Comics Alternative Interviews: Clifford V. Johnson

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:34 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:59 – Interview with Clifford V. Johnson
  • 01:28:40 – Wrap up
  • 01:29:23 – Contact us


Blinded by Science

On this interview episode Derek has as his guest Clifford V. Johnson. He is a professor of physics at the University of Southern California, and his new book The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe was released last fall by the MIT Press. Clifford talks with Derek about the genesis of this project, his choice of the dialogue form in structuring his text, and the challenges — as well as the appropriateness — of representing complex scientific concepts through comics. The Dialogues is a fascinating work of ideas, one that could even be categorized as a graphic cycle, and a book that can be appreciated by scientists and laypeople alike. Science!

Be sure to check out Prof. Johnson’s blog, Asymptotia, for his ongoing thoughts on science in our contemporary culture.