Events

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

Dec
7
Thu
What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, Tim O’Reilly @ The MIT Press Bookstore
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Joi Ito and Tim O’Reilly discussing O’Reilly’s new book WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, on Thursday, December 7, at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event and for pre-purchase online for 20% off, or you may purchase an event ticket for $10.

WTF? can be an expression of amazement or an expression of dismay. In today’s economy, we have far too much dismay along with our amazement, and technology bears some of the blame. In this combination of memoir, business strategy guide, and call to action, Tim O’Reilly, Silicon Valley’s leading intellectual and the founder of O’Reilly Media, explores the upside and the potential downsides of today’s WTF? technologies.