Monday, January 24, 2011

Brilliant Video by RSAnimation ...

Utterly brilliant, brilliant animation based on Steven Johnson's presentation at the RSA London about 'Where Good Ideas Come From' last November.

Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? 

Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative popular thinkers, explores the secrets of inspiration.

You can watch this bigger version here at YouTube, and you can also download for free the audio of the presentation here.

About The RSA

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been, for over 250 years, a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress.  Their approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.

About Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is the author of Mind Wide Open, Emergence, Everything Bad Is Good For You and The Ghost Map. Johnson’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Guardian, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also writes for Discover Magazine and, and was co-founder of the award-winning websites FEED and

He teaches at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and also hosts a blog at