Steven Johnson appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Steven Johnson makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. In Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age shows how politics are influenced by the interconnectedness of the Internet and breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative thinking.
Friday, October 07, 2011
After Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, many reflected on his innovations, and how they changed what the world has come to expect from technology. His intuitive understanding of design and human psychology helped him to create a user-friendly approach to high-tech computing which, in turn, made Apple one of the most popular brands in the world.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Are new ideas and new inventions inevitable? Are they driven by us or by a larger force of nature?
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Everyone knows what it feels like to come up with a good idea. It comes from someplace, not completely made out of thin air. Usually it’s being formed in the back of your head among all of the little, unconnected thoughts, memories and hunches until... BAM! It arrives.
What if we tracked the history of the most significant ideas that humans have ever come up with, in order to see if there’s a pattern to these little moments of genius? That'd be a pretty good idea all on its own, right?
Monday, May 11, 2009
For more, read Steven Johnson's article in the Wall Street Journal, How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write.
—Author Steven Johnson on the spread of information
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Monday, November 17, 2008
We turn up the volume on the voices in our heads, and try to get to the bottom of what really steers our decisions.
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Saturday, January 26, 2002
Kurt Andersen talks with writer Steven Johnson about emergence — looking at the organic ways culture evolves, what art has to do with anthills. Johnson is the author of Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software. He was a co-founder of the on-line magazine Feed.