Articles of Interest October 18, 2013

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“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

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

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

 

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

 

The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus
YouTube

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

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
ArtsFwd
October 20 – 22

 

Innovators to Educators
The Creative Education Foundation
November 2 – 3

 

The Close It Summit
CloseIt.org
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
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

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
NewsWorks

 

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]
PSFK

 

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.
Slate.com

 

Do You Have the Discipline to Say No?
Inc.com

 

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
VentureVillage.eu

 

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

 

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

 

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…
ArtfixDaily.com

 

University to launch SMART Festival
KLFY.com
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?
Gigaom

 

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?

Slate.com

 

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
Reuters

 

TED talks are lying to you
Salon.com

 

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

 

Also
The Importance of Fostering Kids’ Creative Confidence
MindShift

 

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 | Wired.com

 

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

 

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
Forbes

 

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

 

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]
PSFK

 

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
HispanicBusiness.com

 

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?)
Forbes

 

Cable TV Model Not Just Unpopular But Unsustainable
Forbes

 

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
NewsRoomAmerica.com

 

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
PSFK

 

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
GeekWire

 

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.
Slate.com

 

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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