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Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

Written by David Edwards

Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon


Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

Written by David Edwards

Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon

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Length:
7 hours
Released:
Oct 16, 2018
ISBN:
9781721334209
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Audiobook

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Description

Most things we create will not matter. This audiobook is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.

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.

Here Edwards shares how he discovered a way of creating that transcends disciplines and incorporates the principles of aesthetics. He introduces us to cutting-edge artists, musicians, architects, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, chefs, choreographers, and novelists (among others) and uncovers a three-step cycle they all share in creating things that durably matter. This creator cycle looks unlike what we associate with game-changing innovation today, and aligns the most expressive art and the most revolutionary science in a radical reimagining of how we live. David Edwards and the innovators he profiles belong to an emerging grassroots renaissance flourishing in special environments that we all can make in our schools, companies and homes.

Creating Things That Matter is an audiobook for anyone wondering what tomorrow might be, and at last half believing that what they do can make a difference.

Released:
Oct 16, 2018
ISBN:
9781721334209
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

David Edwards is one of the editors of Media Lens, an organisation that studies and draws attention to "how news and commentary are 'filtered' by the media's profit-orientation, by its dependence on advertisers, parent companies, wealthy owners and official news sources." In 2007, Media Lens was awarded the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Prize.


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    Some interesting ideas, but short on substantive material. X x
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     I think that rich people's brains develop differently when they're young as their environment is so different from the one us peasants experience. To them the world is about experiencing fancy food and creating art and maybe even helping us poor plebs by inspiring us with their great art. This is the only way I can explain why books like this one exist. It's a boring list of rich and famous people the author knows, partly an autobiography with heaps of self promotion.