Here lies a nearly-complete archive of Whole Earth publications, a series of journals and magazines descended from the Whole Earth Catalog, published by Stewart Brand and the POINT Foundation between 1970 and 2002. They are made available here for scholarship, education, and research purposes.
Executive Produced by Barry Threw, with sponsorship and facilitation from Gray Area.
For comments or questions email info at gray area dot org.
Content digitization and hosting by the Internet Archive. Thanks to Jeff Sharpe and team for your support.
Site design and development by Jon Gacnik, in collaboration with Mindy Seu.
Publications donated for digitization by Fred Collopy, Kevin Kelly, Danica Remy, Howard Rheingold, and the Long Now Foundation.
Special thanks to Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Ryan Phelan, Danica Remy, Danielle Engelman, Wendy Hanamura, Mark Graham, and Brewster Kahle for permissions, guidance, and facilitation.
Thanks to Hannah Scott, Annie Schneider, Alix Rule, and Rachel Rosenfelt for critical contributions.
“Dateline Oct 2023, Exactly 55 years ago, in 1968, the Whole Earth Catalog first came to life. Thanks to the work of an ongoing community of people, it prospered in various forms for 32 years—sundry editions of the Whole Earth Catalog, CoEvolution Quarterly, The WELL, the Whole Earth Software Catalog, Whole Earth Review, etc. Their impact in the world was considerable and sustained. Hundreds of people made that happen—staff, editors, major contributors, board members, funders, WELL conference hosts, etc. Meet them here.” —Stewart Brand