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    How We Got to Now

    Steven Johnson talked about his book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, about the impact of six innovations - refrigeration, clocks, lenses, water purification,…

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    The Invention of Air

    Steven Johnson talked about The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America (Riverhead; December 26, 2008). The book recounts the life of Joseph…

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    Everything Bad Is Good for You

    Steven Johnson talked about his book Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter, published by Riverhead. He argued that popular culture has…

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    In Depth with Steven Johnson

    Author Steven Johnson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of FEED, the former science and culture web magazine, talked about his life, career, and body of work and responded to telephone calls and…

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    Where Good Ideas Come From

    Steven Johnson maps out the patterns behind genuine innovation. Mr. Johnson says that while technology changes over time, the process that leads to innovative ideas has remained relatively…

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    Panel on the State of Publishing

    A panel of authors discussed the state of the publishing industry. The focus of discussion was how electronic media and the Internet has moved the power of publishing from corporations to individual…

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    The Ghost Map

    Steven Johnson talked about his book The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, published by Riverhead. The “ghost…

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