Articles of Interest: Feb. 7th, 2014

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February 7, 2014




“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” –  Neil Armstrong


“On the door to success it says Push and Pull.” – Yiddish proverb


“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” – Oscar Wilde


“There is only one nature – the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.” – Bill Wulf


“Shaped a little like a loaf of French country bread, our brain is a crowded chemistry lab, bustling with nonstop neural conversations.” – Diane Ackerman


“There are billions of neurons in our brains, but what are neurons? Just cells. The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected.” – Tim Berners-Lee


“An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight…The truly wise person is colorblind.” – Albert Schweitzer



Watch This Baby Video, It’s Good For Your Creativity
Fast Company


A New Generation of Women in Science
Education on GOOD


Childlike Imagination – What My Mom Does at GE


One-Stop Shopping for All the 2014 Super Bowl Ads
Special: Super Bowl | Advertising Age





U.S. Space & Rocket Center exhibition explores art, science of DaVinci
Through March 2


WebWise to Feature Makerspaces in Libraries and Museums
UpNext: The IMLS Blog
February 11


NEW Seminar Focuses on Use of Science / Innovation to Embrace Creativity in Underserved Populations
Roanoke Star

February 12


Final public review of NCCAS arts standards
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
February 14 – 28


NEW NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development Hosts Public Webinar on the Psychology of Creativity
National Endowment for the Arts
February 19


NEW Artist Brendan O’Connell to participate in Creativity Conversation at Emory, Atlanta
February 27


The Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference
North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center | University of North Carolina – Greensboro
February 22


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


Massachusetts Celebrates Two Decades of Public Investment in the Creative Potential of Young | National Summit Planned for March 2014 in Boston
Mass Cultural Council
March 27 – 29


Engineering For You Video Contest
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: March 31


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


X-STEM Is Like TED for Kids and Much More With World Leaders in Science, Technology, Government and Business
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 24


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


CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series



Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline
The New York Times


What is creativity and how do you teach it?
The Daily Mining Gazette


Defining the Creative Economy


Taking Note: Calculating Value Added by Arts and Cultural Industries
Art Works | National Endowment for the Arts


R D trending down in U S up in Asia report says
Business Record


12 winning science visualisations take you from the sea to the stars
7 News, Australia


Requiem for ‘The Washington Post’
Pacific Standard: The Science of Society


Who Says Libraries Are Going Extinct?
Pacific Standard: The Science of Society


Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: You’re Not as Smart as You Think


Celebrating African American History Month with Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Stephanie C. Hill
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Creative Thinking: We Do NOT Have Time for Creative Thinking? REALLY?
The Brainzooming Group


How to Position Your Innovation in the Marketplace
MIT Sloan Management Review


How much would an iPhone have cost in 1991?


From Dino Brains to Thought Control — 10 Fascinating Brain Findings
Live Science


MakerBot Launches Innovation Centers for Higher Ed
Campus Technology


Meet Peter Marx, the guy tapped to be L.A.’s first tech czar
UpStart Business Journal


A Q&A with MythBuster Kari Byron
Art Breaker | Creative Loafing Tampa


Arts teachers in LA County schools decreased by 10 percent


Los Angeles County entertainment jobs down 7% from 2007
The Los Angeles Times


Logic and creativity are not opposites
The Eastern Echo


The 3-D Printing Tech You’ll Actually Use
Fast Company


Discomfort Is The Key To Innovation
Innovation Excellence


The Reality of the Bad Idea
Innovation Excellence


How The Simpsons Took on Hollywood and Got Its Audience Back
The Atlantic


Thank you Chairman Wheeler!
UpNext: The IMLS Blog


Editor’s Note: Welcome to
Games and Learning


Thinking Outside the Box: A Misguided Idea
Inside the Box | Psychology Today


The Incoming Wave of Innovation: Embedding Interconnected Microsystems in Almost Everything | Lynn Conway
The Huffington Post


Pitt seeks healthy ideas for Innovation Challenge
TribLive News
Deadline: March 20


What’s Behind States’ Population Growth?
Governing Magazine


With New Chief, Microsoft’s New Mantra Is ‘Innovation,’ Over and Over
The New York Times



A look at Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


A Different Gates Is Returning to Microsoft
The New York Times


NEA Arts: Trigger Points for Inspiration
Art Works | National Endowment for the Arts


Stuff symphony: Beautiful music makes better materials
Opinion | New Scientist


Study finds creative arts sector contributes billions to state economy
The Detroit News


Ecosystem supports technology innovation, drives economic diversification
Calgary Herald


Science and Business Innovation Clash – Professor Findlay


Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz
Innovation Trail


Indonesia tourism and creative economy ministry to assist entrepreneurs` marketing efforts


Ireland needs to up its game on innovation, warns ex-Intel boss
Independent, Ireland


Annual Creativity in Arts and Sciences


What art can learn from science about awarding greatness
The Conversation


Jindal appoints La Tech’s Guice to chair Louisiana Innovation Council
Shreveport Times


Debunking 10 Myths of Innovation


Are “Big Brain” Projects Really Worth Billions?
Observations | Scientific American Blog Network


Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration


Southern California’s creative sector has jobs, doles out hefty payroll
Los Angeles Daily News


Design patents are an ornamental drag on innovation
R Street Institute


If You Don’t Ask Why, The Status Quo Prevails
Art on GOOD


Something’s Happening Here . . .
Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


Where Can Creative People Make the Largest Impact?
The Creativity Post


Creative Reset: Going Upside Down Makes All the Difference in Creativity


Everyone Loves a Creative Idea – Unless It Applies to Them
Innovation Excellence


How to Implement with Discipline and Focus
Innovation Excellence


How NOT To Innovate
Innovation Excellence


What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)


Follow Your Passion, Or Follow Your Ability?

The Creativity Post


Nostalgia and Creativity
The Creativity Post


Celebrating African American History Month with Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Ed Dwight, Jr.
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Celebrating African American History Month with Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: George Washington Carver
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Make Your City Spontaneous: Join the League of Creative Interventionists
Change Health on GOOD


Philanthropy is Broken — Let’s Re-imagine It
Business on GOOD


What a Trickster Can Teach You About Creativity
Creating in Flow | Psychology Today


Scientific Insights
Seeing What Others Don’t | Psychology Today


Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?
Inside the Box | Psychology Today


Eight Essential Questions for Every Corporate Innovator
Harvard Business Review


Tomorrow’s Innovators Need Challenges And Opportunities Today


Where Does Crowdfunding Go From Here? Experts Explain


The science behind our appreciation of art


Prosthetic hand allows amputee to feel objects in his grasp
The Los Angeles Times


Neurosurgeon writes thriller based on his research


Google engineering director Kurzweil interview: Brain cloud computing


Science Center wants fun, flexible space in old art museum building
Aspen Daily News


Attempting to Code the Human Brain
The Wall Street Journal


Digital workshop exposes students to the art of math and science
The Daily News Online


Elizabeth Jones: STEM education prepares students for challenges
Dallas Morning News


Can tech innovation curb gun violence? Smart Tech Foundation posing 4 million-dollar challenges to find out


The art of science
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner


Brainiacs compete at UMass
Telegram and Gazette


Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce Winners of $75K Social Innovation Challenge
PR Newswire | The Sacramento Bee


Teller and Tim Jenison on ‘Tim’s Veneer’ and the Divide Between Art and Science
The Moviefone Blog


The merits of art and soul over science
The Oxford Student


An Interview with Jason Silva of Nat Geo’s “Brain Games”
CableFax Portal


Drexel Prof’s Discovery of ‘Brain’s Own GPS’ Named One of 2013′s Top 100 Science Stories
Now | Drexel University


Your relationship with the future
Seth’s Blog


Detroit’s Immigration Solution
The New York Times


Music Genres May Influence What We Buy Online
Wall Street Journal


Mind meld: The genius of swarm thinking
New Scientist


Winter in America [Book Excerpt from ReGENERATION]
Next Generation Consulting


Is Your City a Launchpad or Swamp? 5 factors of social mobility
Next Generation Consulting


Netflix and Google Books Are Blurring the Line Between Past and Present
Underwire |


What Machines Can’t Do
The New York Times


In ‘Medicine’s Michelangelo,’ Dr. Frank Netter’s Life in Pictures
The New York Times


Blazing Trails in Brain Science
The New York Times


Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States
The New York Times


Imax Faces a Threat in China
The New York Times


Let’s Hope Obama’s Swipe At Art History Backfires
The Huffington Post


Obama takes shot at art history degree
The Washington Post

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