New releases for July
This month: An investigation into the mechanisms of neural networks, a history of how marketers used the tools of automation well before the widespread use of the Internet, the first reader in critical plant studies, and more
The MIT Press to launch open access journal Imaging Neuroscience
The journal is led by editor-in-chief Dr. Stephen M. Smith, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University—and he is joined by the entire former editorial teams from the journals NeuroImage and NeuroImage: Reports, all of whom resigned from their previous roles because of the high article process charges (APCs) with their prior publisher. The shift has been hailed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “high-profile move… in the long-unfolding battle over who pays and who benefits in the academic-publishing world.” We spoke to Dr. Smith about the editorial teams’ decision and what the future holds for the new publication.
Make scholarship more open, inclusive, and accessible
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Computer science and tech grad gifts
As spring unfolds, so too do the petals of opportunity for a new batch of students. To help guide this graduating class as they venture forth to the next phase of life, we’ve gathered a bouquet of inspiring reads as reminders to embrace growth, do good, and find meaning in whatever path they may take.
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Spotlight: The IMC Books series
The IMC Books series—copublished by the MIT Press and The Image Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University—reaches a milestone this spring with the publication of its sixth book, Facing Black Star. The book explores TMU’s Black Star Collection, a collection of hundreds of thousands of black-and-white photographs recently acquired by the university. Alongside the 100 images featured in the book, Facing Black Star investigates photography theory and history, the role of photographic archives, and the photograph as a medium.
The series, launched in 2016 and edited by TMU Associate Professor and The Image Centre Head of Research Thierry Gervais, is dedicated to scholarly research on the history and theory of photography. The books appeal to academics of visual history and photography enthusiasts alike.