This year's Common Literature book is How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made The Modern World, by Steven Johnson.
How We Got to Now is an engaging exploration of the history and impact of innovation through the centuries. Remarkable and informative, the book details the often surprising history of how ubiquitous objects of everyday modern life came into existence, often by happy accident. With a focus on multi-disciplinary synthesis, Johnsons dynamic style of authorship invites the reader to join him on a mind-bending exploration of our life as we know it.
The public is welcome to join first-year students in attending the Common Literature Convocation. It will also be broadcast live at http://aggiecast.usu.edu.