Articles of Interest – February 19, 2016

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“Rules are made for people who aren’t willing to make up their own.” – Chuck Yeager

“Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.” – George Scialabba

“In an increasingly crowded, noisy global marketplace, innovation is not optional.” – Tom Peters

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” – Terry Pratchett

“It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.” – Jonathan Ive

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

“It’s nice that science fiction exists because these are really creative people figuring out what the ultimate use of any technology might be. They come up with a lot of incredible ideas.” – Palmer Luckey

53 Brilliant ‘Shark Tank’ Quotes to Inspire You

Inspiring Quotes for Creative Leadership
Creativity at Work



Video: Six new stories debut in ‘Science of Innovation’ series
National Science Foundation

Blue Sky Science: How is spider silk made?
Morgridge Center for Research | Vimeo

Experience the Lady Gaga + Intel Collaboration
Intel | YouTube

Watch the Lady Gaga + Intel Performance
The Grammys

‘Strandbeest’ Sculptures of Theo Jansen Fuse Art With Engineering
Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Virgin Galactic to Unveil Improved Space Plane
The Wall Street Journal



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Ann Arbor Spark to host 3-day session for budding entrepreneurs
Crain’s Detroit Business
February 19 – 21

NEW Engineers Week
DiscoverE Engineering
February 21 – 27

Week celebrates contributions of engineering
Courier Journal
February 21 – 27

NEW Black Arts & Innovation Expo to Put Contemporary Spin on Black History Month
Digital Journal
February 27

2016 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge and Summit
US Small Business Administration
Summit: March 16 – 17

4th Annual Innovation Master Class
The Conference Board
June 8 – 9

Long Beach to Lead a “Women in Innovation Revolution,” Starting October 23
Wonder Women Tech
July 15 – 17

NEW Welcome to TED2017: The Future You
TED Blog
April 24 – 28, 2017

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series




Apple’s Line in the Sand Was Over a Year in the Making
The New York Times

How Tim Cook, in iPhone Battle, Became a Bulwark for Digital Privacy
The New York Times

3 Ways to Train Your Brain For Bigger and Better Ideas

Current Issue | Vol 4, No 2 (2015)
Artivate: A journal of entrepreneurship in the Arts

This Fruit Brain Teaser Is Stumping the Internet
ABC News

Mini-Brains Allow Scientists to Study Brain Disorders

A stake in innovation
(e) Science News

Here’s an idea to keep more young people in Maine
BDN Maine

How Canada and its entrepreneurs can ensure they are part of the race to innovation
Financial Post

Duck Or Rabbit? 100-Year-Old Optical Illusion Gauges Creativity And Brain Speed

MIT senior takes on double major in brain and cognitive sciences plus theater arts
MIT News

The Best AI Program Still Flunks an Eighth-Grade Science Test
MIT Technology Review

Is the US really less innovative than Belgium?
American Enterprise Institute | Pethokoukis Blog » AEIdeas

The State of Entrepreneurship in 2016: U.S. is on the Verge of an Entrepreneurial Boom

In Focus: Incentives No More – Why States are Changing Course on Incentives
Area Development

U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies Update
Area Development

Beyond Silicon Valley: Promising New Tech Boomtowns
Area Development

Encouraging Neurodiversity in Your Makerspace or Classroom

21 Rules for Innovation Team Building
Gregg Fraley

Fantasists and catalysts: The talks in Session 11 of TED2016
TED Blog

How to talk about your project
Seth’s Blog

How To Generate 20 New Business Ideas Over Coffee
Derek Cheshire

America’s Real Manufacturing Advantage
Strategy + Business

11 Unexpected Facts about Managing Employee Idea Programs
Innovation Excellence

No Instant Coffee Here: What Starbucks Teaches Us about Timing and Innovation (Part 1)
Innovation Excellence

A National Open Innovation Strategy for Austria
Innovation Excellence

UW scientists team up with Big Oil to develop renewable jet fuel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Real Promise Seen With Museums/Libraries and Community Revitalization Efforts
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Business Looms Larger in Art Classes
The Wall Street Journal

The DMCA is Broken for Filmmakers Like Me

The Oscars revolution has been messy, but diversity in storytelling deepens the art and enriches us
LA Times

How Your VR Self Influences Your Real-Life Self
Science of Us | New York Magazine

Robots could learn human values by reading stories, research suggests
Books | The Guardian

Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone
The New York Times

Google CEO Backs Apple in FBI Fight Over Cracking San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone
NBC News

Brutally Honest Flowchart Shows Precisely When Creatives Should Work For Free

John Cleese’s three steps (and two brains) for creativity
Upstart Business Journal

When your scale and fridge conspire to make you lose weight, the Internet of Things will have gone too far
The Washington Post

Tackling Big Global Challenges with Low-Cost Innovation
Harvard Business Review

The Innovation Nation: What the Next President Needs to Know
The Huffington Post

We Need To Accelerate Innovation—Here’s How:
The Creativity Post

Classroom Creativity: The Longer Path to Success
Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Accelerating growth: Startup accelerator programs in the United States
Brookings Institution

Biomimcry: innovation inspired by nature

Microsoft’s Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking
Co.Design | Fast Company

Doctors 3D-print ‘living’ body parts
BBC News

China looks to reward academic innovation to drive economic growth

In Case You Missed It: Lessons learned during the third day of TED2016
TED Blog

Virtual Reality Companies Look to Science Fiction for Their Next Play
The New York Times

John Gerzema: 10 Countries Leading the Way as Innovation Nations

A stake in innovation
EurekAlert! Science News

A Tactical Guide to Becoming a Digital Nomad

Many small TV stations may soon be forced off the air
LA Times

Why America Turned Off Al Jazeera
The New York Times

Super-smart AI epically fails 8th grade science test
TNW News

Design Sprints: An Ignition System for Innovation Project Teams

How Does Language Influence Who Innovates?
The Huffington Post

This Composer Made Music Out of Gravitational Waves

3 Strategies For Making Innovative Thinking Routine
Fast Company

How This 9-Year-Old Pursued His Dream and Raised a Million Dollars

Canadians Lack ‘Grit’ Necessary for Innovation Compared to Americans, Report Finds

Innovation in the Algorithm Age by Mark P. Mills and Julio M. Ottino
City Journal

How to Launch a Campus Innovation Center
Campus Technology

Zenefits, Uber and Facebook: Who Loses When Innovation & Regulation Collide?
The Huffington Post

The neuroscience of creativity
Medical News Today

Expanding Einstein’s Vision
US News and World Report

Texas A&M Student Competition Tackles Issues in STEM Ed
Campus Technology

The Tech Effect: Deconstructing Education In A Gadget-Filled World

A North Carolina High School that Spins Out Entrepreneurs

Electric Vehicles Will Triumph Because They’re Better, GM Veteran Says

Google creates Jigsaw
Business Insider

Connecticut bill eyes “innovation districts”
Stamford Advocate

How To STIR Up Innovation

Sama Group Is Redefining What It Means To Be A Not-For-Profit Business
Fast Company

Glibc: Mega bug may hit thousands of devices
BBC News

This Man Knows the Secret to Successful Space Exploration
National Geographic

Helping Homeless Artists Turn Around Their Fortunes
The New York Times

See National Geographic’s Latest Award-Winning Photos
National Geographic

A manifesto for small teams doing important work
Seth’s Blog

How Can We Curb the Soaring Cost of Textbooks?

Judge Tells Apple to Help Unlock iPhone Used by San Bernardino Gunman
The New York Times

Are we a more creative company?

Innovation Symposium invites submissions for abstracts
SOURCE | Colorado State University
Deadline: February 29

Are Entrepreneurs a Better Gov’t Investment Than Corporations?
Next City

15 Lessons Of Innovation For 2016
Fast Company

Immigrants Are Assets For Innovation
The Huffington Post

Using art as city problem solver
The Boston Globe

Music Can’t Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet

NSF pledges $8M to new regional innovation hubs

‘Five-dimensional’ glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years
The Verge

Space Archaeologist Envisions App to Combat Looting
National Geographic

Pick a Song and a Self-Playing Piano Impresses the World for You

A Year of Wonder: The Neuroscience of Empathy
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

In Case You Missed It: 6 takeaways from Day 2 of TED2016
TED Blog

Mindsets for Thinking about Innovation In — and Competition from — China
Andreessen Horowitz

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues ‘End Of Average’

‘Kill a Stupid Rule’ to Begin Path Toward Innovation

Digital Transformation versus Digital Strategy
Innovation Excellence

Innovation among Mission-driven Organizations
Innovation Excellence

St. Vincent Created a Women-Friendly Guitar That Has ‘Room for Breasts’

Comedian Coaches How To Better Communicate Using Improv Principles
Wisconsin Public Radio

The Used Bookstore Will Be the Last One Standing
The Awl

Want to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Science peers into Van Gogh’s Bedroom to shine light on colors of artist’s mind
Art and design | The Guardian

Why People Are Confused About What Experts Really Think
The New York Times

40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

Choreographer talks dance, science and art
Yale Daily News

Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is There Really a War on Science?
Scientific American

The role of innovation in developing competitive cities
Cities Today

New report: What the European Innovation Council needs to do

Questioning Google’s Extraordinary Influence over U.S. Government Decisions
WTN News

The future of television, according to Google
WTN News | The Washington Post

This is What Happens When Kids’ Creative Strengths Are Leveraged
The Creativity Post

Mattel’s 3D toy printer gives kids toys on demand

‘Ready Jet Go!’ New PBS KIDS Show Brings Space Science Down to Earth

Arts and Cultural Production Contributed $704.2 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2013
National Endowment for the Arts

2016 U.S. Federal Budget Bodes Well for Innovation

Entrepreneurship: The Key to a New Era of American Growth and Opportunity

Build, Buy Or Collaborate: 5 Secrets For Success

The World’s Most Innovative Companies
Fast Company

Black, Female Funding Stories
Fast Company

Alphabet’s Project Loon To Begin Delivering Internet Access This Year
Fast Company

How Silicon Valley Could Solve–Instead Of Cause–Income Inequality
Co.Exist | Fast Company

NowNS: University of innovation
The Chronicle Herald

uOttawa granted eight new Canada Research Chairs
Technology | Ottawa Business Journal

3D Printing Helps Unlock Brain Mystery
Rapid Ready Technology

Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain

The Tiny Colorado Town That Makes The Grammys
Co.Design | Fast Company

innovation is chemistry

Get Out the Vote

Is Humanity Getting Better?
The New York Times

Unusual Molecules Shine Light on New Applications
The New York Times

Weather as art (and science): 6th Annual AOSS Photo Contest results

An Unloved Light Bulb Shows Signs of Burning Out
National Geographic

The Care of AI to Come

Is Urban Farming Only for Rich Hipsters?

Shonda Rhimes’ message at TED2016: Say ‘yes’ to what scares you
TED Blog

Culinary justice, asteroid preparedness: TED Fellows take on the future and the past
TED Blog

6 Accidental Ways Companies Kill Innovation
Convince and Convert

Great Idea or Dud? How to Tell the Difference

The Problem With Silicon Valley Is Itself
The Next Web

Innovate Like Sherlock Holmes
Innovation Excellence

Why We Fail to Adapt
Innovation Excellence

‘Brain Games’ Asks: Are You Smarter Than a London Cabbie?
Mental Floss

Scientists 3D-Print and Implant Jawbones, Muscles, and Ears
Mental Floss

Chemical Element Stickers for Crayons Help Teach Kids the Periodic Table While Coloring

Cognitive celebrity: Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?

We need to discuss why Canadian culture is a public good
The Globe and Mail

What Medical Students Can Learn From Art Museums
The Huffington Post

Get ready to Dream — TED2016 begins tomorrow
TED Blog
February  15 – 19

Celebrating African American History Month with Role Models In STEM: Dr. James West
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

The innovators: how your coffee can light up your barbecue … and boiler
Business | The Guardian

Original Ideas That Have Value

Hillsdale College

Building a Bridge Between Engineering and the Humanities
The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Technologies That Are Changing Creative Work
The Huffington Post

Canada has work to do to stand out as an innovation economy
The Globe and Mail

You can use Pixar films to learn about computer science
The Daily Dot

Apple Must Remember To Fail With Style

GitHub Users Find Women’s Code Better Than Men’s — Until They Know Who Wrote It

Women coders do better than men in gender-blind study
CNN Money

Innovation Keys
Innovation America

The Key to Success in Entrepreneurship

The Impact Patent Trolls Have On Innovation

RI Gov Backs $51M Plan to Jumpstart State’s Innovation Economy

A UWM scientific discovery that is truly made in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tie Milwaukee and Madison, and unlock creativity
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Square dancers attracting top callers through Skype

Tax credits can boost California innovation economy
New Geography

11 Things No One Will Tell You About Being A Student Entrepreneur

Startups Could Soon Face Their Darwinian Moment

Research Park shifts focus from land sales to business incubator
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Josh Linkner: Can innovation save 1.3 million lives each year?
Detroit Free Press

AT&T’s Strategy Is One Part Innovation, One Part Inspiration
The New York Times

Four technologies driving innovation in the NBA and beyond
The Globe and Mail

Cedar Rapids, ISU Partnership promotes innovation and economic development
The Gazette

The dividends of investing in science
The Boston Globe

UW-Madison picked as the site for first-ever organic research endowment
La Crosse Tribune

Eran Gilat’s Life Science is a neuroscientist’s take on humanity and the animal kingdom.

Canada at AAAS: Can we be both visionary and nimble?
University Affairs

Carnegie Mellon funds Research on Reverse Engineering Human Brain

Youth Health Magazine

Why Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter
Science of Us

What if we could record and rewind our thoughts? Neurotechnology and the foreseeable future, by Aaron Sathyanesan
PLOS Neuroscience Community

Making Metals (More) Interesting
The Brain Bank North West

VisualDx is Rochester’s innovation zone poster child
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Global Gaming Has a New Frontier
Fast Forward | OZY

Valentine Day art fosters creativity between communties and culture
CBC News

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies
Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Do we really use what we learn in school?

Munn, Segel help film academy honor inventors, engineers

The Connection Between the Arts and Neighborhood Diversity

It’s not your turn, is it?
Seth’s Blog

The Soft Skills of Great Digital Organizations
Harvard Business Review

Brace yourself for a cyber-tsunami – the six biggest waves of change about to hit the world
Technology | The Guardian

What will Drive Future Innovation?

We Need To Accelerate Innovation—Here’s How:
Digital Tonto

Why Business Model Innovation is so Compelling
Innovation Excellence

Are Our Accounting Systems Inhibiting Innovation?
Innovation Excellence

Eight Possible Sinkholes around Innovation
Innovation Excellence

For Photographer: Here’s What To Do If Your Images Get Stolen

10 Iconic Movie Sounds (And How They Were Made)
Mental Floss

The Best Architecture Of 2016 So Far
The Huffington Post

Richard Meier on the Buildings He Wishes He’d Designed
The Wall Street Journal

How Two Santa Cruz Artists Changed the Course of Environmental History
Our Creative Nature | KQED Arts

The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism
The Atlantic

Exposed to a deluge of digital photos, we’re feeling the psychological effects of image overload
The Conversation

Doing more with less: the economic lesson of Peak Paper

Creative Assessment for the Arts
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Our Brains Are In-Love With Visual Data
Arts Management and Technology Lab @ Carnegie Mellon University

Maine Governor Paul LePage Plans to Make Himself Education Commissioner

Route Fifty

Illinois Public Universities Face Dire Funding Crisis

Route Fifty

The Commute of the Future? Ford Is Working on It

The New York Times

Finding Beauty in the Darkness

The New York Times

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