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How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world, and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.
Funded by CPB
Steven introduces how the series can be used to inspire innovation in the classroom.
Steven discusses the various themes and innovations explored in the series.
Steven looks back at some of his most memorable moments during the filming of the series.
Rather than a series of 'lightbulb moments', ideas can sometimes take a little longer!
How did chlorination help purify drinking water in America?
Steven explains how we developed a global system of standardized time.
Introducing Harvey Fletcher, the man who invented a meter to measure noise pollution.