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Steven Johnson
Wednesday's #HowWeGotToNowPBS (on Light) features explosions, lasers, whales, a tiny artificial sun, and me in a bubble bath. 10PM/9Central
@gruber @chockenberry Not just on App Store—CVS Facebook page is getting hammered, too:
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This video of my talk @citrisnews last week is well worth watching if you like comic stories about Jacques Derrida:…
Y'all should check out my friend @tiffanyshlain's great new season of her #EmmyNom show "The #FutureStartsHere"
….carried around on a bed like he’s Carol Channing & there’s animation & also it is full of SCIENCE and HISTORY. For kids & grownups both.
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…re: How We Got to Now & @stevenbjohnson. There is poop! And rats! And a city jacked up like a car! And trains! And clocks! And he gets...
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Mr. @stevenbjohnson hardly needs me to pimp his FUNNY informative TV show How We Got to Now, but I will.…
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"How We Got to Now" blows my mind a few times each episode. Highly recommended - informative and entertaining.
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Highly recommend "How We Got to Now," I think "Wow I never thouight about that" at least ten times per episode and they're online free
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Best read of the week: the development of timekeeping & the astounding inteconnectivity of history.…
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Ebola, cholera, and information velocity—my thoughts on the anxiety of outbreak from today’s NYTimes:…
"The best evidence suggests that very few people are getting their news only from like-minded outlets."…
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“A high-speed network for hedgehogs” — fascinating thought experiment about turning London into a National Park:…
maybe I'm neurotic but ever since all this Ebola stuff started, I've stopped greeting people by touching their poop.
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The PBS show 'How we got to now' is the best television I've seen in a long time. It's fascinating to see the science & tech in our lives.
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Watching this How We Got to Now episode & remembering as I occasionally do that in years before eye glasses I'd have been the village idiot.
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The new @stevenbjohnson book is simply gorgeous, designed by @riverheadbooks, it’s the way I imagine all books should be published.
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I hope that New York woman in quarantine really is the Ebola doctor's girlfriend, it would such a weird way to have that "what are we" convo
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This by @mattyglesias remains the truest thing about Amazon, but I wonder if investor charity is on the wane
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The PBS show "How We Got to Now" is one of the best things on television right now. You read that right—I said PBS.…
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For those of you who missed them, all 3 of the recent episodes of #HowWeGotToNowPBS are viewable for free online:…
Not snarky about Zuckerberg Mandarin interview--I think this will turn out to be one of those threshold moments we talk about 20 years later
Seriously, is this not the most relaxed and charismatic public performance ever by Zuckerberg? He shld drop English!…
Glass chapter in the book of #HowWeGotToNowPBS is actually my favorite in the book, but doesn't have that connective theme that show does.
Love this theme of Glass episode that the material had this strange property of connecting humanity over time. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Corning glass was so clear that looking through a block of it the size of a bus was like looking thru normal window. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
#howwegottonowpbs while filming the scene on Hawaii, we stayed up the mountain overnight. Very cool (and chilly) experience
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If you're on the Big Island, make pilgrimage up to see those observatories. One of most incredible places in the world. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
"It doesn't force any of these things, but it *allows* them." MacFarlane's book on glass is a wonderful read. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Self-portraiture simply wasn't a convention in art until the invention of the mirror. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Story of moon camera is good example of our goal with #HowWeGotToNowPBS: tell new stories, even about something familiar like Apollo mssion.
W/o glass, we wouldn't have been able to invent microscopes until 20th-century. Imagine how different life would be. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Yes you heard that right - grapes played a part in the creation of the printing press! #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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This gentleman was a total zen master of glass. Everything he said was a beautiful poetic phrase. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Just for the record: I spent most of my academic career going to philosophy classes. #nodisrepect #HowWeGotToNowPBS
We shot this sequence at Venice Beach in CA and tried to figure out a clever way to segue to Venice, Italy #HowWeGotToNowPBS
Settling in for fabulous "Glass" episode #HowWeGotToNowPBS @PBS @stevenbjohnson. Watch, read the equally excellent book! @riverheadbooks
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West Coast represent! And turn your televisions to your local @PBS station. For it is time to watch the Glass episode of #HowWeGotToNowPBS.
nerding out over #HowWeGotToNowPBS. This is why i love public television
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@PBS if this stuff was on all the time I might never turn off my TV or watch any other channel #HowWeGotToNowPBS
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The book version of #howwegottonowPBS has a fun section on the physics of glass, and why humans became so dependent on it 1,000 years ago.
The altitude on top was intense; we had a couple of crew members who had to stay at lower elevation after feeling ill. #howwegottonowPBS
There's some beautiful material on the impact of the mirror in Lewis Mumford's masterpiece, Technics and Civilization. #HowWeGotToNowPBS
This episode had the most fun travel: Venice, Hawaii, Cambridge. Long shoot days, can't complain when you're in Venice. #howwegottonowPBS