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Works by John Brockman

The New Humanists: Science at the Edge (2003) — Editor — 230 copies
How Things Are: A Science Tool-Kit for the Mind (1995) — Editor — 153 copies
The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2,000 Years (2000) — Editor — 105 copies
Speculations: The Reality Club (1988) — Editor — 74 copies
Science, Mind and Cosmos (Phoenix 60p Paperbacks) (1996) — Editor — 55 copies
Doing Science (Reality Club) (1989) — Editor — 45 copies
About Bateson (1977) 23 copies
Real Time (1973) 22 copies
Creativity (Reality Club) (1993) 21 copies
By the late John Brockman (1969) 13 copies
Afterwords (1973) 5 copies
Life: What A Concept! (2009) 5 copies
37, by John Brockman (1970) 2 copies

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Teaching for Intelligence (1999) — Contributor — 11 copies

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There was definitely some interesting stuff here, but like the internet itself there was just too much of it: little snippets from too many people with no discernable organization or conclusion. From an "ordinary" person's p.o.v. a lot of these people seem way too immersed in the field to speak to me in a fashion I can (a) understand or (b) trust. You know something is weird when Brian Eno's is the clearest piece on the topic. :-)
 
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Abcdarian | 4 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
A cheap idea but lots of prestigious contributors. Worth reviewing now 2020 to embarrass the original authors.
 
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yates9 | 5 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
Very likely completely off but stimulating ideas. Lots of different authors so quality varies.
 
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yates9 | 8 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
There are some very good nuggets but it feels that the package is less than the sum of its parts because of the heterogeneous comparisons.

I think generally unproductive to read as a whole book - very interesting as micro biographies of individuals ideas separately.
 
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