> Skip to content
  • Published: 5 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141979571
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Age of Earthquakes

A Guide to the Extreme Present




Welcome to The Age of Earthquakes - a unique artistic and literary collaboration between Douglas Coupland, Shumon Basar and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Human experience - love, money, belief, progress, politics, time - doesn't look or feel the way it used to. Wonder why? Because you are the last generation that will die.

Combining quick hits of images and ideas, stark statistics and scary slogans, The Age of Earthquakes tours the world that's left behind as the world we knew melts away. A book of perceptions set in our 'extreme present', it's a new history of the world, a portrait of our digital era in a relentlessly paper form. Because we haven't just changed our brains these past few years. We've changed the structure of the planet.

  • Published: 5 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141979571
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the authors

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland (pronounced KOHP-lend) (born 30 December 1961) is a Canadian writer, designer and visual artist. His first novel was the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Since then, Coupland has written twelve more novels, which have been published in most languages. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company and is a columnist for the Financial Times. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, e-flux, Dis and Vice. In 2000, after a decade of generating web graphics, Coupland amplified his visual art production and has recently had two separate museum retrospectives: 'Everywhere Is Anywhere Is Anything Is Everything' at the Royal Vancouver Art Gallery, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art; and 'Bit Rot' at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam and Villa Stuck in Munich. In 2015 and 2016, Coupland was an artist-in-residence in the Paris Google Cultural Institute.

Related titles