• ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/16/2011
  • Publisher: Perennial
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $14.99 Save up to $2.25
  • Buy New


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


"The way Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science with ones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzz any brain." -Chicago Sun-Times, on This Will Change Everything Launching a hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial, editor John Brockman delivers this cutting-edge master class covering everything you need to know about Culture. With original contributions by the world's leading thinkers and scientists, including Jared Diamond, Daniel C. Dennett, Brian Eno, Jaron Lanier, Nicholas Christakis, and others, Culture offers a mind-expanding primer on a fundamental topic. Unparalleled in scope, depth, insight and quality, Edge.org's Culture is not to be missed.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
The Evolution of Culturep. 1
Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?p. 27
Art and Human Realityp. 43
A Big Theory of Culturep. 57
We Are As Gods and Have To Get Good At Itp. 71
Turing's Cathedral: A Visit to Google on the Occasion Of the 60th Anniversary of John Von Neumann's Proposal for a Digital Computerp. 87
Time to Start Taking The Internet Seriouslyp. 97
Indirect Reciprocity, Assessment Hardwiring, and Reputationp. 111
Digital Maoism: The Hazards of The New Online Collectivismp. 125
On Jaron Lanier's ˘Digital Maoism÷ An Edge Conversationp. 143
Social Networks Are Like the Eyep. 171
The Next Renaissance: Keynote Address at the Personal Democracy Forump. 191
Digital Power and its Discontentsp. 197
Does Technology Evolve?p. 219
Aristotle: The Knowledge Webp. 237
The Pancake People vs. The G÷del-to-Google Netp. 255
The age of the informavorep. 263ï
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review