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  Whole Earth: About
Whole Earth is committed to a vision of what's needed to challenge ingrained patterns and stale assumptions.
Published by Point Foundation, Whole Earth is the successor of the Whole Earth Catalog, first published in 1968 by Stewart Brand.
The Catalog found immediate success with the youth movement, selling millions of copies and quickly becoming the unofficial handbook of the counter-culture.
www.wholeearthmag.com /about.html   (410 words)

  Whole Earth Catalog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Whole Earth Catalog was a sizeable catalog published twice a year from 1968 to 1972, and occasionally thereafter, until 1998.
In 1986, The Essential Whole Earth Catalog (ISBN 0385236417) was published, and in 1989 the WEC was published on CD-ROM using an early version of hypertext.
Recognising the value of the WEC, and also recognising the limits of its 'developed country' focus, groups in several countries developed 'catalogs' of development tools that were based on their perceptions of topics relevant in their countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Whole_Earth_Catalog   (1780 words)

 Whole Earth Review - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whole Earth Review's motto was Access to tools and ideas (as was the motto of the Catalog), with "tools" being very broadly defined, so as to include maps, books, software, and other extensions of the mind.
The Whole Earth Catalog was created to serve, originally, the practical needs of communes in California, Oregon, and the American Southwest, in addition to independent designers, inventors, do-it-yourselfers, and youthful experimenters of all sorts.
Whole Earth was one of the journals that, in effect, bridged the gap of what has been called the two cultures (science and the humanities).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Whole_Earth_Review   (563 words)

 EFF's (Extended) Guide to the Internet - Who Is The WELL?
The Whole Earth Catalog originally emerged from the counterculture as Stewart Brand's way of providing access to tools and ideas to all the communes who were exploring alternate ways of life in the forests of Mendocino or the high deserts outside Santa Fe.
The Whole Earth Catalog crew received a large advance in the mid-1980s to produce an updated version, a project involving many geographically-separated authors and editors, many of whom were using computers.
The Whole Earth network -- the granola-eating utopians, the solar-power enthusiasts, serious ecologists and the space-station crowd, immortalists, Biospherians, environmentalists, social activists -- was part of the core population from the beginning.
www.afn.org /web/eeg/eeg_263.html   (1079 words)

 An Icon For Our Time
The picture of the whole earth from space became one of the most culturally significant images of the twentieth century.
The catalog was a formidable tour de force of alternative living, committed to curiosity, fearless exploration, and disregard for convention.
Lertzman: Over the years, the Whole Earth Review has negotiated the relationship between technology and environmental sustainability in a unique way; it's neither Luddite in its approach, nor does it embrace technology to the point of being techno-utopian, as Wired can sometimes be.
www.thesunmagazine.org /icon.html   (5463 words)

 Whole Earth Symposium
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: The Legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog
The panelists will illuminate the extraordinary impact of the Whole Earth Catalog and the American counterculture on contemporary computing and everyday life.
The event celebrates the library's one-of-a-kind collection of Whole Earth Papers.
www.stanford.edu /~shyeo/wholeearth.htm   (361 words)

 BOOK REVIEW: The Millenium Whole Earth Catalog (rev by Jessica Newby-Kawata)
For those of you unfamiliar with the Whole Earth Catalog, it is not a teaching book in the literal sense of the word.
The Millenium Whole Earth Catalog bills itself as "an access to tools and ideas for the 21st century".
The first Whole Earth Catalog was published in 1968 in Marin County, California, amidst the hippie revolution and the Summer of Love, as a guide for those who wanted to get back-to-basics.
www.jalt.org /global/25Whole.htm   (279 words)

 Whole Earth Review
“Whole Earth is committed to a vision of what's needed to challenge ingrained patterns and stale assumptions.
Whole Earth shows you ways to take back your power and put it to use.
Published by Point Foundation, Whole Earth is the successor of the Whole Earth Catalog, first published in 1968 by Stewart Brand.
arc.co.uk /243353.arx   (228 words)

 Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools Book Reviews - - Hippyland
In the Whole Earth Catalog, it mentions that it was invented in Finland, and as of that time, available in the United States, for $10,000 for just the shell or $14,000 for completely equipped house.
Another interesting thing in the catalog (at least in the Fall 1969 copy I have) is in regards of Rolling Stone Magazine which you could subscribe through the WEC was a picture of a Moog synthesizer, and the mention of it!
The WEC had no problem embracing technology either, you'll find stuff on an early Hewlett-Packard desktop calculator (which was digital, believe it or not!).
www.hippy.com /php/review-401.html   (1053 words)

 From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred ...
To a generation that had grown up in a world beset by massive armies and by the threat of nuclear holocaust, the cybernetic notion of the globe as a single, interlinked pattern of information was deeply comforting: in the invisible play of information, many thought they could see the possibility of global harmony.
Together, the creators and readers of the Whole Earth Catalog helped to synthesize a vision of technology as a countercultural force that would shape public understandings of computing and other machines long after the social movements of the 1960s had faded from view.
In this view, a reporter's prestige depends on her or his ability to dig up new information, report it in a compelling way, and make it visible to a broad public (which itself is seen as analytically distinct from either the community of sources or the community of journalists).
www.press.uchicago.edu /Misc/Chicago/817415.html   (3759 words)

 Building the Future - Introduction
The Whole Earth Catalog made its first appearance in the Fall of 1968 and its impact on me was immediate.
The Whole Earth Catalog was the concept of Stewart Brand, inspired by the insights of Buckminster Fuller, and was edited and published by Stewart and some of his friends.
There was a Whole Earth Epilog, The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog and then in 1998 a 30TH Anniversary Celebration Whole Earth Catalog which included a reprint of the original Catalog.
mywebpages.comcast.net /daviwat/building/introduction.html   (5868 words)

 Whole Earth Review
I went over to a friend's house to smoke a joint, and while we were struggling with rolling it, he pulled out this unwieldy catalog his brother had brought home from college.
It was my doorway to Bucky Fuller, Gregory Bateson, whole systems, communes, and lots of other things that formed a foundation to a world model I've been building ever since.
WER is run by a staff of curious eccentrics who still manage to keep their finger on the pulse of cultural and scientific innovation.
www.streettech.com /bcp/BCPtext/CyberCulture/WholeEarthReview.html   (588 words)

 GBN: Whole Earth Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Peter Schwartz: "Whole Earth Review is the current expression of an intellectual current that began with the Whole Earth Catalog in the late '60s.
The catalog and direct-marketing industry has become the postal equivalent of the tragedy of the commons....
It causes pollution, destruction of trees and forests, waste in our landfills, and the unnecessary energy to transport railcar loads of catalogs and direct-mail solicitations that are thrown away the instant they are received.
www.gbn.com /BookClubSelectionDisplayServlet.srv?si=287   (604 words)

 Project aims for whole-earth catalog of soil bacteria genes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Rather than culturing soil bacteria one by one in a search for new medicines, chemists at Cornell will collaborate with molecular biologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to produce a kind of whole-earth catalog of all the genes responsible for potentially useful natural products in thousands of different microbial species.
The ambitious effort to access the chemical diversity of soil life by cloning the collective genomes of soil bacteria -- the so-called metagenome of microbes -- and determine the function of various biosynthesis genes is supported by a $960,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation's Interdisciplinary Science Award program.
Without recent advances in DNA cloning, nanoscale screening of chemicals for biological activity and genomics information-management techniques, such a project would not be feasible, the investigators say.
www.news.cornell.edu /http://www.n/Chronicle/99/7.22.99/soil_bacteria_genes.html   (417 words)

 Amazon.com: Original Whole Earth Catalog, Special 30th Anniversary Issue: Books: Peter Warshall,Stewart Brand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Whole Earth Catalog was not so much a catalog, as a service reviewing stuff, and ideas, and movements in the late sixties and early to mid seventies.
Richard Buckminster Fuller- 'Bucky' Fuller was fairly obscure outside of the acolytes of the whole earth catalog.
The WEC (of which this is a reprint) was followed by the LAST WHOLE EARTH CATALOG (that's the big seller) the Whole Earth Epilog, and the Millenium Catalog.
www.amazon.com /Original-Whole-Catalog-Special-Anniversary/dp/1892907054   (1184 words)

 Introduction to The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
If you want to maintain independence in the era of large institutions and think fresh thoughts in the age of mass media, you are going to need good tools.
Since 1968, Whole Earth Catalogs have transformed the world, one person at a time, by introducing world-changers to world-changing tools.
Whole Earth is a network of experts who find, evaluate, and share tools and ideas.
www.rheingold.com /texts/mwecintro.html   (606 words)

 Bruce Sterling - The Hacker Crackdown
Rigid ideological consistency had never been a strong suit of the *Whole Earth Catalog.* This Point publication had enjoyed a strong vogue during the late 60s and early 70s, when it offered hundreds of practical (and not so practical) tips on communitarian living, environmentalism, and getting back-to-the-land.
The *Whole Earth Catalog,* and its sequels, sold two and half million copies and won a National Book Award.
Out came the *Whole Earth Software Catalog* of 1984, arousing headscratching doubts among the tie- dyed faithful, and rabid enthusiasm among the nascent "cyberpunk" milieu, present company included.
www.chriswaltrip.com /sterling/crack4b.html   (1064 words)

 Industrial equipment catalogs: inventory of collection at SW Studies Center
Catalogs with the same title are arranged chronologically.
Catalogs, manuals, guides, price lists and other printed materials pertaining to equipment used in industrial functions in the Southwest, 1910-1980 (bulk years 1950-1965).
This (as with the other two catalogs) was used in the Wiseman Hardware Store (Ignacio, Colo.).
swcenter.fortlewis.edu /inventory/IndEqpCatalogs.htm   (1270 words)

 Signal/Whole Earth Catalog
Running across this "Whole Earth Catalog," the first one I had seen in over a decade, I felt a number of things: nostalgia (oh, there's an old friend I haven't seen in a while...).
What "Signal" had in common with the old WEC's was the ability to spark enthusiasm in the reader.
The "Whole Earth approach" has always been important to us and was a significant influence on the "Beyond Cyberpunk!" project.
www.streettech.com /bcp/BCPgraf/StreetTech/signalwec.htm   (396 words)

 sugarlessroark: #5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
WEC editor, Stewart Brand wrote this for the Last Whole Earth Catalog (taken from The (Updated) Last Whole Earth Catalog, June, 1975): “The Whole Earth Catalog got its start in a plane over Nebraska in March 1968...The sun had set ahead of the plane as I was reading Spaceship Earth by Barbara Ward.
Brand’s solution was to cook up a kind of hippie LL Bean Catalog, giving the civilization builders out in the sticks information about tools and techniques they might use.
A Hidden Wholeness by Thomas Merton and John Howard Griffin (Merton was Trappist Father Louis, the 20th Century’s most famous hermit, who died repairing an electric fan in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand; John Howard Griffin was the Black Like Me guy.
sugarlessroark.livejournal.com /2334.html   (2313 words)

 Expo History: New Living Expo - Whole Life Expo
The origins of a new-age, alternative-lifestyle, natural-products "Expo," can be traced back to the early 1970s and the days of the Whole Earth Catalog, a widely popular alternative mail order catalog.
By 1975, Whole Earth Expo was an established tradition in the counter culture of the time.
In 1998, Justin Hilton purchased Whole Life Expo's nationwide rights from Ken Kaufman and expanded the Expo to include a series of free community events, which included Youth Challenge and YES (Youth Environmental Services).
www.newlivingexpo.com /archive/history.html   (644 words)

He designed the Whole Earth Review and the Whole Earth Catalog to be self-sustaining communities.
Stewart Brand is founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, cofounder of The Well, cofounder of Global Business Network, and author of The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT (1987) and How Buildings Learn (1994).
The project is the exact analog of the photograph of the Earth from space from the Apollo spacecraft in the late 1960s, which almost instantly engendered the ecology movement.
www.edge.org /documents/digerati/Brand.html   (3055 words)

 Sagadahoc Stories 044
But the Whole Earth Catalog syndrome dies hard in a gray boomer.
The whole world was going to change, and here was a list of the necessary tools.
Some of us Whole Earthers went back to the land, and discovered that was an awkward position.
www.brycemuir.com /dispatches/OldLogs/044.html   (978 words)

 Whole Earth Catalog 1968 - excerpt Whole Earth - Find Articles
In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate, personal power is developing--power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested.
This information is continually revised according to the experience and suggestions of CATALOG users and staff.
Publishers begged us not to reprint the Catalog with their names anywhere near books they no longer carry.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GER/is_1998_Winter/ai_53489459   (747 words)

 The Long Now
For it was Brand who in 1968, at the ripe old age of 30, conceived and brought into existence that superlative “access to tools” known as The Whole Earth Catalog.
The title, The Whole Earth Catalog, derives from the famous 1967 NASA photograph of the full Earth taken from a satellite — an emblematic image which also gave rise to WEC catchphrase “We can’t put it together.
Dipping into a book like How Buildings Learn, say, or the space given in the Last WEC to things like Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes, you might be forgiven for guessing that he might have been an architect before he took up his writing/inventing/inspirer/gadfly career.
www.bikwil.com /Vintage37/Long-Now.html   (2029 words)

 Time to Slow Down?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The thinker: Stewart Brand, founder, the "Whole Earth Catalog." The setting: the Long Now Foundation, San Francisco, California.
But the doublings of speed and power that are under way now could cause the whole Web fun house to come crashing down.
The Internet has the potential to be the greatest library in the history of mankind -- a repository of memory, thought, culture, and scholarship; a record of what it means to be human.
www.fastcompany.com /online/34/ifaqs.html   (1258 words)

 certified organic, eco-friendly, green, sustainable, organic cotton, organic wool, renewable, energy, organic baby ...
Because as a whole we need to be in harmony with the earth.
In 40 minnutes of daylight the sun releases upon the earth the amount of energy that is consumed by the entire population of the planet in one year.
Each day more solar energy falls to the earth than the total amount of energy the planets 6 billion people would consume in 27 years.
www.whole-earthcatalog.com   (443 words)

 Looking for Dr. Fuller
I explain that Fuller invented the geodesic dome and when some in the class aren't certain what that is, I scrawl a bad drawing on the board.
The Whole Earth Catalog is yellowing and brittle.
The very first entry in the 1969 Whole Earth Catalog is entitled, simply Buckminster Fuller.
www.english.ilstu.edu /hesse/381drfuller.html   (1532 words)

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