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author  Steven  Johnson

color photograph of author Steven Johnson (cropped) from P.B.S. website              short profile

primary works

works about Steven Johnson

movies, plays, other media

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family & friends

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"Chance favors the connected mind."   — Steven Johnson


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popular science writer Steven Johnson's official website
author Steven Johnson entry at Wikipedia
browse books at the Steven Johnson Store at Amazon
Steven Johnson credits [since 2004] at Internet Movie Database


Primary Works
browse books at the Steven Johnson Store at Amazon

            

"Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms The Way We Create and Communicate" [1997]
ISBN 978-0-06-251482-0

"Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software" [2001] ISBN 978-0-684-86875-2

"Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and The Neuroscience of Everyday Life" [2004] ISBN 978-0-7432-4165-6

"Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter" [2005]
ISBN 978-1-57322-307-2

"The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities and The Modern World" [2006]
ISBN 978-1-59448-925-9 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak; John Snow

"The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and The Birth of America" [2008]
ISBN 978-1-59448-852-8 Joseph Priestley

"Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation" [2010]
ISBN 978-1-59448-771-2

"Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age" [2012] ISBN 978-1-59448-820-7


"How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made The Modern World" [2014]
How We Got To Now / Innovations book by Steven Johnson  The six major topics are: glass (telescopes & spectacles), cold (refrigeration & air conditioning, frozen food), sound (recordings, radio), clean (water, disease, sewage), time (pendulum clocks and the Industrial Revolution), and light (Edison, neon)
Kindle Edition from Riverhead/Penguin [9/2014] for $14.99
Riverhead Books 9x6 pb [9/2015] for $10.88
Riverhead Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2014] for $13.21
Riverhead Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2014] out of print/used
Riverhead Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2014] out of print/used

"Wonderland: How Play Made The Modern World" [2016]
Wonderland / Play / Modern World book by Steven Johnson  Author relates many tales of inventors whose eureka moment occured as a result of play (tinkering or just fooling around)
Kindle Edition from Riverhead/Penguin [11/2016] for $13.99
Riverhead Books pb [DUE Nov 2017] for $13.88
9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2016] for $15.59


Movies, Stageplays, Other Media
Steven Johnson credits [since 2004] at Internet Movie Database

"The Hard Problem: The Science Behind The Fiction" video documentary [2004]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439598/

"Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter" [2005? lecture]
at Microsoft Research in Seattle
watch full lecture [1:04:22] online at YouTube

"Steven Johnson: A Guided Tour of The Ghost Map" [nov 2006] TED Talk in nyc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvHL0dHj3RM [upload 5/2007; 10:49]

Steven Johnson - The Long Zoom 2007 lecture video  "Steven Johnson: The Long Zoom" lecture [indep Sept 2007]
Presented by The Long Now Foundation, hosted by Stewart Brand not listed at IMDb
CreateSpace color DVD [9/2007] for $12.99
DVD available at producer website

"Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From" TED Talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0af00UcTO-c [upload 9/2010; 18:16]

Steven Johnson on the C-SPAN2 Book-TV 'In Depth' book talk show in 2012  "Steven Johnson" episode [aired Oct 2012]
of the C-SPAN2 Book-TV "In Depth" book talk show [2000-present]

3-hour interview by host Peter Slen of Steven B. Johnson, shortly after publication of the "Future Perfect" book
bare credits at IMDb watch full show [2:59:21] online at C-SPAN2

"How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made The Modern World" [2013 lecture] at Microsoft Research in Seattle
watch full lecture [8/2016 upload; 59:26] online at YouTube

"How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson" documentary TV mini-series [2014] Himself - Host
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3106210/
https://www.amazon.com/How-Got-Steven-Johnson-Blu-ray/dp/B00R041D5K/
https://www.amazon.com/How-Got-Now-Steven-Johnson/dp/B00LLQ2A2S/
https://www.amazon.com/Clean/dp/B00OJCNVQA/ vod

"Steven Johnson: The Playful Wonderland Behind Great Inventions" TED Talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLltkC-G5dY [upload 12/2016; 7:25]


Works About Steven Johnson
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Family  &  Friends  &  Companies
Steven Berlin Johnson was born in Washington, DC in 1968; moved to New York City in 1990; moved family to California 'for two years' in 2011; current location unclear (2017)

wife Alexa Robinson Johnson
their three sons


Companies & Websites

co-founder and editor-in-chief of FEED Magazine {feedmag.com}, the former science & culture web magazine [19952001]

Johnson began building the www.outside.in website in May 2006; it still existed in 2012, but is now a Chinese squatter site.


L i n k s
popular science writer Steven Johnson's official website
author Steven Johnson entry at Wikipedia
browse books at the Steven Johnson Store at Amazon
Steven Johnson credits [since 2004] at Internet Movie Database



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