The Art and Science of Creating Things That Matter: David Edwards’s Manifesto on Innovation




Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship 3137 South Federal Street Chicago, IL 60616

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Science is creative in much the same ways as art, music, and literature. Illinois Tech alumnus David Edwards (Ph.D. CHE ’87), professor of the practice of idea translation at Harvard University and founder of Senses restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has written a manifesto on how art and science collide in innovation. At Harvard, hundreds of students savor his methods every year. In his wildly popular course How to Create Things and Have Them Matter, he teaches his students to generate, develop, and realize breakthrough ideas for social and cultural change, all while putting an emphasis on having fun.

Kaplan Institute Executive Director Maryam Saleh’s will interview Edwards about “The Art and Science of Creating Things That Matter.”


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