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Articles of Interest | June 15, 2018

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” – E. O. Wilson

“Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.” – Alvin Toffler

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats

“When you fall in a dream, sometimes you die, sometimes you wake up, and sometimes you learn to fly.” – Neil Gaiman

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

The NASA Engineer Making STEM Sing
National | wdel.com

Oskar Eustis: Why theater is essential to democracy
TED Talk

Liz Jackson | The Original Lifehackers
CreativeMornings/NYC

Chera Kowalski: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis
TED Talk

A New Virtual Reality Demo Allows Users to Explore the Inner Workings of a Friendly Feline
Colossal 

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Explained in a Pioneering 1923 Silent Film
Brain Pickings

Why Women in Science Feel Outnumbered, and What They’re Doing to Succeed
National Geographic

Can Cell Phones Help Save Rainforests? This Tribe Thinks So.
National Geographic

Cyclo Knitter: A Bicycle-Based Machine That Knits a Scarf in Five Minutes
Colossal 

The Science Behind Incredible Bubbles Explained by Pro Bubbler Melody Yang
Colossal 

TeachEngineering: Making the Most of Free STEM Curriculum with Mike Soltys
YouTube


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by engineering.com
Submissions accepted Through June 15

WonderWorks Syracuse Invites Public to Meet Astronaut, Participate in WonderKids Ceremony
Diversity In STEAM Magazine
June 16

U.S. Department of Education Partners with Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to Launch “She Can” STEM Summer Camp
U.S. Department of Education
Application Deadline: June 18
Session 1 | July 23 –  August 3
Session 2 | August 6 – August 17

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

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

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 

Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority to Join Landmark Gathering of State and Federal STEM Education Leaders at the White House
Business Wire
June 25 – 26
 

NEW Opinion | Promoting Hamilton on a bigger stage
TheSpec.com
June 26

15th Annual Games For Change Festival
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
June 28 – 30

NEW Innovation Week 2018 schedule released
Birmingham Business Journal
July 9 – 13

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

CreativesMX Marathon – Hudson Valley
CreativesMX
July 29 – August 5

Creativity Conference at SOU
Southern Oregon University | Eventbrite
August 3 – 6

NEW Open call for contributions for special topics October issue
SciArt Magazine
Deadline: September 1

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

26th ENCATC Congress
ENCATC
September 26 – 29 | Bucharest

Creative Placemaking and Change
The National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2018
October 5 – 7

Day of Innovation 2018 – Call for Presenters
Innovation Excellence
October 11

The ArtsGames 2018
ArtsGames
October 26 – November 3 

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Network
November 12 – 18

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various

Interactive Map | Festivals
Science Festival Alliance
Various 


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

New Creative Europe initiative for the mobility of artists and culture professionals
European Commission

A Leonardo Da Vinci Creative Thinking Technique
Imagineer7’s Weblog

200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity
Brain Pickings

How can we unlock the power of the innovation system for good?
Fast Company

No One Agrees on the Size of the Gig Economy, and Here’s Why That Matters
Inc.com

The US National Academy of Engineering
scientia.global

Meet the mad geniuses building personal flying machines
Fast Company

5 Lessons in Creativity From Maurice Sendak
Inc.com

Is competition driving innovation or damaging scientific research?
Anonymous academic | Higher Education Network | The Guardian

A $500K grant will let Science Center startups tackle health security threats
Technical.ly Philly

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare
Healthcare Informatics Magazine

Zero to hero: how Vancouver upped its digital maturity to become one of the most innovative cities in Canada
IT Business

Scaling of human brain size
Science

‘Teachers are brain engineers’: UW study shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers
University of Washington News

MIT Art, Stanford Neuroscience Professors Win $900,000 Kyoto Prize
Business Wire

Long-awaited STEM report calls for new research institutes
Yale Daily News

A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
Phys.org

New STEM education geared toward next generation of teachers
Journal News

MSU applauds state support for STEM teaching facility
MSUToday | Michigan State University

Why Cedar Point is a great place for education
wkyc.com | Girls in STEM

Commentary: Game to Grow: Esports as a Learning Platform
STEM Solutions | US News and World Report

Why Artists Have so Much Trouble Painting Lightning
Smart News | Smithsonian

‘HALO’ Makes Art Out of Subatomic Particle Collisions at Art Basel
Smart News | Smithsonian

Can we actually stop using fossil fuels?
Popular Science

Also
What it really takes to power your home for a day
Popular Science

We’re doing a great job of creating renewable energy—but we don’t have the infrastructure to actually use it
Popular Science

One day your sweaty workout clothes could power electronic devices
Popular Science

Scooter startup Bird is reportedly about to hit a $2B valuation
TechCrunch

To Prevent Sexual Harassment, Academic Institutions Should Go Beyond Legal Compliance to Promote a Change in Culture; Current Approaches Have Not Led to Decline in Harassment
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

The leadership journey of Abraham Lincoln
McKinsey & Company

How to Develop A Connected, State-Wide Innovation Ecosystem
Hypepotamus

Tech sector needs women
Innovators magazine

Zoetrope Windows Make Hyperloop Transportation More Scenic
PSFK

Amazon Customers Can Ask Alexa To Donate To Charity
PSFK

The Entrepreneurs Behind This Multibillion Dollar Company Share Why Success Is Nothing Without a Partner You Can Rely on
Entrepreneur

Problem Solving: Your problem may be your best resource
Innovation Excellence

Testing Your Strategy – Does it nest?
Innovation Excellence

National Geographic’s Next Generation of Explorers
National Geographic

How Gamified Learning Can Teach Kids to Love Finance
The Human Side of Finance | Psychology Today

Trump, Kim, and the War of Images
Pacific Standard

Music Commentary: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — Gender Diversity?
The Arts Fuse

Revisiting the artist-audience contract after Spoleto 2018
Charleston City Paper

The College Board’s Problematic Changes to AP World
The Atlantic

NAC Hires From Within, Christopher Deacon Named President And CEO
THE SCOOP | Ludwig van Toronto

University of North Carolina Students Accuse Administration of Artwashing
Hyperallergic

Will Automation Push People Out of Architecture?
The Atlantic

McColl Center Closes Innovation Institute
Charlotte Magazine

Startup Canada announces 2018 Québec regional award winners
IT Business Blog

Scientists At WFIRM Have Successfully Developed A 3-D Brain Organoid
Forbes

‘Surgery in a pill’ a potential treatment for diabetes
EurekAlert! Science News

Scientists discover three brand new planets hiding in our own galaxy
The Independent

The Past, Present, and Future of Sustainable Architecture
Pacific Standard

Harassment Is Rife in Science Labs—and University Policies Aren’t Helping
Pacific Standard

How satellite imagery could combat infectious diseases around the world
Fast Company

Etsy is raising its seller fees in an effort to court new users
Fast Company

Adobe is reviving the stunning lost fonts of the Bauhaus
Co.Design | Fast Company

Finding Foundation: How Bobby McFerrin And His Daughter Make Music A Family Affair
NPR

American Express Card Will Be Made From Upcycled Ocean Plastic
PSFK

MIT’s Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems
Inc.com

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn’t Tech. It’s Evolved Teaching.
EdSurge News

Athletic performance limits: How can we go faster, higher, farther?
National Geographic

3D Printed Soft Robots Use Magnetic Field to Crawl, Jump, and Roll
National Geographic

The Future of TV Is About Couch Shows vs. Phone Shows
The Atlantic

The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Is a Done Deal. Now What?
WIRED

Comcast Launches $65 Billion Bid For Fox, Topping Disney’s Offer
Deadline

Determining the Role of Culture in Cities’ Economic Growth
CityLab

As Ottawa challenges online media giants, what power can Canadian cultural industries still wield in 2018?
The Globe and Mail

MAJOR CHORDS | Canadian Music Industry Seeks $160 Million Handout For All Smartphones Sold In Canada
Ludwig van Toronto

AT&T Wins Approval for $85.4 Billion Time Warner Deal in Defeat for Justice Dept.
The New York Times

Also
Comcast and 21st Century Fox in Focus After AT&T-Time Warner Approval
The New York Times

AT&T will get growth help from Time Warner, thanks to ads and data
Bizwomen

Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering
Innovations | The Washington Post

From Scoping to Explore: Five reflections from States of Change Canada
NESTA

The Brewing Mexico-China Romance Set to Stir Tensions With the US
Fast Forward | OZY

Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017 Announced
National Academy of Inventors

Where are Millennials going?
Bizwomen

Could Science Diplomacy Be the Key to Stabilizing International Relations?
Scientific American

Computer Science: essential in primary education
Observatory of Educational Innovation

Meet the 9 Most Creative Entrepreneurs of 2018
Inc.com

How Guadalajara Reinvented Itself as a Technology Hub
Innovation | Smithsonian

Aligning policymakers, schools, and teachers: Lessons from Mexico
The Brookings Institution

IP policy reform needs to start at Canada’s universities
The Globe and Mail

AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses
MIT Technology Review

Chinese scientists behind cloned monkey breakthrough are just getting started
News.com.au

Q&A: Robbie Barrat on training neural networks to create art
The Stanford Daily

People who deeply grasp pain or happiness of others, process music differently in brain
ScienceDaily

How To Use Inclusive Decision-Making To Drive Innovation And Performance — Part One
Forbes

Disney’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion worldwide
L.A. Biz

Minecraft EDU Takes Coding, STEAM Lessons Underwater
THE Journal

We Should Teach All Students, in Every Discipline, to Think Like Scientists
Scientific American

STEM: At the Crossroads of Traditional and Online Learning
THE Journal

Design Focused High School Builds Tech Talent in Indianapolis
Getting Smart

Life lessons from artificial intelligence: What Microsoft’s AI chief wants computer science grads to know about the future
GeekWire

Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New Jurassic World So Much Better
Science | Smithsonian

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Will Give Away Its Trove of Artworks and Archives
Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

AI and education: What does the future hold?
NESTA

The value AI can bring to your business
McKinsey & Company

Vermont Subsidizes Remote Workers to Move to the State
Newgeography.com

It’s official, net neutrality is dead. Here’s what that means
Mashable

CRISPR Could Help Us Cure Diseases. It Could Also Cause Cancer.
Futurism

Got Milk? How the iconic campaign came to be, 25 years ago
Fast Company

Guiding Students to Science Literacy
Edutopia

Denver shows us there is no better community builder than arts and culture
The Denver Post

A Helpful New Book for Teachers and Parents of Differently Wired Kids
The Creativity Post

How far behind?
Seth’s Blog

Domino’s Is Fixing Potholes To Ensure Safe Transport For Pizza
PSFK

Sparkling RFID Jewelry Can Open Locks For Keyless Access
PSFK

Lodging Service Connects Musicians To Community By Enabling Local Accommodations
PSFK

Tomorrow’s surgeons are learning by doing in VR
MIT Technology Review

Brain-Based Circuitry Just Made Artificial Intelligence A Whole Lot Faster
Futurism

Revolutionizing everyday products with artificial intelligence
MIT News

Accelerating Corporate Startups at Telekom UQBATE
Innovation Excellence

These Communities Turn Discarded Fishing Nets, or Ghost Nets, Into Carpets
National Geographic

The Battle Over Mexican-American Studies Is Being Waged In Classrooms Across The Country
GOOD

Walking the City with Jane: An Illustrated Celebration of Jane Jacobs and Her Legacy of Livable Cities
Brain Pickings

In a divisive political climate, E3 shows that maybe video games had it right all along
Los Angeles Times

The Evils of Cultural Appropriation
Tablet Magazine

Data Yields a More Nuanced Picture of Rural America
CityLab

Instruments of Fate
Pacific Standard

To inspire Detroit youth to pursue careers in STEM, Michigan educators break convention
Model D

Cherokee Nation helps educators with STEM funding
Muskogee Phoenix

Allen Gannett: How To Realistically Cultivate Creativity
Forbes

Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal champions innovation in MIT talk
MIT News

The Lead Announces The Defiant 25, Explores Market Innovation In Fashion, Retail And Technology
Forbes

Car vending machine latest addition to Tempe’s technology innova
Arizona’s Family

Congratulations to Stevens Institute of Technology, the Winner of the 2018 Wow! Innovation Challenge #4
All Together

Tech investors need to be innovative
Commentary | CNBC

Alibaba Scores First As Top Tech Disruptor, Out-ranks Facebook: KPMG Survey
Forbes

Webinar: How to Attract – and Keep – Women in Engineering
All Together

Julia Dixon | Creativity at Work: What those big numbers really mean
The Berkshire Eagle

Indonesian Agency Tries to Flex Soft Power Through Art
Voice of America News

Canada’s The Logic is a new subscription news outlet focused on the innovation economy, à la The Information
Nieman Journalism Lab

Canada could benefit from U.S. move to scrap Obama-era start-up program
Canada Immigration News

G-7 Summit: Canada Isn’t the Enemy
National Review

A Decades-Old Asthma Drug Has Reversed Brain Damage From Dementia in Mice
ScienceAlert

Genetically Modified Monkeys May Help Scientists Understand Brain Disorders Like Autism
Newsweek

AT&T awaits judge’s decision on $85B Time Warner deal
New York Business Journal

Who will replace John Lasseter at Disney Animation and Pixar?
L.A. Biz

Artificial Intelligence May Be Able To Smell Illnesses in Human Breath
Innovation | Smithsonian

How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Color
At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

How Has the School Bus Evaded Revolution?
Pacific Standard

Spirit of innovation: this distillery makes a 20-year rum in only 6 days (99.92% faster)
Idea to Value

Insights from Code Conference 2018
Learn by Shipping | Medium

5 Assessment Strategies in Learning Games
Filament Games

There’s No ‘Perfect’ Age For Success In Entrepreneurship
Forbes

6 Reasons Moms Make the Best Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur

The 5 Gut-Check Questions Confronting Entrepreneurs Every Day
Entrepreneur

Latvian, Lithuanian agencies to cooperate towards creation of Baltic innovation system
The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics

Innovation Nation: Ten Tech Startups in… Bulgaria?
Balkan Insight

MIT creates AI psychopath called ‘Norman’
Bizwomen

Amazon Studios’ New Boss Is Reshaping Its Strategy. Step One: Lure New Talent.
The New York Times

How Orin Wolf Orchestrated a Tony Coup With ‘The Band’s Visit’
The New York Times

Industry 4.0: The Top 9 Trends For 2018
DZone AI

The Responsibility of Immortality: Welcome to the New Transhumanism
WIRED

Humans Are Bad at Innovation. Can AI Change That?
Brink – The Edge of Risk

Opinion | The Magic of a Cardboard Box
The New York Times

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence
McKinsey & Company

Fashion Meets Darwin: Evolution Towards Your Own Taste
The Creativity Post

Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline
TED Blog

Innovation Isn’t About Control, But Access
Innovation Excellence

Don’t Accelerate Innovation – Burst it
Innovation Excellence

How Vimeo’s 34-Year-Old CEO Mastered The Nonlinear Career Path
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Alcatraz East Awards Graffiti Artists
Diversity In STEAM Magazine

Nat Geo Explorer Asher Jay Opens Plastic Bottle Art Installation in NYC
National Geographic

What Is a National Geographic Explorer?
National Geographic

Jim Henson’s Imagination And Legacy Lives On In A New Exhibition
GOOD

Are You Constantly Filled With New Ideas?
The Human Side of Finance | Psychology Today

5 Things Invented in Wisconsin That Make Summertime Super Fun
Volume One Magazine

Closer than You Realize and Far Beyond the Elite, the Importance of Arts and Culture
Grantmakers in the Arts

15 Facts About Nicolaus Copernicus
Mental Floss

Forget Trump’s giant corporate tax cut. Want to grow the economy? Forgive all college debt
Salon

The date is here: So long, net neutrality.
Slate.com

The Netflix Binge Factory
Vulture

Four ways to survive the end of net neutrality today
Fast Company

With generous funding and top-tier jobs, China seeks to lure science talent from abroad
Science | AAAS

We’re Worrying About the Wrong Kind of AI
Bloomberg

Coming soon, more arts and humanities content in engineering programmes at IITs
The New Indian Express

2018 Tony Awards: The Winners
The New York Times

Tesla Taps Into ‘Breakthrough’ Battery Innovations
Interesting Engineering

UConn Celebrates Opening of Innovative New Engineering & Science Building
UConn Today

Trump takes aim at China’s tech sector. That could hurt U.S. innovation.
The Washington Post

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay on the Creative Process, and the Intersection of Art and Activism
AdWeek

Allen Gannett Wants You to Stop Making Excuses and Start Practicing Creativity
Skyword

Did Toolmaking Pave the Road for Human Language?
The Atlantic

Apple signs Writers Guild of America’s master contract, clearing the way to take on Netflix, Amazon.com and HBO
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Traveling summer camp lets Elgin middle-schoolers experience STEM
Elgin Courier-News

Advocating for Equity and Inclusion in Computer Science Education
Market Brief

Coding bootcamp is helping women get jobs at Facebook and Amazon
CNBC

Richard Branson’s 10-Step Plan for Achieving All Your Goals
Inc.com

Neiman Marcus Shakes Up High-End Image With In-Store Art And Tattoos
PSFK

Teens Are Trading In Facebook For Platforms Like Snapchat And Instagram
PSFK

Revealing the Invisible Future
Innovation Excellence

A Boomers Guide to Teaching Millennials
Innovation Excellence

The Necessary Value of Unstructured Time
Innovation Excellence

Stoked: Why Action Sports is the Ultimate Culture of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Sir Elton John urges social media boycott over hate speech
BBC News

Place 16 of 52: The Arts Are Flourishing in Cincinnati
The New York Times

Pixar Co-Founder to Leave Disney After ‘Missteps’
The New York Times

Art Is Becoming a Financial Product, and Blockchain Is Making It Happen
The New York Times

Behind the Scenes With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra
WIRED

Will Trudeau show the world what a feminist government truly looks like?
The Globe and Mail

A Voice at the Table–Innovation Through Culture and Inclusivity
MeriTalk

Nine Ways Successful Group Networking Empowers Women Entrepreneurs
Forbes

Silicon Valley tech’s great Midwest migration
The Hustle

‘Bloomberg Technology’ Full Show (6/8/2018)
Bloomberg

Audio: How does a school that used to focus on science integrate the arts?
89.3 KPCC

U.S. Department of State Names Michael Osterholm U.S. Science Envoy
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Visual worlds in mirror and glass
EurekAlert! Science News

Canada will hold auctions for key 5G frequencies in 2020
Telecompaper

Government of Canada supports Ontario innovators through Build in Canada Innovation Program
Newswire.ca

What America forgets: Competition drives innovation
The Globe and Mail

From Velcro to high-speed trains: 5 examples of technology inspired by nature
Deutsche Welle

Seven (or more) things you didn’t know about your brain
Medical News Today

Dallas art teacher asking for your left over supplies for his classroom
CW33 NewsFix

Cartoon networking: ‘Simpsons’ contributor draws upon creativity in hopes of helping art community
News | sharonherald.com

Bees May Understand Zero, a Concept That Took Humans Millennia to Grasp
Smithsonian.com

Also
Honeybees are surprisingly great at math
Popular Science

The Art of Making a Real Deal
Imagineer7’s Weblog

5 Ways To Make Your Kids More Creative
Betterism | Medium

Warren Buffett: Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan health care venture to name CEO soon
Puget Sound Business Journal

Can you teach entrepreneurship? – Bartleby
The Economist

Immigrant Entrepreneurship in America Is Declining
The Atlantic

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list
Ideas.TED.com

14 Brilliant Comments on the Importance of Platform Responsibility in Big Tech
Creative Future

It’s not all rainbows for Chicago’s $1 billion tech ‘unicorns’
Chicago Tribune

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Articles of Interest | June 8, 2018

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.” – Flip Wilson

“If you’re not a leader on the bench, don’t call yourself a leader on the field. You’re either a leader everywhere or nowhere.” – Abby Wambach

“After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.” – Albert Einstein

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” – Erica Jong

“Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

Sir Ken Robinson – Imagination And Empathy
Imagination Matters

Hugh Herr: How we’ll become cyborgs and extend human potential
TED Talk

Anushka Naiknaware: A teen scientist’s invention to help wounds heal
TED Talk

5 TED Talks to increase your emotional intelligence
The Enterprisers Project

Remembering Kate Spade
Video – NYTimes.com

The Startling Alternative Theory of How Humans Arrived in America
Smithsonian 

ATTN: – The future of education is taking place in a new type of classroom.
Facebook


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by engineering.com
Submissions accepted Through June 15

Call for Applications: 2018 ENCATC Research Award
ENCATC
Deadline: June 8

Calling all social entrepreneurs + nonprofit leaders: Apply for The Audacious Project
TED Blog
Deadline: June 10

Reese Witherspoon helps build female film careers
Reel Chicago
Deadline: June 10

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

IGL2018 Global Conference
Innovation Growth Lab
June 12 – 14

WonderWorks Syracuse Invites Public to Meet Astronaut, Participate in WonderKids Ceremony
Diversity In STEAM Magazine
June 16

U.S. Department of Education Partners with Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to Launch “She Can” STEM Summer Camp
U.S. Department of Education
Application Deadline: June 18
Session 1 | July 23 –  August 3
Session 2 | August 6 – August 17

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

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

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 Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority to Join Landmark Gathering of State and Federal STEM Education Leaders at the White House
Business Wire
June 25 – 26

15th Annual Games For Change Festival
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
June 28 – 30

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

CreativesMX Marathon – Hudson Valley
CreativesMX
July 29 – August 5

Creativity Conference at SOU
Southern Oregon University | Eventbrite
August 3 – 6

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

26th ENCATC Congress
ENCATC
September 26 – 29 | Bucharest

Creative Placemaking and Change
The National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2018
October 5 – 7

Day of Innovation 2018 – Call for Presenters
Innovation Excellence
October 11

The ArtsGames 2018
ArtsGames
October 26 – November 3 

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Network
November 12 – 18

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various

Interactive Map | Festivals
Science Festival Alliance
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Alberta Begins – Albertans Committed to a Strong and Prosperous Future
TechInvest Alberta Inc.

The Heroes of America’s Startup Economy Weren’t Born in America
Inc.com

Would Conscious Computers Have Rights?
Gigaom

This Gasoline Is Made of Carbon Sucked From the Air
National Geographic

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Carbon ‘Building Blocks of Life’
National Geographic

Is the freelance economy really shrinking?
Fast Company

Also
Is the Gig Economy Growing or Shrinking?
Pacific Standard

An Update on Federal Grant Funding for STEM Education
All Together

Art in an Instant – The Secrets of Improvisation
The Washington Post

Wisconsin senator proposes water tech grant program
Milwaukee Business Journal

Google, Amazon top the most attractive employers of 2018
CNBC

UMass Inventor Insists On Due Credit For Nurses Who Innovate
Vermont Public Radio

U.S. May Fall Behind on Space Research, Lawmakers Warn
Roll Call

Sony Innovation Studios R&D Facility Opening on Sony Pictures Lot
Variety

Innovation and Tech In Media Entertainment: A Survey
Radio & Television Business Report

Houston’s New Kinder High School For Performing, Visual Arts Blends Classrooms, Creativity
Forbes

Startup Canada announces 2018 Atlantic regional award winners
IT Business Blog

Everything you need to know about the Toronto startup scene
Your Story

‘Innovation ecosystem’ key in Calgary Economic Development 10-year strategy
CBC News

Larger sample sizes needed to increase reproducibility in neuroscience studies
ScienceDaily

Pfizer expands venture arm with $600m cash boost
Pharmaphorum

Waves move across the human brain to support memory: Columbia Engineers discover a new fundamental feature of brain oscillations: These traveling waves reflect patterns of neuronal activity that move across the cortex and are important for memory and cognition
ScienceDaily

Why Keds Is Putting the Spotlight on Up-and-Coming Female Entrepreneurs
Footwear News

The Impenetrable Genius of Prince
The New Yorker

Alphabet kills shareholder proposal backed by Zevin Asset Management tying diversity goals to executive pay
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Good news for C students and English majors – tech jobs are for you, too, study says
EdSource

Teenagers may be losing interest in STEM careers, but they know they need tech skills to land a job
Chicago Tribune

UNM teams up with Air Force Research Laboratory to improve technology, STEM education
KRQE

Pennsylvania Professor Begins Term as 2018-2019 President of the National Science Teachers Association
Business Wire

Inside UCR: Gearing Up for California’s Expansion in Computer Science Education
University of California, Riverside Today

They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists.
Mother Jones

Seattle Public Library and UW awarded $353K federal grant to help kids co-design digital activities
GeekWire

UI leads overhaul of state’s K–12 science education
Iowa Now | University of Iowa

Scientists created a psychopathic AI using Reddit images
Engadget

Investment, Innovation and Job Creation in a Growing U.S. Bioscience Industry 2018
TEConomy/BIO

Bill Gates Is Giving This Book to All College Graduates
Money

Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Labs to Connect Milwaukee Entrepreneurs
Wisconsin INNO

First contact: what if we find not organic life but ET’s AI?
Aeon Essays

How Broadway’s Tiny Musical Made Its Big Song
Vulture

Google doodle honors Dr. Virginia Apgar, savior of countless babies
CNET

Also
How Today’s Google Doodle, Dr. Virginia Apgar, Made A Big Difference
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

When did humans first learn to count?
The Conversation

It’s Time To Prioritize Diversity Across Tech
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

How to Build a Smart City
Freakonomics

U.S. Universities Fuel Both Urban Growth and Inequality
CityLab

Canada to hold key 5G spectrum auction in 2020, says Innovation Minister Bains
CBC News

Can Art Inspire Creativity in the Workplace?
Creativity at Work

Quincy to host TEDx event
Herald-Whig
Deadline: June 30

Albany backs NYIT’s next-gen bioengineering lab
Innovate Long Island

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
MDDI Online

European Commission hopes for big science funding uplift
BBC News

When fact and imagination meet
The Boston Globe

Brain Science Ascends an Intellectual Mount Everest…but has yet to reach Base Camp 1
Talking Back | Scientific American Blog Network

Tan Le’s Emotiv makes tech that lets you control a car with your mind
CNBC

International ‘A’ team debuts brain cancer atlas
EurekAlert! Science News

Stories literally put our brain waves in sync
Quartz at Work

Future smart clothes could pack serious gadgetry
Science News

A Clinic Creating 3-Parent-Babies In Ukraine Stirs Controversy
Shots – Health News | NPR

Why African-American Doctors Are Choosing to Study Medicine in Cuba
The New Yorker

Uncle Sam wants you to join the United States Digital Service
Ars Technica

More Women in U.S. Workforce Could Add $5.9 Trillion of Global Market Capitalization in 10 Years: S&P Global
S&P Global

The DIYers Building Their Own Space Programs
Fast Forward | OZY

Why Every Kindergarten and First-Grade School Day Should Begin with Inquiry and Imaginative Play
@Heinemann | Medium

A New Tech Manifesto
Trust Issues | Medium

Why Female Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Raising Venture Capital
Scientific American

“Failing fast” didn’t make me a better entrepreneur
Fast Company

Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017 Announced
PRNewswire

Brain Gain: Professionals Find Niche in Rural Upper Midwest
Daily Yonder

6 Forces Disrupting Higher Education
NewGeography.com

How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day
MindShift | KQED News

Campbell’s SpaghettiOs creator Don Goerke was a Waukesha native
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

10 jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago
World Economic Forum

Your Company Needs an Innovation Culture, Not an Innovation Team
Entrepreneur

How Gestural Commands Are Making Interfaces Seamless and Intuitive
PSFK

Scent Liners Let Consumers Smell Products Without Disrupting Packaging
PSFK

The Case of the Stolen Idea
Innovation Excellence

Blind In The Mind: Why Some People Can’t See Pictures In Their Imagination
Imagination Matters

North Face is cutting waste by selling refurbished old coats
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

How One Company Landed on Celebrity Radar, Going from Unknown to the A-List
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

How Precision Agriculture Can Help Traditional Farms
National Geographic

Domestic Box Office To Remain Stable, But Failures Lurk, PwC Warns
Deadline

Video gamers may soon be paid more than top pro athletes
The Conversation

What Was the Point of Elevator Music?
Atlas Obscura

Autistic consumers can use pop culture for social skills.
Slate.com

Feel Busy All the Time? There’s an Upside to That.
Harvard Business Review

Portrait of the Voice in My Head
Village Voice

Kate Spade, Whose Handbags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55
The New York Times

A Futurist Predicts the Death of Higher Education
The Atlantic

Workers of the world unite on distributed digital platforms
Aeon Essays

Toil and trouble: How ‘Macbeth’ could teach computers to think
The Boston Globe

Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science
The New Atlantis

Summer Break Means Disparate Access to the Arts
Grantmakers in the Arts

UW physicists, CERN announce discovery of Higgs boson interactions
UW-Madison News

To (Re)Design School, We Need New Metaphors. Let’s Start With These Five.
Sam Chaltain

Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney
BBC News

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence
The New York Times

Also
Opinion | Can Facebook Be Cut Down to Size?
The New York Times

Top 50 NIH-Funded Institutions of 2018
The Lists | Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

How NIH is Organizing Its Enormous Troves of Data
Nextgov

Diverse Teams Drive Innovation in Ways Homogeneous Teams Just Can’t
Entrepreneur

With federal funding for science on the decline, what’s the role of a profit motive in research?
WTOP, AP

Where imagination meets reality: Time for some creative thinking about R&D
City A.M.

An unexpected ambition borne from MIT experience
MIT News

There’s an “Inverse Piano” in Your Head
Scientific American

What Happens to Your Brain When You Listen to Music, According to Science
Inverse

Potential ‘Achilles heel’ in brain cancer
ScienceDaily

Creative Portland hosts city’s first arts and culture summit
Mainebiz.biz

What are we learning from policy experiments to increase innovation and entrepreneurship?
NESTA

The Hidden Women of Architecture and Design
The New Yorker

Gibson Brands Inc. lands financing deal in bankruptcy case
Nashville Business Journal

How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated
Innovation | Smithsonian

Photos inside a quantum computer
Popular Science

Can Art Help People Feel the Devastation of Climate Change?
Pacific Standard

3-on-3 Might Be the Future of Basketball
The Huddle | OZY

Straight Out of Harry Potter — Color-Shifting Fashion Is Here
Fast Forward | OZY

7 Critical Ingredients For the Greatest Creative Work of Your Life
Medium

Doctors cure woman’s breast cancer with her immune cells
Bizwomen

Parkland students plan ‘Road to Change’ tour to keep mission to change gun laws at the forefront
Bizwomen

MIAD senior designs portable Kevlar shelter to protect kids from gun violence
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

China to Overtake US in R&D Spending by Year-End, Top American Science Body Says
Yicai Global

Design Thinking: Understanding the Method Behind the Idea
Luis Goncalves

How Wharton Launched Warby Parker–and Dozens of Other Companies Just Like It
Inc.com

Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of Humans and Machines
Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How Companies Are Boosting Productivity With Gamification
PSFK

The Future is Invisible
Innovation Excellence

What Will We Do After Moore’s Law Ends?
Innovation Excellence

The Three R’s of Innovation – Risk, Reward, and Resources
Innovation Excellence

Finally a good use for drones—hands-free umbrellas
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Pressure Chamber Safely Takes Fish From Twilight Zone
National Geographic

Native Superheroes Are The Norm At This All-Indigenous Comics Store
GOOD

Broadway’s HD Baby
Uncharted Customs | Psychology Today

Creative Synthesis
Stronger at the Broken Places | Psychology Today

How to Eat an Apricot: Diane Ackerman on Art, Science, and Wonder
Brain Pickings

5 Ways to Boost Your Innovation Strategy’s Efficiency
The Brainzooming Group

Standard Arabic is on the Decline: Here’s What’s Worrying About That
Atlantic Council

Did a Small Clarification of Tax Law Have a Major Impact on the Art Market?
Artsy

What makes people distrust science? Surprisingly, not politics
Aeon Ideas

The American fashion industry is in crisis — and its big awards gala made it obvious
The Washington Post

New UWM Lab Exploring IoT, AI and Blockchain
Wisconsin INNO

Podcast: Nonprofit Code.org Hopes to Inspire Kids to Learn Computer Science
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt
The New York Times

How the Ice Age Shaped New York
The New York Times

Boulder-Size Clues to How Humans Settled the Americas
The New York Times

Proper Policy and Strategy Honors the Wisconsin Idea
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Science and Creativity: Way to Go, Einstein Part I
WBEZ

Also
Science and Creativity: Way to Go, Einstein Part II
WBEZ

Science and Creativity: Way to Go, Einstein Part III
WBEZ

Entrepreneur’s 100 Brilliant Companies of 2018
Entrepreneur

Johannes Gutenberg: The Steve Jobs of His Time
Letter Rip | Medium

Q&A, the season wrap up
Seth Godin’s New Podcast: Akimbo

Listen to the whole podcast, or join it at 5:13, where Seth responds to a question on education.

Pixar’s Braintrust — Why It Is Important for a Creative Culture
Prototypr | Medium

How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness
At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Can Machines Be Creative? Meet 9 AI ‘Artists’
LiveScience

Editorial | Why the humanities matter now more than ever
Dallas Morning News

Why Medicine Needs the Humanities (And No, It’s Not Just About Empathy)
History News Network

Who Gets to Decide What Belongs in the ‘Canon’?
The New York Times

How Apple Programmer Sal Soghoian Got Apps Talking to Each Other
WIRED

All languages speak syllables at about the same rate. Neuroscientists now know why
Big Think

Engineers need to use tech to make humans more powerful
Digital Journal

A former Nike engineer’s strategy for innovation
Quartz at Work

Marta Churchwell: Creating art accounts for more disciplines than just talent
The Joplin Globe

How Toronto Became a Global Powerhouse for Artificial Intelligence Startups and Giants
Adweek

Science Summer Reading
GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed

The Fourteen-Year-Old Inventor Trying to Protect Other Children from Being Shot at School
The New Yorker

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer
Inc.com

Millennials aren’t entitled. It’s employers that need to change.
Mashable

Don’t Let Outdated Innovation Myths Limit Your Career
Startup Professionals Musings

Opinion | From Westworld to Best World for the Internet of Things
The New York Times

Structured serendipity: How Great Ideas Emerge
Game-Changer

Exploring the criteria for collaborative innovation
Connecting Innovation

When Something Unexpected Happens, Get Curious
Destination Innovation

These stunning 3D models are transforming scientists’ raw data
Science | AAAS

Leading Innovation in the Digital Age
Innovation Excellence

Innovation ‘Soft’ Skills Matter
Innovation Excellence

Top 20 Innovation Articles of May 2018
Innovation Excellence

Stumble Bravely into Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Stop calling them ‘social’: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al are the new mainstream media
Los Angeles Times

Spotify Cancels ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy After an Industry Uproar
The New York Times

New York Spent $15 Million to Build a Film Hub. It Just Sold for $1.
The New York Times

Melissa McCarthy Movie Wins a Round in Sesame Street Lawsuit
The New York Times

What’s the Value of an Online Art Crit?
Hyperallergic

Want to Read Michael Lewis’s Next Work? You’ll Be Able to Listen to It First
The New York Times

Goldman Sachs Lobby Art Explains Everything That’s Wrong With Our Elites
The American Conservative

Learn How to Use the Best Ideation Methods: Analogies
Interaction Design Foundation

The rust belt is being sold a lie – China has funded US spending
Business | The Guardian

How to Transform Conflict Into an Innovation Advantage
Inc.com

Improvisation is ‘yoga for your social skills,’ can make better leaders
Recode

Exams 2018: The ‘myth’ of the visual learner
BBC News

3 Reasons Your Ideas Aren’t Getting Noticed
Inc.com

Interview: Inside the Surreal Creative Mind of Greg “Craola” Simkins
MyModernMet

David Gerrold predicted the smartphone. Now he says AI is inevitable.
Android Authority

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion
A Principal’s Reflections

A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching
The New York Times

Young, brilliant and broke: Push to fund young biomedical scientists
The Mercury News

Purdue Ag-celerator invests $100,000 in two plant science startups
Purdue University Research Foundation News

‘Real Artists’ Imagines a World Where AI Replaces Human Filmmakers
KQED Arts

Air Force General: Newark SciDome will capture the imagination
Newark Advocate 

STEM in focus: From dance to teaching about nutrition
The Guam Daily Post

Honouring innovation and creativity for human rights: call for nominations for the 2018 Rights and Freedoms Award now open
Benzinga
Deadline: July 15

Innovating the Aging Experience
CNW

Puerto Rico’s Schools Are in Tumult, and Not Just Because of Hurricane Maria
The New York Times

Driving Innovation: Canada’s Role Advancing Humanitarian Action
Opinions | iPolitics

The Otis Report Finds LA Creative Sector Booming
Breitbart News

Parkinson’s: ‘Adaptive’ brain implant may improve therapy
Medical News Today

Challenges for developing brain implant material
Digital Journal

Girls Art Now! summit examines what it means to be a working woman artist today
TimeOut.com

Kanye West’s Bipolar Disorder and the Shaky Science of the ‘Tortured Genius’
The Daily Beast

What’s hiding in the outer solar system?
Popular Science

China’s fast climb up the value chain
McKinsey & Company

6 Potential Roadblocks to Innovation
Innovation Management

3 reasons Michigan is attracting more venture capital
Technical.ly

Tech behemoths Facebook, Google planning big Chicago office expansions
Chicago Tribune

What Resulted When a Photographer Gave Rural Children Cameras
The New Yorker

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.” – Denis Waitley

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” − Robert Anthony

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old” – Peter F. Drucker


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

Tom Peters – All We Have is Time
YouTube

High-tech production Frame by Frame lights up National Ballet
CBC News

A Skeletal Wooden Kraken Climbs From Remote Ruins in France
Colossal

It’s Only Natural
A Singular Perspective | Psychology Today

A behind-the-scenes view of TED2018, to inspire you to apply for The Audacious Project
TED.com
Deadline: June 10

I ♥ NY
Vimeo 

Mackenzie Davis’ exit from social media is an #EPICFAIL in dark, funny film from Matthew Frost
Video – Creativity Online

Who becomes an inventor? This Arkansas innovation hub is trying to spark a new generation
PBS NewsHour


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by engineering.com
Submissions accepted Through June 15

Nation’s Premier Science Festival Continues Mission to Make America Smart Again
PRNewswire
May 29 – June 3

4th ENCATC-AAAE International Panel
ENCATC
June 1 | Houston, TX
 

Third Annual Creative Startups Southeast Opens Applications
PRNewswire
Deadline: June 3

“OUT TO INNOVATE” Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM Students
Diversity in STEAM Magazine
June 3

U.S. Department of Education Announces STEM, Computer Science Education Grant Opportunities
U.S. Department of Education
EIR Deadline: June 5

Abstract Submission Form
2018 ENCATC Congress
New Deadline: June 5 

Poster Exhibition Proposal Form
2018 ENCATC Congress
New Deadline: June 5 

Teaching Demonstration Proposal Form
2018 ENCATC Congress
New Deadline: June 5 

NEW Overcoming the Common Barriers to Creativity
IDEO U
Free Webinar June 5

Call for Applications: 2018 ENCATC Research Award
ENCATC
Deadline: June 8

Calling all social entrepreneurs + nonprofit leaders: Apply for The Audacious Project
TED Blog
Deadline: June 10

Reese Witherspoon helps build female film careers
Reel Chicago
Deadline: June 10

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

U.S. Department of Education Partners with Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to Launch “She Can” STEM Summer Camp
U.S. Department of Education
Application Deadline: June 18
Session 1 | July 23 –  August 3
Session 2 | August 6 – August 17

IGL2018 Global Conference
Innovation Growth Lab
June 12 – 14

NEW WonderWorks Syracuse Invites Public to Meet Astronaut, Participate in WonderKids Ceremony
Diversity In STEAM Magazine
June 16

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

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

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

15th Annual Games For Change Festival
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
June 28 – 30

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

CreativesMX Marathon – Hudson Valley
CreativesMX
July 29 – August 5

Creativity Conference at SOU
Southern Oregon University | Eventbrite
August 3 – 6

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

26th ENCATC Congress
ENCATC
September 26 – 29 | Bucharest

Creative Placemaking and Change
The National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2018
October 5 – 7

Day of Innovation 2018 – Call for Presenters
Innovation Excellence
October 11

The ArtsGames 2018
ArtsGames
October 26 – November 3 

NEW Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Network
November 12 – 18

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various

Interactive Map | Festivals
Science Festival Alliance
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Quiz: 10 science questions that Americans struggle to correctly answer
Business Insider

Most Creative People in Business 2018
Fast Company

The Default for Our Minds Is “Closed”
The Craft of Creativity | Psychology Today

Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells
The Verge

The future of web design doesn’t involve computers at all
Co.Design | Fast Company

“When will I ever need Pythagoras?” — an honest response
QED | Medium

How Disney is turning women from across the company into coders
Fast Company

Rock – paper – impact
Innovators magazine

Tap-To-Pay Technology Lets Onlookers Tip Buskers With Credit Cards
PSFK

Tesla competitor Nio makes secret U.S. IPO filing that could raise billions
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Disney princesses drawn as career women are totally boss
TODAY.com

100 Bold Ideas to Improve Women and Children’s Health and Rights in the Developing World
GlobeNewsWire

Joanne Lipman Shares Five Groundbreaking Solutions For Handling Gender Inequality In The Workplace
Forbes

Miami’s Women Of Innovation
Haute Living

Serena Williams Just Dropped A Fashion Line To Empower All Women
Essence.com

Melinda Gates Has Been Funding Female VCs Through Her Investment Firm
Fortune

Xi Jinping urges China to go all in on scientific self-reliance after ZTE case exposes hi-tech gaps
South China Morning Post

Why these biotech startups are facing a 550% rent hike
Technical.ly Philly

Harvard Business School Names 2018-2019 Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship
Harvard Business School

Learning about learning: Meaning matters
Brookings Institution

A Study of NASA Scientists Shows How to Overcome Barriers to Open Innovation
Harvard Business Review

Canada-Mexico connection strengthened through Universities Canada mission
UToday | University of Calgary

The State of Talent in Mexico: What’s Really Motivating this Nearshore Hotbed?
Nearshore Americas

Opinion: Move over, Waterloo and Ottawa: Calgary is now out-innovating you
CBC News

Nelson: Let’s protest Canada’s lack of innovation
Calgary Herald

How Canada’s Tech ‘Superclusters’ Could Change The Global Startup Game
Forbes

Opinion: We need to be better at balancing national security and Chinese investment
The Globe and Mail

Opinion: China is not a threat to Canada
The Globe and Mail

Playing detective with Canada’s female literary past
The Conversation

Makerspace’s board game workshop encourages creativity, new skills
Daily Bruin

Satya Nadella touts Microsoft’s research on brain implants
CNBC

Study: Learning science can stimulate your brain more than you’d think
PhillyVoice

Theory of predictive brain as important as evolution – Prof. Lars Muckli
Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine | European Commission

Ringling College of Art and Design promotes school through Creativity Takes Courage campaign
Business Observer

New exhibit explores the future of creative play in an Artificial Intelligence driven world
GlobeNewsWire

Arizona can solve its water problems … with art? Yes, really
AZCentral

The Future Imagination Fund Launches to Support Citizen Artists and Visionary Thinking at NYU
New York University News

10 Creative Entrepreneurs On Finding Work Life Balance
Forbes

Learn the Art of Maintaining Healthy Relation With Employees Here
Entrepreneur

Poll: How would you spend $10 million to ensure more children become innovators later on in life?
NESTA

Developing a board game for Innovation Policymakers
NESTA

World’s Fair booster backing Medical Alley global health conference; Walmart is founding sponsor
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Mary Meeker: More than half U.S. tech companies founded by immigrants
Recode

The US is altering its visa policies for Chinese nationals in STEM
Quartz

Department of Homeland Security approves NU economics department’s classification as STEM major
The Daily Northwestern

Wanted: More girls in STEM careers
Opinion – Philly

The Rise Of The STEM Toy
Forbes

The Issue on the Table: Is “Hamilton” Good For History?
History | Smithsonian

How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine
Science | Smithsonian

Seven Airplane Innovations That Could Change How We Travel
Innovation | Smithsonian

Explore Google’s Sweeping Retrospective on Frida Kahlo’s Life and Legacy
Smart News | Smithsonian

New Exhibition Serves Up 150 Years of Canadian Culinary History
Smart News | Smithsonian

Bonnie and Clyde’s getaway car has hidden lessons for cops in the self-driving vehicle era
Popular Science

Ford’s CEO Confronts a Winding Road Toward Change
Provocateurs | OZY

I created the first digital meme
Popular Science

The Badass Wife of W.E.B. Du Bois
Flashback | OZY

Here’s Why Baseball Looks Nothing Like Five Years Ago
The Huddle | OZY

Sound Galleries Are Flipping the Equation Between Music and Art
Fast Forward | OZY

Give Your Money to Libraries, Jeff Bezos
Electric Literature

This is how Google will collapse
Hacker Noon

Microsoft’s most vulnerable monopoly
The Startup | Medium

Entrepreneurship in the US could soon become a lot harder for immigrants
Your Story

U.S. and China clash over ‘technology transfer’ at WTO
Reuters

The BS and the Science of Nanotechnology
2020 Science

Why Silicon Valley investors are scared of China
CNBC

Population Growth Slowing in Largest US Municipalities
Newgeography.com

What Can Bees Teach Us About Building Better Urban Ecosystems?
Next City

Why Traditional M&A Is Becoming Less Important
Harvard Business Review

How you can get people to take you seriously as a young entrepreneur
Fast Company

What an Entrepreneur Learned from Failure
Knowledge@Wharton

We asked 10 kids to “draw a leader”–here’s what they did
Fast Company

Teachers Find Public Support as Campaign for Higher Pay Goes to Voters
The New York Times

SoftBank Fund Puts $2.25 Billion in G.M.’s Driverless Unit
The New York Times

How the Government Could Win the AT&T-Time Warner Case
The New York Times

Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81
The New York Times

Online Fundraising Is Bigger Than Just Facebook
NonProfit PRO

Protect Your Art Studio from Hurricane/High Wind
CERF+

Ashes To Art: The Intersection Of Art & Science
ArtPlace America

In Massachusetts, an Artist Explores an Old Dye Factory’s Toxic Influence
ArtPlace America

Arts, Culture and the Scientific Method
ArtPlace America

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?
Inc.com

Ebola and the future of vaccines: In conversation with Seth Berkley
TED Blog

Writing for people who don’t read
Seth’s Blog

Innovation in Education – Easier Said than Done
Innovation Excellence

Getting Out Of The Box Isn’t an Innovation Cure
Innovation Excellence

Seeing The Unseen: The Exhibition Opening Up The Universe To Teenagers
Imagination Matters

Egon Schiele on What It Means to Be an Artist and Why Visionaries Always Come from the Minority
Brain Pickings

The Speed Trap: When Taking Your Time (Really) Matters
Change This

What’s the gap between reality and what you SHOULD do with your time?
The Brainzooming Group

Museums and Their Communities: Creating Mutual Value
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Board Motion Creates LA County’s First Department for Arts and Culture
Grantmakers in the Arts

The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You
The New York Times

Listen to Studio 360’s “Muppet Regime.”
Slate.com

Why a Harlem Warehouse Is Home to Millions of Dollars Worth of Art
Artsy

The Book of Songs: Poems that helped shape Chinese thought
BBC – Culture

Why some fake languages like Dothraki are more realistic than others, like in Star Wars.
Slate.com

In the Dance Lab With Martha Graham
The New York Times

This is your brain on improv
The World in Words, PRI

Opinion | Aristotle’s Wrongful Death
The New York Times

Emily Pilloton: Fear Less, Build More
National Endowment for the Arts

Opinion | An American Alternative to Europe’s Privacy Law
The New York Times

More better math
Seth’s Blog

Excellence
Seth’s Blog

Eugene Parker’s Journey to the Sun
Space | Air & Space Magazine

Bacteria in a pill may one day track your body’s chemistry
Science | AAAS

No Motor, No Battery, No Problem
Caltech

Here’s What We Know About Russia’s Hypersonic Waverider Weapon
LiveScience

How to repeat success: Lessons from Pixar
McKinsey & Company

The leadership journey of Abraham Lincoln
McKinsey & Company

Bill Davidson’s take on Harley-Davidson’s electric bike
Milwaukee Business Journal

Eco innovation is profitable
Innovators magazine

How Einstein Explained His Creative Genius
Imagineer7’s Weblog

Combining the Unrelated into New Ideas
Imagineer7’s Weblog

Why Generating Insights is an Important Skill
IDEO U

See this fascinating apparatus that turns natural forces into artists
Ideas.TED.com

Don’t Brainstorm, Play!
Creative Jeffrey

Director Joe Mantello, Broadway’s Invisible Wizard
The New York Times

What It Was Like to Work on ‘Roseanne’
The New York Times

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