editions
1997

 

1997
Edge 31 — December 31, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER"
THE REALITY CLUB
• Marc D. Hauser: Edge at Harvard
• John Horgan responds to Joseph LeDoux on "The End of Neuroscience"
• Thomas de Zengotita and Marc D.Hauser on Rod Brooks' "Deep Questions"
COMMENTS ON Edge
Harko Keijzer; Michael Naumann
1ST ANNIVERSARY — LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
(10,149 words)

Edge 30 — December 7, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Robert Provine, Douglas Rushkoff, Thomas De Zengotita, and Margaret Wertheim on Rodney Brooks
• George Lakoff responds to Steven Pinker
• Life after Death—Response to Horgan by Joseph Ledoux
(6,942 words)

Edge 29 — November 19, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE DEEP QUESTION"
A Talk with Rodney Brooks
THE REALITY CLUB
• Marc D. Hauser Re: Edge University
• George Dyson On Bionumerical Paleontology
• Rafael Nunez, Margaret Wertheim, Howard Gardner, Joseph Traub, Steven Pinker, and Charles Simonyi on Stanislas Dehaene's "What Are Numbers, Really? A Cerebral Basis For Number Sense"
• Stanislas Dehaene Responds
(11,827 words)

Edge 28 — October 27, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHAT ARE NUMBERS, REALLY? A CEREBRAL BASIS FOR NUMBER SENSE "
by Stanislas Dehaene
THE REALITY CLUB
• George Lakoff, Marc D. Hauser & Jaron Lanier on Stanislas Dehaene
• Marc Hauser, David G. Myers, Howard Rheingold, Cliff Pickover, and Lee Smolin respond to "Edge University: A Proposal"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"Two Cultures - Never the Twain Shall Meet — Scientists wonder why today the word "Intellectual" is used to describe only those in arts and letters" (Phenomena: Comment and Notes) Smithsonian (October, 1997) by John P. Wiley, Jr.
BILLBOARD
Esther Dyson: Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age; Carl Steadman: Application to Date Carl
EMAIL
Maria Lepowsky; Mark Stahlman
(10,334 words)

Edge 27 — October 14, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"Edge University: A Proposal" - John Brockman
• Comments by Carl Djerassi, Roger Schank, Michael Gazzaniga, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Rod Brooks, Martin Rees, Pattie Maes, Patrick Bateson, Marvin Minsky, Frank Moretti, Howard Gardner, Freeman Dyson, David Gelernter, Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond
EDGE IN THE NEWS
"Nimble Deal-Maker For Stars Of Science,", by James Gorman
Front Page - "Science Times" Section - The New York Times - 10/14/97
http://www.nytimes.com/yr/mo/day/news/national/sci-literary-agent.html
(3,678 words)

Edge 26 — October 6, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Steven Pinker, Philip Anderson, Marc Hauser, and Colin Tudge on "The Three Dimensions Of Human History" by Colin Renfrew
• Thomas De Zengotita, J.C. Herz and Clifford Pickover on Howard Gardner's "Education For All Human Beings"
• Peter von Sivers on Jared Diamond
• Robert Provine on "Men, Women, and the Talk Show Effect": A Response to Carl Djerassi and Natalie Angier
• Tor Gulliksen and Jeremy C. Ahouse Respond to George Dyson
LETTERS
• Jeremy C. Ahouse, Sandra Blakeslee, Peter Tallack
(8,040 words)

Edge 25 — September 21, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"EDUCATION FOR ALL HUMAN BEINGS"
A Talk with Howard Gardner
THE REALITY CLUB • Carl Steadman to John Brockman: "What was the name of your seminal text on life, the universe and everything?" Brockman responds. • Oliver Morton on Gouldspar, Dawkinsite, and GoodwinclaseEDGE IN THE NEWS
The WEB Magazine, October 1997: "Science: Log On with the Lab Coats: Real scientists talk shop after hours" by Phil Leggiere
LETTERS
Stephen Miller
(10,922 words)

Edge 24 — August 25, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN HISTORY"
A Talk with Colin Renfrew
THE REALITY CLUB
• Karl Sabbagh, Douglas Rushkoff, Gregg Zachary & Anne Fausto-Sterling
(6,015 words)

Edge 23 — July 30, 1997
THE Edge ARCHIVE
(10,657 words)


Edge 22 — July 17, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Charles Simonyi Responds to Daniel C. Dennett
• Piet Hut Responds to Lee Smolin
• Kevin Kelly, Clifford Pickover, Oliver Sacks, Hans-Joachim Metzger & Christopher G. Langton on George Dyson's "Darwin Among The Machines"; George Dyson Responds
• Women and Edge: Carl Djerassi & Natalie Angier
• Marney Morris, Seth Lloyd, Christa Maar on "He Confuses 1 And 2 The 200 I.Q.", Mr. Byars By Mr. Brockman
(8,734 words)

Edge 21 — July 8, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES;
OR, THE ORIGINS OF [ARTIFICIAL] LIFE"
A Presentation by George Dyson
THE REALITY CLUB
• Responses to George Dyson by Daniel C. Dennett, Lee Smolin, Jaron Lanier & Tim Race
• Daniel C. Dennett, Jaron Lanier & Paolo Pignatelli on Charles Simonyi's "Intentional Programming"
• Piet Hut & Lee Smolin: An Exchange
LETTERS
• Lawrence Wilkinson & Stewart Brand
(13,387 words)

Edge 20 — June 23, 1997
DIGERATI
"INTENTIONAL PROGRAMMING"
A Talk with Charles Simonyi ("The WYSIWYG")
THE REALITY CLUB
• Alun Anderson, John Maddox, Lee Smolin
• Arnold Trehub & Steven Quartz on "Organs of Computation"
(11,002 words)

Edge 19 — May 30, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"HE CONFUSES L AND 2 THE 200 I.Q."
Mr. Byars By Mr. Brockman
THE REALITY CLUB
• Steven Pinker, Arnold Trehub, Steven Quartz on "Organs of Computation"
(5,801 words)

Edge 18 — May 19, 1997
DIGERATI
"ENGINEERING FORMALISM AND ARTISTRY: THE YIN AND YANG OF MULTIMEDIA"
A Talk with Luyen Chou ("The Mandarin")
THE REALITY CLUB
• The End of Horgan: John Horgan's rejoinders to the responses of Kevin Kelly, George Johnson, Ernest B. Hook, Paul Davies, Lee Smolin, Jaron Lanier, George Dyson and Oliver Morton
• Arnold Trehub & Steven Quartz on "Organs of Computation"
(11,063 words)

Edge 17May 12, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB
• Timothy Taylor , Marc D. Hauser, Kevin Kelly, George Dyson, Clifford Pickover. Pamela McCorduck, Gregory Benford on Jared Diamond's "Why Did Human History Unfold Differently On Different Continents For The Last 13,000 Years?"
• Jared Diamond Responds
• The End of Horgan? Jaron Lanier, George Dyson, Oliver Morton, John Gribbin on John Horgan's "Why I Think Science Is Ending"
• Clifford Pickover on Joseph Traub's "The Unknown and The Unknowable"
(10,142 words)

Edge 16May 6, 1997
THIRD CULTURE
"THE END OF HORGAN?"
"Why I Think Science Is Ending"
A Talk by John Horgan
THE REALITY CLUB
• John Horgan Responds to Kevin Kelly and George Johnson
• Kevin Kelly, George Johnson, Ernest B. Hook, Paul Davies, and Lee Smolin on Horgan
(10,131 words)

Edge 15 — April 29, 199
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A NEW SCIENCE OF QUALITIES"
A Talk with Brian Goodwin
THE REALITY CLUB
John Horgan Responds to George Johnson and Kevin Kelly
(5,034 words)

Edge 14 — April 23, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHY DID HUMAN HISTORY UNFOLD DIFFERENTLY ON DIFFERENT CONTINENTS FOR THE LAST 13,000 YEARS?"
A Talk with Jared Diamond
(6,036 words)

Edge 13 — April 15, 1997
DIGERATI
"JAPAN, INC. MEETS THE DIGERATI"
Interview with Izumi Aizu ("The Bridge")
The Keidenren's Man in Kuala Lumpur
THE REALITY CLUB
• Tim Race to the Editor
• George Johnson on John Horgan
• Kevin Kelly on John Horgan
• Lee Smolin responds to Brian Eno, John Baez, Stewart Brand
• Sstuart Kauffman responds to Phil Anderson
• Julian Barbour responds to John Baez, Murray Gell-Mann, Lee Smolin
• Pamela McCorduck on Brian Eno
(9,851 words)

Edge 12April 7, 1997
THE REALITY CLUB

• John Horgan, Stuart Hameroff, John Baez, Stewart Brand on "A Possible Solution for the Problem of Time in Quantum Cosmology" by Stuart Kauffman & Lee Smolin
• Smolin Responds
• Marc D. Hauser, Jaron Lanier, Marney Morris, Clifford Pickover, Douglas Rushkoff, Pamela McCorduck on "A Big Theory Of Culture" by Brian Eno
(8,818 words)

Edge 11 — April 1, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A BIG THEORY OF CULTURE"
A Talk with Brian Eno
THE REALITY CLUB
• Richard Saul Wurman on John Perry Barlow
• Stuart Hameroff, Philip Anderson, Murray Gell-Mann on Stuart Kauffman & Lee Smolin
• Lee Smolin responds to Gell-Mann, Barbour, Hameroff, Anderson
(10,347 words)

Edge 10 — March 20, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"A POSSIBLE SOLUTION FOR THE PROBLEM OF TIME IN QUANTUM COSMOLOGY"
Stuart Kauffman & Lee Smolin
THE REALITY CLUB
• Murray Gell-Mann
• Julian Barbour
(11,833 words)

Edge 9 — March 11, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWABLE"
A Talk with Joseph Traub
DIGERATI
"UPSIDE, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES..."
John Perry Barlow, Stewart Brand, Dave Winer, Jaron Lanier, Kevin Kelly, Marvin Minsky, Paul Keegan, David Bunnell
THE REALITY CLUB
• Paolo Pignatelli: Further Questions for Joseph Ledoux
(8,928 words)

Edge 8 — March 4, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"COMPLEXITY AND CATASTROPHE"
A Talk with John Maddox
THE REALITY CLUB
• Ian Stewart on Reuben Hersh
• Daniel Goleman on Joseph LeDoux
• Steven Pinker on Joseph LeDoux
• Joesph Ledoux Responds to Daniel Goleman, Douglas Rushkoff, William Calvin, Paolo Pignatelli, and Steven Pinker
(10,359 words)

Edge 7 — February 25, 1997
DIGERATI
"THE CURATOR"
An Interview with Doug Rowan
"The Curator" on the Digerati: Nathan Myhrvold, Denise Caruso, Bill Gates, Jaron Lanier. Linda Stone, Bob Stein, Richard Wurman
THE REALITY CLUB
• George Johnson on Reuben Hersh's "What Kind of Thing is a Number"
• William H. Calvin, Doulgas Rushkoff, Paolo Pignatelli, and W. Daniel Hillis on Joseph • LeDoux's "Parallel Memories: Putting Emotions Back Into The Brain"
( 8,354 words)

Edge 6 — February 17, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"PARALLEL MEMORIES: PUTTING EMOTIONS BACK INTO THE BRAIN"
A Talk with Joseph LeDoux
THE REALITY CLUB
• Reuben Hersh's Rejoinders to Rebuttals by Simonyi and Dehaene
• Paolo Pignatelli on Stanislas Dehaene
• Smolin, Hillis, and Lanier on Hersh
(9,880 words)

Edge 5 — February 10, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"WHAT KIND OF A THING IS A NUMBER?"
A Talk with Reuben Hersh
THE REALITY CLUB
• Charles Simonyi and Stanislas Dehaene on Reuben Hersh
• Steven Pinker responds on Nicholas Humphrey & Richard Potts
• Philip Leggiere on Nathan Myhrvold
(6,608 words)

Edge 4 — January 23, 1997
DIGERATI
"THE CHEF"
An Interview with Nathan Myhrvold
THE REALITY CLUB
• Lew Tucker and Steve Lohr on "The Chef" (Nathan Myhrvold)
• David Lykken on Steven Pinker's "Organs of Computation"
(7,458 words)

Edge 3 — January 11, 1997
THE THIRD CULTURE
"ORGANS OF COMPUTATION"
A Talk With Steven Pinker
THE REALITY CLUB
• Comments by: Steven Mithen, Steven Quartz, Nicholas Humphrey, Patricia S. Churchland, Sandra Blakeslee, Steven Pinker, Nicholas Humphrey, Richard Potts
(10,736 words)

Edge 2 — January 6, 1997
DIGERATI
"THE COACH"
An Interview with John Doerr
THE REALITY CLUB
• Scott McNealy, John Dvorak, Ted Leonsis, and Richard Shaffer on THE COACH (John Doerr)
• "Implications of Natural Selection and The Laws of Physics:" Lee Smolin, Richard Dawkins, Nicholas Humphrey, Brian Goodwin, Jaron Lanier, George Johnson, Marcelo Gleiser; response by Lee Smolin
(7,983 words)

Edge 1 — December 21, 1996
THE THIRD CULTURE
"SCIENCE, DELUSION AND THE APPETITE FOR WONDER"
A Talk By Richard Dawkins
THE REALITY CLUB
• Responses to "Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder": Murray Gell-Mann, Milford Wolpoff, Reuben Hersh, Karl Sabbagh, Duncan Steele, Stanislas DeHaene, Joseph Ledoux, Margie Profet, Paul Davies, Robert Shapiro, Carl Djerassi
• "Spare Me Your Memes": Jaron Lanier debates Charles Simonyi and Mike Godwin on the concept and value of Memes
(17,400 words)

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