The Verbal and The Visual

In advance of the eagerly-anticipated release of Steven Johnson's new book, Where Good Ideas Come From, the very brilliant, best-selling author has presented a pair of videos highlighting the crux of his thesis: And evidently, good ideas come from both his own spoken words, at a fascinating TED lecture recently; and from the nimble-fingered illustrations of Cognitive Media.

An extremely original thinker, tireless researcher and artful writer with a dry sense of humor, Steven Johnson was a semiotics major at Brown University.

His conversation with Wired magazine's co-founder Kevin Kelly at The New York Public Library is now available on video. And Johnson also presented an excellent overview of Where Good Ideas Come From which is available here. (Both videos courtesy of ForaTV.)

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