Steven Johnson is the author of ten books on the history of science, technology, and innovation. His writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. Johnson was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the top ten brains of the digital future, and The Wall Street Journal called him “one of the most persuasive advocates for the role of collaboration in innovation.”

Johnson’s work on the history of innovation led to his Emmy-nominated six-part series on PBS, “How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson,” which aired in the fall of 2014. The book version of How We Got To Now was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His new book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World, revolves around the creative power of play and delight: ideas and innovations that set into motion many momentous changes in science, technology, politics and society.

Johnson is also the author of the bestselling Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. Others include The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, and Everything Bad Is Good For You. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and Marin County, CA with his wife and three sons.