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Rheingold (Howard) papers
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Description
The papers of writer and technologist Howard Rheingold include drafts, proposals, and other typescripts; notes; fliers; and many articles and videos by and about him.
Background
Howard Rheingold (b.1947) is an author, teacher, and critic whose focus is primarily on technology and communication media. He is credited with creating the term "virtual communities." Rheingold was active on the WELL computer network beginning in 1985. He was editor of Whole Earth Review and the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog (1994). He was the first Executive Editor of HotWired and founded Electric Minds in 1996. In addition to the books Tools for Thought (1984), Virtual Reality (1991), The Virtual Community (1993), Smart Mobs (2002) and Net Smart (2012), Rheingold has written the "Tomorrow" newspaper column as well as articles in several other newspapers and magazines. He has worked with the Institute for the Future and was the first research fellow there in 2008. He has also been a lecturer at University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, and he leads the online learning community Rheingold U.
Extent
2.75 Linear Feet : 2 cartons, 1 box, 1 half-box
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.