Articles of Interest September 13, 2013

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“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh


“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus


“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.” – Leo Tolstoy


“The most important failure was one of imagination.” – The 911 Commission


“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan


“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”  – Maya Angelou


“I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.” – Marie Curie




How technology is changing blindness
TED Blog


Anna Deavere Smith: Being Broke Might Improve Your Acting
The Atlantic


Anthony Cerniello Brilliantly Captures the Unseen Process of Aging in Danielle
Video | Creativity Online


Ricky Gervais Tells A Story About How He Learned To Write
Co.Create | Fast Company




Beakerhead Blog: Where science meets art
Calgary Herald
Through September 15


World Maker Faire Returns to the New York Hall of Science September 21 & 22, 2013
September 21 – 22


Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
September 26 – 29


The Nature of Creativity
International Centre for Creativity and Imagination
September 28


National Quality Education Conference: Connecting Creativity to Systems Thinking Benefits Today’s Learners
Digital Journal
November 17 – 18


State of Creativity Forum

Creative Oklahoma
November 19


CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series




Ray Dolby, Who Put Moviegoers in the Middle, Is Dead at 80
The New York Times


Soft skills and hard
Krypton Community College


Everything You’ve Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie
Popular Science


Clutter Drives Creativity, Study Says
The Creativity Post


How Social Networks Drive Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


To Win the Innovation Race
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Reading For Pleasure Can Boost Children’s Math Scores
Education on GOOD


Anatomy of the Mind 2
Blog: The Modern Mind | Psychology Today


Sony, Universal, Warner sue SiriusXM for royalties
Yahoo News


Copyright infringement a “minor activity” online
Ofcom report – News – The Stage


Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?
The New York Times


When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning
The Atlantic


First Native American in space took the long way around
Calgary Herald


20 Awe-Inspiring Quotes for Teachers and Parents
Blog: The Moment of Youth  | Psychology Today


This 15-Year-Old’s Science Project Will Light Up Your World


Google Hangout 2: From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs: Innovation from the Arts, Humanities and STEM
Humanities Insights | National Endowment for the Humanities


Art and the Right-Brain Fallacy
Walker Art Center


How Did Our Brains Get So Brilliant?
Pacific Standard


China’s innovation engine
China Daily


WID collaboration builds video games aimed at teaching pro-social skills
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


Announcing The 54 Finalists In Our Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company


Competitiveness, Innovation and Productivity: Clearing Up The Confusion
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


The Case for Breakthrough Innovation
Innovation Insights |


Guest Post: Creativity – Why do some places have it and others don’t?
Museum 2.0


Thinking in Numbers
Blog: Tasting The Universe | Psychology Today


How Civic Innovation Fellowships Can Go Global
Technology on GOOD


How to Make a Business Meeting Sing
Design Thinking Blog


How Small Businesses Can Spot Innovation
Innovation Excellence


Edgecraft instead of brainstorming
Seth’s Blog


Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators


The Neuroscience Revolution Will Be Crowdsourced
MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network


More states should copy Wisconsin’s dairy innovation.


Art aids better industrial operations
Columbus Telegram


Some ideas take time…
Engineering Materials


Apple’s new strategy: Trickle-down innovation
The Washington Post


How the ‘Failure’ Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation
Wired Opinion |


Dennett On Wieseltier V. Pinker in the New Republic


Lee Smolin Encourages Graduate Student To Stay In Science
Blog: Finding The Next Einstein | Psychology Today


Going Public Makes Companies Less Innovative


Women triumph in engineering accolades
Eureka Magazine, UK


Let’s See What You Think
The New York Times


Modeling Inspiration: Where Data Science and Creativity Meet
Innovation Insights |


Body Hacking: Exploring The Quantified Self
The XChange Files | The Science & Entertainment Exchange


Lockheed Martin Sees Festival As Critical To Inspiring Future Engineers
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


The Innovation Box
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Open Innovation for Government: Need for Fresh Ideas (1/5)
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Teamwork by Design: Four Ways to Better Collaborate
Business on GOOD


Our Education-to-Jobs System is Broke. It’s time to Fix the System, not Just the Parts.
Next Generation Consulting


Elderly Acting Just Might Improve … Line, Please!
The New York Times


The Ongoing Importance of Libraries
Blog: Hyperallergic


A Copyright Victory, 35 Years Later
The New York Times


Trance Wants To Make It Easy For Great Dancers To Show Off Their Moves


First-rate field trip: Student presents game research at Chicago’s Field Museum
The Dunn County News


Should Higher Education Be Free?
Harvard Business Review


Doctor turns to singing and social media to change medical practice
Science Codex


What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works
Blog: Brain Pickings


50 Creative Ideas To Make Better Cities, Presented On Gorgeously Designed Posters
Co.Exist | Fast Company


An Oral History Of Apple Design: 2001
Co.Design | Fast Company


An Oral History Of Apple Design: 2004
Co.Design | Fast Company


An Oral History Of Apple Design: 2010
Co.Design | Fast Company


Can Creativity Protect Against Alzheimer’s?
Co.Create | Fast Company


Technology Sheds Light on 6 Great Art Mysteries
National Geographic Daily News


Highlights of 2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Elephants in the Room of Creativity and Innovation Talk
The Creativity Post


System Uses Hand Gestures For Mobile Payments


Disruptive Innovation: Moving at the Speed of People
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Secret to Innovation Success Revealed!
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Innovator’s Temptations
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Develop a language arts curriculum for computer programming.
Schools on GOOD


Manipulating Language to Be More Creative
Blog: Inside The Box | Psychology Today


The networks’ House of Cards: Kevin Spacey’s salvo and the new “Netflix effect”
Tech News and Analysis, Gigaom


The New Science of Mind
The New York Times


Can the multiverse explain human history?


Stem Cell Treatments Overtake Science
The New York Times


Latest Overhaul of the MGM Studio Appears to Be a Moneymaker
The New York Times


Rana Florida: Workplaces need diversity to drive innovation
The Globe and Mail


5 innovation must reads of the week: Why bigger is no longer better
Blog: Game-Changer


8A Cognitive Approach to Innovation

Blog: Innovation Excellence


Business lessons from David Bowie – creativity, collaboration & innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Fear to Innovate
Blog: Innovation Excellence


7 Steps for Building a Top 100 Innovation Company
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Maslow on Creativity
Blog: One Among Many | Psychology Today


This Rock Climbing Gym Stimulates Innovation and Creativity
Sports on GOOD


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