The Last Whole Earth Catalog, from June 1971, has been scanned in and is available for electronic browsing pleasure. I was a devotee of the mindset of these folks and a charter subscriber to the quarterly spin-off from the catalogs, known at different times as Whole Earth Review and Coevolutionary Quarterly. I visited them in… Continue reading The Last Whole Earth Catalog
I still miss the Whole Earth Catalog and its offshoot, the Whole Earth Review/CoEvolution Quarterly (I have a complete set of back issues boxed up lovingly in my basement.) Former Merry Prankster and Catalog founder Stewart Brand, now 80, is one of my cultural heroes. No one has more clearly articulated a set of cultural… Continue reading ‘We Are as Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It’
Tom Ferguson Dies at 62 (New York Times ). I met Tom Ferguson, who graduated from Yale Medical School two years before I entered, only once when I had the honor of inviting him back to Yale to give a talk to my medical student class. But I have followed his career closely and feel… Continue reading Dr. Tom Ferguson, R.I.P.
Social Cognitive Neuroscience Goes Hollywood. Thanks to wood s lot for pointing to the American Psychological Association’s coverage of the recent first Social Cognitive Neuroscience conference in Hollywood; these are the people grappling with how minds and social environments are linked. Let me take this one step further, and recommend that you scroll down until… Continue reading