We are eagerly anticipating Steven Johnson‘s appearance as the 2012 Samuelson Lecturer on October 23rd at noon. His visit to UAB will mark the official Grand Opening of the Edge of Chaos (the name of which was inspired by a phrase in his book, Where Good Ideas Come From.) The lecture is open to the public and will be held at the UAB Alumni House.
This is a repeat appearance for Johnson who also gave the 2007 lecture following the publication of his book The Ghost Map. I was dazzled by him then, and further dazzled when I saw him give the keynote lecture at the Medical Library Association conference in Seattle this past May.
Johnson’s new book is Future Perfect and he’ll be signing copies after the lecture. I think he’ll also have some copies of Where Good Ideas Come From. In any event, it’ll be one of the most stimulating and entertaining lectures you’re likely to get to this year.
Interim Director, The Edge of Chaos