A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman’s first book, By The Late John Brockman, also includes the full text of 37 (1971), and Afterwords (1973).
This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the Serpentine Gallery and author of Ways of Curating.
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About the Author
The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Know This, This Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.
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When I first read this back in college, it changed my perspective quite a bit. Around then I was reading McLuhan, Carl Jung, Ram Dass "Be Here Now", Richard Wilhelm's translation of i Ching (with the forward by Jung coincidentally) and a handful of other works culled from the Whole Earth catalog I picked up at a flea market (I should thank Stewart Brand). This book burned off much of the fog and malaise - either self-induced or from the EDU-machine which had me midway through it's digestive system - and it has held its sustain after many years. I would recommend this for the people studying communications theory, the fledgling Buddhist to whom oneness eludes, jihadists, my analyst, generations X and Y, to the x-girlfriend who opened it and closed it almost immediately (why?) Open the book. Focus. Think deeply, for an extended period. Understand the loop. Understand the first line does not refer to the zombie-apocalypse (I know that might lose a few readers). Look forward. We have created environment and invention. By doing so we have affected the trajectory of evolution. Face forward. Read the book.