Category: Science

A New Take on Classics by Stanisław Lem

A New Take on Classics by Stanisław Lem

Stanislaw Lem’s books have been translated into forty-four languages and have sold more than thirty million copies. Now we can read the new English editions of these six classic works by Lem, published by the MIT Press.

The MIT Press cosponsors Scientista Symposium 2019

The MIT Press cosponsors Scientista Symposium 2019

We are delighted to announce that the MIT Press will cosponsor Scientista Symposium 2019, an annual conference organized by The Scientista Foundation that brings early-career women in STEM fields together for networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities.

Responsibility by Noam Chomsky, Delivered at March 4, 1969 Protests at MIT

Responsibility by Noam Chomsky, Delivered at March 4, 1969 Protests at MIT

On March 4, 1969, an extraordinary event took place at MIT. Students and faculty from MIT, Harvard, and other local universities convened to protest the Vietnam War and the perceived complicity of science and scientists with the military industrial complex. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this event, we reproduce the transcript from Noam Chomsky’s speech.

Why Paper Maps Still Matter in the Digital Age

Why Paper Maps Still Matter in the Digital Age

With the proliferation of smartphones, it’s easy to assume that the era of the paper map is over. However, Meredith Broussard, author of Artificial Unintelligence, shows that the research reveals that the paper map still thrives in the digital era, and there are distinct advantages to using print maps.

Luxury Laboratories

Luxury Laboratories

In ‘Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions’ editors Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes take a look at the recent boom in luxurious, resort-style scientific laboratories. Designed by top architects these impressive buildings boast wellness centers, fine dining, and retail facilities that aim to attract top scientists.

March for Science

March for Science

The MIT Press is proud to announce its partnership with the March for Science, a series of events across the country planned to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, 2017.

Brain Awareness Week: The Digital Mind

Brain Awareness Week: The Digital Mind

What do computers, cells, and brains have in common? Computers are electronic devices designed by humans; cells are biological entities crafted by evolution; brains are the containers and creators of our minds. But all are, in one way or another, information-processing devices. The power of the human brain is, so far, unequaled by any existing machine or known living being. In our final post celebrating Brain Awareness Week, Arlindo Oliveira discusses how advances in science and technology could enable us to create digital minds. 

Five Minutes with Clifford Siskin

Five Minutes with Clifford Siskin

Clifford Siskin discusses his new book, System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge, which explains the long history of “blaming the system” from Galileo to the political economy of the early-nineteenth century to today.