture. They were among the first to identify and also realize the potential and scope of the social interconnectivity of computers, well before the creation of the internet. PLATO was the foundational model for every online community that was to follow in its footsteps.

In The Friendly Orange Glow, Brian Dear at last reveals new perspectives on the origins of social computing and our internet-infatuated world.

Eventbrite - Brian Dear The Friendly Orange Glow

Dec
6
Wed
The Future, Nick Montfort @ MIT Press Bookstore
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Nick Montfort, Professor of Digital Media at MIT, discussing his book The Future on Wednesday, December 6, at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.Nick Montfort The Future

In The Future, Montfort explores the work of writers, artists, inventors, and designers (mainly in Western culture) who imagined the future, including literary utopias from Plato’s Republic to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland; kitchens of the future and the vision behind them; the Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair; and what led up to Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the World Wide Web.

Eventbrite - Nick Montfort the Future