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A doctor realizes that an innocent-looking tube is killing his patients. A father cleans up after his toddler and then builds a “sippy” cup that won’t spill. An engineer dreams of a different world and pioneers the cell phone.
How do high-performing inventors come up with solutions like these? Is there a formula for invention? And if so, can anyone learn it?
Kennedy, the former New York Times Magazine Innovation columnist, reveals the imaginative leaps behind the objects we use every day in Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World.
Inventology illuminates the origins of spray-tan booths, Twitter, rolling suitcases, squirt guns, smoke detectors and many other innovations; in so doing, the book investigates the process that gives birth to breakthroughs and the hidden patterns behind ingenuity.
Drawing upon fresh research and more than 100 interviews with inventors and explorers in a variety of fields, Inventology is a guide that can be applied to pressing problems around the world and in our own lives. Book signing to follow.
Mar 20, 2019 • 7:00 pm
Shushan Circus: A Purim Celebration
Mar 23, 2019 • 9:30 pm
Anoushka Shankar, sitar (Late Show)
Mar 26, 2019 • 7:00 pm
Spirituality and Social Justice
with Ruth Messinger, Sarah Hurwitz, and Dr. Erica Brown
Mar 27, 2019 • 7:00 pm
In Conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood
Mar 28, 2019 • 7:00 pm
Apr 4, 2019 • 7:00 pm
In Conversation with Scott Simon
Apr 6, 2019 • 8:00 pm
Apr 7, 2019 • 8:00 pm
CANCELED: Nina Conti: In Your Face Tour
Apr 8, 2019 • 7:00 pm
In Conversation with Anita Dunn
Apr 9, 2019 • 8:00 pm
Apr 10, 2019 • 8:00 pm
Apr 17, 2019 • 7:00 pm