MIT Press Live! Author Series
MIT Press Live! online events feature leading researchers and experts from around the globe discussing the important and timely topics we all need to know more about. The events cover topics from critical thinking during a time of crisis to concentration in times of distraction. The series includes talks and workshops on the great material revolutions of the last two centuries, extraterrestrials, and more. This author series is aimed at fostering vibrant online intellectual communities and spreading new knowledge.
Upcoming Author Events
In The Ends Game, Marco Bertini and Oded Koenigsberg describe how some firms are rewriting the rules of commerce: instead of selling the “means” (products and services), they adopt innovative revenue models to pursue the “ends” (actual outcomes). Join us for an MIT Press Live! talk with the authors to learn more about the book.
In Handprints on Hubble, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan chronicles her early life as a “Sputnik Baby,” her path to NASA through oceanography, and her initiation into the space program as one of “thirty-five new guys.” (She was also one of the first six women to join NASA's storied astronaut corps.) She describes in vivid detail what liftoff feels like inside a spacecraft (it's like “being in an earthquake and a fighter jet at the same time”), shows us the view from a spacewalk, and recounts the temporary grounding of the shuttle program after the Challenger disaster.
In his new book, A Synthesizing Mind, Gardner reflects on his intellectual development and his groundbreaking work, tracing his evolution from bookish child to eager college student to disengaged graduate student to Harvard professor. Join us for an MIT Press Live! talk with Howard Gardner to learn more about the inspiration behind the book.