Articles of Interest June 24, 2016

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“Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.” – Steven Wright


“Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.” – George Bernard Shaw


“The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead


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


“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott


“Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.” – John M. Keynes


“The simplest things give me ideas.” – Joan Miró


“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” – Alfred Nobel





Andrew Pelling: This scientist makes ears out of apples
TED Talk |


Blue Sky Science: Can we make a living creature using stem cells?
Morgridge Institute for Research


Thinking Like a Traveler
Innovation Management


How Do Eyeglasses Work?
Mental Floss


Philips’ ‘Breathless Choir’ Wins Pharma Grand Prix at Cannes
Video – Creativity Online





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Upcoming Events Games for Change Festival
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Through June 24


EDA Announces $15 Million To Advance Innovation Across America
U.S. Economic Development Administration
Deadline: June 24


Art All Around Public Workshop Series Presented by Maine Center for Creativity
Bangor Daily News
June 24


111 new and past TED Talks speakers at TEDSummit 2016 (registration is open)
TED Blog
June 26 – 30


Now Accepting Applications | 2016 Creative Startups Accelerator
Creative Startups
Deadline: July 1


Summer Forum | Lincoln Center Education

Lincoln Center

July 11 – 29


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


July 23


NEW Leading Scientists on Neuroplasticity Present at Brain IDEAS Symposium, Aug. 5th
August 5


The Society of Women Engineers and PepsiCo Announce Second Annual Student Engineering Challenge
Society of Women Engineers |
Deadline: August 5


The National STEM Video Game Challenge
Deadline: August 15


The Atlantic’s ‘What’s Next?’ Tech Summit, October 4-5 in Chicago
The Atlantic
October 4 – 5


National Conference
Imagining America
October 6 – 8


2016 Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Science Festival
October 20 – 23


TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time
Oct 26 – 28 | San Francisco


NAKFI Conference – Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative –
November 9 – 12


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


CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series






Strengthening and Celebrating America’s Capacity for Innovation


It’s 10 Years since ‘that’ TED Talk: 5 questions to think about #doschoolskillcreativity


Internet, With Artists & Celebs, Reacts To ‘Brexit’ Win; Britain Votes Leave EU


UK scientists face an uncertain future after Brexit vote
The Verge


Good Advice: Money Isn’t The Enemy


Artificial Intelligence Has a ‘Sea of Dudes’ Problem


Senators introduce bipartisan bill to support U.S. research and education
Science | AAAS
Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ Jury Says
The New York Times


Women Entrepreneurs: Austin Ranks No. 5 Among U.S. Cities
Austin Inno


Want to Be Creative AND Successful? Understand the Nature of Creativity — And Success.
Big Think


These universities launched the most startups (Slideshow)
Upstart Business Journal


Arts & Culture: Feynman for All
Physics | American Physical Society


Nominations open for this year’s Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards
Phoenix Business Journal


Intelligent prosthetic leg reads terrain and lets joints ‘talk’ to each other
Mirror, UK


Women in STEM is necessary for an innovative and prosperous country
The Hill Times


Scientists have invented a mind-reading machine that visualises your thoughts
Science Alert


Scientists tricked people into thinking a machine implanted thoughts in their brain


Have Researchers Found What Causes Autism, Even How to Prevent It?
Big Think


Brit Morin: Inspiring Creativity with Great Content [Entire Talk]
Stanford eCorner


Astro Teller: Celebrating Failure Fuels Moonshots [Entire Talk]
Stanford eCorner


Michael Tubbs: Solving Social Ills Through Innovation [Entire Talk]
Stanford eCorner


The Internet of Things is facing challenges with scale


Sheryl Sandberg on the Myth of the Catty Woman
The New York Times


More Americans Give To Charity Than Vote
The Huffington Post


IoT Innovation, Issue 1 | Magazines | Internet of Things
Innovation Enterprise


6 Industries That Desperately Need Innovation in 2016


The amazing artificial intelligence we were promised is coming, finally
The Washington Post


Generating Innovators
Mike Biselli


The Seeing AI Glasses of Microsoft
Innovation Excellence


Igniting Passionate Purpose for Innovation
Innovation Excellence


The problem with complaining about the system
Seth’s Blog


Why Does Brain Training Make You Smarter?
Curiosity? | Psychology Today


Conner Prairie: Connecting history through making
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Exploratorium: A Compliment and a Question
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Pulp Friction
New Republic


Only Student Left in USC Roski’s MFA Program Drops Out


Can You Say ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Mandarin?
The New York Times


The TV Business Has Changed Forever—And That’s a Good Thing


As NPR One draws younger audience, network aims to expand local presence


How the Smithsonian is preparing to stage a national conversation on race
The Washington Post


Rebranding of Alberta’s Banff Centre to include new look, strategic plan
The Globe and Mail


Remember When You Could Call the Time?
The Atlantic


Virginia Heffernan on the Hallucinatory Splendor of the Internet
Literary Hub


The Perils of Using Technology to Solve Other People’s Problems
The Atlantic


20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health
The Creativity Post


Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation
MindShift | KQED News


What is the Internet of Things?
Yahoo! Tech


Decoding The Brain
Semiconductor Engineering


The Enviably Resilient Young Brain
The Atlantic


City teams up with entrepreneurs to test exciting and innovative projects


Government of Canada Launches Interactive Innovation Agenda Website


How A Reddit User Tracked Down A National Parks Vandal


Julie Riggins: Legislature’s bill would adversely affect math education
Winston-Salem Journal


One Year Later: Key Business, Science, and University Leaders Cite Progress on ’Innovation
PR Newswire


Policy: Boost basic research in China


The Science of Inspiration: 8 Research-Backed Ways to Unlock Creativity


When you will most likely hit your creative peak, according to science
The Washington Post


This Sculpture Was Designed And 3D Printed By An A.I. Artist
Popular Science


Kawaoka to receive Japan Academy award, presented by Emperor and Empress
UW-Madison News


Making cranes creative: DC developer adds art to construction sites and buildings


UI program explores the science of art
Iowa City Press-Citizen


Hollywood’s Top Animation Studio Is A Total Madhouse
Fast Company


University System of Maryland hopes $25M venture fund will help create more commercial businesses
Baltimore Business Journal


Alicia Keys is done playing nice. Your phone is getting locked up at her shows now.
The Washington Post


Better Research Through Video Games
The New Yorker


Again in a Great City
Alumni – Harvard Business School


Documents emerge revealing Eero Saarinen designed weapons for the CIA


Federal panel approves first test of CRISPR editing in humans
The Washington Post


Augmented-Reality Diving Helmets Join the US Navy


An Astronaut’s View: Photos From 6 Months in Space


The Science Behind Creating a Comic Book


A Game Reveals The Struggles Of Living With PTSD


Your innovation team shouldn’t run like a well oiled machine
Heart of the Art


These 4 Games Will Teach Kids How We Can Tackle Climate Change
Co.Exist | Fast Company


How to Survive Your Cultural Antibodies
Innovation Excellence


Peek Inside Cat Mummies With New X-ray Images
National Geographic


Reinventing L.A. Street By Street


Scientists Will Someday Grow Humans Like Roses


Creative Quickies – What Innovation Strategy Superpower Do You Wield?
The Brainzooming Group


LA Public Library: Full STEAM Ahead For National Week of Making
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Children’s Museum of Houston: Making a Path for Others
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Brainwaves Might Be Your Next Vital Sign
Mental Floss


Insightful Report Reveals How Designers Work, How Much They Are Paid


The Risk of Not Innovating
Gregg Fraley Blogg


Is business school the new design school?


Be Prepared: We’re Entering A Post-Device Era
Fast Company


The app economy isn’t dying, it’s just becoming less dependent on the US (AAPL)


Highlights From The United States of Women Summit
Black Enterprise


Today, We’ll Change Tomorrow: Lessons From The White House State Of Women Summit


‘Make STEM exciting – not just compulsory’
The Educator


The Soft-Skills Gap You Haven’t Heard Of
Fast Company


The Millennial Mind: Why diversity matters to millennials
Milwaukee Business Journal


Brain training success may come down to placebo effect
Science | AAAS


Mechanical engineering graduate student wins national innovation showcase
Penn State University


Algorithm Mimics an Artist’s Coloring Style in Real Time | Mental Floss
Mental Floss


Colorado’s Six New ‘Creative Districts’ Will Share $240K From The State
Colorado Public Radio


AI just got a big boost in its ability to understand the news
New Scientist


IMPACT REPORT: 100 Examples of President Obama’s Leadership in Science, Technology, and Innovation


What Innovative Companies Can Learn from Keurig’s Highs and Lows
Harvard Business Review


The New Fastest Supercomputer Is Chinese Through and Through
MIT Technology Review


Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores


Need to Drive Innovation In Your Organization? Let the Women Lead
The Huffington Post


Competition unleashes futuristic piano designs
Limelight Magazine


3D Printing Technology Plays Major Role in White House’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competition


New Haven engineering and design center lets public into ‘unique environment’ for a day
New Haven Register


Disney And Pixar Fight To Rule The Mouse House
Fast Company


Why Diversity Programs Fail
Harvard Business Review


My Peers Prefer That Painting? Oh Yeah, Me Too
Pacific Standard


Design Thinking and PBL


Project-Based Learning Using Disney Movies


Demonstrating Impact: Effective Library Summer Learning
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum: Real Tools Makerspace Helps Visitors Explore
Institute of Museum and Library Services


IBM’s Watson Edits a Magazine Entirely On Its Own
Digital Trends


Minnesota Artists Begin Mural Work at U.S. Bank Stadium


Diabolically Simple Questions
Innovation Excellence


It’s Not How Fast You Innovate. It’s How Well You Innovate Fast. | Gautam Gulati, MD,MBA,MPH


Launching Innovations: The Do’s and Don’ts
Innovation in Practice


Why New York City Is Better for Women Entrepreneurs Than San Francisco
Fast Company


How HR Can Drive Innovation for Customer Satisfaction
Innovation Excellence


This Startup Plans To Reinvent WiFi For The Home


New Baylor research identifies keys to managing innovators
EurekAlert! Science News


Enhancing the modern STEAM Curriculum


Meet An Entrepreneur Bringing Innovation To Classical Music


‘Unloaded’ Minds Are the Most Creative
Science of Us


Hacking For A Cure: Innovative Scientists Fill Federal Research Gaps
The Huffington Post


Screen time recommendations for kids to change


SpaceX And Blue Origin Fight To Win The Modern Space Race
Fast Company


Can You Be Social AND Introspective?
The Creativity Post


Learn About Artwork With The Touch Of A Button


Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum: Real Tools Makerspace Helps Visitors Explore
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Maker Jawn Initiative: A Place to Explore, Tinker and Learn
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Noticing before knowing
The Artful Manager |


Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Tests Microsoft HoloLens Holographic Goggles


The U.S. Labor Market Is Far More Stable Than People Think
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


What Do You Call a Middle-Aged Genius?
Immodest proposal | OZY


Every City Wants To Be A Tech City


The Top 10 Countries for Entrepreneurship, According to Public Opinion


Will Europe beat the U.S. in smart city innovation?
Read Write


U.S. Judge Draws “Line In The Sand To Would-Be Patent Infringers”
Clean Seed Capital Group


‘The Beginning of Life’ Explores the Brain Science of How Babies Learn
The Atlantic


New brain map could enable novel therapies for autism,Huntington’s disease
Science Daily


Billion-dollar brain training industry a sham—nothing but placebo, study suggests
Ars Technica


It’s time for men to champion women in tech


India + internet = ?


This Cute Robot Is Designed To Help Children With Autism
Co.Exist | Fast Company


Can You Be Social AND Introspective?
Scientific American Blog Network


America’s Greatest Innovation
The Takeaway – WNYC


Dancing through the lab? No, but science requires fancy footwork


Rich U.S. High-Tech Firms May Be Stifling Innovation, OECD Says


Why Reality Is The Best Innovation Challenge


Celebrating Urban Tech Innovation: Invest in the Future
Black Enterprise


GM’s Innovation Chief Lives For A Phenomenal Future


It’s easy to say you want to innovate. These companies are doing it.
The Washington Post


Psychology’s First Superhero: Celebrating Wonder Woman At 75
Co.Create | Fast Company


Book by Baltimore-based tech futurist makes global splash
Baltimore Sun


Will the Second Iteration of the Human Genome Project Usher in Greater Innovation?
The Wire


Crosstalk: Can Anyone Be a Scientist?
The Wire


Bill Nye and science competition that inspired kids to imagine a cure for paralysis
Business Insider


Rowling and Huffines: Funding science can boost Texas economy
Dallas Morning News


Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – May 2016
Brain Blogger


Reflections On Voodoo Neuroscience
Neuroskeptic | Discover Magazine


Gary Lamphier: While Canada talks about innovation, the world moves on
Edmonton Journal


Canada to review support for science
Chemistry World


On the Slow Death of the Humanities


Yale Celebrates a Nation of Makers
Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science


Community college students bring natural resource creativity to Capitol Hill
National Science Foundation (US)


How much are sneakers worth? $50K to art students at J.P. Stevens H.S.


Genius by Stephen Hawking challenges ordinary people to become extraordinary
The National


How playing an instrument benefits your brain (according to science)
Classic FM


New ‘Artificial Synapses’ Could Let Supercomputers Mimic the Human Brain


Scientists are using brain-opening ‘microbubbles’ to make chemo more effective


Expanding our mental maps


Getting Art to the People via the Web
Voice of America


My Kids Grew Up Hating Art… And This Is What I Did About It
The Huffington Post


Meet Martellus Bennett, the NFL’s Most Creative, and Entrepreneurial, Player


Color her blue: Adult coloring books stifle creativity, MoMA ed
NY Daily News


We Need to Harness Everyday Creativity to Create a Better Society
The Huffington Post, UK


Driverless Cars Will Be Racing Each Other Sooner Than You Think


World’s Most Famous Paintings As You’ve Never Seen Them


Apple Wants To Turn Coding Into A Game


Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Robotics Are High Priorities For Developers In 2016


Google employees are adding ‘Lady’ to their job titles to fight sexism
The Verge


As the smartphone wars reheat, the threat of chilling innovation looms


Seven Deadly Progressive Education Myths
The Federalist


Seven Misconceptions About Creativity and How to Harness It


Design Thinking + Business Model Innovation
Innovation Management


Ideo: Is Jazz School The Next Great Innovation Incubator?
Co.Design | Fast Company


StandCreative Series: Christian Keller


What ‘Finding Dory’ Means for Our Marine Friends


9 Patterns of Disruption: The new cooking recipe for business disruption
Idea to Value


China restricts TV shows based on foreign formats


8 Philly arts & culture leaders on what the city still needs to thrive | Karin Copeland


10 Predictions for the Future of IoT


Expect the Unexpected
The Creativity Post


A redesign for death, a monument hidden in plain sight and the intelligence of a bird brain
TED Blog


You can’t ask customers want they want
Seth’s Blog


Five Principles for Building Corporate Innovation Ecosystems
The Corporate Startup — Medium


A New Approach to Organization Design


Exploring IBM’s vision for enterprise collaboration


Culture is Either the the Roadblock or Gateway to Digital Transformation
Brian Solis


The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon
Innovation Excellence


Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas
Innovation Excellence


Innovation Lessons from Bohemian Rhapsody
Innovation Excellence


Why Your Organization Needs a “Whip” to Help Build a Widespread Innovation Culture
Innovation Excellence


Behavioral Innovation: the need to pivot, why we don’t and what we can do
Innovation Excellence


Facebook Executive Predicts End Of The Written Word


Want To Keep More Kids In School? Design A Smarter Classroom


New AbD Online Course: Thinking and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom
Agency by Design


Museums and Libraries Engaged in the National Week of Making Festivities
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Science Inches Closer to a Universal Cancer Vaccine
Mental Floss


See Spot Read
Pacific Standard


In Seattle art world, women run the show
The Seattle Times


If Led Zeppelin Goes Down, We All Burn
The Daily Beast


Who Owns the Copyright to ‘This Land Is Your Land’? It May Be You and Me
The New York Times


The movie industry in Vancouver is booming once again, thanks to Netflix
The Globe and Mail


‘Finding Dory’ Box Office: Film Record-Breaking Opening Weekend


The 25 most powerful film franchises in Hollywood … and why they matter more than movie stars
LA Times


Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level
Pacific Standard


Why Disney’s New Shanghai Park Is Its Most Ambitious Yet


Think Less, Think Better
The New York Times


We Are Not Living in a ‘Video Game Simulation’
Justin Erik Halldór Smith


How should we treat science’s growing pains?
Science | The Guardian


The Most Powerful Advice Entrepreneurs Ignore



City Unveils Arts Plan For Boston — And Where The Money Is Coming From To Make It Happen



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