Steven Johnson on Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Posted on Nov 22 by SEASONS Magazine

Steven Johnson, photo credit Nutopia Ltd.

Steven Johnson, courtesy of Nutopia Ltd.

Accompany Steven Johnson, innovative thinker and author, for a discussion of Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall

Steven Johnson is one of the most cutting-edge, innovative thinkers of the modern era. He is the bestselling author of ten books including the widely renowned Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation and How We Got to Now. Johnson asks the provocative questions that people want to hear and answers them with a sharp, contemporary understanding. In addition to his books, Johnson is an active innovator and has co-created three prominent web sites: FEED, an online magazine, the Webby-Award-winning community site, Plastic.com, and the hyperlocal media site outside.in

Johnson is “one of the Top 10 Brains of the Digital Future.” says Prospect magazine.

In his bestselling books, distinguished lectures and celebrated TED Talks, Johnson explores topics ranging from the rise of Youtube to Darwin’s theories. He meditates on what these ideas have in common, what types of environments allow these ideas to flourish and answers the questions these topics arise with a core set of innovation principles that have encouraged creativity across history. Join in on this fascinating event at Campbell Hall and receive a free copy of his new book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World. 

For more information, visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or call 805/893-3535.

—Lauren Bennett

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