Everything Bad is Good for You

Ebook, Social Science / Media Studies

Forget everything you’ve 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 day—from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons—has 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, Future Perfect, is now available from Riverhead Books.

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Everything Bad Is Good For You


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Author by : Steven Johnson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-05-02
Publisher by : Penguin

Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age

Everything Bad Is Good For You


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Author by : Steven Johnson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-04-06
Publisher by : Penguin UK

Tune in, turn on and get smarter ... The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, The Apprentice, The Sopranos, Grand T

Everything Bad Is Good For You


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Author by : Steven Johnson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-04-06
Publisher by : Penguin UK

Putting forward an alternative to the endless complaints about reality TV, throwaway movies and violent video

Future Perfect


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Author by : Steven Johnson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-09-18
Publisher by : Penguin

Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good I

The Ghost Map


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Author by : Steven Johnson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-01-31
Publisher by : Penguin UK

In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, a

Mind Wide Open


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Author by : Steven Johnson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-02-27
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster

BRILLIANTLY EXPLORING TODAY'S CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN RESEARCH, MIND WIDE OPEN IS AN UNPRECEDENTED JOURNEY INTO THE

Where Good Ideas Come From


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Author by : Steven Johnson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-10-05
Publisher by : Penguin

Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet,

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