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Brand, Stewart

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Most widely held works by Stewart Brand
How buildings learn : what happens after they're built by Stewart Brand( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Buildings have often been studied whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time." "Architects (and architectural historians) are interested only in a building's original intentions. Most are dismayed by what happens later, when a building develops its own life, responsive to the life within. To get the rest of the story - to explore the years between the dazzle of a new building and its eventual corpse - Stewart Brand went to facilities managers and real estate professionals, to preservationists and building historians, to photo archives and to futurists. He inquired, "What makes some buildings come to be loved?" He found that all buildings are forced to adapt, but only some adapt gracefully." "How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis which proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. A rich resource and point of departure, as stimulating for the general reader and home improvement hobbyist as for the building professional, the book is sure to generate ideas, provoke debate, and shake up habitual thinking." "From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei's Media Lab, from "satisficing" to "form follows funding," from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like Chatsworth - this is a far-ranging survey of unexplored essential territory." "More than any other human artifact, buildings improve with time - if they're allowed. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it."--Jacket
The Media Lab : inventing the future at MIT by Stewart Brand( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brand goes inside the world of MIT's Media Lab, famed for leading the reinvention of communition technology and applying computer science to daily life in new ways. The lab has led innovations in such fields as digital and computer programming, videocassette technology, e-mail, and holograms
Whole earth discipline : an ecopragmatist manifesto by Stewart Brand( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a combination of scientific rigor and passionate advocacy, Brand shows exactly where the sources of environmental dilemmas lie and offers a bold and inventive set of policies and solutions for creating a more sustainable society
The clock of the long now : time and responsibility by Stewart Brand( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though perhaps best known as a writer, Stewart Brand is primarily an inventor and designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. Brand has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments and the Hackers Conference. He is, with Daniel Hillis, Kevin Kelly, Esther Dyson and Brian Eno (among others), a founding member of the Long Now Foundation. He also co-founded the Global Business Network. Both organizations are dedicated to fostering "the art of the long view."
The Next whole earth catalog : access to tools by Stewart Brand( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth days( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day, and to its status as a major political force in America. Features the pioneers that started it all, never-before-seen archival footage, and more
The Essential whole earth catalog : access to tools and ideas( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whole earth software catalog( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora's promise( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five eminent environmentalists and energy experts describe their conversion from an anti- to a pro-nuclear point of view
II cybernetic frontiers by Stewart Brand( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whole earth software catalog for 1986 by Stewart Brand( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whole earth discipline : why dense cities, nuclear power, transgenic crops, restored wildlands and geoengineering are necessary by Stewart Brand( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This eye-opening book by the author of the National Book Award-winning Whole Earth Catalog persuasively details a new approach to our stewardship of the planet. Lifelong ecologist and futurist Stewart Brand relies on scientific rigor to shatter myths concerning nuclear energy, urbanization, genetic engineering, and other controversial subjects, showing exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offering a bold, inventive set of policies and design-based solutions for shaping a more sustainable society ..."--Page 4 of cover
News that stayed news, 1974-1984 : ten years of Coevolution quarterly by Stewart Brand( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space colonies( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks : Debate - Does the World Need Nuclear Energy?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. A discussion that'll make you think - and might even change your mind
Soft-tech( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woolly : the true story of the quest to revive one of history's most iconic extinct creatures by Ben Mezrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Mezrich takes us on a true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Dr. George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic circle, and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and bring the extinct creatures to life in our modern world? Along with Church and his team of Harvard scientists, a world-famous conservationist and a genius Russian scientist plan to turn a tract of the Siberian tundra into Pleistocene Park, populating the permafrost with ancient herbivores as a hedge against an environmental ticking time bomb. More than a story of genetics, this is a thriller illuminating the race against global warming, the power of modern technology, the fossil hunters who battle polar bears and extreme weather conditions, and the ethical quandary of cloning extinct animals. Can we right the wrongs of our ancestors who hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction -- and at what cost?
Media Lab : Computer, Kommunikation und neue Medien ; die Erfindung der Zukunft am MIT by Stewart Brand( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grabbing of the fairy : a masque by Michael McClure( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose-fit architecture : designing buildings for change by Alex Lifschutz( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea that a building is "finished' or "complete" on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, construction and planning. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting 'loose-fit' architecture that emancipate users to shape their own versatile and vibrant environments
 
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The Media Lab : inventing the future at MIT
Alternative Names
Steward Brand Amerikaans auteur

Stewart Brand

Stewart Brand écrivain américain

Stewart Brand escritor estadounidense

Stewart Brand saggista statunitense

Stewart Brand US-amerikanischer Autor

Стюарт Брэнд

סטיוארט בראנד

סטיוארט בראנד סופר אמריקאי

スチュアート・ブランド

ブランド, スチュアート

斯图尔特·布兰德

斯图尔特·布兰特

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The Media Lab : inventing the future at MITWhole earth discipline : an ecopragmatist manifestoThe clock of the long now : time and responsibilityWhole earth discipline : why dense cities, nuclear power, transgenic crops, restored wildlands and geoengineering are necessaryCounterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism