G A Handbook for Maturing Hipsters If we *make our own fun if we don t * our own fun if we don t let the corporations do it for us But you ve gotta get out of the house not ust stay in with your RESearch books and Jackie Chan posters Living in an artistic colony myself I know where your feet and ass land is where they occur to youI was fortunate enough to say hello to the author at a reading here in town she drew me a Brannock device from Paul Lukas s Beer Frame Things We Notice Everyday But Take for Granted It Was A It was a come round from having bought Stripping at 57th St Books for me Kudos rolandbarthes mayaderen This book was interesting overall I enjoyed reading about how things were invented although that wasn t the point of the book It was satisfying to find out that given a large enough number of people doing the same thing over and over the chance of an improvement being invented by one or of these people is very high I felt that the book was not that substantive I see this book as a collection of articles he wrote before in new york times I received an early copy of this book and loved it I didn t know how interested I d be in the psychology of invention I tend to be an impatient reader but Pagan Kennedy has such a brisk engaging way of telling stories that I found myself inhaling the book over a couple days She stays away from overwrought academic theories and sticks to fun narratives with a few helpings of history It was fascinating to learn about the genesis of so many convenience items we take for granted from the sippy cup to the tennis ball picker upper as well as complex inventions like prosthetic arms and 3 D
printers I also appreciated how the book is organized into discrete approaches I also appreciated how the book is organized into discrete approaches coming up with new things out of necessity through serendipity through futuristic thinking etc I came away thinking hey I could do that or at least my industrious teenage kids could Which reminds me there s a fascinating story about a teenager developing a potential diagnostic test for pancreative c When I hear things that change the world I don t think of suirt gun. Ecent advances in technology and communication have placed us at the cusp of a golden age; it's now possible than ever before to transform ideas into actuality Inventology is a must read for designers artists makers and anyone else who is curious about creativity By identifying the steps of the invention process Kennedy reveals the imaginative tools reuired to solve our most challenging proble.
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2 Those Who ThinkThose who think they are lucky are often first users or people who find inspiration when exposed to negative space They believe that they are destinedguided to discover certain things making them observant On the How I Built This podcast the entrepreneurs overwhelmingly credit their success to luck Also people who are curious are likely to expose themselves to negative space ergo likely to be inspired 3 Analysis of big data offers super human inspiration at the cusp of negative space 4 Forecast markets and technologies so as to receive the right inspiration from the right negative space easier said that done 1 10 uestions 1 NA Delving into the uestion done 1 10 uestions 1 NA Delving into the uestion how innovators invent I found this to be super fascinating content that is very well presented For me one of the most interesting aspects of the book is the paradigm shift we ve seen from invention genius being only the realm of well funded corporate think tanks to the open system method of today s crowd sourced internet age The fact that the modern tinkerer has access to resources and tools in their garage than the elite engineers of the 1960 s Bell Labs is mind blowing The other take away for me was the emphasis on successful inventors having a talent for spatial thinking abilities I find this a rational conclusion but one that unless you possess an awareness of the process behind spatial reasoning you may not understand On that note as a person who is always looking at the how behind the why I wonder if this book won t resonate as much for those who don t see the world as a set of variable permutations I m not an inventor but I certainly understand their approach to creative problem solving And this personal connection on top of
such well presented subject matter grants an extrawell presented subject matter grants an extra to my rating The author explored a wide variety of ways that people have come up with new inventions and she focused on recent inventions We re told about the inventi. Find out where great ideas come from A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won't spill An engineer watches people using walkie talkies and has an idea A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room before they dieBy studying inventions like these the sippy cup the cell phone and an ingenious hospital bed we can learn how people imagine their way ar. .
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By People Who Deal With A Problem On A Regularpeople who deal with a problem on a regular We re told about an MIT class that goes to 3rd world countries to immerse themselves in the problem so they can create solutions that are actually relevant Much of the book discusses where various inventions came from and how they are developed but it s done to illustrate the many various ways that products are inventedThe first part focused on inventions that were developed to address a need The second part was about chance discoveries that opened up new possibilities The third part was about looking into the future regarding possible future needs or technologies like YOU D FIND IN SCI FI d find in sci fi The fourth part was about connecting people with the answers to those with the problem like people who are in a different field of study or that you ust wouldn t expect to have the answer The fifth part was about teaching creativity and inventingThe book was interesting and easy to read The author made some good points about inventing and how it s changing with access to crowd funding internet databases 3D printers etc I d recommend this book to anyone interested in the various ways things are discovered and inventedI received this review copy from the publisher through Vine Lots of stories made the book really interesting to read I like how inventions and the history and causes are laid out and examined Ever wonder who started the name meme to show who your comment is meant forWhat about the wonderful guys who invented luggage with wheels And why exactly didn t someone invent it waaay back in the 60 s It wasn t like people weren t traveling *by air thenThese and Helpful about finding that little spot that pushes things forward Pagan Kennedy semiotician of * air thenThese and Helpful about finding that little spot that pushes things forward Pagan Kennedy semiotician of Generation X set understands nay has it occur to her that ideas take place in space and time and goes about traipsing about asking people where they were when things occur to themThis space is as much cultural as anything and bears out the author s thought since Pagan Kennedy s Livin. Ound impossible problems to discover groundbreaking answers Pagan Kennedy reports on how these enduring methods can be adapted to the twenty first century as millions of us deploy tools like crowdfunding big data and 3 D printing to find hidden opportunities Inventology uses the stories of inventors and surprising research to reveal the steps that produce innovation As Kennedy argues ,