John Brockman


Born
Boston, The United States

With a broad career spanning the fields of art, science, books, software and the Internet. In 1960 he established the bases for "intermedia kinetic environments" in art, theatre and commerce, while consulting for clients such as General Electric, Columbia Pictures, The Pentagon, The White House... In 1973 he formed his own literary and software agency. He is founder of the Edge Foundation and editor of Edge, a highly acclaimed website where the most outstanding thinkers, leaders of what he has termed "Third Culture", analyse cutting-edge science.

He is author and editor of several books, including: The Third Culture (1995); The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2000 Years (2000); The Next Fifty Years (2002) and The New Humanists (2003).

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“Throughout history, only a small number of people have done the serious thinking for everybody.”
John Brockman

“Every aspect of life is an experiment that can be better understood if it is perceived in that way.”
John Brockman, This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

“By undercutting fundamentalism and intolerance, education would curtail violence and war. By empowering women, it would curb poverty and the population explosion.”
John Brockman, This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

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