Articles of Interest – November 16, 2012

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“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan


“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin


“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” – Richard Feynman


“The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.” – Carl Sagan


Mitch Ditkoff: 50 Awesome Quotes on Risk Taking
The Huffington Post




Why Creativity is the New Economy


Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity
Video on


10 talks about the beauty — and difficulty — of being creative
TED Blog




NCN Webinar Archives
National Creativity Network


Global Entrepreneurship Week
Kaufmann Foundation
November 12 – 18


US President Obama Recognizes GEW in 2012 Proclamation
Global Entrepreneurship Week


Global Entrepreneurship Week Catalyzes Startup Communities Worldwide, New Kauffman Sketchbook Video Illustrates
Kauffman Foundation


Global Entrepreneurship Week On the Horizon


The National Innovation Summit and Showcase jointly announces its call-for-innovations with TechConnect World 2013 in Washington D.C.
PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee
May 12 – 16


Creativity and Education: Why it Matters


Creativity forum puts OKC on national and world stage


Does Encouraging Creativity in the Workplace Improve Innovation?
Innovation Management


The Patent Problem
Wired Opinion |


Edwin Land and the Polaroid Camera


How Google Arts Project Benefits the Public
Blog: Technology in the Arts


Future of Music Summit debate; Internet radio royalty rates debated
Chicago Tribune


Don’t ‘Gut’ Our Royalties: Artist’s’ Open Letter to Pandora and Congress
Hollywood Reporter


Neuroscience gets behind the mask of Greek theatre
CultureLab: New Scientist


10 Brainteasers to Stretch Your Brain
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Parallels between our minds and networks: A Q&A with Tiffany Shlain
TED Blog

The Greatest Young Inventors in America


At Global Entrepreneurship Week, innovation crosses disciplines
news @ Northeastern


Frog Creates An Open-Source Guide To Design Thinking
Co.Design: Fast Company


Brain Scans of Rappers Shed Light on Creativity
Scientific American


Google’s Fight to Kill Search by 2020
Ad Age Digital


Why we need national systems of entrepreneurship
Science | Business


Speaking Science: Why People Don’t Hear What You Say
Scientific American


Opinionator: The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur
The New York Times


Entrepreneurship According to Mother Teresa


5 Entrepreneur Antidotes to Negativity in a Startup
Blog: Startup Professionals Musings


Mitch Ditkoff: The Four Currents of the Culture of Innovation
The Huffington Post


Jonathan Ortmans: All Eyes on the Doers and Makers of Things
The Huffington Post


Three Keys to Innovation in the Life Sciences Sector


Google Now Named Popular Science’s Innovation of the Year
Droid Life


Introducing Mashable’s 2012 Innovation Index


A Recipe to Enhance Innovation
The New York Times


Helping outstanding women entrepreneurs grow
Insights | Thirty Second Mentor | Entrepreneur | Financial Post


Introducing CEA’s Publication It Is Innovation (i3)


Francesca Kaplan Grossman: Real Innovation in Education Is About the Internet
The Huffington Post


Technically Art: Engineers Make Cameras, Then Hit the Pavement
[Slide Show]: Scientific American


Science, humanities intertwined
The Miami Hurricane


STEM Makes Strong Showing in Latest ‘Innovation’ Grants
Curriculum Matters – Education Week


Canadian man in vegetative state uses imagination to tell doctors he is in no pain (with video)
The Vancouver Sun


Can We “Talk” to Vegetative Patients Via fMRI?
Popular Mechanics


Jon Kamen and John Maeda: STEM to STEAM: Art Is Key to Building a Strong Economy
The Huffington Post


John M. Eger: Tell the Parents
The Huffington Post


Educating U.S. Workforce For Today’s Jobs In Science And Technology
AOL Government


Unleashing The Power Of IT Innovation To Reduce the Budget Deficit
AOL Government


Visualizing The Biggest Questions In The World, In Stark Black And White
Co.Exist: Fast Company


Futurist Ray Kurzweil on smartphones, AI, and the human brain
Cutting Edge – CNET News


Assessing Impacts in Creative Placemaking


The Fuzzy Back End Of Innovation


The Great Reset: Once Again New York – Presentation by Richard Florida


Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Samira Ibrahim Islam
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Making an Impact: Scientists and Engineers in Congress!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


When the far-fetched is no longer fantasy
The X-Change Files | The Science & Entertainment Exchange


“This is the best I can do”
Seth’s Blog


Shawn Parr: Where People Innovate, Companies Complicate


The Truth about Innovation Culture
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Hear the best music yet from a maestro brain
CultureLab: New Scientist


Your Only Friend
Blog: Innovation You, Psychology Today


How Are Einstein And Football Coaches Similar?
Blog: Creativity Without Borders, Psychology Today


Reading on a Kindle is not the same as reading a book.
Slate Magazine


Why Microsoft Says the Patent System Is Peachy Keen
Wired Enterprise |


Five-Minute Film Festival: Color Theory


There Are Actually Just 36 Kinds of People on Facebook
DigitalNext: Advertising Age


Take-Aways from the World’s First International Teaching Artist Conference
Teaching Artist Journal


Endangered Species: In Defense of Cursive Writing
Technology on GOOD


The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World
Commute – The Atlantic Cities


Granville T. Woods — African American inventor
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


The Growing Complexity of Everyday Life
The Creativity Post


Should Schools Embrace Mobile Device Usage In Class?


How to Manage Innovation as a Process
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Innovation’s Secondary Consequences
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What the Penguin-Random Merger Says About the Future of the Book Business
The New York Times


Kindle Share of E-book Reading at 55%
Publishers Weekly


Human Brain Is Wired for Harmony
Wired Science |


Stone Tools Point to Creative Work by Early Humans in Africa
The New York Times


How to Commit to Your Creativity
The Creativity Post


An Innovation Strategy is Critical
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The New 6Ps of Radical Innovation for Large Companies – #3 PROTOTYPES
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Buncee, Arturi, Curie and Discovery
Blog: Innovation Excellence


7 Creativity Tips From a Top Mathematician
The Huffington Post


Musical Skill and Deliberate Practice
Blog: Why Music Moves Us, Psychology Today


The Art of Being Musical
Blog: Finding Your Voice, Psychology Today


STEM to STEAM with Drexel’s ExCITe Center
ARTSblog, Americans for the Arts


Mark Cuban, Others Talk Future of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, & Google


Apple “most innovative” company for third year, Booz & Co. finds
TechSpot News


Finland – from industrial society to creative economy
Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture


Are We On The Verge Of The Greatest Entrepreneurship Bubble Ever?


The Aha! Moments That Made Paul Graham’s Y Combinator Possible
Fast Company


Rebranding Every Team In The NFL
Co.Design: Fast Company


Rewarding Responsible Innovators
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Off to a torrid start, Harvard Innovation Lab marks first anniversary
Business – The Boston Globe


Are neuroscientists the next great architects?


Innovation Cannibalism
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Why science is like play


An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Patents: The Basics
Tech Crunch


George Osborne: innovation is not a sausage machine
Wired UK


Brain Power Film and TED Book with Tiffany Shlain
GeekDad |


Scientists uncover a new pathway that regulates information processing in the brain
Science Codex


Ties between brain, better buildings examined
Arizona Republic


8 Of Stanley Kubrick’s Greatest Technological Innovations
Popular Science

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