Ainissa Ramirez
Ainissa Ramirez
Scientist and Author MIT Press
Joined OEC on 02/23/2020
Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D. is a materials scientist and science communicator who is passionate about getting the general public excited about science. A Brown and Stanford graduate, she has worked as a research scientist at Bell Labs and held academic positions at Yale University and MIT. Ramirez has written for Forbes, Time, Science, The Atlantic, American Scientist and Scientific American, and has explained science headlines on CBS, CNN, NPR and on PBS's SciTech Now. She speaks internationally on the topics of science and technology and gave a TED talk on the importance of STEM education. Her book "The Alchemy of Us" (MIT Press) uncovers how tech shaped us and will be published in April of 2020.
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    PostedSunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:17 PM
    A new book:
    "The Alchemy of Us" examines 8 inventions and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Readers will see how seemingly innocuous inventions such as the telegraph, the light bulb, and the computer changed language, our sleeping patterns, and even how we think. This book unpacks how materials shaped culture, chronicling each invention and its consequences—intended and unintended. 
    Available April 7th. Preorders are open now.
    The Alchemy of Us
    In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us. In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science ...
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