John Brockman

John Brockman
John Brockman
Editor, Edge.org; Chairman of Brockman, Inc.; Author, By the Late John Brockman, The Third Culture

"One of the great intellectual enzymes of our time. (An enzyme is a biological catalyst — an adroit enabler of otherwise impossible things.)" — Stewart Brand


 Brockman at the Factory with Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, 1966  (click to expand)
Photo: Nat Finkelstein. Copyright © Nat Finkelstein

JOHN BROCKMAN is a cultural impresario whose career has encompassed the avant-garde art world, science, books, software, and the Internet. In the 1960s he coined the word "intermedia" and pioneered "intermedia kinetic environments" in art, theatre, and commerce, while also consulting for clients such as General Electric, Columbia Pictures, Scott Paper, The Pentagon, and the White House.

In 1973, he formed Brockman, Inc., the international literary and software agency specializing in serious nonfiction. He is the founder of the nonprofit Edge Foundation, Inc. and editor of Edge (www.edge.org), the highly acclaimed website devoted to discussions of cutting edge science by many of the world's brilliant thinkers, the leaders of what he has termed "the third culture".

Included in his works as author are: By the Late John Brockman, Digerati, and The Third Culture (online version here).


John Brockman: A Portrait
THE WORLD MIND THAT CAME IN FROM THE COUNTERCULTURE

  ·  Be imaginative, exciting, compelling, inspiring: That’s what John Brockman expects of himself and others. Arguably, the planet’s most important literary agent, Brockman brings its cyber elite together in his Internet salon „Edge.“ We paid a visit to the man from the Third Culture.

For decades he has been a leading light behind the scenes in the city's intellectual life.  

"Go deeper than the news. Tell me something I don't know. You are writing for your fellow Edgies, a sophisticated bunch, and not the general public. Stick to ideas, theories, systems of thought, disciplines, not people. Come up with something new, be exciting, inspiring, compelling. Tell us a great story. Amaze, delight, surprise us!"

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 "A kind of thinker that does not exist in Europe" — La Stampa


 "A bizarre, brilliant, bulldozer of a thinker who has done as much as anyone, anywhere, to shape today's intellectual landscape." — David Gelernter

Dolly, Roslyn Institute, 1999

"Head" Movie Trailer, 1968


ABC-TV Special, 1998


DAS NETZ, A Film by Lutz Dammbeck


RECENT PRESS

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [January 10, 2014], Chosun.com [May 5, 2013], Korean Joong Ang Daily [April 13, 2013], La Stampa [July 22, 2012], Dazed [January 9, 2012], The Observer (UK) [January 8, 2012] WiredUK [February 3, 2011] Süddeutsche Zeitung [February 16, 2011]    








2005- 2010

The Focus; Nieman Reports; La Republica [January 14, 2010] I l Giornale [January 20, 2010]; La Stampa [Juanuray 20,2010]; Internazionale; Il Sole [January 21, 2010]; ° La Nacion [March 30, 2008] ° The Observer [July 01, 2007] ° The New York Times Magazine[January 21, 2007] ° Telegraph [January 02, 2007] ° La Stampa [November 22, 2006] ° eFollett Reader's Choice Newsletter[Summer, 2006] ° La Vanguardia [January 9, 2006]


 

 

 

 

 

 

   


2000 - 2005

La Vanguardia[December 5, 2005] °La Vanguardia[September 14, 2005] ° The Sunday Times[August 28, 2005] ° El Pais[May 12, 2005] ° The Guardian[April 30, 2005] ° Quark[February 7, 2005] ° Il Sole 24 Ore[January 16, 2005] American Scientist [March - April, 2002] ° La Weekly [October 31, 2001] ° Focus[October 8, 2001] ° The New York Times [August 7, 2001] ° Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung[August 1, 2001] ° Inside Magazine [March 20, 2001] ° Aventis Future [February, 2001] ° The New York Times [January 9, 2001] ° Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [January 9, 2001] ° Die Woche [December 8, 2000] ° Die Welt[November 21, 2000] ° Berliner Zeitung [September 10, 2000] ° Prospect Magazine [August/September 2000] ° Time Out New York [April 8, 2000] ° The Independent [March 25, 2000] ° New York Magazine [March, 13 2000] ° The Wall Street Journal [February 28, 2000] ° Der Spiegel [February 21, 2000] ° Asahi Shimbun[February 3, 2000] ° Silicon Alley Reporter [January 2000] ° Bill Gates Syndiacated Column [January 27, 2000] ° Newsweek [January 11, 2000] ° The Wall Street Journal[January 4, 2000] ° The Daily Telegraph[January 4, 2000] ° Silicon Alley Reporter [2000]


 


1990s

Wired [September, 1999] ° Art Orbit [February, 1999] ° Upside [May, 1998] ° Wired [April, 1998] ° Science[February 13, 1998] ° New Scientist [February 7, 1998] ° Atlantic [January 8, 1998] ° The Independent[December 31, 1997] ° The New York Times [December 30, 1997] ° The Web Magazine[October, 1997] ° Smithsonian Magazine [October, 1997] ° The New York Times [October 14, 1997] ° Focus [October 14, 1996] ° The Daily Telegraph[September 30, 1995] ° Philadelphia Inquirer [September 6, 1995] ° La Repubblica [September 13, 1995] ° Wired[August, 1995] ° L'Espresso [July 28, 1995] ° The New York Times[June 19, 1995] ° New Scientist[March 6, 1995] ° The Sunday Times [October 2, 1994] ° Publishing News[April 30, 1993] ° The Sunday Times[December 13, 1992] ° Berlingske Tiden [November 26, 1992] °New Statesman[September 25, 1992] ° Information[September 7, 1992] ° Insight[January 6, 1992] ° The Los Angeles Times[November 28, 1991]


    

 


1980s

The Jamais Vu Papers[April, 1989] ° Whole Earth Review[Summer, 1987] ° Forbes[November, 1985] °Manhattan, Inc. [October, 1985] ° Inc. [April, 1985] ° The Computer Entrepreneurs [November, 1984] °Newsweek Access [Fall, 1984] ° Venture [July, 1984] ° United[August, 1983]



1960s 

Poetry Center[February, 1969] ° MoMA[June 3, 1969] ° Cavalier[February, 1969] ° Arts Magazine[February, 1969] ° The New Yorker[November 23, 1968]° New York Times[November 5, 1968] ° Newsweek[March 18, 1968] ° The New York Times [February 4, 1968] ° Women's Wear Daily[1967] ° The Herald Tribune [1967] °The New York Times[September 16, 1967] ° Vogue [August 1, 1967] ° The New York Times [September 4, 1966] ° Life [May 27, 1966]° The Nation [December 25, 1965]


 


Books

Paperback [ 2014 ]
Edited by John Brockman
Kindle Edition
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2014 ]
Edited by John Brockman
Paperback [ 2013 ]
Edited by John Brockman
Paperback [ 2013 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2012 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2011 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2011 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2011 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2009 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2009 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2007 ]
By John Brockman
Hardcover [ 2006 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2006 ]
By Gerd Gigerenzer, John Brockman
Paperback [ 2005 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 2002 ]
By John Brockman
Hardcover [ 2000 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 1998 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback [ 1996 ]
By Katinka Matson, John Brockman
Paperback [ 1996 ]
By John Brockman
Paperback
By John Brockman