Catherine Ahearn

PubPub Community Manager
PubPub Community Manager at The MIT Press | Alumna of the Boston University Editorial Institute and Middlebury College
by Joichi Ito
Jan 12, 2016
Can design advance science, and can science advance design?
by Kevin Slavin
Feb 24, 2016
by Catherine Ahearn
Jan 29, 2018
by Nicky Case
Jan 08, 2018
The old story of AI is about human brains working against silicon brains. The new story of IA will be about human brains working with silicon brains. As it turns out, most of the world is the opposite of a chess game: Non-zero-sum — both players can win.
by Catherine Ahearn
Dec 02, 2017
by Anjali Sastry
Jan 22, 2018
Today, greenhouse gas emissions are rising again while questions about how to spur economic growth continue. I wonder, are we missing the connection? Might a move away from reduction help us to understand our shared options?
by Pip Mothersill
Feb 04, 2018
We are designing increasingly complex ecologies, involving unpredictable human interactions, emotional experiences and intangible services, as well as the physical objects that we pick off the shelf.  We don’t just design forms, we now design platforms.
by Catherine Ahearn
Jan 10, 2018
by John Palfrey
Dec 27, 2017
An existential worry lies beneath concerns about the future of AI. We as humans fear that we will lose our autonomy as we pursue automation with such abandon. It feels urgent that we examine what we care most about in humanity as we race to develop the science and technology.
by Kevin Slavin
Jun 06, 2017
by Jessica Green and Steve Green
Jun 20, 2017
by Elizabeth Henaff
Jul 12, 2017
by Neri Oxman
Jan 13, 2016
by Jennifer Pahlka
Dec 20, 2017
What’s the lesson too many people take from that first and most influential episode in Star Wars back in 1977? One incredibly well-placed shot into the thermal exhaust port and the entire apparatus of our oppression explodes spectacularly.
by Stewart Brand
Dec 20, 2017
Pace layers provide many-leveled corrective, stabilizing feedback throughout the system. It is in the contradictions between these layers that civilization finds its surest health. I propose six significant levels of pace and size in a robust and adaptable civilization.
by Nicholas Negroponte
Feb 02, 2018
Parse the title either way—I believe that 30 years from now people will look back at the beginning of our century and wonder what we were doing and thinking about big, hard, long-term problems, particularly those of basic research.