History of the Whole Earth; east-west transmission; technology; being; San Francisco; Californiconoclasm; Martin Heidegger; Stewart Brand; hippies; beats; cybernetics; psychedelics; Daoism; Zen Buddhism; systems theory; alchemy; computers; integral yoga; CG Jung; Sri Aurobindo; Esalen Institute; mushroom cloud vs. whole earth; artifacts vs. organisms; made vs. grown; man vs. nature; nature vs. god; god, or nature; being, or god.
Is home possible in the modern global technological age? So ask Stewart Brand, Martin Heidegger, and the central players of Geodesic Domes or No Direction Home, an interactive website essay created in the context of a sequence of courses at Reed College assessing the influence of photographs of the earth from space on the global imagination. Currently being developed as a Zeega project in collaboration with Harvard MetaLab (See more detail here). Created with Ibrahim Kabil. Requires Adobe Flash.
Dao of Dasein in article form, expanded to include post-1968 developments, namely, some of the roots of the personal computer revolution (Frederick L. Moore, Stewart Brand, Douglas Engelbart, Stanford’s Augmentation Research Center, Steve Jobs). Currently a first draft, to be released peer-reviewed in Summer 2012.
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