Jerry Mander

Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as Jerry Mander in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]

| January/February 1995

A former advertising exec, Mander left his firm to devote himself to public interest advertising, campaigning for social and environmental causes. He is a senior fellow at the Public Media Center, the country’s only nonprofit ad agency, and the author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television and In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology & the Survival of the Indian Nations, which reveals the “inherently exploitative, alienating, and centralizing” impact technology has on the way we live. He is also a council member of the Elmwood Institute, an ecological research center in Berkeley.