Brian Eno, musician, artist and author of 77 Million Paintings and Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad is Good for You and The Invention of Air, come to the ICA to talk about how innovations happen and new platforms for creative thinking.
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Steven Berlin Johnson is a writer and entrepreneur who writes on the history of ideas. His books have included Everything Bad is Good for You, which suggested that contemporary popular culture is more challenging to the mind than it’s accused of being, and The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, which tracked the spread of cholera in London in the mid-19th century as a way to understand the networked modern city. His newest book, The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution and the Birth of America tracks the life of the 18th century writer and scientist Joseph Priestley, and how his story can help us learn about the growth and development of ideas. Johnson also created the news discussion site plastic.com and the hyper-local site outside.in.
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff Podcast on WFMU.org from Apr 6, 2009 (with guest Steven Johnson)
A discussion between Lawrence Lessig and Jeff Tweedy moderated by Steven Johnson. Recorded live at the New York Public Library on April 7 2005.
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