By Hans Ulrich Obrist
John Brockman is the literary agent, writer, impresario and producer whose engagement in the arts and sciences forms the very foundation of his remarkable business. Based in N.Y.C he holds a position as one of the true networkers on the American and international scene of art, science, media and culture.
By John Gorman 10.14.1997
A few months ago, a group of authors gathered at a country house in Connecticut for a weekend, taking walks in the meadows and woods, dining alfresco and talking about their work. They did not, however, discuss movie rights, the fate of the novel or the current rash of memoirs.They talked about multiple universes, the philosophy of mathematics and the nature of consciousness.
By Steve Lohr 6.19.1995
For all its growth in recent years, the personal computer industry has a dominant culture—a curious blend of frontier capitalism and the social values of the 1960's.
"Brockman's book is a long-overdue antidote to the inane outpourings of our arts-dominated media."
"Brockman has been skillful at reinventing his own reality over and again."
"When John Brockman walks into publishers' offices anywhere in the world, cheque books open."
By Michael White 12.13.1992
Surrounded by state-of-the-art computers, modems and fax machines, and a small team of lively, friendly assistants, Brockman and his partner and wife, Katinka Matson, present to the world the style trappings you would expect of New York's fastest-expanding and most tuned-in agency. Together, and in a remarkably short time, they have carved an impressive swathe through the New York publishing scene.
"Last spring...New York literary agent John Brockman fired a fusillade over the bow with a short monograph he calls "The Emerging Third Culture."