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The Age of Earthquakes

Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Human experience-love, money, belief, progress, politics, time-doesn't look or feel the way it used to. Wonder why? Because you are the last generation that will die. A unique collaboration between three people, The Age of Earthquakes tours the world that's left behind as the world we knew melts away. A book of perceptions set in our "extreme present", it's a new history of the world, a portrait of our digital era in a relentlessly paper form. Because we haven't just changed our brains these past few years. We've changed the structure of the planet.

Since 1991, Douglas Coupland has written thirteen novels published in most languages. He has written and performed for England's Royal Shakespeare Company and is a regular columnist with The Financial Times. He began a visual art practice in 2000, and his first museum retrospective opens in summer 2014 at the Vancouver Art Gallery and travels to Munich's Villa Stuck for the summer of 2015. Shumon Basar is a writer. He's author of Do You Often Confuse Love with Success and with Fame? and some of his (co)edited books include Translated By, Cities from Zero and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Volume 2. He's Editor-at-Large at Tank magazine, Contributing Editor at Bidoun magazine, director of Format at the AA School, London and Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai, where his novel World!World!World! is set. Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. His previous books include Ai Wei Wei Speaks, written with Ai Wei Wei, and Ways of Curating, published by Allen Lane. He is widely considered one of the most influential contemporary curators in the world.

Publication date
  • Science and Technology
  • Sociology
Format TPS
216 x 135mm
Penguin Group US
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Douglas Coupland
Audio (Unabridged)
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