The Lindisfarne Tapes

Stewart Brand: How Could We Possibly Get a Photograph of the Whole Earth?

Episode Summary

Stewart Brand, editor of The Whole Earth Catalog and CoEvolution Quarterly, describes the experiences that culminated in the creation of The Catalog and leads a lively discussion joined by most of the Lindisfarne conference speakers. (Episode photo courtesy of

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Brand delivered this lecture in 1974 at the Lindisfarne Summer Conference, "Planetary Culture and New Image of Humanity."