inventologySerendipity — the thrill of the unexpected discovery. What if it is a skill we can cultivate, rather than just a stroke of dumb luck? This is the topic of Pagan Kennedy‘s most recent book, Inventology: How we dream up things that change the world. In it she explores how spills, crashes and failed experiments can lead to great discoveries. One highlight: Steve Hollinger‘s invention of a video camera that is meant to be thrown in the air. Now he creates full spherical panoramas in motion…

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The Squito throwable panoramic camera by Steve Hollinger. Credit: Steve Hollinger.

The Squito throwable panoramic camera by Steve Hollinger. Credit: Steve Hollinger.