Articles of Interest October 18, 2013

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“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.” – Russell Baker


“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” –  Rear Admiral Grace Hopper


“As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.” – Bhagavad Gita (c. BC 400)


“I think it’s very important to get more women into computing. My slogan is: Computing is too important to be left to men.” –  Karen Spärck Jones


“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner




Discarded Electronic Scraps Assemble Into A Functional 3D Printer [VIDEO]


This is what good teaching looks like
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus




Game Changers: Women Game Artists Discuss Life in the Industry
Moore College of Art & Design

Through October 18


National Innovation Summit for Arts And Culture | The Virtual Summit
October 20 – 22


Innovators to Educators
The Creative Education Foundation
November 2 – 3


The Close It Summit
November 5 – 7


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


NEW National Creativity Network Meeting and Panel
National Creativity Network
November 18


Note: NCN will also be contributing two panels to the 2013 State of Creativity Forum.


State of Creativity Forum

Creative Oklahoma
November 19


“Science in Fiction” Kavli Science Video Contest!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
Deadline: March 24


USA Science & Engineering Festival to Host U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 23 – 25


USA Science and Engineering Festival
USA Science and Engeineering Festival
April 26 – 27


CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


NEW An Initial Look at America’s Creative Economy (.pdf)
National Creativity Network


The National Creativity Network announces the release of America’s Creative Economy: A Study of Recent Conceptions, Definitions, and Approaches to Measurement Across the USA. The 141-page free report is the most comprehensive study to date on creative economies across America – especially focused on how regions and organizations conceptualize and track that segment of their local economy that fosters and taps imagination, creativity, and innovation to create and deliver goods, products, and services.


Problems with scientific research: How science goes wrong
The Economist


Sir Ken Robinson: Innovation Is Essential to Higher Education
EdTech Magazine


Letter announcing new associate deans for innovation
MIT News Office


Philly is getting an Innovators Walk of Fame. Here’s the inaugural class


Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep
Shots – Health News | NPR


Music, Creativity, and Unlocking Our Full Potential | Andrew Littlefield
The Huffington Post


The Key to Your Future
Blog: Good Thinking | Psychology Today


For Low-Income Youth, Learning to Code’s About More Than Jobs
Learning on GOOD


Some Evidence on the Relationship Between Copyright and Profit
Freakonomics Blog


Imagining The City Landscape As A Creative Canvas [Future of Cities]


How to Inspire Children with Your Radioactive Spider Superpower
The Creativity Post


What Can Educators Learn From Successful Innovators?
The Creativity Post


How We’re Ripping Off Indie Artists with Our Cheap Tchotchke Habit
Yahoo! Shine


The Best CEO-Designer Duos, Part I Of II
Co.Design | Fast Company


How Einstein’s Brain Was Probably Different Than Yours, And Why He Was So Creative
Co.Create | Fast Company


The Moral Limits of School Choice – Of, By, For: In Search of the Civic Mission of K-12 Schools
Education Week


Intel innovation barometer: millennials fear technology, older women embrace it.


Do You Have the Discipline to Say No?


Reform R&D tax systems to boost innovation and help young firms
Blog: Science|Business


“Creativity trumps experience” – Prezi CEO Peter Arvai on storytelling, science and success


Use the “Surprise Factor” for Viral Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Is Stifling Creativity in the Classroom Preventing Future Problem Solvers?
Innovation Insights |


Innovation Center invites the world to online expo
South West Michigan’s Second Wave


MIT Visiting Artists Program Roster 2013-14 Features Filmmakers, Musicians, Sound and Kinetic…


University to launch SMART Festival
October 25 – 26


Ideas Week: The science of innovation
Blue Sky Innovation from the Chicago Tribune


Neil Gaiman tells why our society needs fiction and imagination to thrive
Deseret News


Study: Poor children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West
The Washington Post


Innovation may be “the only national strategy” the U.S. can have, but what about the jobs?


A New Age Of Disruption
Blog: Innovation Excellence


10 Business Challenges in which Innovation is the Answer
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Kevin Kinsella
USA Science and Engineering Festival Blog


How We’re Bringing a Beacon of Creativity to Flint, Michigan
Architecture on GOOD


A Hornet’s Nest Over Violent Video Games
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Cello 2.0: Will innovative design turn more people into musicians?


Netflix Was Supposed to Kill Cable, So Why Is It Begging to Join Cable?
The Atlantic


Set Your Innovation Teams on the Right Path
Harvard Business Review


Can You Invent Something New If Your Words Are Old?
Harvard Business Review


3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You’re Always Busy


TED talks are lying to you


Is Music the Key to Success?
The New York Times


19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women
Blog: Mental Floss


10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013
Popular Mechanics


21st Century Innovation | Judith E. Glaser
The Huffington Post


Seek Your Passion: How Finding Creative Confidence Can Change Your Path
Design on GOOD


The Importance of Fostering Kids’ Creative Confidence


Bioethicists Give Hollywood’s Films A Reality Check
Wisconsin Public Radio News


How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses
Wired Business |


Study Suggests Studios Need to Offer More Movies Online to Curb Piracy


10 Things Disappearing from Elementary Schools
Mental Floss


Beyond Learning Styles
The Creativity Post


Bring Me Better Problems
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Failure Forums: Lessons From SimonDelivers – a failure to change customer habits
Blog: Innovation Excellence


How Can We Increase Insight?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Apple’s New Consumer Experience Chief, Angela Ahrendts, On The Future Of Retail
Fast Company


EYVoice: Stumped By Innovation? Tech Companies Can Help


What women in engineering such as Deborah Estrin teach us about creativity


Music Made From A Seizure, Science Turns Brainwaves Into Useful Art
Blog: Tone Deaf


Art, science merge in STEAM tech project
Brown Daily Herald


What Do We Owe the Future?
The New York Times


Thinking Sensibly About Charter Schools
The New York Times


The First Woman to Earn a PhD in Computer Science Was a Nun
Mental Floss


14 Women Who’ve Won Science Nobel Prizes Since Marie Curie
Mental Floss


Are You a Boy, or Are You a Girl? (Cave Artist Edition)
Blog: What Makes Us Human | Psychology Today


Native Americans Counter Racist Iconography With Racist Baseball Caps
Co.Design | Fast Company


Fourth-Grade Programmer Builds App for Kids’ Play Dates
Technology on GOOD


Why Designers Need to Share What We Do
Business on GOOD


Building A Smarter City [Future of Cities]


Why Life Is One Big Creativity Test
The Creativity Post


Is This The Future Of NYC Coworking?
Co.Labs | Fast Company


How Old Media Helped Spur New York’s Tech Boom
The Atlantic Cities


United States : U.S. NSF to offer 47 discretionary grants to boost technological innovation in private industry


Meet The Thoughtstarters
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Seven Internet Trends that May Surprise You
Blog: Innovation Excellence


100 Ideas For Cities, From A Department Of Listening To Pay-Per-Honk Cars
Co.Exist | Fast Company


Innovation Exhaustion
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Banksy’s $60 Art for Sale on the Street: An Experiment in Context, Perception and Priorities
Art on GOOD


Can Twitter Save TV? (And Can TV Save Twitter?)


Cable TV Model Not Just Unpopular But Unsustainable


Netflix, as Easy as Changing the Channel
The New York Times


Higher Education Group Lashes Out At Congress For Research Cuts
The Huffington Post


Federal Shutdown Undermines US Innovation And Critical Services: American Chemical Society


The Marker on the Board (Jacob’s Story)
Blog: Inside the Box | Psychology Today


WARF’s Bremer remembered as technology transfer legend
UW-Madison News


Why Money Will Soon Be Extinct


College’s Identity Crisis
The New York Times


Where America’s Inventors Are
The Atlantic Cities


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on the most important traits of innovators


Nobel medicine winner says: I owe it all to my bassoon teacher
Blog: Slipped Disc


JOHN DAVIES: Innovation is happening all around NWI
Northwest Indiana Times


Is Innovation Inspired By Tax Policy?
Chicago Tribune


Steve Case: Silicon Valley has wrong mindset for next Internet revolution
Washington Business Journal


Brain mapping project: How the Human Genome Project mastered Big Science.


Outside the Box, or Not?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What Ludwick Marishane Teaches Us About Ideas
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Casting with a Wider Innovation Net
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Your Mother was Wrong, You’re Just Not the Creative Type
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Building Something Other Than a Faster Horse
Blog: Innovation Excellence


A Designer Defends Futility as a Noble and Useless Pursuit
The New York Times


5 Innovation Rules That You Won’t Learn From Tony Stark
Chicago Tribune


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