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Lowell Lecture

Pagan Kennedy: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change The World

Date & Time

Sept. 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Boston College - Devlin 101
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Presenting Organization

Boston College


Humanities Science


Lauren Wilwerding (, (617) 552-2203)

n her latest book, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change The World (2016) award-winning writer Pagan Kennedy explores the science of human imagination as it pertains to innovation and creativity. She has written eleven books and Kennedy's journalism has appeared in dozens of publications including The New York Times Magazine, where she wrote the "Innovation / Who Made That?" column. As a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, Kennedy studied microbiology and neuroengineering. She has won numerous other awards including an NEA fellowship, a Smithsonian fellowship, and two Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowships. She has taught widely, including at Dartmouth College, Boston College, and Johns Hopkins University.