STEWART BRAND is Co-founder and Co-chairman of The Long Now Foundation.
He is the Founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, Co-founder of The Well, and co-founder of Global Business Network, 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. A substantial item on the Global Business Network site is a list of all the books he has recommended for the GBN "Book Club" since 1988 and several hundred of his reviews.
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 MIT, How Buildings Learn, and The 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 ofThe Los Angeles Times Magazine: "Always two steps ahead of others.....(he) is the least recognized, most influential thinker in America."