John Lobell addresses how new technology changes our consciousness, which in turn leads to cultural paradigm shifts. He received his degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and is a professor of architecture at Pratt Institute. His interests include creativity, architecture, cultural theory, consciousness, mythology, and movies. He has lectured throughout the world and is the author of numerous articles and several books.
Our world is no longer what we have thought it to be, and a new world is struggling to be born.
Visionary Creatives are driven to bring this new world to all of us.

Recommended Web Sites

Here are some sites that I like that take positions similar to mine regarding creativity.

 

Virginia Postrel’s Web Site
http://www.dynamist.com/
Postrel is a libertarian who sees the danger of attempting to control the future.
“I established this site in 1998, as an online companion to my book, The Future and Its Enemies. Since then, the site has grown into an online home for all my work, including my second book, The Substance of Style, and my articles and some of my speeches.”

 

Matt Riley’s Web Site
http://www.rationaloptimist.com/
Riley shows how exchange of ideas have lead to centuries, even milenia of prosperity and progress, and the prevention of the exhange of ideas has lead to stagnation and poverty.
“Welcome to my website, which now incorporates the Rational Optimist website. I post columns, reviews, articles, blogs and links here, and you can find details about me and my books.  The Rational Optimist is: A counterblast to the prevailing pessimism of our age, and proves, however much we like to think to the contrary, that things are getting better.”

 

Johan Lehrer on Wired
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/author/jonah_lehrer/
I have criticisms of Lehrer’s book, Imagine, but I love his book, Proust Was a Neuroscientist. It’s one of the most important books on art in the past several decades, in the tradition of such earlier books as Vision in Motion.
“I’m a Contributing Editor at Wired and the author of Imagine, How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist. I graduated from Columbia University and studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. I’ve written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Nature, Outside and many other publications. I’m also a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a frequent contributor to WNYC’s Radiolab.”

 

Johan Lehrer’s Web Site
http://www.jonahlehrer.com/
“I’m a Contributing Editor at Wired and the author of How We Decide, Proust Was a Neuroscientist and Imagine. I’m also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Radiolab and write the “Head Case” column for The Wall Street Journal.”

 

Edge
http://edge.org/
John Brockman’s site. Over the decades, Brockman has gathered the most brilliant minds in science and made Edge a home for them. He also once a year asks his group a question such as “What do you believe to be true, even though you can’t prove it?”
“To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.”

 

Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence
http://www.kurzweilai.net/
“Launched in 2001, KurzweilAI explores the forecasts and insights on accelerating change articulated in Ray Kurzweil’s landmark books — notably The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near — and updates these books with key breakthroughs in science and technology.
The “AI” in KurzweilAI refers to “accelerating intelligence,” a core concept that underlies the exponential growth of the pervasive information-based technologies — both biological and machine — that are radically changing our world. These include biotechnology, nanotechnology & materials science, molecular electronics, computation, artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, physics, Internet, energy, electronics, pattern recognition, virtual reality, human brain reverse engineering, and brain and body augmentation. The leading visionaries represented on this site cover these and other topics, and examine the trends that are profoundly impacting science, economics, the arts, politics, government, warfare, medicine, health, education, disabilities, behavior, and society.”

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