We decode the social effects of media to put their power to good use.

John S. Johnson

Founder, Chairman


John S. Johnson is founder and chairman of Harmony Labs. He is also founder of Eyebeam, a studio for collaborative experiments with technology and art, Screenwriters Colony, a retreat and workshop for emerging media writers, and the Filmmakers Collaborative, a fund to test new relationships between capital, art, and media. More recently, Johnson co-founded BuzzFeed. He has written, produced, and directed two feature films, Without a Trace: June 10, 1979 (1991), and Ratchet (1996). In 2003, Johnson was a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He received a master’s degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University.