A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look
at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era. 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.

Douglas Coupland, Shumon Basar, Hans Ulrich Obrist—The Age Of Earthquakes - A G

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