Articles of Interest – February 15, 2013

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“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates


“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.” – John Louis von Neumann


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela


“Learning  and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what  you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William  Pollard


“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” – Jean Piaget


“It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.” – Alfred North Whitehead


“True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.” – Abigail Van Buren


Pictures: 12 Awesome Quotes to Motivate You Today




Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine
Video on




NCN Webinars
National Creativity Network
February 21, March 21

Missed January’s webinar? See it here.


“Educating for Creative Minds: Using Brain Science to Ignite Innovation and Imagination”
Learning and the Brain Society
February 14 – 16


Beauty and the Brain, February 22
The Artful Manager
February 22


South by Southwest Conference 2013
March 4 – 7


Powering Student Learning Interactive Workshop
National Art Education Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and Crayola
March 6


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


NYLA – Live Ideas
New York Live Arts
April 17 – 21


Creativity Event
NZ Creativity Challenge
April 27 – 28


Why Won’t You Let Me Innovate?
Front End of Innovation Blog
May 6 – 8


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


State of Creativity Forum

Creative Oklahoma
November 19


CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series



Analyzing President Obama’s State of the Union Address
Interactive Feature –


Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us
The Atlantic


4 Things Obama Could Do To Foster America’s Creativity
Co.Design: Fast Company


Nearing 1 billion views on YouTube, ‘Sesame Street’ aims for Justin Bieber territory
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, AP


On the Benefits of Failure
Blog: The Human Beast, Psychology Today


Your Innovation Problem Is Really a Leadership Problem
Harvard Business Review


This Biotechnology Company Run By High Schoolers Is Developing A “Flying Syringe”
Co.Exist: Fast Company


Why Open Innovation Is More Than Hype


Radovation and Incrovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Shawn Parr: How Two Young Women Are Super-Charging Female Entrepreneurs


Role Models in Science and Engineering: Marie M. Daly-Chemist
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


10 Personality Traits Every Successful Entrepreneur Has
Business Insider


Inspiration Tip for Creatives: Get a Library Card and Use It
Living on GOOD


Book Nooks: 7 Eco-Friendly, Modern Libraries To Drool Over
Design on GOOD


It’s Neuromagic: How Penn and Teller Are Helping Brain Science (and Vice Versa)


18_Buzzfeed | Most Innovative Companies 2013
Fast Company


Brain Training, Not Nature, Makes Humans Like Music
Science News – redOrbit


Brands and agencies team up to launch Tech City innovation hub
The Drum


Apple’s Next Innovation: TV
MIT Technology Review


When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here’s How We Designed Our Own
Cities on GOOD


Why Managers Fear Innovation
Innovation Management


Attraction Power – a strategy that is innovative in itself
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Why Software Developers Should Learn the Thriller Dance
Wired Enterprise |


Saving The Sounds Of America
The Record : NPR


Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks are beautiful works of art in themselves
Art and design |


Why Memes Are a Bad Idea
Blog: Hot Thought, Psychology Today


Characteristics of Highly Creative People
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Promise and Peril of 3D Printing
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Learning Potential
The Creativity Post


Obama’s Bold Plan to Reshape American Higher Education
The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education


What Is ‘Artistic Literacy’? Framework for Arts Standards Takes Look
Curriculum Matters – Education Week


NASBE Partners with AEP on Arts Education Policy Portal


Top Down Innovation Is Dead


Exhibitions Opening This Month Explore African Presence, Legacy in Art, Science
Town Topics


The State of the 4-Year-Olds
The New York Times


LibraryFarm: Check out a Garden Plot With Your Books
Living on GOOD


Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read
Architecture on GOOD


CultureLab: How to use art to help explore other minds
New Scientist


3D printed plastic house
dezeen Magazine


9 things entrepreneurs can learn from Winnie the Pooh


Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘bullish on innovation’
USA Today

IBM’s Watson Can Treat Cancer Patients Faster Than Doctors


Nike CEO Mark Parker On His Company’s Digital Future: Body-Controlled Music, Color-Coded Heart Rates
Fast Company


Remaking Detroit: Can Creative Companies Save an American City on the Brink?
Co.Create: Fast Company


7 Reasons Why Wearables Are Poised To Disrupt Our Lives
Co.Design: Fast Company


The Year of the Snake
Blog: Design Thinking


Cognitive scientists advance the art of magic with a study of Penn & Teller’s ‘cups and balls’ illusion
Science Daily


Why I’m Taking to the Streets to Demand Education Equity
Education on GOOD


We Need to Redefine Core Competencies to Include Social Emotional Learning
Education on GOOD


The mirror and the periscope
Seth’s Blog


Key Issues in Innovation Management
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Developing a Culture of “Can” In Your Classroom
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Listening to Music Ain’t a Simple Thing
Blog: Your Musical Self, Psychology Today


Dinosaurs, Bones Cavort in $185 Million Science Palace


Female auto engineers make marks while outnumbered
Stevens Point Journal, USA Today


Sweet Spot Therapy
The Gift of ADHD, Psychology Today


Rhythm & Hues to file for bankruptcy protection
The Los Angeles Times


7 Steps to Ensure a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign


Those people
Seth’s Blog


Best Ideas Are Never Very Creative
The Creativity Post


In Photo Series, When Math Meets Art


Videos explore science of innovation
Cosmic Log, NBC News


Google Authorship, Google+ & Business


Innovators are Unreasonable Networkers
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The need for focus on America’s cities
Video on


The Art of 5 Whys
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Playing Brave: Online Gaming With Real Life Missions
Technology on GOOD


Could a computer save lost languages of the ancient world?
Science Recorder


Ecommerce is now a trillion dollar industry: here’s how it happened


A Portable Emergency Room
Blog: Innovation Excellence


A pox upon cancer
Body & Brain | Science News


Melinda Gates: Reclaiming the ‘Art and Science’ of Teaching
The Huffington Post


Macmillan reaches e-book pricing settlement with DOJ
Internet & Media – CNET News


Liberal Arts Majors Didn’t Kill the Economy
The Atlantic


Can conservatives break the copyright stalemate?


5 Principles of Creativity

The Creativity Post


4 Ways To Amplify Your Creativity
Co.Design: Fast Company


Science Valentines For Your Sweetie
The X Change Files, The Science & Entertainment Exchange


Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains the Space-Time Continuum With a Music Box, Bach, and a Möbius Strip
Open Culture


Center for Childhood Creativity and UCSF Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience Form Partnership to Collaborate on Creativity in Children
SF Gate, The San Francisco Chronicle


National Coalition for Core Arts Standards releases guiding framework document
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards


Workshops get kids started as entrepreneurs
USA Today


Silicon China: high-tech innovation on the rise
Asian Correspondent


The 48-Hour Sulk Rule & the Creative’s Occupational Hazard
Blog: Tracking Wonder, Psychology Today


One Billion Dancing
Blog: Meaning in Motion, Psychology Today


CultureLab: Can the internet revive US democracy?
New Scientist


True Innovators -10 Insights That Define Them
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Creative Intelligence
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Orthodontist in Buffalo Grove Shares Art/Science Link With Young Artists
Digital Journal


When is it Not the Right Time to Innovate?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


New Feature – Innovation or Not?

Blog: Innovation Excellence


Shift Your Game? Mobile 2013!

Blog: Innovation Excellence


Acoustic Guitar Project Forces Musicians To Play Without Technology


How to Tell a Good Learning Story
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice


The roller coaster of shipping
Seth’s Blog


The Psychology of Seth Godin’s The Icarus Deception
The Creativity Post


Virtues of Cognitive Workout
The Creativity Post


The Risks and Rewards of Crowdfunding


Three Pro Tips for Creating Conditions for Social Innovation
Business on GOOD


Innovation Nation at War
The New York Times


After 40 years, Waisman Center still at forefront of research on the brain
Wisconsin Technology Network News


Will we ever… simulate the human brain?
BBC – Future – Science & Environment


The Psychological Benefit Of Smartphones
Red Orbit




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