Past Event

Steven Johnson: Six innovations that Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson, Author, Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World; Twitter @stevenbjohnson
Stephen Ciesinski, Vice President and General Manager, SRI International - Moderator

From the printing press to Wi-Fi, popular science writer Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation and examines where these ideas came from and how they moved from idea to existence. From a simple concept, bizarre coincidence, or surprising accident, hear more about some of the most brilliant inventions that have revolutionized the world in which we live.

Johnson is the co-creator and host of the “How We Got to Now” PBS series premiering this fall on KQED.

October 22, 2014
Format

Location: Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)