Douglas Coupland has done so much more than name a generation (“Generation 
X”—from his novel of that name).  He is a prolific writer (22 books, including 
nonfiction such as his biography of Marshall McLuhan) and a brilliant visual 
artist with installations at a variety of museums and public sites.  His 1995 
novel Microserfs nailed the contrast between corporate and startup cultures in 
software and Web design.

Coupland is fascinated by time.  For Long Now he plans to deploy ideas and 
graphics “all dealing on some level with time and how we perceive it, how we 
used to perceive it, and where our perception of it may be going.”  A time 
series about time.

"The Extreme Present," Douglas Coupland, SFJAZZ Center, Hayes Valley, San 
Francisco, 7pm, Tuesday November 1.  The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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