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The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at M. I. T.
The Media Lab Inventing the Future at M I T Author:Stewart Brand From Library Journal — Brand (the Whole Earth Catalog, the Whole Earth Software Catalog ) went to the MIT Media Lab for three months, seeking to gain a clear view of the future. Later, he studied the field of communications technology sifting the data he collected, reading the journals, and analyzing the Lab's activities. The resulting book exami... more »nes the Lab's various programs and considers the direction and consequences of the communications revolution worldwide. The work being done at MIT is fascinating: multidisciplinary, multimedia communications research that "assumes that if it the Media Lab helps take care of the individual, computer-augmented individuals will take better care of the world." Brand's philosophical musings are fascinating, too, and thought-provoking. For general readers and specialists.« less