Stewart Brand

STEWART BRAND is cofounder and co-chairman of The Long Now Foundation.

He is the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, cofounder of The Well, and cofounder of Global Business Network, He is on the board of the Santa Fe Institute, and maintains connections with Electronic Frontier Foundation, Wired magazine and MIT's Media Lab, while occasionally consulting for Ecotrust. A substantial item on the Global Business Network site is a list of all the books he has recommended for the GBN "Book Club" since 1988 and several hundred of his reviews.

He is the original editor of The Whole Earth Catalog, (Winner of the National Book Award); author of The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT, How Buildings Learn, and The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility (MasterMinds Series); and Two Cybernetic Frontiers on Gregory Bateson and cutting-edge computer science. It had the first use of the term "personal computer" in print and was the first book to report on computer hackers. He was featured on the cover of The Los Angeles Times Magazine: "Always two steps ahead of others.....(he) is the least recognized, most influential thinker in America."

Further reading on Edge:

"The Clock of the Long Now"
"The Scout", Chapter 3 in Digerati

"We Are As Gods And Have to Get Good At It"
Stewart Brand Meets The Cybernetic Counterculture
• "Four Sides To Every Story"
"Afterword to Whole Earth Discipline"
• Access to Tools: MOMA Exhibition

Beyond Edge:

Stewart Brand: Essays
The Long Now Foundation
Global Business Network