Bestselling Author & Host of PBS six-part series: How We Got To Now
Described by the New York Times as a “deep thinker and a gifted storyteller,” Steven Johnson is the best-selling author and the leading light of today’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, open-minded approach to innovation. He was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the “Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future”. Steven’s work on the history of innovation inspired the Emmy-winning six-part series on PBS titled HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson, which aired in the fall of 2014. The book version of How We Got To Now was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. He’s also the author of The Ghost Map, Where Good Ideas Come From, and Wonderland, among many others. His newest book, Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer*, is an entertaining, wide-ranging and surprising look at how human species managed to double life expectancy in just one hundred years. His TED talks on innovation have been viewed more than ten million times. Steven is currently the host of TED Interview Podcast.