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The Age of Earthquakes

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...

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Coupland, Douglas

▪ Canadian journalist and novelist
in full  Douglas Campbell Coupland 
born Dec. 30, 1961, Baden-Söllingen, Ger.

      Canadian journalist and novelist best known for observations on modern-day American culture and for popularizing the term Generation X.

      Coupland was born on a Canadian military base in Germany. His family relocated to Canada in the mid-1960s, and he grew up in Vancouver. In 1984 he went to art school to become a sculptor but then moved to Hawaii to study Japanese business science. After interning briefly at a company in Japan, he returned to Canada and began writing for a magazine based in Toronto.

      Coupland's first published novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (1991), describes the lives of three affluent, disaffected Californians in their 20s by way of a series of stories supplemented with cartoons and dictionary-style definitions of cultural buzzwords. The novel became widely popular, and its title was soon applied to the generation of Americans born during the 1960s and 1970s. His next novel, Shampoo Planet (1992), also centred on characters in their 20s. Life After God (1994) is an introspective collection of short stories about contemporary suburbanites. The novel Microserfs (1995) had its origins in an assignment for Wired magazine during which Coupland observed employees of Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Wash., U.S. Microserfs was his fictional account of the experience; it highlighted workers' pursuit of meaning in a seemingly meaningless environment.

      Coupland released a collage of previously published photographs, essays, and short fiction as Polaroids from the Dead in 1996. In 1998 he published the novel Girlfriend in a Coma and, with Kip Ward, Lara's Book: Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider Phenomenon, an illustrated tribute to the popularity of the computer game Tomb Raider. Subsequent novels include Miss Wyoming (1999), Hey Nostradamus! (2003), JPod (2006), and The Gum Thief (2007). Coupland also wrote the screenplay for Everything's Gone Green (2006).

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Источник: Coupland, Douglas

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