Forget everything youave ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every dayafrom Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsonsahas been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again. With a new afterword by the author. Steven Johnson's newest book, How We Got to Now, is now available from Riverhead Books. From the Trade Paperback edition.With a new afterword by the author. Steven Johnsona#39;s newest book, How We Got to Now, is now available from Riverhead Books. From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Title||:||Everything Bad is Good for You|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2006-05-02|