Prof. Sherry Turkle says if you don’t teach your children how to be alone, they only know how to be lonely. Photo: Richard Howard
Spring 2011

Alone Together

Sherry Turkle’s new book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other reveals that we’re so busy communicating that we neglect each other.

Prof. Thomas Malone says that collective intelligence is the only hope we have to save the planet.  Photo: Richard Howard
Summer 2010

Collective Brainpower

Prof. Thomas Malone says that collective intelligence is the only hope we have to save the planet.

Prof. Sandy Pentland says that understanding honest signals will make us better managers, workers, and communicators. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2009

Honest Signals

Prof. Sandy Pentland says that understanding our unconscious social patterns can make us better managers, workers, and communicators.

Growing up in South Dakota, Tom Brokaw watched NBC's <em>Huntley-Brinkley Report</em> every night.
Fall 2008

Life Is Not Virtual

Journalist Tom Brokaw visits MIT, urging the community to use technology wisely.

Asst. Prof. Natasha Schull has studied gambling in Las Vegas for 15 years. Photo: Ed Quinn
Fall 2008

Big Losers

Asst. Prof. Natasha Schull, who has studied Las Vegas gambling for 15 years, says the casino industry is becoming increasingly effective at taking gamblers’ money.

Samiksha '10 and Shriddha '09 Nayak changed the lives of 150 children in a rural village in India when they bought them a computer. Photo: Michael Okoniewski.
Fall 2008

Empowering Children

Samiksha ’10 and Shriddha ’09 Nayak changed the lives of 150 children in a rural village in India when they bought them a computer.