Steven Berlin Johnson to lecture @ UAB mid-October

When: October 17, 2007 at 12:00 PM
Where: Alumni Auditorium, UAB Hill University Center

The 2007 Carole Samuelson Lecture in Public Health Practice will be delivered by Steven Berlin Johnson, a brilliant cross-disciplinary thinker who applies broad-ranging research and creative thinking to interesting social problems and comes up with intriguing and important insights into how we live and learn, work and play.

Both social critic and technologist, he’s written several popular books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience, three of them national bestsellers. 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.

Johnson’s most recent book, published in October 2006, is The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World. This is a gripping ac­count of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London and its real-life hero lessons for us about some of the issues that define the modern world today.

Mr. Johnson was cofounder and editor-in-chief of FEED, the revo­lutionary web magazine blending technology, science and culture with a truly innovative interface. He is a contributing editor to Wired magazine and writes the monthly “Emerging Technology” column for Discover magazine. Steven is a Dis­tinguished Writer In Residence at the New York University Department of Journalism.

The lecture will be Wednesday, October 17th at noon in the Alumni Auditorium of the Hill University Center on the UAB Campus. Please pass along this information about the lecture to anyone who may be interested in attending.

For additional information about the lecture, please visit

Mr. Johnson’s website is

Thanks to the Catalyst blog for bringing this to our attention


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