Articles of Interest – March 8, 2013

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“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve


“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” – Groucho  Marx


“Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson


“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer


“Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off our goal.” – Henry Ford


“To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger.” – James Baldwin


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman





Can limitations make you more creative? Q&A with artist Phil Hansen
TED Blog


Neurocomic takes readers on an adventure in the brain
video | Science |


3D Printer Vending Machine Makes Objects To Order





Educating for Creativity
National Creativity Network
March 21

Missed January’s webinar? See it here.


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




Best of the Cool Friends: John Maeda


Technical Change: Who Drives, Who’s Being Driven?
The European


Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum
Blog: Dan Pink


The Game-Changing Potential of Universal Preschool
Governing Magazine


Why I Wish There Were No “I” in “Innovate”
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Microsoft Depicts How We Will Communicate In The Next Five Years [Video]


This is what empathy looks and feels like
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


Role Models in Science and Engineering: Sylvia Earle
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Mapping brain activity is neuroscience’s lofty new goal
New Scientist


Can’t Do Math? How the Brain Makes Tradeoffs in Favoring Some Skills Over Others


The Mixed Bag of Blended Learning
Education on GOOD


Design Thinking Needed in Collaborative Workplace (from The pARTnership Movement)
ARTSblog, Americans for the Arts


STEM to STEAM: Finding a Seat at the ‘Cool Kids’ Table
ARTSblog, Americans for the Arts


Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System?
Gadget Lab |


The end of the creative classes in sight
Guardian UK


March is Women’s History Month with a STEM Theme!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


D-day for downloads
Financial Times


Foster Creativity in the ‘Flow’ of Life
The Huffington Post


CultureLab: Taking the world’s pulse using supersmart graphics
New Scientist


Artist Creates Living Petri Dish Painting For Every Day Of The Year


4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning


Competition: Use with Caution
The Creativity Post


Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business


How to Integrate Technology


Why Facebook And Twitter Are Not Most Innovative Companies
Most Innovative Companies 2013 | Fast Company


The 2013 Innovation By Design Awards Start Now!
Co.Design: Fast Company
Deadline: May 6


The Future Depends on Developing Tomorrow’s Innovators
Blog: Triple Pundit


The Future Of Investment Crowdfunding


Saul Kaplan: Innovation Is Not about Technology [VIDEO]
Tech Cocktail


Why The CIO Must Be The Chief Innovation Officer


Digital Innovation Awards, Netexplo at Unesco
Blog: Innovation Excellence


I am to Blame for the Achievment Gap
Next Generation Consulting


Top Ten Causes of Innovation Failure
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Common Sense Creativity
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Perchance to Dream: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Communities Need to Build Better Millennial Connections


Imitation As A Source Of Innovation


World’s most detailed scans will reveal how brain works

BBC News


Launching A Neuroscience Startup: From MIT To Silicon Alley


The Country That Stopped Reading
Op-Ed, The New York Times


The Professors’ Big Stage
Op-Ed, The New York Times


The worst feedback is indifference
Seth’s Blog


Why The Games Of The Future Are Moving Beyond The Console


Viewers Are Flocking to Streaming Video Content — And So Are Advertisers
Underwire |


ImaginatioNow: A Science and Art
The State Press | Arizona State University
Through April 26


The Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion Launches with Innovation Challenges for Science and Technology Enthusiasts
Canada News Wire


Publisher Pulls a 2nd Book by Lehrer, ‘How We Decide’
The New York Times


Are We Teaching Kids To Be Too Dependent on Technology?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Before the Hole in the Wall: A Q&A with TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra


8 talks about learning from failure


10 most admired tech companies – Apple (1)


‘Blackboard Wars’: Oprah’s Education Reality Show Reveals Reform Isn’t Always Students-First
Education on GOOD


Innovation: A Tale of Language, Marissa Mayer, Francis Bacon and the Sonnet


Maybe Kickstarter’s Just Not That Into You
MIT Technology Review


50 Disruptive Companies 2013
MIT Technology Review


The Truth Behind “Secret” Innovation At Nike, Apple, Google X
Fast Company


When Innovation Goes Wrong: “Genius On Hold” And The Tragic Inventor Archetype
Co.Create: Fast Company


Gamification and the Innovation Process
Blog: Innovation Excellence


6-Step Blueprint to Build Innovation Momentum
Blog: Innovation Excellence


10 Tips on Making Executives Understand Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Creativity & the Imagination
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Science Hit by Sequestration
The Scientist Magazine


Sequester Cuts Cultural Agencies
ARTSBlog, Americans for the Arts


What Will the Sequester Do to Education Spending in Your State?
Freakonomics Blog


When Hollywood Goes to School, What Do We Learn?
Rules for Engagement – Education Week


How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation
Co.Design: Fast Company


Does Innovation Need a Purpose?
Blog: Innovation Excellence



When is an Innovation an Innovation?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Usefulness of Useless Things
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What Is 3D Printing? And Will It Change the World?
The Atlantic


Hacking at Education: TED, Technology Entrepreneurship, Uncollege, and the Hole in the Wall
Blog: Hack Education


ADHD Medication Can Help Kids, But It Can’t Fix Schools
Education Week


Getting Crafty: Why Coders Should Try Quilting and Origami
Wired Business |


The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class
Co.Exist: Fast Company


Role Models in Science and Engineering: Gertrude Elion
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Do Music Lessons Make You Smarter?
Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network


National Gallery to cut 29 positions
Arts & Entertainment – CBC News


Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress
Technology on GOOD


Why You Should Not Always Do What You Do Best
Blog: Snow White Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Psychology Today


Error Doesn’t Matter, Trial Does
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Sustainable Innovation Metrics
Blog: Innovation Excellence


How to have More Fun
The Creativity Post


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