A pity not to be there on 9 November (but one can't just jet off to the Bay Area on a moment's notice), because this evening symposium on the Whole Earth Review, an offshoot of Fred Turner's From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism looks to be a very interesting evening.
[Turner, Kelly, Brand, Rheingold] will illuminate the extraordinary impact of the Whole Earth Catalog and the American counterculture on contemporary computing and everyday life. The event celebrates the library's one-of-a-kind collection of Whole Earth Papers.
I've not yet read the book - it's on my shorlist, given its overlap and possible deep mining and coverage of an area on my list of things to research. But reviews, such as the recent long piece in the NYT (behind the paywall), have been positive.
The evening is expected to be recorded and made available at ourmedia.org, so all is not lost for us far flung intriguees.Posted by esinclai at November 04, 2006 02:08 PM |