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Books, movies, and TV shows having to do with MIT

MIT in Popular Culture . . . at the MIT Libraries

MIT is one of the world's most prestigious academic institutions, but beyond that, it's a cultural icon. You just might see or hear the name "MIT" in a best-seller or at the movies in addition to the next paper you read or conference you attend. Whether completely fictionalized or based on real events, whether set at MIT or starring a character with an MIT connection, you'll see the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pop up all over the place in popular culture.

To help celebrate MIT's 150th anniversary, the MIT Libraries have found many of these books, CDs, and DVDs, from the obscure and out-of-print to the biggest blockbusters, in our stacks (and added a few we didn't have too) and put them together in this guide.

Check out representations of MIT in:

Bringing Down the House coverIron Man coverThe TechnologitscoverPaniponi Dash cover

History, Anthropology, Science, Technology & Society, and Philosophy Librarian

Michelle Baildon