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Creating things that matter : the art & science of innovations that last

Author: David A Edwards
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards--world-renowned inventor; Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation; creator of breathable insulin, edible food packaging, and digital scents--reveals that the secret to creating very new things of lasting benefit, including innovations we will need to sustain human life on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Edwards
ISBN: 9781250147189 1250147182
OCLC Number: 1020463261
Description: xiii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: The aesthetics of creating. Creating in a world that no longer exists --
Creating in a world that does exist --
Part II: The creator's cycle. Ideation: What if I don't even have an idea? --
Experimentation: What will I do now? --
Exhibition: Minding the ball --
Part III: Making a future we all want. Grassroots renaissance --
The fire of renaissance --
Culture, change, and hope.
Responsibility: David Edwards.

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Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards--world-renowned inventor; Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation; creator of breathable insulin, edible food packaging, and digital scents--reveals that the secret to creating very new things of lasting benefit, including innovations we will need to sustain human life on the planet, lies in perceiving art and science as one.

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