Brand, Stewart

Brand, Stewart

(1938–  ) editor, author; born in Rockford, Ill. A graduate of Stanford (1960), he became associated with the Merry Pranksters, a West Coast group of bohemian writers and intellectuals. He then became the founding editor of the counterculture series, The Whole Earth Catalogue, from 1968–71; from 1983–85 he was editor-in-chief of The Whole Earth Software Catalogue. He became a research scientist at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986 and published the account of the lab's work the following year.