50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world that s redefined by the Internet, decoding and explaining what they call the 'extreme present'.
THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES is a quick-fire paperback, harnessing the images, language and perceptions of our unfurling digital lives. The authors offer five characteristics of the Extreme Present (see below); invent a glossary of new words to describe how we are truly feeling today; and mindsource images and illustrations from over 30 contemporary artists. Wayne Daly s striking graphic design imports the surreal, juxtaposed, mashed mannerisms of screen to page. It s like a culturally prescient, all-knowing email to the reader: possibly the best email they will ever read.
Welcome to THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES, a paper portrait of Now, where the Internet hasn t just changed the structure of our brains these past few years, it s also changing the structure of the planet. This is a new history of the world that fits perfectly in your back pocket.
30+ artists contributions: With contributions from Farah Al Qasimi, Ed Atkins, Alessandro Bavo, Gabriele Basilico, Josh Bitelli, James Bridle, Cao Fei, Alex Mackin Dolan, Thomas Dozol, Constant Dullaart, Cecile B Evans, Rami Farook, Hans-Peter Feldmann, GCC, K-Hole, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Eloise Hawser, Camille Henrot, Hu Fang, K-Hole, Koo Jeong-A, Katja Novitskova, Lara Ogel, Trevor Paglen, Yuri Patterson, Jon Rafman, Bunny Rogers, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Taryn Simon, Hito Steyerl, Michael Stipe, Rosemarie Trockel, Amalia Ulman, David Weir, Trevor Yeung.
- Verlag: Blue Rider Press / Penguin US
- Seitenzahl: 256
- Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahre
- Erscheinungstermin: 3. März 2015
- Abmessung: 183mm x 111mm x 17mm
- Gewicht: 269g
- ISBN-13: 9780399173868
- ISBN-10: 0399173862
- Artikelnr.: 41640474
A new philosophy-cum-modern-self-help book. --Vice
Coupland is up to his new-old tricks, and this time he's brought some friends. It's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. That's a good thing...The Age of Earthquakes is like the internet in book form. A Tumblr made of paper. Lots of interesting tidbits, philosophical musings presented as fact. --LitReactor
"The Age of Earthquakes is a kind of philosophical Anarchist Cookbook for the online era, when we are in touch with everyone at once all the time, or at least like to feel that we are It s a book insistently engaged with the present tense. It is both a wave and a particle; content and form. Perhaps it is the 21st century s first book-meme. --Pacific Standard