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    DescriptionWhy do civilizations rise and fall?What are the origins and purpose of art?How does technology shape society? Did culture direct human evolution?Is the Internet an agent of democracy or dictatorships?An immensely powerful but little-understood force that impacts society, art, politics, and even human biological development, culture is the very stage on which human experience plays out. But what is it, exactly? What are its rules and origins? In this fascinating volume, John Brockman, editor and publisher of Edge, presents short, accessible explorations of culture's essential aspects, by today's most influential scientists and thinkers.Contributors and topics includeJared Diamond on why societies collapse and how we can make better decisions to protect our own future - Denis Dutton on the origins of art Daniel C. Dennett on the evolution of cultures - Jaron Lanier on the ominous impact of the Internet - Nicholas Christakis on the structure and rules of social networks, both "real" and online - Clay Shirky and Evgeny Morozov on the new political reality of the digital era - Brian Eno on what cultures value Stewart Brand on the responsibilities of human power - Douglas Rushkoff on the next Renaissance - W. Daniel Hillis on the Net as a global "knowledge web"

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    Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power, and Technology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Brockman
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 274
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780062023131
    ISBN 10: 0062023136

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    Publication date
    16 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY