Darkness and Scattered Light: Four Talks on the Future

TitleDarkness and Scattered Light: Four Talks on the Future
Year for Search1978
AuthorsThompson, William Irwin (b. 1938)
Date Published1978
PublisherAnchor Books
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Future speculation by the founder of the Lindisfarne Community, in Southampton, NY, which was established in 1973. Although much of the text uses the language of the New Age and is vague about the eutopia to be produced, he suggests what he calls “The Metaindustrial Village” that will involve both agricultural and industrial work and be connected to the world through computer technology.

Additional Publishers

Parts of the first two chapters were originally published as “Beyond Civilization: Auguries of Planetization.” Quest/77 1.2 (May/June 1977):69-72, 74, 92-93; and “Auguries of Planetization: Braving a New World.” Quest/77 1.3 (July/August 1977): 55-60, 94-95

Info Notes

The original talks were given in October 1976 in New York City.

Holding Institutions

TxU

Author Note

(b. 1938)

Full Text

1978 Thompson, William Irwin (b. 1938). Darkness and Scattered Light: Four Talks on the Future. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books. Parts of the first two chapters were originally published as “Beyond Civilization: Auguries of Planetization.” Quest/77 1.2 (May/June 1977):69-72, 74, 92-93; and “Auguries of Planetization: Braving a New World.” Quest/77 1.3 (July/August 1977): 55-60, 94-95. The original talks were given in October 1976 in New York City. TxU

Future speculation by the founder of the Lindisfarne Community, in Southampton, NY, which was established in 1973. Although much of the text uses the language of the New Age and is vague about the eutopia to be produced, he suggests what he calls “The Metaindustrial Village” that will involve both agricultural and industrial work and be connected to the world through computer technology.