Articles of Interest – December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments (0)


The NCN Articles of Interest will be on holiday break and will return on Friday, January 11, 2013.  Season’s Greetings and a Happy, Creative New Year to you all. 


“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.“ – Marie Curie


“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” – Frank A. Clark


“Schmidt expressed some surprise that engineers “would care about culture and lifestyle and quality of life and all the extraordinary things that are present here in New York.”” – Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Mashable


Innovation Quotes of the Week – Dec. 16, 2012
Blog: Innovation Excellence



Neuro-fiction: A guide to dissecting overblown neuroscience headlines
TED Blog



Global Grand Challenges Summit Announced
National Academy of Engineering
March 12 – 13


RISD President John Maeda to Deliver a Keynote Address at AEP National Forum
Arts Education Partnership
April 4 – 5


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


CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Bill Berry: Arts crucial to nurturing our human capital
The Capital Times


John M. Eger: Marrying Art and Science in the Public Square
The Huffington Post


Nikhil Goyal: Future US Secretary of Education?
Blog: Finding the Next Einstein, Psychology Today


Intellectual Ventures: Why the Patent System Needs Aggregators Like Us
Wired Opinion |


Neuroaesthetics: Responding to the Critics
Blog: MindMelding, Psychology Today


Making Schools Safer in the Wake of Sandy Hook
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


Patent Applications
The Economist


IBM Imagines Our Five-Year Future: It’s A Touchy, Feely, Smart World
Fast Company


The Seven Essential Characteristics of Innovative Companies
Innovation Management


Ballet isn’t rocket science, but the two aren’t mutually exclusive, either
The Washington Post


The Science of Creativity in 2013: Looking Back to Look Forward
Moments of Genius | Big Think


Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs


First 3-D Printed Records Sound Awful—And Amazing
Wired Design |


CultureLab: The top 10 science books of 2012
New Scientist


Who owns the content you upload online?


Study reveals how the brain categorizes thousands of objects and actions
Science Codex


How Quentin Tarantino Concocted a Genre of His Own
The New York Times


Exit Interview with Rocco Landesman
Barry’s Blog, WESTAF


Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD: The Arts and Our Kids: An Essential Element for Success
The Huffington Post


Why Smartphones Out-rate Laptops for Young Adults
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Screaming about screen time?
The Why Files


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Lotfi Asker Zadeh — Computer Scientist and Mathematician
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Newtown Massacre Changes Plans at Movie and TV Studios
The New York Times


Alan Alda: Scientists Should Learn to Talk to Kids
Science Communication | LiveScience


Staying Ahead When Innovation Itself Is Changing
Fast Company


What’s Left for Kodak After Its $525 Million Patent Sale?
MIT Technology Review


2013′s Entrepreneurial Women to Watch


Deepak Chopra on Your “Super Brain,” Work Stress and Creativity


Libraries Readying for Flood of E-Readers After Christmas
Governing Magazine


Why Killing Time Isn’t A Sin


A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Ignite the Motivational Flame
The Creativity Post


But which is the sideshow?
Seth’s Blog


Innovation Themes from Architect Daniel Libeskind
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Eight Things Not to Say When You Hear a New Idea
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Why Environment Matters to Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Time Warner Cable Drops Ovation, Only Television Network Devoted To Arts
The Huffington Post


Law relaxed on digital copying
BBC News


What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?
Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine


Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core
ARTSblog, Americans for the Arts


Who Can Still Afford State U ?
The Wall Street Journal


Innovation Philosophy and the Truth about Technology
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Innovation Lineage Threads – a longitudinal update
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Leadership And Making Choices
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The 24 rule for new ideas
Blog: Daniel Pink


No Flying Cars, but the Future Is Bright


Adventures in Ideas: How Music Gets Popular, Q&A with Jennifer Lena
Freakonomics Blog


Einstein’s Gift for Fantasy
The Creativity Post


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Luis Ernesto Miramontes Cardenas — Mexican Chemical Engineer
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Urban Tech Scenes
Jobs & Economy, The Atlantic Cities


How iPads, Bob Marley’s “One Love” Help These Autistic High Schoolers Make Sweet Music
Fast Company


Innovation is Oxygen


Games+Learning+Society joins the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
UW-Madison News


20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog
Co.Design: Fast Company


A+ Schools Infuse Arts and Other ‘Essentials’
Education Week


30 Under 30 – Education


The Skills an Innovation Team Really Needs
Governing Magazine


Position Announcement: Director of the Creative Industries Division
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade


Self Employment Assistance Center
Small Business Administration


30 Under 30: The Rising Stars Transforming Science And Health


Philadelphia Wants to Close 1 of 6 Schools
Governing Magazine


Where Does Your State Rank in the Innovation Economy?


Aging America: The Cities That Are Graying The Fastest


Unbreaking American Innovation: Three Ways to Reinvent Reinvention


What is an Entrepreneur?
Overdrive – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization


10 Ideas That Changed the World in 2012
The Atlantic


Why Either/Or Thinking is Dangerous
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Monday After Newtown
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


The Magical Effects of Vinegar: A feature by Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz Ph.D
USA Science and Engineering Festival Blog


Trendspotting With Robert Scoble: Why Innovation Is About to Get Really Interesting


Opinion: The Innovation Economy Needs Food for Thought
The Daily Caller


Glass, Cars, Fiber: Is Google a Generation Ahead?


The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap
Scientific American


As Europe Presses Google on Antitrust, U.S. Backs Away
The New York Times


The Best in Photography: 25 Amazing Things That Happened in Photo This Year
Technology on GOOD


Cool Friend #159Dan Coyle (No.2)


Utility vs. entertainment
Seth’s Blog


Smarter Collaboration – How Leaders (like Cisco) Avoid Traps
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Top 10 Greatest Sequels Never Filmed
Blog: Play In Mind, Psychology Today


Small Bookstores Say They’re Thriving, Even Without Big Hits
The New York Times


The year in review: Music is thriving, but few musicians are
Toronto Globe and Mail


Nielsen to Buy Research Firm Arbitron for $48 a Share


The Data Vigilante
The Atlantic


Ray Kurzweil, Father Of The Singularity, Is Going To Work At Google


Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building
Business Insider


5 Trends That Will Shape Digital Services In 2013
Co.Design: Fast Company


Top 5 Countries for Open Innovation


Arts Ed Toolkit


The world’s most innovative companies: Ranking the best of the best innovators
Computerworld Blogs


The World’s Most Innovative Companies


The Top 4 Most Significant Trends: 2012 The Year in Innovation
The Jazz of Innovation


Four Charts That Illustrate The Transformation of Personal Computing
MIT Technology Review


Single patent gets political nod


Deciphering a chemical mystery: How a WisconScientist used spoiled hay to develop the world’s most prescribed blood thinner…and rodenticide
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


Develop New Products Fast Using An Innovation Incubator
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Difference between Innovation and Invention – the 3rd Age of Mobile
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What is a Midnight Lunch? Closing the Collaboration Gap
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Problems – An Opportunity for Radical Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Black-and-White Pattern Inspires Black-and-White Thinking
Pacific Standard


Is Google Abusing Its Market Power? Former Legal Allies Disagree
The New York Times

Dear Facebook: Without the Commons, We Lose the Sharing Web
Wired Opinion |


National math museum opens in NYC
The Wall Street Journal, AP


N. Joseph Woodland, Inventor of the Bar Code, Dies at 91
The New York Times


The short head, the long tail and buying expensive scaffolding
Seth’s Blog


Viewpoints: Imagination, technology could revitalize State Fair
The Sacramento Bee


What Is Your Favorite Tech Innovation Of 2012? [We Ask You]


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