Eugene Shteyn (Director of Intellectual Property and Standards, at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California) teaches model-based invention and innovation at Stanford University. Eugene holds twenty-four US patents and is a named inventor on more than forty patents pending (in software architecture, digital entertainment, internet services, nanotechnology, and other areas). Eugene has asked us to watch this video and has posed 2 questions for us to consider.

1. Did the crow from the video make an invention?

2. What's the difference between a "smart" surface and a "stupid" surface?

Eugene has asked us to read 'The Structure of Invention' by W. Brian Arthur - this paper is available in the Required Readings folder on CTools.