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. Airs Wednesday, October 15 - November 12 2014 at 9/8c for the first episode and 10/9c thereafter.Program Website
Steven introduces how the series can be used to inspire innovation in the classroom.
Steven explains how we developed a global system of standardized time.
Introducing Harvey Fletcher, the man who invented a meter to measure noise pollution.
Steven tells how Frederic Tudor developed a method of transporting ice to warm climates.
Rather than a series of 'lightbulb moments', ideas can sometimes take a little longer!
How did chlorination help purify drinking water in America?
Steven discusses the various themes and innovations explored in the series.