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An Evening with Steven Johnson discussing his new book Future, Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
Steven Johnson is the best-selling author of seven books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. His writings have influenced everything from the way political campaigns use the Internet, to cutting-edge ideas in urban planning, to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. In 2010, he was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future.
Join him, along with Personal Democracy Media's Micah Sifry and other special guests for an evening discussion about his forthcoming book Future, Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age. Publishers Weekly calls "fascinating and compelling" and says "Johnson’s thought-provoking ideas steer us steadily into the future."
Additional speakers contributing to the conversation include:
- Beth Noveck, NY Law School Professor and served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and founder and director of the White House Open Government Initiative. She is the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful
- Tina Rosenberg, co-writer of the Fixes column at the New York Times online, and author of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World and the e-book D for Deception
- Clay Shirky, NYU Professor of Interactive Telecommunications, and author of three books on social media:Cognitive Surplus (2010), Here Comes Everybody (2008), and Voices from the Net (1994)