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Jim talks with John Markoff about his new biography, Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand…
- Episode Transcript
- Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand, by John Markoff
- The Long Now Foundation
- Sometimes a Great Notion, by Ken Kesey
- The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer
- The Well
- The Art Of The Long View: Planning For The Future In An Uncertain World, by Peter Schwartz
- How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, by Stewart Brand
- “The Maintenance Race,” by Stewart Brand
John Markoff is an affiliate fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence and a staff historian at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. He has written about technology and science since 1977. From 1988 to 2016 he reported on technology, science, and Silicon Valley for the New York Times. His work has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times, and in 2013 he was awarded a Pulitzer in explanatory reporting.
Markoff is the co-author of The High Cost of High Tech, Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier, and Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of America’s Most Wanted Computer Outlaw. He is the author of What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry and Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. He and his wife live in Palo Alto, CA.