The Journal of Design and Science (JoDS), a joint venture of the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Press, forges new connections between science and design, breaking down the barriers between traditional academic disciplines in the process. Targeting readers with open, curious minds, JoDS explores timely, controversial topics in science, design, and society with a particular focus on the nuanced interactions among them.
“Resisting Reduction” Essay Competition Now Closed
5 March 2018
Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. We are thrilled by the number of responses we received and the many ways you engaged with our third issue. We will be back in touch regarding round two by Monday, 2 April 2018.
Announcement: “Resisting Reduction” Essay Competition
7 February 2018
The MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab announce a call for essays on the topic of resisting reduction, broadly defined, for the Journal of Design and Science. Essays should be in conversation with Joi Ito’s manifesto, “Resisting Reduction,” and the articles, also on this theme, published in the third issue of JoDS.
In support of open access scholarship and the free exchange of ideas, JoDS will award up to ten authors $10,000 each for chosen essays. Selections will run in JoDS under a Creative Commons license and will be published in an MIT Press volume. Proceeds from the publication of this volume will support open access publishing at MIT.
Please visit our Essay Competition page to learn more.
Issue 3 of JoDS is Now Live
5 February 2018
The third issue of JoDS, “Resisting Reduction,” looks at designing a complex and unknowable future with machines questioning theories such as Singularity and modern economic and market-based decision making. The essays, in conversation with Joi Ito’s manifesto “Resisting Reduction,” explore machine intelligence in light of diverse ecosystems in nature and its relationship to humanity.
Enjoy, and please join the JoDS conversation!