John Brockman is a cultural impresario whose career has encompassed the avant-garde art world, science, books, software, and the Internet. In the 1960s he coined the word "intermedia" and pioneered "intermedia kinetic environments" in art, theatre, and commerce, while also consulting for clients such as General Electric, Columbia Pictures, Scott Paper, The Pentagon, and the White House. In 1973, he formed Brockman, Inc., the international literary and software agency specializing in serious nonfiction. He is the founder of the nonprofit Edge Foundation, Inc. and editor of Edge (www.edge.org), the highly acclaimed website devoted to discussions of cutting edge science by many of the world's brilliant thinkers, the leaders of what he has termed "the third culture".

Included in his works as author and/or editor are By the Late John Brockman; The Third Culture; Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite; The Greatest Inventions of the Past Two Thousand Years; The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century; and The New Humanists: Science at the Edge; Curious Minds : How a Child Becomes a Scientist; and What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty.

Brockman has the distinction of being the only person to have been profiled on Page One of both The New York Sunday Times "Arts & Leisure" (1966), and The New York Times "Science Times" (1997).