• Stewart Brand

    Co-Founder & President of The Long Now Foundation

    STEWART BRAND is the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog and co-founder of The Long Now Foundation, Global Business Network, The Well, and Revive & Restore.

    He is on the board of the Santa Fe Institute, and maintains connections with Electronic Frontier Foundation, Wired magazine and MIT’s Media Lab, while occasionally consulting for Ecotrust.

    He is the original editor of The Whole Earth Catalog, (Winner of the National Book Award); author of The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MITHow Buildings LearnThe Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility (MasterMinds Series); and Two Cybernetic Frontiers on Gregory Bateson and cutting-edge computer science. It had the first use of the term “personal computer” in print and was the first book to report on computer hackers. He was featured on the cover of The Los Angeles Times Magazine: “Always two steps ahead of others…..(he) is the least recognized, most influential thinker in America.”

Related Video Conversations

  • Completed: June 7, 2018 PST

    Stewart Brand on the Whole Earth Catalog’s Long Legacy over 50 years

    Fifty years ago the Whole Earth Catalog burst onto the cultural scene and helped set in motion waves of innovation that reverberated through the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of America – and that continue to this day. The one-and-only Stewart Brand was the creative force behind that unique media publication and cultural phenomenon and we’re honored that he’s going to talk about the Whole Earth’s intellectual and entrepreneurial legacy at the June gathering of What’s Now: San Francisco.

    Participants: Stewart Brand