THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER John Brockman talks smarts, "third culture" intellectuals, and our web-y world in this NEW and UNCUT interview.

[ Wed. Feb. 22. 2012 ]

John Brockman is the editor of the new book “This Will Make You Smarter.” He also runs the website Edge.org, which features discussions on cutting edge science by some of the world’s most brilliant minds.  In this NEW and UNCUT interview, Brockman talks with Steve Paulson about “third culture” intellectuals and how he was inspired by New York’s avant-garde arts scene in the 1960s, when he used to hang out with John Cage, Marshall McLuhan and other visionaries who laid the groundwork for today’s Internet culture.