A journey into the creative process to find out where great ideas come from.
Pagan Kennedy is a writer, journalist and former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, where she studied microbiology and neuro-engineering. She also held a Lemelson Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute and is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and other publications.
"Elegant prose and excellent reporting." * The New York Times * "Pagan Kennedy helps explore the relationship between serendipity and an inventive mind." * Slate * "There's ample interest here even for readers who aren't actively inventing anything. Each of us, Kennedy writes, has experienced unique events that could turn out to be "the seed of invention." We've all got ideas, and they've never been more powerful." * Boston Globe * "A delightful account of how inventors do what they do." * Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) * "Offers a new perspective into the process of invention that will inform and illuminate." * Publishers Weekly * "Pagan Kennedy's book explores how new tech tools like crowdfunding and 3D printing have changed the game for budding inventors." * Tech Republic * "A look at the ways people invent, what fuels creativity, and how those methods have changed in the 21st century." * The Week *