Stewart Brand (@stewartbrand
) is the president of The Long Now Foundation
, established to foster long-term thinking and responsibility. He leads a project called Revive & Restore
, which seeks to bring back extinct animal species such as the passenger pigeon and woolly mammoth.
Stewart is very well known for founding, editing, and publishing The Whole Earth Catalog
(WEC), which changed my life when I was a little kid. It also received a national book award for its 1972 issue.
Stewart is the co-founder of The WELL
and The Global Business Network
, and author of Whole Earth Discipline
, The Clock Of The Long Now
, How Buildings Learn
, and The Media Lab
. He was trained in biology at Stanford and served as an infantry officer in the US Army.
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