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Articles of Interest | February 16, 2018

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“No matter what problem you encounter, whether it’s a grand challenge for humanity or a personal problem of your own, there’s an idea out there that can overcome it. And you can find that idea.” – Ray Kurzweil

“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Today’s triumph (or setback) is just one step in a long journey.” – Tom Peters

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C. Link

“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” – Jean Piaget

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” – Maria Montessori


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

Exclusive: Elon Musk Reacts to the First Falcon Heavy Launch
National Geographic

Through comedy, science teacher believes he tapped into the truth
CBS News

How virtual reality can make every kid a capable scientist
Big Think

Could Technology Make You Immortal? Transhumanism Seeks the Answer.
Video | Big Think

Mohamad Jebara: This company pays kids to do their math homework
TED Talk | TED.com

Watch Face Paint Tell the Story of Human Evolution in One Minute
National Geographic

No, You’re Not Left-Brained or Right-Brained
Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience | Psychology Today


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Around Town checks out the Black Creativity Program at MSI
WGN-TV
Through February 21

Also
Black creativity celebrated at Museum of Science and Industry
abc7chicago.com
Through February 21

ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations and Diplomacy: The Rising Role of Cities
ENCATC
February 15 – 16 

Mavericks Invitational
Creatives MX
February 16 – 18 

Conversations on the Creative Economy with Chris Farrell Jan. 18 and Feb. 21
University of St. Thomas News
February 21 

The 9th Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address
Kauffman.org
February 28 

Doodle 4 Google
Google
Deadline: March 2 

Chasing Genius Challenge
National Geographic
Deadline: March 5

MIT’s Play Labs Accelerator Opens Applications for Startups
VRFocus
Deadline: March 15

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Southeast Region | March 15 – 16
Southwest/Rocky Mountains | April 6 – 7
Northeast Corridor | May 3 – 4
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

Recognizing Pioneers of Engineering | National Academy of Engineering Awards
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: April 1

Arts Business Research Symposium 2018: The Future of Creative Placemaking In Higher Education 2.0
Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin – Madison
April 19 – 21

Discovery Education and 3M Open the 11th Annual Young Scientist Challenge
STEMconnector
April 19

Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations For Its 2019 Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics
PRNewswire
Deadline: April 30

NEW Enter The 2018 Innovation By Design Awards!
Co.Design | Fast Company
Deadline: May 10

Also
NEW
Meet The Jury Of The 2018 Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company
Deadline: May 10

NEW 4th ENCATC-AAAE International Panel (tbc)
ENCATC
May 31 – June 2

NEW Government shines light on Canada’s young entrepreneurs – Minister Chagger launches an event to recognize young entrepreneurs across the country
Newswire.ca
June 10 – 12

CPSI 2018 | Creativity Conference
Creative Problem Solving Institute
June 19 – 24 

By the People
Halcyon
June 21 -24

Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2018 Creative Leadership Grants
RFPs | Philanthropy News Digest
Deadline: June 22

NEW Are Your Students Ready For a Challenge? K-12 Game-a-thon Now Open for Submissions
Mind Research Institute Blog
Deadline: July 16

Celebrated Tech Festival Launches 2018 Event
Markets Insider
September 25 – 27

NEW The ArtsGames 2018
ArtsGames
October 26 – November 3

2017 – 18 Event Calendar
Co-Create and Creative Industries Network
Various

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

“Scientists and engineers are the real superheroes”
Eureka Magazine UK

Unleashing Some of the Most Ambitious Women on the Planet
Singularity Hub

Design thinking to co-create cities of the future
URBACT The blog

Ottawa researchers look into what’s holding back Canada’s female innovators
Ottawa Business Journal

Four Scientific Studies That Give Us Clues To Improve Our Creativity
Forbes

Math, Nutella and writing: what they all have in common
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter

Ethical queries important in engineering
The Exponent | Purdue

Innovation superclusters: Two future-facing ideas from U of T Engineering
University of Toronto Engineering News

Oklahoma launches innovation initiative to boost its tech economy
State Scoop

Can this booming New Mexico art collective spark economic growth?
PBS NewsHour

Here’s why the National Endowment for the Arts is under fire again. (Hint: It’s not about the money)
Salt Lake City Tribune

Ottawa awards $950 million to five innovation ‘superclusters’
Toronto Star

Five UW scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships for early-career research
University of Washington News

Learning Together in a Media Saturated Culture
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

This Electronic “Skin” Already Has a Sense of Touch. Now It Can Also Heal Itself
Smart News | Smithsonian 

Weaving Games and Puzzles Into the Fabric of a City
Innovation | Smithsonian

75 Breakthroughs by America’s National Laboratories
US Department of Energy

In the Future, Will We Be Growing Fruit in Home Bioreactors?
Innovation | Smithsonian

From Innovative Ideas to Igniting Implementation
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?
MindShift | KQED News

How to help kids create media, not just consume it
The Washington Post

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest fund makes first investments, adds investors Reid Hoffman, Megan Smith
VentureBeat

This Unique Theatre Show Uses Neuroscience To Examine The Effect Of Gender Stereotypes
GirlTalkHQ

How To Survive In The ‘Gig Economy’
Poets and Quants

Seeking Startups in the Heartland
Route Fifty

The Lack of a College Degree Is a Public-Health Crisis. Here’s What Higher Ed Can Do About It.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

“It Cannot Look Like A Costume”: Ruth Carter On Dressing The “Black Panther” Cast
Fast Company

BIO turns 25
Innovators magazine

US clean power movement unstoppable
Innovators magazine

Helping Schools Unlock Time to Individualize Learning
The Creativity Post

Creative Storytellers Can Fight Against The War On Truth And Trust
PSFK

Ai Smartphones Will Soon Be Standard, Thanks to Machine Learning Chip
Futurism

The UX-ification of research
Stripe Partners

Why Trends, Technologies, and Inspirations Matter in Innovation
Knect365

Walter Isaacson: Leonardo Da Vinci is history’s best case for wasting time
Quartz at Work

Innovation and Strategy Need Opposite Types of Motivation
Innovation Excellence

Innovators, What is Your Strategy if the Market Crashes?
Innovation Excellence

The tech bias: why Silicon Valley needs social theory
Aeon Ideas

These Two Words Will Change Your Perception of Jeff Bezos and Amazon
Innovation Excellence

3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups
The Brainzooming Group

Canada’s innovation funding leaves women behind: report
The Globe and Mail

Why the Rise of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Actually Increase Car Ownership
Singularity Hub

A new DNA test will look for 190 diseases in your newborn’s genetic code
MIT Technology Review

Neuroscience and music: A conversation with opera singer Renée Fleming
Scope | Stanford Medicine

Berks celebrates history through National Engineers Week
Penn State University

OPINION: Engineering needs creative thinking to widen the talent pool
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Wynne champions diversity in STEM during visit to U of T
University of Toronto News

Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing
MyCentralJersey.com

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines
The Conversation UK

Cutting off a brain enzyme reversed Alzheimer’s plaques in mice
Science News

Watch: Japan faces its old age with robots and virtual reality
STAT News

GoPro soars on CEO outlook; Applied Materials, AMD, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet also gain as Tesla falls
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Sony’s STEM-focused coding toy is ready for classrooms
Engadget

Ross Elementary using Olympics as STEM learning tool
TribLIVE

Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates
EurekAlert! Science News

Alabama school district first ever to have all schools STEM-certified
AL.com

Arizona Woman Wakes Up With Foreign Accent
Smart News | Smithsonian

Why Accessible Design Isn’t a Niche Market
Eye on Design | AIGA

Space Mining Is Going To Seriously Disrupt Earth’s Economy – And We’re Nowhere Near Ready
Imagination Matters

Design Thinking — The Key To Successful Innovation?
Forbes

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique
Inc.com

Why Sickcare Innovation Centers Don’t Deliver
Innovation Excellence

Nine Grantmakers Make the Case for Why Investing in Local Journalism Matters
Grantmakers in the Arts

Happy 3.5 billionth!
Isthmus

Is the Age of the Artistic Recluse Over?
The New York Times

What Failure Really Means
Gapingvoid.com

2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awardees
The Ovation Foundation

The Intellectual War on Science
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught
NPR Ed | NPR

There Is No Such Thing as a Smart City
The Atlantic

I want girls to learn math and science — and their own self-worth — despite stereotypes
Think | NBCNews.com

Leonardo Da Vinci was the best UX Designer in history
UX Collective | Medium

Photo of a Single Atom Wins Top Prize in Science Photography Contest
Colossal

Mexico City Is Quickly Becoming A Major Player For Global Artists
GOOD

This 3D Printed Object Can Generate Electricity From Movement
WonderfulEngineering.com

Jobs Are Going Extinct. But That Doesn’t Mean We Have To.
Futurism

Electronic Skin That Heals Could be the Future of Prosthetics, Robotics
Futurism

Bill and Melinda Gates Tackle ‘Tough Questions’ and Trump
The New York Times

Banning Discomfort in the Classroom Advances Racism in the Culture
Medium

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development
US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Fading state support puts Seattle-area life science leadership at risk
The Seattle Times

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language
MIT News

General Motors’ Car-Sharing Startup Maven Coming To Canada With Toronto Launch
HuffPost

The Artist and The Innovator
Love the Problem | Medium

DC Cultural Plan
DC Office of Planning
Comments accepted through February 28

Canada’s innovation funding leaves women behind: report
The Globe and Mail

Northeast Innovation Center Targets Women, Rural Entrepreneurs
Inside INdiana Business

Nyblade: How to get more women in math
The Underground

A First Look at Austin’s Weirdest Homes
Texas Monthly

Dean addresses College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Transformation Plan
The Daily Orange – The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

Design competition makes Vanderbilt libraries more meaningful for students
Vanderbilt News | Vanderbilt University

Highlighting the ‘E’ in STEM education
The Hill

A new theory claims Homo sapiens beat out Neanderthals because of art
Cognitive Magic Tricks | Quartz

Eight creative ventures chosen to compete in MICA Up/Start competition
Baltimore Business Journal

The Co-Inventor of BlackBerry Is Building Canada’s Quantum Brain Trust
Bloomberg

Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles: Lessons in leadership and competitiveness
The Business Journals

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering
Inside Higher Ed

Akimbo, my new podcast, launches today
Seth’s Blog

This Prolific Nerd Is Shaping the Future of Wikipedia
Rising Stars | OZY

When a Jazz Musician Shook Up Classical Music
Flashback | OZY

Strategy to beat the odds
McKinsey & Company

Switchboard’s Mara Zepeda on zebras, community and shared dreams
Bizwomen

Brookings Institution report shows where Millennials are moving
Bizwomen

‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back
WeAreGreenBay.com, AP

Why Storytelling Should Be in the Change Leader’s Toolkit
Change Management Review

How One Second Act CEO Brought Sunnier Days To Sesame Street
Forbes

What I Learned From Breaking Out Of My Comfort Zone
Innovation Excellence

5 Videos for Learning about Design Sprints
Innovation Excellence

NFL’s First Female Coach Wants Women To Be Empowered By Football
GOOD Sports

The offloading ape: the human is the beast that automates
Aeon Essays

The Eagles’ Super Bowl win could translate into a bigger win for arts and culture – and the city
Philly.com

The CD is dead? Not so fast
Salon.com

White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits
The New York Times

Also
How Trump’s budget would hit US science and tech
MIT Technology Review

Americans for the Arts Statement on the President’s FY2019 Budget Proposal
Americans for the Arts 

Trump stands by STEM education spending in fiscal 2019 budget
Ed Scoop

National Academy of Engineering Elects 83 Members and 16 Foreign Members
National Academy of Engineering

Artists envisioned the future of work, and the results are pure fantasy
MIT Technology Review

Playwrights get a new stage: Audible announces 15 writers for audio theater project
Los Angeles Times

Is The Internet Of Things Dead, Or Is It Growing Up?
Co.Design | Fast Company

Eric Garcetti and Ava DuVernay launch diversity initiative for entertainment industry
Los Angeles Times

A Math Class That Makes Tax Season Easier
The Atlantic

Where Creativity Lives
Duke Today

Universities must innovate with a commitment to access, forum hears
University Affairs

Researchers create “brain pacemaker” technology to slow Alzheimer’s effects
The Lantern

Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi
Matter | Medium

Facial Recognition Systems Are Even More Biased Than We Thought
Co.Design | Fast Company

D.C.’s Scandal and the Nationwide Problem of Fudging Graduation Numbers
Education Week

Born to paint?
Seth’s Blog

Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them.
MIT Technology Review

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making
Harvard Business Review

DeepMind’s latest AI transfers its learning to new tasks
MIT Technology Review

4 Things Successful Leaders Say to Create a Culture of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Guest Blog: The Art of Connection
Tom Peters Blog

The Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect, and that’s why they’re great
The Washington Post

Also
Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction
The New York Times

In Praise of the Small Town Library
Literary Hub

What a fossil revolution reveals about the history of ‘big data’
Aeon Ideas

Clarifying STEAM as Complementary to STEM
Barry’s Blog | WESTAF

Throwing Spears and Drawing Realistic Art Made Humans Unique
The Athlete’s Way | Psychology Today

Lessons From a Slow-Motion Robot Takeover
Bloomberg View

Inclusive Innovation: Who are you excluding?
Innovation Excellence

Welcome to the Post-Text Future
The New York Times

America’s Real Digital Divide
The New York Times

This people-moving drone has completed more than 1,000 test flights
Popular Science

The National Inventors Hall of Fame to Induct 15 Innovators in 2018 Class
PRNewswire

He was paralyzed from the neck down. Now, this engineer is a painter
9news.com

Creativity Unlimited: U.S. Girls Interviewed
Clash

New Coloring Book For Girls Created To Build Up Their Confidence, Imagination And Spirit
GirlTalkHQ

How More Regulation for U.S. Tech Could Backfire
Harvard Business Review

It’s Aliiiiiive! Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of ‘Frankenstein’
Arizona Science and Innovation Desk

New report highlights New York City’s health tech and life science investment landscape
MedCity News

‘Appeal to passions’: GMS administrators gather ideas at Arkansas innovation hub
Glasgow Daily Times

Opera and neuroscience share stage in unique examination of music and medicine
USC News

UWEC given go-ahead for neuroscience major
The Chippewa Herald

Here’s How To Turn Your Passion For STEM Into An Exciting Career
Bustle

Regents approve School of Engineering for UW-Green Bay
WBAY

UW STEAM powers Wyoming’s future
The Branding Iron, University of Wyoming

Boston’s Cultural Institutions Explore How Technology Has Impacted Art
The ARTery

Vancouver Island biochemist encourages women to get creative in science careers
British Columbia – CBC News

Tech and Creativity Fuse in New Tisch Program
Washington Square News

For Art’s Sake
The Aggie

In Rural Kentucky Nursing Homes, Art May Be Key To Quality Of Life
WFPL

The artists bending cities to their will
CNN Style

Innovation Isn’t About What You Know, But What You Don’t
Inc.com

7 Myths That Kill Many Businesses Before They Start
Startup Professionals Musings

Google doesn’t necessarily need innovation
@SteveYegge | Medium

Smart speakers and A.I. will give your physician superpowers
Free Code Camp | Medium

How can colleges graduate Hispanic students in STEM? A conference at UH looks for answers
Houston Chronicle

Pittsburgh Profiles: Black Tech Nation CEO Kelauni Cook is on a mission to make tech more inclusive
GeekWire

Will science ed see significant budget cuts amid STEM push?
Education Dive

Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support
EdTech

8 Ways To Make Real Progress On Tech’s Diversity Problem
Fast Company

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Save The Planet
Fast Company

Scientists Warn Trump: FDA’s War On A Plant Could Worsen Opioid Crisis
Fast Company

Pittsburgh’s Bill Peduto on AVs and an Economy for All
CityLab

Worth a special trip
Seth’s Blog

Former Tech Insiders Join Forces To Fight Technology Addiction
PSFK

How to spark innovation within a big company
The Next Web

The World’s Most Pioneering Company Of Our Times
Corporate Rebels

7 Photo Series to Inspire You and How You Can Make Your Own
Learn | Canva.com

73 Mind-Blowing Implications of a Driverless Future
Hult International Business School | Medium

Six Innovation Traps to Avoid From the Start
Innovation Excellence

Virtual Reality Helping NFL Quarterbacks, First Responders
National Geographic

How Your Brain May One Day Control Your Computer
National Geographic

The Origin of the Fittest Fiddle
The Mind Menagerie | Psychology Today

Self-Reinvention
Mid-Life Matters | Psychology Today

From Attics to Basements: Historic Deerfield and the Key to Conservation
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive
The Washington Post, AP

How Physics Keeps Figure Skaters Gracefully Aloft
Science | Smithsonian

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Articles of Interest | February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

“The United States has always been a nation of innovators and visionaries, and instilling the arts in our students will help ensure this legacy remains in place.” – NEA Chairman Jane Chu

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens

“A thought is an idea in transit.” – Pythagoras

“The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.” – Brian Greene


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

See All the Ads From Super Bowl LII, (More or Less Best to Worst) From A to Z
AdAge.com

Mobile STEM Lab Travels to Area High Schools
Beatrice News Channel

Why Entrepreneurship Isn’t About One Big Idea
Entrepreneur

Josh Clark | The Era of the Algorithm
CreativeMornings/NYC

How HP is Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Technology
Cheddar

Watch: Face of 9,000-Year-Old Teenager Reconstructed
National Geographic


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Around Town checks out the Black Creativity Program at MSI
WGN-TV
Through February 21

Also
Black creativity celebrated at Museum of Science and Industry
abc7chicago.com
Through February 21

We’re extending the deadline for our 35 Innovators competition
MIT Technology Review
Deadline: February 12

7th ENCATC International Study Tour to NYC
ENCATC
February 12 – 14

Jaime Hayon, a Spanish artist-designer
Creativity Series | MIAD Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
February 13

ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations and Diplomacy: The Rising Role of Cities
ENCATC
February 15 – 16

Mavericks Invitational
Creatives MX
February 16 – 18

Conversations on the Creative Economy with Chris Farrell Jan. 18 and Feb. 21
University of St. Thomas News
February 21

NEW The 9th Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address
Kauffman.org
February 28

Doodle 4 Google
Google
Deadline: March 2

Chasing Genius Challenge
National Geographic
Deadline: March 5

MIT’s Play Labs Accelerator Opens Applications for Startups
VRFocus
Deadline: March 15

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Southeast Region | March 15 – 16
Southwest/Rocky Mountains | April 6 – 7
Northeast Corridor | May 3 – 4
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

Recognizing Pioneers of Engineering | National Academy of Engineering Awards
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: April 1

Arts Business Research Symposium 2018: The Future of Creative Placemaking In Higher Education 2.0
Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin – Madison
April 19 – 21

Discovery Education and 3M Open the 11th Annual Young Scientist Challenge
STEMconnector
April 19

Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations For Its 2019 Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics
PRNewswire
Deadline: April 30

CPSI 2018 | Creativity Conference
Creative Problem Solving Institute
June 19 – 24 

NEW By the People
Halcyon
June 21 -24

Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2018 Creative Leadership Grants
RFPs | Philanthropy News Digest
Deadline: June 22

Celebrated Tech Festival Launches 2018 Event
Markets Insider
September 25 – 27

2017 – 18 Event Calendar
Co-Create and Creative Industries Network
Various

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says
The Art Newspaper

How Frank Lloyd Wright Could Solve The Urban Design Challenges Of Today
GOOD

Study Reveals Thought Processes that Foster Creativity
Priming Your Gray Cells | Psychology Today

Trudeau Meets Bezos in San Francisco. Here’s How Canada Is Doing on Tech
Bloomberg

Why Technology Prophet George Gilder Predicts Big Tech’s Disruption
Forbes

Professor Receives Award and Fellowship For Incorporating Hip-Hop into Science Classroom
Seton Hall University

When creativity meets problem solving: Engineering professor discusses her love of literature
The Lafayette

Sandlund: Our Binary Humanity
The Dartmouth

Is this the end of the CD? Declining sales threaten its existence
Music | La Crosse Tribune

John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet
The New York Times

An arithmetic accomplishment
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Professor derives art from high-order math, leaves department for music
Daily Bruin | UCLA

Huebner and Szuhaj: What We Talk About When We Talk About Innovation
The Dartmouth

Alexa, give me a diagnosis: New Illinois med school built for health-tech future
Chicago Tribune

It’s Time to Stop Devaluing Creativity
Adweek

Kansas City is already ahead in smart city innovation. Here’s how it can push further
The Kansas City Star

Awards recognize faculty creativity
News – Illinois State University

How To Design For Everyone, In 3 Steps
Co.Design | Fast Company

What’s So Different About High Tech High Anyway?
MindShift | KQED News

Lessons in learning
MIT News

These lab-grown human eggs could combat infertility—if they prove healthy
Science | AAAS

Accelerating the diffusion of technology-enabled business practices
McKinsey & Company

U.S. Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ has developed an International Innovation Scorecard
European Cluster Collaboration Platform

Y Combinator Is Launching A “Grad School” For Booming Startups
Fast Company

Why Rhode Island’s innovation office likes to ‘test and scale quickly’
State Scoop

What’s Your Superpower—and its Shadow Side?
IDEO U

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students
The Washington Post

Zadie Smith on Optimism and Despair
Brain Pickings

Technique offers increased crop yields
Innovators magazine

Algorithm pinpoints poachers
Innovators magazine

How Trump’s Tax Cuts Could Change the Electoral Map
CityLab

What do you see?
Seth’s Blog

The Secret World Of Coffee Cup Lid Design
Co.Design | Fast Company

The ambitious quest to cure ageing like a disease
Future | BBC

We rode in Uber’s self-driving car, and now we’re less confident in the future of autonomous vehicles
GeekWire

How to avoid throwing away millions of dollars in innovation projects
Joan Carbonell

Microsoft’s AI is a robo Van Gogh that could change how designers work
The Next Web

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning
Harvard Business Review

We Need to Stop Bashing the Millennials
Innovation Excellence

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers
Harvard Business Review

Newseum in talks about possible building sale
The Washington Post

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy
Splitsider

Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?
Harvard Business Review

Why Paper Jams Persist
The New Yorker

Want Awesome Robots? You’ll Have to Best These Challenges
WIRED

Imagine a Bigger Better World: An Innovative Leap by Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Innovation Management

Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy
Inside Higher Ed

America’s Top 50 Donors Show How Tech Riches Continue To Shake Up Philanthropy
Fast Company

‘Quilting Army’ podcast combines creativity and the law
Tulane News

Creativity is part of being
The Morning Sun

UF’s Innovation Hub has launched an initiative for women entrepreneurs
News | alligator.org

National Academy of Engineering Elects 83 members and 16 foreign members
EurekAlert! Science News

Why we need more “out of the box” thinking in the construction industry
Create News

Leading cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers
US National Science Foundation

Sarcastic teachers can help increase a child’s creativity
The i newspaper online iNews

Mathematics pushes innovation in 4-D printing
EurekAlert! Science News

When arts and science collide
Cosmos

US takes one step forward, two steps back on innovation
The Hill

Art project connects USC students
The Almanac

Defining Canada by the language of Silicon Valley
This Magazine

Metro girl named semifinalist to prestigious science competition after developing Parkinson’s diagnostic technology
FOX 4 Kansas City

Confessions of a right-brain poet
Napa Valley Register

Top female Olympians pledge brains to concussion research
ABC News

To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen
Harvard Business Review

Maybe STEM Isn’t the Future After All. Soft Skills Are Coming on Strong
Bloomberg

Math for America Los Angeles Improves Math Education From The Ground Up
Forbes

The Breakthrough Mindset: 5 Keys For Exponential Innovation To Solve Global Problems
Fast Company

Preacher’s United Rifle Association Kicks Off Our Quest to Use Creativity to Help Stop Gun Violence
Video – Creativity Online

No one told Babe Ruth he had cancer, but his death changed the way we fight it
Popular Science

The Four Scientific Meanings Of ‘Nothing’
Starts With A Bang! | Medium

World-Class Research Universities Announce University Climate Change Coalition
Environment America

Trump’s proposed cuts to science education would be ‘devastating,’ educators say
EdSource

BMW factory in South Carolina needs more robot fixers
USA Today

People with autism can help fill the U.S. shortage of STEM workers
Commentary | Dallas News

Impact Assessment: The Innovation Paradigm Shift that is Coming
Innovation Management

Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?
The New York Times

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch brings it closer to sending humans to Mars.
Slate.com

KU researchers explore what makes Icelanders so creative
The University of Kansas

Reflections from Davos 2018
McKinsey & Company

Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays
The New York Times

This Guerrilla Project Replaced NYC Ads With Art
Co.Design | Fast Company

Bruce Lee’s Never Before Revealed Letters to Himself About Authenticity, Personal Development, and the Measure of Success
Brain Pickings

Reversing Alinsky’s rules
Seth’s Blog

Interview: The Importance of Community Across Every Generation
PSFK

Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age
Edutopia

Empathy and Creativity Will Save Our Jobs In The Future
VICE

Three Key Ways to Measure your Innovation Capability
Innovation Excellence

This Dutch Inventor Is Transforming Our Roads
National Geographic

Grammarly won’t make your writing better.
Slate.com

MoviePass Math: Did Monthly Movie Ticket Service Drive Business For Oscar-Nominated Pics? – Update
Deadline

This AI Learns Your Fashion Sense and Invents Your Next Outfit
MIT Technology Review

Planes don’t flap their wings: does AI work like a brain?
Aeon Ideas

People with dementia need ‘universal access to music’, report says
News | ArtsProfessional

Can VR Survive in a Cutthroat Attention Economy?
WIRED

What are the critical brain networks for creativity?
OUPblog | Oxford University Press

Can Collaboration Kill Creativity? Five Surprising Insights On Innovation
Forbes

The Intersection of Neuroscience and Art
Washington Square News | New York University

Spotify, IBM and Google Using AI to Make Human Musicians Extinct?
Newsweek

Ghana’s bamboo wheelchairs; When engineering meets indigenous craft
Graphic Online

An Innovative Engineering Educator
US Black Engineer

Why Playtime Is Key To Raising Successful Children
Imagination Matters

America’s Superrich Made Near-Record Contributions to Charity in 2017
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Civilisations: new BBC series ‘goes to the heart of human creativity’
Media | The Guardian

Olympic Clothing Designers Try to Beat the Cold with Technology
Scientific American

NMSU joins 15 universities from across the globe for Invent for the Planet, 48-hour design challenge
NMSU News Center | New Mexico State University

Popular ‘Passport to the Arts’ combines art and technology in Clemson
Clemson University News

More Women In Music Industry – How We Can Get There
Refinery29.com

Half The Picture Shows Female Directors Blatant Sexism
Refinery29

Yale Science Building reaches for new heights
Yale News

Creativity knows no age limit
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

We need a national brain-research strategy
The Globe and Mail

DevelopSpringfield ‘very close’ to restarting Innovation Center project
Mass Live

A look at the engineering and architecture in this year’s Super Bowl stadium
Popular Science

Let’s Stop Using the Term ‘Achievement Gap’
Identity, Education and Power | Medium

The Future Doesn’t Come With Instructions
The Startup | Medium

Senate Commerce and Science Committee Convenes Hearing on the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (Aica)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

It’s Way Past Time to Let Go of These 7 Entrepreneurship Myths
Entrepreneur

IDEO’s Approach to Designing a Better Food System
IDEO U

3 Techniques From Pixar To Develop Your Creative Thinking
Inc.com

Jump-start your inspiration with The Game of Creativity
Creative Bloq

Why Are You Creative? A New Study Has the Answer
PDN Pulse

This App Lets You Dive Into The Richness Of An Artist’s Studio From Anywhere
Fast Company

‘Is it shoplifting if it’s not the customer’s fault?’: Amazon Go raises questions for the retail industry
Chicago Tribune

New fall class emphasizes creativity in the sciences
Stanford Daily

Internal logs show White House interviewed science adviser candidates. But who?
Science | AAAS

Naval Shipyard Starts “Innovation Lab” to Drive Tech Adoption
The Maritime Executive

Neuroscientists team with top gamers to pwn more noobs
The Next Web

Why Ida Lupino was such a groundbreaker for women in sci-fi
SYFY WIRE

Obama White House CTO Megan Smith believes in “radical inclusion”
Quartz at Work

Innovation Hub recent expansion to boost women-led businesses
Gainesville Sun

Gamers take over WSU experimental engineering building for eSports convention
KSN.com

BSU Science and Engineering Festival ignites creativity and learning
KIVI TV

The 6 biggest hurdles slowing the pace of AI innovation
VentureBeat

Yedlin: Resolving intellectual property issues increasingly critical
Calgary Herald

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Announces Recipients of 2018 Honorary Fellowships
ArchDaily

To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the Brain
WIRED

Why Making Music is So Important for Your Brain
Senior Focus | Palo Alto Online

How Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future of Education
PC Magazine | Medium

Lost Einsteins: Screen ’em all to close ‘gifted gap’
Joanne Jacobs, Linking and Thinking on Education

Think ‘Birdbrain’ Is an Insult? Think Again.
National Geographic

How the Apollo lunar modules were smashed for science
Popular Science

Why the Midwest Is Becoming America’s Most Surprising Biotech Hub
Acumen | OZY

The Need, Promise, and Reality of Quantum Computing
Towards Data Science | Medium

The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Has a Silver Lining
CityLab

How To Build A Maker Culture
PSFK

Unlock Your Inner Genius By 3D Printing Einstein’s Toys
PSFK

Live Data: How Gen Z Differ From Millennials
PSFK

These 9 Women Are the Top Global Influencers of Tech Innovation in Cities
Inc.com

Research Says Your Employees Don’t Innovate. Here’s How Your Company Can Change That
Inc.com

Tesla Sees Your Super Bowl Ad and Raises You a Rocket Launch
Bloomberg

Innovation Needs Exploration
Innovation Excellence

Calls To The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Triple After Logic’s Grammy Performance
GOOD

Young artists discuss their designs at ‘Take a Seat, Make a Seat’ exhibition
Urban Milwaukee

Are there any artists left in San Francisco?
The Art Newspaper

The Museum of Failure Lives Up to Its Name
Hyperallergic

20 Companies That Are *Really* Changing the World.
New Co Shift | Medium

Elon Musks new $0 salary, and what it can teach us about visionary innovation leaders
Idea to Value

Amazon Go is the future of supermarkets. But right now it allows you to steal tampons
Idea to Value

Shirola: Science is vital to our society, but it is under attack
The Daily Northwestern

Former Google exec Eric Schmidt named MIT innovation fellow
ABC News

Copying Other People’s Art Can Boost Creativity
Artsy

Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering Welcomes Bin He, New Head of Biomedical Engineering Dept., to Campus
Markets Insider

Space exploration is good for American jobs
The Hill

The Cleveland Museum of Art Wants You To Play With Its Art
Innovation | Smithsonian

Tom Lovett: Creating A Culture Of Creators
Caledonian Record

Three Reasons Why Innovation Is All About Communication
Forbes

Can Rituals Trigger Creative Flow?
Forbes

What I learned in Davos: Canada matters
The Globe and Mail

Can a Video Game Train You To Hear Better In a Crowded Room?
Innovation | Smithsonian

Brain Stimulation Is All the Rage–but It May Not Stimulate the Brain
Scientific American

‘It’s a big world out there’: Teachers take math outside the classroom
EdSource

Scribd’s Quest To Be “The Netflix Of Reading” Is Finally Paying Off
Fast Company

Design Lessons From Theater Legend Robert Wilson
Co.Design | Fast Company

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 4 Exercises To Boost Your Creativity
Fast Company

Why this scientist jumped from academia to CEO of startup Spruce Biosciences
Bizwomen

A Tech Tool Designed For Collaboration Online And Offline
MindShift | KQED News

We need to change the way we talk about women in tech
Mashable

What makes Pittsburgh’s tech scene special, and how it needs to improve
Brinkwire

Clive Green’s answer to What do you think of China’s ‘four great new inventions’?
Quora

Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You
The New York Times

Augmented Reality Can Teach You How To Play The Piano
PSFK

The Building Materials Of The Future Are . . . Old Buildings
Co.Design | Fast Company

Why Children Don’t Grow Up to Be Inventors
Fortune

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation
Innovation Excellence

A Deep Dive Inside Milwaukee’s Startup Scene
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State investment in the arts pays big returns. Why doesn’t Gov. Matt Bevin get it?
Kentucky.com

The outsiders who got in: Why sought-after arts positions in the country are going to non-Canadians
The Globe and Mail

‘The Simpsons’ Has Predicted a Lot. Most of It Can Be Explained.
The New York Times

MIT Scientists Are Building Biomedical Research Labs Out of LEGO Blocks
Mental Floss

Are You Using Open Questions as Springboards to Creativity?
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

How to Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch at Kennedy Space Center
National Geographic

The Future of Entertainment in 5 days
Corporate Venturing Decoded | Medium

The Super Bowl is for losers
Seth’s Blog

Stop Looking at My Bad Leg: Introduction to my new book: Reach for Greatness
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

The 10 Skills You Need To Thrive In The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Imagination Matters

Advertisers Eschew Politics for Humor in Super Bowl Commercials
The New York Times

Medical College of Wisconsin opens new Hub for Collaborative Medicine
BizTimes Media Milwaukee

Conversations with the Earth: Geologist Hans Cloos on the Complementarity of Art and Science in Illuminating the Splendor of Nature and Reality
Brain Pickings

Appreciating Music as a Foundational Aspect of Creativity
The Creativity Post

Don’t Skip This Crucial Stage of Creativity
Creativity at Work

Digital Music Player For Kids Keeps Them Off Screens
PSFK

Innovation Crush
Me and My Crazy Mind

Innovation Lessons from the Fidget Spinner
Destination Innovation

Adidas Launches Futurecraft 3D Printed Shoe, Exec Joins Carbon’s Board
All3DP

What is the best time to build a culture of innovation?
Innovation Excellence

Why You Need a Gremlin Group
Innovation Excellence

The Single Greatest Threat To Your Success
Innovation Excellence

11 Ways to Communicate Change
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Starts With The Right Mindset
Innovation Excellence

National Geographic Photographers and Photo Editors Share What Makes Their Bond So Unique
National Geographic

Listen to a House Plant Play ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’
Mental Floss

The World War II-Era Women Who Broke Up The Disney Boys’ Club
HuffPost

Nora Fok’s Ethereal Hand-Knit Jewelry is Inspired by Nature and Science
Colossal

Enjoyment, no matter how brief, is a philosophical good
Aeon Essays

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“Americans fill the world with art and music.  They push the bounds of science and discovery.  And they forever remind us of what we should never forget:  The people dreamed this country. The people built this country.  And it is the people who are making America great again.” – President Donald Trump

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.” – Joseph Conrad

“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.” – Dorothea Lange

“Every failure is a step to success.” – William Whewell

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.” – Winston Churchill


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

3D printing prosthetic limbs for refugees
The Economist – YouTube

Talks from TEDNYC Idea Search 2018
TED Blog

Kauffman FastTrac: 25 Years of Helping the Makers, Doers and Dreamers
Kauffman.org

Eric Ries on Building Experimental, Learning Organizations
IdeoU Blog

Building Apple Park, Apple’s New Campus
Popular Science, YouTube

How Computers Work
Code.org | YouTube

Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney
The Disney Institute Blog

Introducing ‘Scatterbrained,’ Our New Show on YouTube
Mental Floss


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Around Town checks out the Black Creativity Program at MSI
WGN-TV
Through February 21

Also
Black creativity celebrated at Museum of Science and Industry
abc7chicago.com
Through February 21

TEDx event coming to Augusta
The Augusta Chronicle
February 3

NEW We’re extending the deadline for our 35 Innovators competition
MIT Technology Review
Deadline: February 12

7th ENCATC International Study Tour to NYC
ENCATC
February 12 – 14

Jaime Hayon, a Spanish artist-designer
Creativity Series | MIAD Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
February 13

ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations and Diplomacy: The Rising Role of Cities
ENCATC
February 15 – 16

Mavericks Invitational
Creatives MX
February 16 – 18

Conversations on the Creative Economy with Chris Farrell Jan. 18 and Feb. 21
University of St. Thomas News
February 21

Doodle 4 Google
Google
Deadline: March 2

Chasing Genius Challenge
National Geographic
Deadline: March 5

MIT’s Play Labs Accelerator Opens Applications for Startups
VRFocus
Deadline: March 15

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Southeast Region | March 15 – 16
Southwest/Rocky Mountains | April 6 – 7
Northeast Corridor | May 3 – 4
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

NEW Recognizing Pioneers of Engineering | National Academy of Engineering Awards
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: April 1

Arts Business Research Symposium 2018: The Future of Creative Placemaking In Higher Education 2.0
Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin – Madison
April 19 – 21

Discovery Education and 3M Open the 11th Annual Young Scientist Challenge
STEMconnector
April 19

NEW Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations For Its 2019 Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics
PRNewswire
Deadline: April 30

CPSI 2018 | Creativity Conference
Creative Problem Solving Institute
June 19 – 24

Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2018 Creative Leadership Grants
RFPs | Philanthropy News Digest
Deadline: June 22

NEW Celebrated Tech Festival Launches 2018 Event
Markets Insider
September 25 – 27

2017 – 18 Event Calendar
Co-Create and Creative Industries Network
Various

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Statement by NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents on the Political Review of Scientific Proposals
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Empirical Study Reveals 14 Key Components of Creativity
Prime Your Gray Cells| Psychology Today

Chance the Rapper shares technology, coding advice with Chicago 5th graders
ABC News

All Great Innovators Have One Thing In Common – They Stick It Out
Innovation Excellence

3 steps for tech to build a better world
World Economic Forum

Every study we could find on what automation will do to jobs, in one chart
MIT Technology Review

The Quest for Creativity in Schools
EdTech Researcher – Education Week

The Startup Amazon And Google Hired To Fix Voice’s Fatal Flaw
Fast Company

How an education based in science, technology, engineering and math could help students
abc13.com

Vermont’s First Teaching Artist Academy Launched in Montpelier
The Bridge

Engineers need to learn about the humanities
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter

Creativity in the digital age: how has the internet affected the art world?
Art and design | The Guardian

School’s creative subjects taught me the art of living | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Opinion | The Guardian

‘We want to stay at the forefront,’ says new director of U of T co-led smart computing consortium
University of Toronto News

Stanford researcher wins award for immigrant scientists
San Jose Mercury News

Letter regarding the MIT Intelligence Quest
MIT News

Yalies to launch undergraduate math journal
Yale Daily News

National Society of Black Engineers aims to get more students excited about STEM
GoDanRiver.com

Trump Has Manufacturing All Wrong — And So Do The Rest Of Us
Forbes

Why Economists Should Think Like Plumbers
INSEAD Knowledge

7 creative ways small businesses can encourage employee innovation
HR Dive

South Korean Designers Paint Colourful Murals On Streets That Only Appear When It Rains
Imagination Matters

Resilience and discovery in decades-long satellite collaboration
UWMadScience

What motivates you to take action?
Seth’s Blog

2 Qualities Every Company Needs Now to Stay Innovative
Inc.com

Why innovation labs fail
Quartz at Work

2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast: Creative Destruction is Accelerating
Innosight

Did Codebreakers Crack THis Mysterious Medieval Manuscript?
National Geographic

The Curative Qualities of World Dance
A Modern Mentality| Psychology Today

Efficiency Can Kill You
Innovation You | Psychology Today

Don’t Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone
The Atlantic

Plans for a New Cultural Hub at Yale Now Include a Director
The New York Times

Making the Wall Disappear: A Stunning Live Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border
The New Yorker

Listen to this orca saying ‘hello’—for science!
Popular Science

China might be winning the CRISPR race, but we have the FDA
Popular Science

How to Drive More Innovation In Your Workforce
Innovation Management

Why It’s Never Too Late To Be An Artist: Interview with Lisa Congdon
Goins, Writer

Can This Silicon Valley Startup Bioengineer A Less Addictive Opioid?
Fast Company

Working, Beating Hearts Will Soon Be 3D-Printed From Patients’ Own Cells
Fast Company

Fighting for Better Creative Communities – A Creator Interview with Sydette Harry
Glitch | Medium

Pinellas teacher of the year: She turns middle schoolers into ‘scholars who love math’
TBO

University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering Education and Research Center
Architect Magazine

Punk rock collides with the space race at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays
Daily Breeze
February 2

Tech leads STEM education field again
News @ Tech | Louisiana Tech University

Science absent from State of the Union
Chemical & Engineering News

Which tech is most likely to transform the world?
ZDNet

Startup Canada Podcast Ep.122: Immersing in virtual reality with Ctrl V’s Robert Bruski
BetaKit

Neurologists Find Brain Still Shows Signs Of Self-Criticism Minutes After Death
The Onion (satire)

Johns Hopkins-born venture aims to use ultrasound technology to treat brain tumors
Baltimore Business Journal

The Obstacles for Women Who ‘Step Up’ in Music
The Atlantic

Why Creativity Is Key In Educating Our Children For The Future
HuffPost, UK

This year — for the first time — women are the majority of students entering medical schools
The Lily | Medium

Is There a Gifted Gap
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space
Science | AAAS

The search for life on other planets could get a boost from biosignatures
Los Angeles Times

‘Science Guy’ Attends State Of The Union Address, And Some Scientists Aren’t Happy
The Two-Way | NPR

Maine Universities Launch New Engineering Education Pathway in Response to Critical Workforce Shortage
Free Press Online

Rebuilding Puerto Rico May Help Improve Science Education
Learning English | VOA

Mapping Investment in Female-Founded Companies Across 10 key US Metros
Ben Franklin Technology Partners

What Will Work Look Like in 2030?
Strategy + Business

Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Betamore seek 5 health startups for new accelerator
Baltimore Business Journal

Facebook Is Teaching Machines To Make Small Talk
Co.Design | Fast Company

After Era That Made It a Verb, Xerox, in a Sale, Is Past Tense
The New York Times

2018 Year of Creative Youth
City of Chicago

Main Street Will Go “Bit & Mortar” Whether It Wants To Or Not
PSFK

Dinner And Dry Cleaning Could Soon Arrive By Autonomous Microvan
PSFK

What Changes When AI Is So Accessible That Everyone Can Use It?
Harvard Business Review

How to Schedule Time for an Imaginative Process, Rather Than an Exact Task
Copyblogger

Ideation and innovation: not just for geeks and techies
Amadeus North America

The Undeniable Power of the “Garage Experience”
Innovation Excellence

“To Dance is a Radical Act” and Nine Other Top Posts
What a Body Knows | Psychology Today

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours: a Pre-Photographic Guide for Artists and Naturalists
Colossal

New Sparkling Blooms Photographed with Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence by Craig Burrows
Colossal

The self does exist, and is amenable to scientific investigation
Aeon Essays

The Issue of Creating Across Generations
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Journalism as Charity? How For-Profit Media May Undercut Nonprofits
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

New teaching model yields learning improvement for students in math
Brookings Institution

Code.org is bringing computer education to Alaska Airlines’ in-flight entertainment
TechCrunch

Future Physician, Heal Thyself: Get Thee to a Gallery
Pacific Standard

Can Silicon Valley Get You Pregnant?
Fast Company

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types
Fast Company

How VR Is Good For Us, And Can Maybe Even Help Heal The Racial Divide
Fast Company

The Whitney Museum Released Emojis Created From Real Sculptures
PSFK

Nike Found An Unlikely Launch Partner In The Museum Of Modern Art
PSFK

US military teams up with Silicon Valley to revolutionize the battlefield
Fox News

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas
Inc.com

Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI
Singularity Hub

4 Ways to Create Talent Gravity and Get the Best People
Innovation Excellence

Millions of Refugees Could Benefit From Big Data — But We’re Not Using It
GOOD

Radically Unusual Caterpillars Captured by Photographer Igor Siwanowicz
Colossal

Apple’s iPad Media Experiment Cost Its Partners Years
Bloomberg

Our Stories Bind Us
Pacific Standard

Making Space for Culture: How Cities Can Preserve Their Valued (and Valuable) Cultural Assets
Next City

The Shallowness of Google Translate
The Atlantic

Software Alone Won’t Fix Crumbling Infrastructure
Forbes

School of Computing and Engineering sets gears in motion for new facility
University News | University of Missouri – Kansas City

Princeton, lab firm create science incubator
ROI-NJ.com

10,000-Year-Old Crayon May Hold Clues to Stone Age Creativity
Artsy

How neutron star collisions created all the gold in the universe
Big Think

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You
Harvard Business Review

5 of these nine US regions will receive a grant to boost their smart city efforts
TechRepublic

Science Center’s QED Program Awards $600,000 to Advance the Commercialization of Three University Technologies
PRWeb

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care
The New York Times

Americans say President Trump should prioritize science to strengthen US infrastructure
EurekAlert! Science News

At One NASA Lab, Art And Science Share The Same Orbit
NPR

In Puerto Rico, Artists Rebuild and Reach Out
The New York Times

How Smart Kids From Low-Income Families Become America’s ‘Lost Einsteins’
GOOD

2018’s Next Full Moon Combines a Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, and Blue Moon
National Geographic

Why everyone is freaking out about a White House plan to nationalize the country’s 5G data networks
The Washington Post

Also
A Nationalized 5G Network Could Settle Network Neutrality For Good
Fast Company

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2017
Innovation Excellence

How perfectionism became a hidden epidemic among young people
The Conversation

Screw Emotional Intelligence–Here’s The Key To The Future Of Work
Fast Company

‘New Localism’ Is the Operating System of Tomorrow’s Cities
CityLab

How a Church Deacon Found the Biggest Prime Number Yet (It Wasn’t as Hard as You Think)
The New York Times

Want To Design Great Digital Experiences? Start Working With Architect
Co.Design | Fast Company

Bringing Good Design to Rural Places
National Endowment for the Arts

A microscopic fungus could mop up our Cold War-era nuclear waste
Popular Science

How did Heist engineer such magical tights? They bothered to try.
Popular Science

My Turn: Carol Malysz: Science labs could dramatically boost R.I.
Opinion | Providence Journal

Agenda: How the arts can help boost interest in science
HeraldScotland

Creative subjects being squeezed, schools tell BBC
BBC News

Ringling College receives record-breaking $15 million gift
Arts and Entertainment | Your Observer

IU Bloomington’s innovative new architecture program led by Harvard-trained architect
News at IU | Indiana University

Canada Unveils New Program to Stimulate Technology Startups
Nearshore Americas

New creative coalition urges CRTC action against online theft
Newswire.ca

“We want to put Toronto on the map as a creative place” say Yabu Pushelberg founders
Dezeen

Colorado schools are rapidly moving toward more math, science and technology focus
The Denver Post

A next-gen Ms. Frizzle wants to interest girls in STEM
News @ Northeastern

Following Yale, Penn might try to reclassify Econ as a STEM program
The Daily Pennsylvanian

Why don’t STEM majors vote as much as others?
The Conversation

Why AI will not replace radiologists
Towards Data Science | Medium

Why Missouri Innovation Leaders Should Focus on AgTech and Autonomous Vehicles
EQ

Women in tech across generations: WWII code-breaker shares ‘can-do’ attitude with aspiring female roboticists
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Robots That Do Your Chores Are So Close But So Far
Fast Company

The Twice Exceptional Movement: Supporting Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties
The Creativity Post

Nike Is Looking For The Perfect Fit With Shoe Design Algorithms
PSFK

How blockchain could kill both cable and Netflix
VentureBeat

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You
Harvard Business Review

The Complexities of Scaling IoT Projects
IIoT World

Exclusive Interview: Pixar’s Brian Green On What Steve Jobs Taught Him
Women Love Tech

We are in need of a common language for innovation
Innovation Excellence

Procrastinating Your Creative Work? Push Through and Do It
Prescriptions for Life | Psychology Today

Excerpt from The Excellence Dividend
Tom Peters Blog

As AI Meets the Reputation Economy, We’re All Being Silently Judged
Harvard Business Review

The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life
The Atlantic

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse
Eudaimonia and Co | Medium

MIT’s ColorFab can 3D print jewelry that changes colors
MSN News

Ford Paves a Path From Big Automaker to Big Operating System
WIRED

Bruno Mars Sweeps Top Categories at the Grammys
The New York Times

Our Screenless Future Calls For Augmented Parenting
Fast Company

Bloomberg Innovation Index is Latest Sign US Innovation Economy is in Dire Straits
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Just teach my kid the <adjective> math
James Stanton | Medium

Amazon’s New Supermarket Could Be Grim News for Human Workers
The New Yorker

Steven Spielberg On Why Hiring Women Is Good For Creativity
Star2.com

The Dangers of Keeping Women Out of Tech
WIRED

Frankenstein game teaches kids about science
The Washington Post

Innovation Corridor could be lasting legacy of failed Amazon bid
Houston Chronicle

This scientist is taking on one of neuroscience’s most notorious opponents
STAT

Study hubs that hold the secret to creative longevity
Study International

Black Creativity Gala showcases artwork
abc7Chicago.com

Scientists Are Closer to Making Artificial Brains That Operate Like Ours Do
Futurism

UVA Brain Institute Funds Another 10 Multi-Disciplinary Research Teams
UVA Today

Artificial neurons compute faster than the human brain
Nature

The importance of creativity and innovation
Minnesota Public Radio News

New organization brings together business and art
The Battalion | Texas A&M

Our view: Facing our art-ache
Editorials | Winston-Salem Journal

AI Weekly: Machine-made art does not mean the end of human creativity
VentureBeat

Pupils need creative freedom, not narrowing D&T courses
TES

Can You Teach Creativity? My Journey as a Teacher and Maker
Medium

Chronological List Of AI Books To Read
Hacker Noon | Medium

Robotic Farmers Can Literally Reap What They Sow
MIT Technology Review

Leadership Lesson: 5 ways to puncture stagnation and innovate innovation
Phoenix Business Journal

How the Once-Struggling Pittsburgh Is Reinventing Itself as an Innovation Hub
Next City

Design Discourse Is In A State Of Arrested Development
Co.Design | Fast Company

My Company Is Killing Anonymous Employee Feedback–Here’s Why
Fast Company

These Bold Ideas Aim To Make Plastic Waste A Thing Of The Past
Fast Company

Copyright board boosts songwriters’ music streaming fees
WeAreGreenBay.com, AP

The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker
The New York Times

Reese Witherspoon’s Second Act: Big-Time Producer
The New York Times

Mort Walker, Creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ Comic Strip, Dies at 94
The New York Times

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it
Education | The Guardian

How To Build A Maker Culture
PSFK

At Museum Of Selfies, Visitors Can Pose With The History Of Self-Portraits
PSFK

How Sweden became one of the most innovative countries on earth
The Independent

4 ways universities are driving innovation
World Economic Forum

5 ways you are limiting your capacity for innovation
Innovation Excellence

The Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas v3.0
Innovation Excellence

Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing
The New York Times

Innovation Needs Communication
Innovation Excellence

14 Innovation Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make
Innovation Excellence

The Ancient Yet Modern Practice That Can Change Your Life
LitLife | Psychology Today

The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google
WIRED

Fox Searchlight is flush with Oscar nods. But will it face change following Disney sale?
Los Angeles Times

Margaret Atwood: We lost Ursula Le Guin when we needed her most
The Washington Post

Walmart is teaming up with one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies to take direct aim at Amazon
Business Insider

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