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John Brockman

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The Edge Annual Question 2010: How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

(39) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 9:30 AM

"Love Intermedia Kinetic Environments." John Brockman speaking -- partly kidding, but conveying the notion that Intermedia Kinetic Environments are In in the places where the action is -- an Experience, an Event, an Environment, a humming electric world." -- The New York Times

On a Sunday in September 1966, I...

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The Edge Annual Question

(16) Comments | Posted December 31, 2006 | 10:59 PM


"Big, deep and ambitious questions....breathtaking in scope. Keep watching The World Question Center."

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Have an Edgy Christmas!

(4) Comments | Posted December 25, 2006 | 4:56 PM


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The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism

(49) Comments | Posted June 3, 2006 | 7:20 PM

The hive mind is for the most part stupid and boring. Why pay attention to it?

The problem is in the way the Wikipedia has come to be regarded and used; how it's been elevated to such importance so quickly. And that is part of the larger pattern of the...

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Evidence? What's That?

(2) Comments | Posted May 8, 2006 | 8:38 PM

Just as I was about to send out a new edition of EDGE announcing the publication of "Intelligent Thought: Science Versus The Intelligent Design Movement," I received the email below which it a stark reminder of why this book is necessary, why it belongs on your bookshelf, and why...

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The Selfish Gene: Thirty Years On

(11) Comments | Posted March 23, 2006 | 7:56 PM

The toughest ticket in London's West End last week wasn't for a new mega-hit musical from Cameron Mackintosh, or a new play by Tom Stoppard. The people who flocked to The Old Theatre were greeted by famed British radio and television presenter Melvyn Bragg ("Start the Week") with the following...

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The Edge Annual Question

(146) Comments | Posted January 1, 2006 | 12:58 AM


“Here’s a book for you.”

The composer John Cage leaned across the table and handed me a copy of Cybernetics by Norbert Wiener. The year was 1966. We were at a weekly dinner gathering of young artists at the townhouse of Fluxus pioneer...

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