How We Got to Now
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.Visit How We Got to Now Website
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Explore the impact of sound in the world of medicine and our lives today.
Host Steven Johnson examines the effects of man’s mastery of cold on food and Hollywood.
Uncover a link between gas lamps, electric light and architecture and advertising.
Uncover a link between art, science and global communication: glass.
How clean water has changed our world and the way we live our lives.
How time advanced navigation, technology, travel and the way we work.
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.
Introducing Harvey Fletcher, the man who invented a meter to measure noise pollution.
Steven looks back at some of his most memorable moments during the filming of the series.
How did chlorination help purify drinking water in America?
Steven tells how Frederic Tudor developed a method of transporting ice to warm climates.
How was the first long-lasting light bulb invented?
Find out how the microscope and telescope were first invented.
Here's a taste of what's to come in the episode 'Cold.
Six-Part Series to Premiere in Fall 2014 on PBS.
Here's a taste of what's to come in the episode 'Clean'.
Host Steven Johnson explores how light has altered sleeping patterns and architecture.
Here's what to look forward to in the episode 'Sound'.
Here's a taste of what's to come in the episode 'Time'.