Cancer Survivor Day

Cancer Survivor Day

June 2nd is Cancer Survivor Day. Cancer affects millions of Americans in every demographical category. We’ve asked Shobita Parthasarathy, author of Building Genetic Medicine to take part in an Q & A to commemorate this special day.

National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

For National Maritime Day we are featuring a guest blog post from Larrie Ferreiro, author of  Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800. Enjoy!

An American Acquisitions Editor in Paris

An American Acquisitions Editor in Paris

Katie Helke Dokshina, Associate Acquisitions Editor in Design, Game Studies, and New Media, recently traveled to Paris for the Computer Human Interaction Conference. Below are her thoughts.

National Transportation Week

National Transportation Week

We are celebrating National Transportation Week May 12-18th with a series of transportation themed MIT books. Check out our first post from Changing Lanes authors Joseph DiMento and Cliff Ellis. 

Selfishness in the long-run

Selfishness in the long-run

Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga, editors of Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, weigh in on Keynes, selfishness, and the quality of ideas.

Q&A with Erkki Huhtamo

Q&A with Erkki Huhtamo

We recently shared a few images from Erkki Huhtamo’s Illusions in Motion, and the UCLA Daily Bruin took a peek inside Huhtamo’s office and interviewed him about his artifact collection in a neat video. Today, we’re pleased to share our extensive Q&A with Huhtamo about Illusions in Motion. Enjoy!

Series Spotlight: Playful Thinking

Series Spotlight: Playful Thinking

We’re excited to introduce a new monthly blog feature that will highlight our various book series. Our first spotlight is on the Playful Thinking series. Series coeditors Jesper Juul, Geoffrey Long, and William Uricchio explain how the idea for the Playful Thinking series came about, why it’s relevant and original, and what they hope this series will accomplish.

Jen’s favorite books

Jen’s favorite books

Happy Friday! Today’s haiku “walks” us through a few of our favorite books (I know, I know–just couldn’t resist):

World Copyright Day

World Copyright Day

Today is World Copyright Day. Hector Postigo, author of  The Digital Rights Movement, weighs in with a Q & A.