“English musician, composer, producer and innovator of ambient music, Brian Eno, talks on music and art and reveals his favourite books for Long Now Foundation. “
Stephen Johnson and Brian Eno spoke on the nature of art, literature, and science.
“We’re going to be in a world of ultrafast change,” he says. “It’s really accelerating at the moment and will continue to. And we’re going to have to somehow stay coherent. What are we going to be doing? I think we’re going to be even more full-time artists than we are now.”
(Brian Eno’s favourite books are listed below the videos)
Here are some books from Brian Eno’s reading list for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization, a collaboratively curated library for long-term thinking.
The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art by David Lewis-Williams (2002)
Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti (1962)
The Wheels of Commerce by Fernand Braudel (1982)
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor (2010)
The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin (1983)