About John Brockman

[ Fri. Nov. 7. 2014 ]

...A: Could you please name a few thinkers that impress you most? What influences do they have on you?

JB: I'm not in a position to talk about individuals I work with today, but I can talk about thinkers I encountered in the 1960s  and 1970s who influenced the way I think today. 

It's all covered in: "Einstein, Gertrude Stein, Wittgenstein, and Frankenstein".  The natural, physical world (Einstein), the world of art and poetry (Gertrude Stein), the limits of language (Wittgenstein), everything else (Frankenstein).

Others: the composer John Cage, cultural anthropologist Edward T. Hall, media theorist Marshall McLuhan, video artist Nam June Paik, composer Lamonte Young; poet Wallace Stevens, artists Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol. ...

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