Review: Whole Earth Discipline – An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

Stewart Brand Surprising, Challenges, Perhaps Wrong on Some Points,September 13, 2011 This book is an absorbing read, and several of the top reviews are very useful to anyone considering buying the book (also available in paperback, Amazon is now NOT crossing reviews over from different forms, a mistake in my view, but perhaps motivated by …

Event: April 18–July 26, NYC MoMA – Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968–1974

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1182 In 1968, Stewart Brand founded an alternative information service and distribution system within a single publication, called the Whole Earth Catalog. Influenced by the work of Buckminster Fuller, the catalog developed into an extensive reference tool for designing the environment, living spaces, and new media practices. In sections titled “Understanding Whole Systems,” “Shelter and …

FuturICT Living Earth Simulator; EarthGame / Whole Earth Strategic Analytic Model

Today, we know more about the universe than about our society. It’s time to use the power of information to explore social and economic life on Earth and discover options for a sustainable future. Together, we can manage the challenges of the 21st century, combining the best of all knowledge. The FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator is …

Reference: Whole Earth Review (WER) on Information

Howard Rheingold, then editor of the Whole Earth Review (WER) gave us access to all past issues of WER, and permission to select and print this special collection of authors and idea relevant to the Revolution in Intelligence Affairs (RIA). All of it remains relevant because both government and industry have chosen to remain on …

Review (Guest): Whole Earth Discipline

5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the most important — certainly the most thought-provoking — book in years October 22, 2009 Review by Jesse Kornbluth Book by Stewart Brand I was interviewing George Soros as the Dow rapidly shed 300 points and crashed through the 10,000 level. “Is this it?” I asked. Soros shrugged — …

Whole Earth Review Archives on Public Intelligence (Historical)

1992 US Whole Earth R Brand Army Green 1992 US Whole Earth R Kapor et al We Need a National Public Network 1992 US Whole Earth R Kleiner The Co-Evolution of Governance 1992 US Whole Earth R Petersen Will the Military Miss the Market 1992 US Whole Earth R Staple & Dixon Telegeography: Mapping the …

Kosmos: Ten Themes Restoring Earth as a Commons

Stubborn Optimism Five years ago, in a landmark study, Kosmos described a growing ‘global transformation movement’ consisting of many smaller movements: climate justice, ecocide law, species protection and conservancy, indigenous solidarity, sacred ecology, transition towns and ecovillages, and many more. We predicted that each of these movements would organically develop self-awareness of the greater whole. …