Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power, and Technology

Paperback | August 11, 2015

byJohn Brockman

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"Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain." —Chicago Sun-Times, on This Will Change Everything

Launchinga hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial, editor JohnBrockman delivers this cutting-edge master class covering everything you needto know about Culture. With original contributions by the world’sleading thinkers and scientists, including Jared Diamond, Daniel C. Dennett,Brian Eno, Jaron Lanier,Nicholas Christakis, and others, Culture offers a mind-expanding primeron a fundamental topic. Unparalleled in scope, depth, insight and quality, Edge.org’s Culture is not to be missed.

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"Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain." —Chicago Sun-Times, on This Will Change Everything Launchinga hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial, editor JohnBrockman delivers this cutting-edg...

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Why do civilizations rise and fall?What are the origins and purpose of art?How does technology shape society? Did culture direct human evolution?Is the Internet an agent of democracy or dictatorships?An immensely powerful but little-understood force that impacts society, art, politics, and even human biological development, culture is ...

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor ofThe Universe,This Explains Everything,This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes. He is the founder of the literary agency Brockman, Inc., and lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062023136

ISBN - 13:9780062023131

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Narrow discussion of technology and culture I had expected a broader discussion of culture, but this book is purely a dialogue about technology and culture, with its blinders on to all other influences.
Date published: 2012-05-10