Radiozine on 10/08/12
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Steven Johnson about his new book FUTURE PERFECT: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age, in which he argues for a new politics. Johnson offers an alternative to gridlocked political thinking about how to solve big picture problems ranging from transportation to education, local governance to arts funding, journalism to health care.
Steven Johnson is the author of the bestsellers Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open, Emergence, and Interface Culture, and is the editor of the anthology The Inventor’s Cookbook. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites—most recently, outside.in—and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.