"He is a key figure of the late 20th and early 21st century, the éminence grise and major source of inspiration for the globally dominant culture, which he himself named as the 'third culture.'"
By Georg Diez 11.17.2014
The book first appeared in 1969 under the ingenious title By the Late John Brockman and begins with the programmatic sentence: 'Man is dead.' ... It is a small masterpiece of clear-thinking ... aggressive, curious and prophetic and strips away the humanism of the literary mind with a Ludwig-Wittgenstein-like rigor... And now with the book published in German for the first time as Afterwords, you realize that you recognize or understand some revolutions only in retrospect 30 or 40 years later.
By John Naughton 1.8.2012
Since the mid-1960s, John Brockman has been at the cutting edge of ideas. Here, John Naughton introduces a passionate advocate of both science and the arts, whose website, Edge, is a salon for the world's finest minds.
"[Brockman is] one of the few people around who can phone Nobel laureates in science with a good chance that they will take the call."