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The Age of Earthquakes


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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 the 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, an advisor to the Fondazione Prada, Milan and Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai, the city 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.


"It is a book not only inspired by the internet, but seemingly written by the internet. It is as if the internet gained not only artificial self-consciousness but wisdom - and then became your pal." --Tod Wodicka, The National

"A new philosophy-cum-modern-self-help book." --Vice

"Coupland is up to his new-old tricks, and this time he's brought some friends. It's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. That's a good thing...The Age of Earthquakes is like the internet in book form. A Tumblr made of paper. Lots of interesting tidbits, philosophical musings presented as fact." --LitReactor

"The Age of Earthquakes is a kind of philosophical Anarchist Cookbook for the online era
, when we are in touch with everyone at once all the time, or at least like to feel that we are...It's a book insistently engaged with the present tense. It is both a wave and a particle; content and form. Perhaps it is the 21st century's first book-meme." --Pacific Standard

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