Stewart Brand Livestream: 50 Years of Whole Earth Catalog

Live today at 6:30pm PST. Tune in via this page.

Re-blogged from Reinvent.Net

Fifty years ago the Whole Earth Catalog burst onto the cultural scene and helped set in motion waves of innovation that reverberated through the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of America – and that continue to this day. The one-and-only Stewart Brand was the creative force behind that unique media publication and cultural phenomenon and we’re honored that he’s going to talk about the Whole Earth’s intellectual and entrepreneurial legacy at the June gathering of What’s Now: San Francisco.

In 1968 the publication of the first Whole Earth Catalog with the first photo of the whole earth seen from space started to bring coherence to an emerging worldview that broke with 20th century models and pointed to a very different decentralized, sustainable and holistic future empowered by new kinds of tools and technologies. Over the years that strange amalgam of magazine, tools catalog and how-to book inspired a generation who took that worldview and applied it in numerous fields. Steve Jobs famously credited the Whole Earth Catalog and Stewart Brand with inspiring his vision for Apple – and some of today’s young tech founders still are inspired by it and come to Stewart for advice. But the Whole Earth also made a big impact on the environmental movement, the early internet, the maker movement, organic farming, architecture and city planning, health and wellness, and the list goes on.

No one arguably has done more to stimulate innovation in so many directions over so many years in the Bay Area than Stewart Brand. The Whole Earth Catalog was simply one act in a long line of innovative organizations he has helped found or new ideas he has helped introduce. The legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog can get tangled up in the many other projects that Stewart has been involved with in the ensuing five decades: the first online community at The WELL, the pioneering futures think tank Global Business Network, The Long Now Foundation building a 10,000 year clock with help from Jeff Bezos, or his latest Revive and Restore, working to reverse extinction. (For more on Stewart, just Google him or watch one of his six – yes, six – TED talks.)

Join us on the evening of June 7th as we hold a conversation with Stewart that lays out some of the strands of the legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog at our What’s Now: San Francisco event, done in collaboration with Capgemini at their Applied Innovation Exchange. We expect to also draw into the conversation some prominent people who were impacted by the Whole Earth Catalog and consider themselves as part of the legacy. To what extent did the Whole Earth Catalog or its derivatives impact their thinking or inspire the formation of their own entrepreneurial efforts? As is our custom, we’ll make sure to open up the conversation to all those who attend. Mark your calendars for June 7 for what is sure to be a truly memorable evening. And if you can’t make it, or if we run out of room, we’ll be live-streaming it for all to see.

Capgemini and their Applied Innovation Exchange is our partner for this series. This event is free but requires advance registration through an invite. If you are interested in attending, email contact@reinvent.net. If you can’t attend in person, the event will be streamed here starting at 6:30pm PT.


We also talked about Stewart before in The New Communalists and The Greatest Cultural Movement of Our Time. If there is an award for mastermind of Silicon Valley, I nominate him. Here’s what he said about Burning Man:

Burning Man, they have surpassed in every way the various things we were attempting with the Acid Tests and the Trips Festival, Burning Man has realized with such depth and thoroughness and ongoing originality and ability to scale and minimalist rules, but enough rules that you can function, and all the things we were farting around with, Larry Harvey has really pulled off. I don’t think that would have come to pass without going through whatever that spectrum of the ’60s was, the prism of the ’60s, the spectrum of bright colors that we espoused for a while. It all got exacerbated by the Internet and sequence of computer-related booms, but I think it flavored a whole lot of the basic nature of Burning Man. Its Hellenism was replaced by Hellenistic Period, driven out by Alexandria and that was basically better. I think that’s to some extent true in this case.

Stanford counterculture professor Fred Turner (a Burner) asked Stewart about Self-Reliance Sufficiency:

Stewart gets a few mentions in our look last year on the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-in at the Bay Area’s counter-cultural legacy:

 

 

CryptoBeast #10 – Burning Man, Acid Tests 2.0, and the Technocracy

If you’ve ever wondered what I’m on about, or how this site went from a Burning Man fan site to talking about DARPA and the New World Order, then this is the CryptoBeast episode for you. I realize that most people don’t have the time or inclination to follow the 23.5 hours of video content in Shadow History of Burners or the 4.5 hours in 50 Years of Flower Power – so I tried to condense everything into just over an hour.

Everything I am talking about is backed up by references and notes which you can download here. I think it’s a fascinating tale which places the Burning Man Project in a broader historical context, and shows how their social engineering plays an important role in the world. One of the things which fascinates me about it the most is just how badly most Burners don’t want to hear it. YMMV.

unpleasent truths

 

Quinn Michaels: “Burning Man Sits On Top Of A Massive Underground City”

Quinn Michaels is a LARPer playing the #tyler ARG, part of Project MAYHEM (if you don’t know what all that means, see here). By studying satellite heat maps, he claims to have discovered a massive underground city underneath The Man, possibly with a particle collider like CERN. Presumably this DUMB is staffed by secret underground agents of The Man, who are really putting the Deep in the Deep State. It is so secret that it is even more secret than Nevada’s Area 51 Dreamland, because nobody knows about it except Quinn.

Somebody should tell Quinn that Burning Man is not at exactly the same location every year, but does have the same layout every year.

2013 final web

Although Quinn Michaels claims to be an informed researcher crowdsourcing the truth, he gives no credit to my work in his video titled “Burning Man Festival Deep State Op #tyler”. I expect this sort of behavior from the #clownsource team. But there is a particle collider and underground city beneath Burning Man? Really?

Is Quinn attempting to teach his Artificial Intelligence Chatbot #tyler that Burning Man is a secret underground base? Or is this actually an attempt to discredit my extremely thoroughly documented research, in particular Part 5b – Burning With The Man, by linking Burning Man with outlandish conspiracy theories that thousands of gullible people believe without questioning?  They have tried the same thing already with their opera-tive Douglas Dietrich.

Quinn himself admits he has been working with the FBI since 2015, though it is not clear in what role. COINTELPRO? I debunked some of his ridiculous claims in this Steemit Post, Short Bus Physics With Quinn and J.Go.

Yesterday I got a post-festival Shout Out from my friend @Defango

Defango has been accused – falsely, IMO – by #clownsource as being a Star Trek weapons-wielding wizard who collapsed Quinn’s lung with a homemade microwave weapon. He seems to have become Quinn’s nemesis, along with Action Dave Acton – cstruther George Webb’s brother. Yesterday I also made an appearance on Quinn’s buddy and defender Lift The Veil’s show.  So I find it hard to believe that Quinn posting a Burning Man video today is just a coincidence. But then I’m no coincidence theorist, JV might have a different opinion.

Quinn’s psyop seems to be doing a good job of distracting his audience (13k) and the @csthetruth crowd (46k) from the Nunes Memo, and literal Nunes Garbage Train Wreck that preceded it.

nunes train wreck

Image: Visalia Times-Delta

The train had a helicopter escort with overview of the track,  as most of the Republican leadership – including Mr Nunes who as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has the highest level security clearance – were headed to a hotel with an underground bunker with their families. That’s how big of a deal this memo is. So much shit hitting the fan they needed to hide in a nuclear-resistant bunker.

greenbrier

greenbrier cutaway

Instead of this very real underground facility that is relevant to today’s news, Quinn is saying “look over there!” to the combined 60,000 strong alternative media crowd that have been hoodwinked by #clownsource.

Sure seems like a modus operandi to me.

In their recent episode on Antartica, Quinn pretended his insight was his alone when in fact my fellow New Zealander The Outer Light had already done two shows about it, to his much bigger audience. Quinn got the information wrong, the data generated was from the Strava app not the Fitbit device. Is he linking the “Secret C” to the 66.6% of a circle shape of Black Rock City?

Quinn and J.Go yesterday

The Outer Light 3 days ago:

The Outer Light 2 days ago:

Yesterday the Outer Light seems to have been treading on Quinn’s turf.

More coincidences?

Please follow me on YouTube and Steemit. Join me in supporting Lift The Veil, Defango, and The Outer Light on Patreon. They do original and meaningful research. Don’t give your money or Peabody Awards to the #clownsource LARPers.

Shadow History of Burners Part 7: Social Engineering on the Electronic Frontier

So far in this series we’ve gone through the Where, When, What, and Who. Now it’s time to wrap up with the Why and How. We broadcast this live at 1pm PST on Saturday, August 26 2017.

Download the Part 7 presentation as a powerpoint or PDF or PDF with notes.

Huge thanks to Jan Irvin of Gnostic Media for all of his work and help in getting this research out to the public. Draw your own conclusions, I have presented my case and supported it with citations and a large amount of evidence. If you have considered the evidence but drawn a different conclusion, I would be interested to hear it.

There are a lot of clips we didn’t get to play due to what appeared to be active hacking against the live show, which stopped when we called them out for it. The links to the clips are in the notes to each slide. If you enjoyed the show you might enjoy these clips too.

Slide 3 – Social Engineering and Peer Pressure

Slide 6

TC003 Julian Assange on Silicon Valley’s wilful blindness

Slide 10 Pirate Utopias

Lift The Veil: MKULTRA, ElsaGate, Finders Cult particularly 5:27-9:30

 

Hey Kids I am AI 2.0 28s-3:02

Slide 21 Weaponized AI Propaganda

From Adam Curtis Hypernormalization

Slide 23

Full Robert Duncan presentation:

Slide 24 Effects Based Operations

Slide 28 Surveillance Capitalism

Slide 31 2:34-4:52 Google and the Creepy Line

Full Corbett Report episode on Sentient World Simulation – note, “Sentient”

Slide 32 Neural Lace connecting to your digital self

Slide 33 HAL’s a pussycat

 

Slide 35: Mossad Operatives LARPing as YouTube truthers

Slide 76 Stanford Links

 

Slide 78 Chaos Field Experiments

Slide 86 Burning Man and Google

complete Fred Turner lecture (Stanford CASBS)

 

 

 

Shadow History of Burners Part 6 – The Who Zoo

In the latest installment of my Shadow History series with Jan Irvin at Gnostic Media, we take a look at who the people are behind this project. Is it really “an unemployed landscaper, an art model, a struggling photographer, a dot-com PR gal, an aerobics instructor, and a signmaker”, as Brad Wieners said in Outside Online? Or is there more to the story? Why is there only one person in the Burning Man staff list who admits to having a military background?

Download the powerpoint with notes and citations here.

Please download the video and repost it, previous episodes of this series have been subjected to YouTube censorship, despite the non-profit and educational nature of our analysis which falls squarely under the Fair Use provisions of the Copyright Act. Somebody doesn’t want this story getting out…

See the other episodes in the series here.