John Zerzan
John Zerzan

American anarchist and primitivist philosopher and author

Andrew Huang
Andrew Huang

American hacker

Brian Kernighan
Brian Kernighan

Canadian computer scientist

Nikita Singareddy
Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson

American science fiction writer

Bret Victor
Bret Victor

interface designer, computer scientist, and electrical engineer

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Ward Cunningham
Ward Cunningham

American computer programmer who developed the first wiki

Benoit Mandelbrot
Benoit Mandelbrot

Polish-born, French and American mathematician

Michael Fine
Zeynep Tüfekçi
Zeynep Tüfekçi

Turkish techno-sociologist

nick.sahler.co
Jacques de Vaucanson
Jacques de Vaucanson

French inventor of mechanical automata

Asa Briggs

English historian

Niklas Luhmann
Niklas Luhmann

German sociologist, administration expert, and social systems theorist

John Reith, 1st Baron Reith
John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

British broadcasting executive

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow

American broadcast journalist

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt

Jewish-American political theorist

Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead

English mathematician and philosopher

Karl Mannheim
Karl Mannheim

Hungarian-German philosopher and sociologist

Friedrich Hayek
Friedrich Hayek

Austrian and British economist

Newton N. Minow
Newton N. Minow

United States attorney and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

Jeri Ellsworth
Jeri Ellsworth

American entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer

William S. Paley
William S. Paley

American television executive

David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff

American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television

Frank Stanton
Frank Stanton

broadcasting executive

Paul Lazarsfeld
Paul Lazarsfeld

American sociologist

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin

British physicist and engineer

J. M. E. McTaggart

British philosopher

Norbert Wiener
Norbert Wiener

American mathematician

Joan Donovan
Gordon Bell
Gordon Bell

American computer engineer

Veronica Nutting
Jocelyn Tolpin
Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe

American author and journalist

Alex "Sandy" Pentland
Alex "Sandy" Pentland

American academic and entrepreneur

Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys

English naval administrator and member of parliament

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot

British journalist, businessman, and essayist

Jacques Necker
Jacques Necker

French statesman of Genevan birth and finance minister of Louis XVI

Vladimir K. Zworykin
Vladimir K. Zworykin

Russian engineer

Bob Cohn
Bob Cohn

American journalist

Karl Polanyi
Karl Polanyi

economist, philosopher and historian

Wilhelm Röpke
Wilhelm Röpke

German economist

Werner Sombart
Werner Sombart

German economist, sociologist, historian

Theodore M. Porter
Theodore M. Porter

American historian

Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault

French philosopher

Tom Werner

American television producer, screenwriter, director, and businessman

Flora DiCara
Aashay Sanghvi
Jack Balkin
Jack Balkin

American legal writer

James Boyle
James Boyle

British legal academic

Yochai Benkler
Yochai Benkler

American legal scholar

Neil Gershenfeld
Neil Gershenfeld

American physicist

Banksy
Banksy

pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

Michael Schrage
Martin Feldstein

American economist

Jack Osborne
Zack Hargett
Alexandre Kojève

Russian-born French philosopher and statesman

Eloise Ackman
Brendan Falk
Abigail Pereira
Girolamo Savonarola
Girolamo Savonarola

Italian Dominican friar and preacher

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer

Austrian dramatist and poet

Helena Blavatsky
Helena Blavatsky

Russian occult writer

Anya Schiffrin

American journalist

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz

American economist and professor, born 1943

Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre

French revolutionary lawyer politician

Dennis Crowley
Dennis Crowley

American internet entrepreneur

Ezra Klein
Ezra Klein

American journalist

David Rhodes

American television executive

Nick Land

British philosopher

Michael North

American literary critic

Kevin P. Ryan

American businessman

Michael Kassan

American digital media expert

David Ogilvy
David Ogilvy

British advertising executive

Ken Auletta
Ken Auletta

American writer

Herbert J. Gans

American sociologist

Hal Varian
Hal Varian

American economist

Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon
Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon

French early socialist theorist

John Durham Peters

American academic

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

British poet laureate

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

American historian

Karen Buzzard
Arthur Nielsen

American market research entrepreneur

Daniel Yankelovich

American social scientist

Thomas E. Patterson
Susan Herbst

American academic administrator

Slavko Splichal
Floyd Henry Allport

American psychologist

George Gallup
George Gallup

American statistician

Carl Schmitt

German jurist, political theorist and professor of law

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

German philosopher

John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill

British philosopher and political economist

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician

Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz

American computer programmer and internet-political activist

Richard Shusterman

American philosopher

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire

French poet

William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats

Irish poet and playwright

Johann Gottfried Herder
Johann Gottfried Herder

German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle

Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher

Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound

American poet and critic

Jules Michelet
Jules Michelet

French historian

Georges Sorel
Georges Sorel

French philosopher and sociologist

E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings

American poet

Scofield Thayer

American poet

William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer

Friedrich Hölderlin
Friedrich Hölderlin

German poet

Johann Joachim Winckelmann
Johann Joachim Winckelmann

German art historian and archaeologist

Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold

English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools

Brian Leiter
Brian Leiter

American philosopher and legal scholar

Robert Darnton
Robert Darnton

American historian

Michael Power
Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler

German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer

Stephen Wolfram
Stephen Wolfram

British-American computer scientist, mathematician, physicist, writer and businessman

Kristian Smidt

literary historian

Anaxagoras
Ford Madox Ford
Ford Madox Ford

English writer and publisher

Charles Maurras
Charles Maurras

French author and poet

Maciej Cegłowski
Maciej Cegłowski

Polish-American web developer, entrepreneur, speaker, and social critic

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

English social reformer, statistician, and founder of modern nursing

Johanna Drucker
Johanna Drucker

American art historian

Alexey Guzey
Andrew Zuckerman
Alfred Korzybski
Alfred Korzybski

Polish scientist and philosopher

Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel

American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager

Daniel Bell
Daniel Bell

American sociologist, writer, editor, and professor emeritus at Harvard University

Sally Engle Merry
Isabel Guenette Thornton
Andrew Zucker
Martha Minow
Martha Minow

American legal scholar

Hezekiah Niles

American editor and publisher

James Fenimore Cooper
James Fenimore Cooper

American author

Charles Jared Ingersoll
Charles Jared Ingersoll

American politician and writer

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson

American philosopher, essayist, and poet

Henri Bergson
Henri Bergson

French philosopher

F. H. Bradley
F. H. Bradley

British philosopher

Max Weber
Max Weber

German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist

Jürgen Habermas
Jürgen Habermas

German sociologist and philosopher

Horace Greeley
Horace Greeley

American politician and publisher

Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer

German philosopher

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer

Elliot Schrage
Elliot Schrage

American academic

Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks

British neurologist and writer

Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist

Émile Durkheim
Émile Durkheim

French sociologist (1858-1917)

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet
Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet

British politician

Alfred McClung Lee

American sociologist

George P. Rowell

advertising executive and publisher, founder of Printer's Ink

Ben Bagdikian

American journalist and academic

Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges

Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator

Giambattista Vico
Giambattista Vico

Italian philosopher, rhetorician, historian and jurist

Walter Lippmann
Walter Lippmann

American journalist

Andrew Francis
Ted Nelson
Ted Nelson

American information technologist, philosopher, and sociologist; coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia"

Vannevar Bush
Vannevar Bush

American electrical engineer and science administrator

Douglas Engelbart
Douglas Engelbart

American engineer and inventor

Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman

anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches

Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville

French political thinker and historian

Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne

French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman

Harvey Mansfield
Harvey Mansfield

Author, professor

James C. Scott

American political scientist and anthropologist

James Gordon Bennett Sr.
James Gordon Bennett Sr.

American publisher

Wyndham Lewis
Wyndham Lewis

English painter, writer and critic

Daniel J. Boorstin
Daniel J. Boorstin

American historian

Søren Kierkegaard
Søren Kierkegaard

Danish philosopher and theologian, precursor of Existentialism

Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Colombian writer and philosopher

Max Stirner
Max Stirner

German philosopher

Raymond Williams
Raymond Williams

British cultural theorist

Erik Barnouw

U.S. historian of radio and television broadcasting

David Lebow
Peter Gordon

American historian

Leo Bogart

American sociologist

Dallas Walker Smythe

American sociologist and economist

Theodor W. Adorno
Theodor W. Adorno

German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society

Max Horkheimer
Max Horkheimer

German philosopher and sociologist

Northrop Frye
Northrop Frye

Canadian literary critic and literary theorist

T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot

English author

Michael Woodley

researcher

Fernando Bermejo
Antonio García Martínez
Michael Schudson
Michael Schudson

professor

Alex K. Chen
Michael Vassar
Michael Vassar

President of the Singularity Institute