Steven Johnson Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief, Feed


Hailed by Newsweek as one of the "50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet," Steven Johnson, 30, is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Feed, the Web's leading independent magazine.

Johnson is also the author of the Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms The Way We Create and Communicate (Harper Edge, 1997), praised by Upside Magazine as "a masterwork." Salon Magazine called Interface Culture one of the two best technology books of 1997, while Mother Jones declared that the book "deserved to become a gospel for its age." Johnson's work has also appeared on the op-ed page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lingua Franca, Harper's, and the London Guardian.

Since its high-profile launch in 1995, Feed has become the Internet's most acclaimed voice on culture, politics, technology, and the collision of all three. Feed's provocative content, celebrated contributors and innovative interactive features attract more than 50,000 readers each month.

The New York Times Magazine has raved that Feed "offers the best argument yet for on-line publishing by serving up a constantly updated mix of irreverent news and pointed commentary." And The Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberg lauded Feed for "combining the quality and principles of traditional print journalism with the new forms available online."

Prior to launching Feed, Johnson covered high technology for the London Guardian and was a contributor to Lingua Franca. He has made numerous television and radio appearances as a technology commentator, including "ABC World News Tonight," "Charlie Rose," CNNfN, NPR, MSNBC, "Jersey's Talking," "TechNation," and many others. He speaks regularly at major industry conferences, including Spotlight, PC Expo, Seybold, The American Design Conference, The Rotterdam Film Festival, The Magazine Publishers of America Conference, South By Southwest and many others.

Johnson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown Universirty with a BA in Semiotics. He has graduate degrees in English Literature from Columbia University. A native of Washington, D.C., Johnson currently lives in Manhattan's West Village.