By Mark Hurst
April 19th, 2021
• Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilization in the 21st Century, by Bob Ostertag, published by PM Press. (Use coupon code ANTHROPOCENE for 20% off.) Listeners in the UK: Use this UK link for the ebook.
• Bob Ostertag’s author bio on the PM Press website
• bobostertag.com, Bob’s website: “Composer, performer, historian, instrument builder, journalist, activist, kayak instructor, Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published a feature film, seven books, more than twenty CDs of music, and one DVD, and was an original member of the media guerrilla group The Yes Men. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, postmodernist John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, transgender cabaret start Justin Vivian Bond, British guitar innovator Fred Frith, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hébert, EDM star Rrose, and many others.”
• What’s Been Done and What’s Been Won, Bob’s podcast, with cohost Maureen Taylor
Robert Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeonholed. He has published more than twenty albums of music, five books, and a feature film. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages, beginning with his work as a journalist covering the civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s. His books cover a wide range of topics, from labor unions to the history of journalism to estrogen and testosterone. He has performed at music, film, and multimedia festivals around the globe. His radically diverse musical collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, John Zorn, Mike Patton, transgender cabaret icon Justin Vivian Bond, British guitar innovator Fred Frith, EDM DJ Rrose, and many others.