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Ev Williams: Twitter Should Be A Platform Company

Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams was interviewed this morning by legendary journalist Walter Isaacson at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. Isaacson didn’t hold any punches when it came to asking about Twitter’s future, either. Read More

Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

There is so much to say about the Aspen Ideas Festival, it's hard to know where to begin. It was the best yet! Congratulations Kitty Boone and Walter Isaacson and to their wonderful staff. The format is always fascinating. The Organization...Show More Summary

Five Great Moments from Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Pictured above (L-R): Walter Isaacson, Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival during "The Genius of Jazz" session. One of the great privileges working for the Aspen Institute is to attend the Ideas Festival - which ended with a satisfying chorus on July 4th. Show More Summary

One US Ally Favors Closer Ties With Russia, Will Others Follow?

In an interview with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson, 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter offered tough assessment of Obama's foreign policy record.

Watch the first trailer for new Steve Jobs biopic

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

That's Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz. Directed by Michael Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's book. Due out October 9. (more…)

Universal Unveils Full Trailer for ‘Steve Jobs’

last monthHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Universal Pictures has released the first full trailer for Danny Boyle’s drama-filled Steve Jobs, and it looks like one intense ride. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the film is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The cast looks top-notch, and you can feel how compelling the story is from the brief glimpses […]

Watch the first full trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’

Not two years after the last Steve Jobs biopic, there is already a new one hitting theaters this October. Sony Pictures has just released the trailer for Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple guru. The film, written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Charlie Wilson’s War), features Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as […]

‘Steve Jobs’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Takes Big Bite Of The Apple

Universal’s Steve Jobs is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the iconic Apple founder but the first trailer for the biopic that just dropped shows that Michael Fassbender is all-in on Aaron Sorkin’s script, about the sometimes flawed man behind the digital revolution. Show More Summary

New "Late Show" Bandleader Jon Batiste Shares the History of Jazz

Above, watch musician Jon Batiste summarize the history of jazz and American popular music. Batiste was interviewed by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" recently named gifted and charismatic New Orleans jazz musician Jon Batiste as bandleader. Show More Summary

Photos of the women who programmed the ENIAC, wrote the code for Apollo 11, and designed the Mac

Ada Lovelace, an early computing pioneer, featured prominently in Walter Isaacson’s book The Innovators Innovation is messy, and too easy to oversimplify After finishing Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, I eagerly devoured his followup...Show More Summary

New documentary explores Steve Jobs’ ‘bitter rivalry’ with Bill Gates

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

We’ve had a new Steve Jobs biography and documentary already this year, with a movie biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book just around the corner. If you thought Jobs’ life hadn’t been explored enough by biographers, however, think again! … Read more ›

Apple’s Plans For Their Rumored TV Set Was Cancelled A Year Ago

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Remember there was a point in time where thanks to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs that there were rumors flying about that Apple was planning on creating their own TV? That was several years ago and fast forward to today, the rumored “iTV” is still nowhere in sight. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs (Teaser Trailer)

The trailer for “Steve Jobs,” the movie based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs (Teaser)

Michael Fassbender plays the Apple co-founder in this film based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book. It takes place backstage at three Apple product launches hosted by Jobs. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.

The first trailer for 'Steve Jobs' is here

Ready for another movie about Apple's founder? Well, this one appears to have a bit more gravitas behind it: Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, the screenplay's been written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Danny Boyle. The film has already had a difficult time nailing down the actor to play Jobs himself. Show More Summary

Last Day of Rise of the Rest: The New Orleans recap

Collaboration As Steve Case said in the fireside chat with Walter Isaacson, "New Orleans is a city that prioritizes the community over the individual." Tim Williamson, CEO of the Idea Village (an organization that has supported entrepreneurship...Show More Summary

Must Watch: iPhone 7 concept video

There’s no doubt about the fact the Apple’s secretive design team is already testing the iPhone 7 and possibly even the iPhone 7S in their labs. Author of Steve Jobs’ biography Walter Isaacson once interviewed Jonathan Ive, who took him for tour of his design lab and told him that it holds “the future for the next three years.” While we many not get... Read More

What Years of Studying Innovators Taught Walter Isaacson

The "Steve Jobs" author told a class of graduating students that they'll need to exercise more than just smarts in the real world.

2015 Humanities Fest to include Anna Deavere Smith, Walter Isaacson

The fall Chicago Humanities Festival has an organizing theme, the festival announced Tuesday, and it is one Charles Foster Kane and the ancient Greeks might agree is important: Citizens.

Andy Hertzfeld on ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

Also at Medium’s Backchannel, Andy Hertzfeld has an interesting take on Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli’s Becoming Steve Jobs: There have been dozens of books already written about Steve Jobs, including Walter Isaacson’s best-selling, magisterial biography, which is based on over 40 exclusive interviews with the man himself. Show More Summary

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