Articles of Interest July 19, 2013

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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami


“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.” – Jean Piaget


“My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” – Miles Davis


“When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.” – Sigmund Freud


“There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.” – Soren Kierkegaard


“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Innovation Quotes of the Week – July 14, 2013
Blog: Innovation Excellence



Exploring other dimensions


5 teenage cancer innovators
TED Blog



Music education and neuroscience take center stage at the latest public webinar from the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development
National Endowment for the Arts
July 25


State of Creativity Forum

Creative Oklahoma
November 19


CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


General Electric CEO calls for more innovation


Top Colleges Discourage Students From Careers in Teaching
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Canadian Firms are More Likely to use the Least Successful Innovation Strategies
The Conference Board


Startup Culture’s Lack Of Diversity Stifles Innovation
Fast Company


Vibrant Illustrations Show Inspiration Emerging From People


Middle Managers and Innovation?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


This is your brain on LED
Computerworld Blogs


How LEGO Stopped Thinking Outside the Box and Innovated Inside the Brick
Knowledge @ Wharton


The Impact Group Ranks Canada’s Top Research Commercialization Organizations
The Impact Group


Chalk talk: Why Gove’s classroom plans are just not very rock’n’roll
Schools – Education, The Independent


Enriching Your Brain Bank
The Creativity Post


ADF 2: The Cognitive Scientist in Residence – Dance and Memory
The Huffington Post


Google Said to Weigh Supplying TV Channels
The New York Times


Straight Talk From the World’s Most Famous Teacher


Why the Common Core Rebellion Fell Short
Governing Magazine


Workshop Brings Art and Chemistry Teachers Together


Ring the Freaking Cash Register


What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur in Mexico


How Do Entrepreneurs Build an Innovative Team?
Startup Professionals Musings


Netflix Makes History With Emmy Nods
Media | Advertising Age


Howard Team Wins Innovation Contest
The Afro-American Newspapers


In European Antitrust Fight, Google Needs to Appease Competitors
The New York Times


Apple’s Move Into TV Relies on Cooperation With Industry Leaders
The New York Times


Social Math
The Creativity Post


Prescription: Daily Dose Of Creativity


Students learn engineering skills a brick at a time
La Crosse Tribune


Why You Need to Innovate in Tough Times
Innovation for Growth


The Temescal Learning Community: A Year into the Research
Blog: Making Thinking Happen


Not even once?
Seth’s Blog


Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks
The New York Times


Teachers: Technology Encourages Student Creativity, Makes Teaching Writing Easier
THE Journal | Transforming Education Through Technology


‘Is Innovation Homogeny?’
Voice of San Diego


What Is Neuroscience
Popular Science


Math: it might just be all in your head
Simcoe County


Unlock Your Creative Genius: 4 Steps To Being Provocative With A Purpose
Fast Company


In 20 Years, We’re All Going To Realize This Apple Ad Is Nuts
Co.Design | Fast Company


12 Weird Things That Tech Companies Do To Make Their Employees More Creative
Business Insider


Oklahoma State team selected for NASA program
SFGate, AP


16 Things We Can Learn About Life From Basketball
The Creativity Post


Automation Anxiety
Wilson Quarterly


Disruptions: Hollywood, or Silicon Valley: Where’s the Money?
The New York Times


Crunching Literary Numbers
The New York Times


Nate Silver Crunches the Humanities
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Who Ruined the Humanities?
The Wall Street Journal


What GoldieBlox Teaches Us About Ideas
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Q&A: Controlling the Ideavirus
Seth’s Blog


Is Your Child Ungifted?
The Creativity Post


America Can’t Be An ‘Innovation’ Economy Without Manufacturing: Politicians Had Better Figure That Out
Manufacturing News


Creativity: How Constraints Drive Genius


Rutgers launches neuroscience consortium; more than 350 researchers will work to unlock mysteries of life-threatening nervous system disorders


Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, especially in STEM fields


Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity
The New York Times


Cubelets: Small robots teach big science lessons


Too Busy to Innovate
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Researching Different Minds Thinking Greatly
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Curse of Innovation
Blog: Inside the Box | Psychology Today


Creativity Slump? 5 Tips to Rev Up Your Brain
Blog: Brain Wise | Psychology Today


The Rise of the Machines


Never Be Bored on a Business Trip Again
Design Thinking Blog


Amar G. Bose, Acoustic Engineer and Inventor, Dies at 83
The New York Times


The High Price of Educating Engineers
Wall Street Journal


7 Lessons Creative Teams Can Learn From A Sixth-Grade Metal Band
Co.Create | Fast Company


Are You Ready to Innovate? Ask Yourself These Questions


What Makes Creative Businesses Choose Philadelphia?
Region’s Business: Philadelphia Edition


Six tips for keeping your brain fit


Q&A: Moran Cerf, hacker-turned-neuroscientist, on controlling the human brain


China Still Likely To Take Over Tech Leadership If And When Silicon Valley Slips


Does P&G Need Product Innovation or Strategic Innovation?


Internal Innovation Networks – foundation for success
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Leadership, not Process, is the Keystone of Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Small Businesses Innovate by Asking Questions
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Hulu sale is canceled; owners double down on the video site
The Los Angeles Times


Netflix is making both cable and internet television better


Charming iPad App Lets You Choreograph a Famed Dance Genius

Wired Design |

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