Articles of Interest: March 14, 2014

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

 

“People attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

“Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off our goal.” – Henry Ford

 

“Before the beginning of great brilliance and beauty there first must be a period of complete chaos.” – I Ching

 

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams

 

“While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.” – Isabel Allende

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK 

 

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami
Talk Video | TED

 

Adventures with Dr. Smallz: Creating a Powerful Need to Know
Edutopia

 

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain
Edutopia

 

The 3D Printed Sneakers That Could Give Nike A Run For Their Money [Video]
PSFK

 

Creativity Is Like Being MacGyver
Changemakers on GOOD

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

“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

 

First-ever STE[+a]M™ Connect Conference Adds Arts to STEM
Press Release – Digital Journal
March 28

 

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

 

The Conference Board and Pratt Institute Present Design Thinking
The Conference Board
April 10 – 11

 

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

 

NEW UNESCO International Arts Education Week
International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)
May 19 – 25

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Introducing the TED All-Stars: 50+ classic speakers
TED Blog

 

Girls that Code are Cool
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Why It’s Time to Rethink the Role of Business in Education | Melissa Jun Rowley
The Huffington Post

 

How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators
The Creativity Post

 

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 1): Romanticizing Misery
Education in the Age of Globalization

 

Who Knew? Arts Education Fuels the Economy
Commentary | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

These Teenagers Have Already Accomplished More Than You Ever Will
Innovation | Smithsonian

 

8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups
Mental Floss

 

Inside The Pixar Braintrust
Fast Company

 

Pixar’s Ed Catmull On How Disney Found Its Way To A Hit With Frozen
Fast Company

 

Can Our Classrooms Become Beehives of Creativity?
Big Sky Arts Education

 

How Bikes and Word Mashups Are Sparking Ingenuity and Creativity
Bikes on GOOD

 

Scientists Debunk The Myth That 10,000 Hours Of Practice Makes You An Expert
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Why Cosmos Can’t Save Public Support for Science
The Atlantic

 

Would Richard Branson Have Failed the SAT?: An Exploration of the Complexity of Human Intelligence
The Creativity Post

 

19 Daily Habits Of Artists That Can Help Unlock Your Creativity
The Huffington Post

 

The Need to Connect on An Emotional Level With STEM Learners
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

How One Of Google’s Finest Fosters The Big Ideas
Fast Company

 

Ed Catmull On Why Things Will Always Go Wrong—Even At Pixar
Fast Company

 

Santa Barbara Senior Proves Science Is an Art Form
The Santa Barbara Independent

 

Opinion: Innovation and collaboration can help plug Montreal’s brain drain
Montreal Gazette

 

MetroWest Visitors Bureau Joins Creative Economy Network
Dover-Sherborn, MA Patch

 

Innovation Convention catches EU in an upbeat mood
Science|Business

 

Startups Bake Innovation into Their Businesses
@BizTechMagazine

 

The Half-Life of Our Maps
Innovation Excellence

 

How Does The Brain Recognize Familiar Music?
Reddit.com

 

U.S. Gun Maker Arms Michelangelo’s David With a Rifle
Global News | Advertising Age

 

Report Touts Strength of Corporate Creative Class in Los Angeles
Hyperallergic

 

The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix
Wired Business | Wired.com

 

City of Seattle creates priority parking for musicians
Local | MyNorthwest.com

 

The Story Behind The THX Deep Note
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

TV Networks Can Live On — By Taking Themselves Off the Air
Wired Business | Wired.com

 

David and Goliath: The advantage of disadvantages
The European

 

Innovation and Government’s Fear of Failure
Governing Magazine

 

The Future of Internet Freedom
The New York Times

 

The bacon/Yelp correlation
Seth’s Blog

 

Brain Scans are Fascinating but Behavior Tells Us More About the Mind (Op-Ed)
LiveScience

 

Creativity in the Membrane, Creativity in the Brain
Geek Dad

 

Adam Savage talks education, science, art during SXSW Monday keynote
Community Impact

 

NASA Finds Big Ideas From Small Businesses
InformationWeek

 

Frost Museum’s new chief scientist talks about innovation
South Florida Business Journal

 

How Nature Inspires Sustainable Designs
GOOD

 

Multi-Dimensional Thinking – The Key to Dynamic Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

Finding the Best Ideas
Innovation Excellence

 

An Innovator has an Obligation to…
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation Lessons from the Fall of Giants
Innovation Excellence

 

Maximizing Millennials
Innovation Excellence

 

Rita McGrath on Seeing Innovation in Strategic Terms
Innovation Excellence

 

An essential step toward printing living tissues
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

Physicist proposes a new type of computing at SXSW. Check out orbital computing
Gigaom

 

Crowdfunding in a Nutshell: A Concise History of Crowdfunding and How to Raise Money Today
CrowdSourcing.org

 

Announcing our SciArt Library
SciArt in America

 

Top 10 Things Your Brain Does Behind the Scenes
The Creativity Post

 

WID stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

 

In New York, A Tale of Two Cities (and Two Selves)
Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice

 

Tune In: Research and Arts in Education
Harvard Arts in Education Continuing the Conversation

 

Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?
Freakonomics Podcast

 

If You Build It…
Design Thinking Blog

 

Nomination process launches for 2014 ‘Be the Change for Kids’ Innovation Awards
Niagra Frontier Publications

Deadline: June 2

 

Math Can Help Demystify Concussions
LaboratoryEquipment.com

 

Ted Talks, I listen
Oshawa Express

 

A Thing or Two about a Thing or Two, a.k.a. Science | Barbara Ehrenreich
The Baffler

 

The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul
The New York Times

 

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Women have their say at Google’s Cultural Institute in Paris
The Art Newspaper

 

Creative Age Cities | John M. Eger
The Huffington Post

 

Smithsonian Names David Skorton as Its New Director
The New York Times

 

Bloomberg News Ends Culture Coverage
Sticks & Stones

 

The New Glenn Beck
National Review Online

 

Hipster Tax Crisis
HipsterTaxCrisis.com

 

Tech conference underscores desire to get more women into tech fields
Business Record:

 

Technology boom adds less to GDP than one expects
BDlive

 

White House Recruits Tech Entrepreneurs
InformationWeek

 

Wellcome Image Awards: The most striking images from the world of science, including breast cancer cells under chemical attack and a photographer’s own kidney stone
The Independent

 

The art of leading scientists
The Washington Post

 

Brain Mapping Seeks New Paths
Research & Technology | photonics.com

 

Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure
The New York Times

 

Pine Ridge: Building an Artists’ Economy
Indian Country Today Media Network

 

Ottawa takes another stab at solving the innovation conundrum
The Globe and Mail

 

ASU Emerge festival showcases futuristic fusion of science, art and games
Downtown Devil

 

Jack Belliveau, Explorer of the Brain Using M.R.I., Dies at 55
The New York Times

 

What educators can learn from brain research
eCampus News

 

Imagination meets science in kids’ dinosaur designs at PaleoFest in Rockford
Rockford Register Star

 

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly Joins Expert Panel to Address Critical Role of Women in STEM Fields
The Wall Street Journal

 

Little scientists Local class teaches youngsters ‘pre-engineering’
Hudson Reporter

 

Arts Experts Weigh Impact of Local Creative Economy
iBerkshires.com

 

People are not left-brained or right-brained, they are both
TheAge.com

 

USDA Wants to Step Up Innovation Research
Science/AAAS | News

 

How the U.S. can lead on technological innovation
Opinion | The Seattle Times

 

Berkshire’s creative economy could be the rising tide that lifts all boats
Berkshire Eagle Online

 

Neuroscientist hopes to paint fuller picture of minds and bodies in Neuroscape lab
News-Medical.net

 

Korea holds first private-public council meeting on creative economy
Arirang News

 

Pioneer Valley creative economy gets boost from networking, regional strategy
masslive.com

 

Regents hear arguments for boosting creativity in higher ed
WisBusiness.com

 

The Invisible Industry
Comment | The Pacific Northwest Inlander

 

Stanford Ignite welcomes humanities grad students, Silicon Valley
Stanford Daily

 

What Most Companies Get Wrong About Culture
Business 2 Community

 

Boston Globe Launches Tech-Innovation News Site
MediaPost Publications

 

It’s March 4 – has anyone seen my daughter’s art class in Caldwells?
The Jersey Tomato Press

 

Money: Personal Finance, Choice, and the Creative Economy
Citizens Of Culture

 

Venture Capitalists’ Insights On South Korea’s Creative Economy And The Role Of Startups
Forbes

 

The Technologists’ Siren Song
The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

The Many Origins of the English Language
Slate.com

 

Happy Birthday, World Wide Web
Governing Magazine

 

The science of the musical brain
Human World | EarthSky

 

Libraries Helping Communities Imagine the Possible
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

Shanghai Media Group Says Disney Deal Will Boost Its Quality Content Options
The Hollywood Reporter

 

UNESCO International Arts Education Week
International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)
May 19 – 25

 

Gov’t extends culture, arts education for all
Korea.net

 

New Identities for Libraries
American School & University

 

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