Articles of Interest August 12, 2016

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“Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them.” – Bern Williams

“There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” – Mark Twain

“Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.” – Luigi Pirandello

“Longevity means we have to evolve, that we have to change and be able to change.” – Wolfgang Puck

“Exchange ideas frequently.” – James Cash Penney



Blue Sky Science: Could viruses be used to fight cancer? on Vimeo

Morgridge Institute for Research

Warren Buffet’s powerful “Two List” productivity tip for creative people
Idea to Value

Evidence that children become less creative over time (and how to fix it)
Idea to Value

We’re The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer



Participate in the Startup Nations Awards
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Deadline: August 15

The National STEM Video Game Challenge
Deadline: August 15

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT) (nsf16583)
NSF – National Science Foundation
Deadline:       September 8 Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required)

October 11 | Full Proposal Deadline(s)

Bring Us Your Boldest, Biggest Ideas for Reimagining Education
NewSchools Venture Fund
September 16

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

NEW Advance Innovation – Put World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in your 2017 calendar, now!
Innovation Excellence

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series




Winner of 2016 USA Creative Business Cup
National Creativity Network

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

Sir Ken Robinson

Creative Startups Winston Salem Announces Competitors
Center For Creative Economy

Innovation That Matters: Cities, Digitalization, and the Future Economy
Global Enterpreneurship Network

Canada seeks to double visa offices in China to attract more high-skilled workers
CBC News

Grading Creativity
The Atlantic

How An 11-Year-Old CEO Is Using Tech To Help Save Honeybees
The Huffington Post

Why Innovation Is Every Employee’s Job

Dreamy Installation Lets You Tuck Your Head Into The Clouds

Megafauna, dung and mastering science communication

The Mice in the Attic
The Creativity Post

Top 8 Myths about Innovators and Innovation—Debunked! (Part 2 of 2)
Innovation Excellence

Four Routes to Simplify Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Innovations of the Incas – Part I
Innovation Excellence

Interesting Report: Entrepreneurship In Michigan Is Struggling
Daily Detroit

The Future Of Innovation In The EU
The Huffington Post

City launches Austin Cultural Asset Mapping Project

Intellectuals Are Freaks

Q&A: Director of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee on fostering innovation
San Jose Mercury News

How the Perseid meteor shower helped modernize astronomy

80 Percent of Patents Belong Solely to Men
The Nation

Exhibit Mines For Links Between Dyslexia And Creativity
Co.Design | Fast Company

How Design Is Helping Us Understand The Brain
Co.Design | Fast Company

Use Your Brain: Scientific Controversies and Intelligence

Evolution News

Tech giants aren’t as innovative as you think

Andrea Pippins’ ‘Becoming Me: A Work In Progress’ Is The Creativity Manifesto We All Need

STEM vs STEAM; Give children a chance
Boulder City Review

MIT Challenges The New York Times over Book on Famous Brain Patient
Scientific American

Defending a Late Colleague
Inside Higher Ed

Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws
All Tech Considered : NPR

U.S. Copyright Office settles the set-top box debate

Chicago and Catalyze launch mHUB, a new home for upstart manufacturers
Chicago Tribune

When Castro blocked Cubans from the internet, they created their own
Idea to Value

Encourage creativity by sharing stories

The Music Industry’s New War Is About So Much More Than Copyright
Fast Company

How To Hack Your Brain For Creative Ideas Before You Even Get Out Of Bed
Fast Company

Three things about good jobs in a new economy
Seth’s Blog

50 IoT Authorities
Internet of Things Institiute

Road Rules: How Tesla Plans to Change The Way We Buy Cars
Fast Company

Beyond ‘Pokémon Go’: Future Games Could Interact with Real Objects
Live Science

Why This Population Is Addicted to Smartphones
Acumen | OZY

The Term ‘Digital Divide’ Doesn’t Work Anymore
Pacific Standard

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2016
Innovation Excellence

Want a Creative Culture? Pixar Says Do These 3 Things

Is technology at odds with creativity?
Info | The Guardian

Science Is Suffering Because of Peer Review’s Big Problems
New Republic

How The Dance Floor Is Helping Those With Parkinson’s Disease
Wisconsin Public Radio

What does artificial intelligence mean for the creative mind?
Media Network | The Guardian

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Open Up About Learning From Apple’s Failures
Fast Company

Leading by Design
Bill Barnett on Strategy

Does Competition Drive Us to Innovate?
Innovation Excellence

Pokémon Go And The Birth Of ‘Fourth Place’ Community

IN THE NEWS: offers music to help you focus, sleep and relax
SciArt Magazine

How La Niña Could Affect the Spread of Zika
National Geographic

NASA’s New Camera Is Straight From The Future With Incredibly Detailed Footage

What is the first innovation strategy question to ask?
The Brainzooming Group

Why Poets Can Make Better Search Engines
The New York Times

Culture sector’s contribution to UK economy leaps by £7bn
News | The Stage

Olympic Architects: Forgotten Gold Medals Awarded for the Arts
99% Invisible

Why brands are Monopolizing Broadway
Toronto Star

Now Playing in Chicago: ‘Game’ Shows
The New York Times

Does technological analysis destroy the romance of art history?
Aeon Ideas

Finding Degas’s Lost Portrait With a Particle Accelerator
The New York Times

The Untold Story of Neuroscience’s Most Famous Brain

How a ‘custody war’ broke out over a famous patient’s damaged brain
PBS NewsHour

5 Reasons Why Social Entrepreneurship Is The New Business Model

The Three Faces of Open Innovation

Meet The Zentrepreneur: A New And Emerging Breed Of Entrepreneur

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

America’s advanced industries: New trends
Brookings Institution

Six secrets to true originality
McKinsey & Company

The Place That Doesn’t Believe in Female Scientists
Acumen | OZY

A Wisconsin chemist finds a new career in a museum: BTN Live
Big Ten Network

N.Y.C.’s Next Great Cultural Destination: A Wild Shape-Shifting Building
Co.Design | Fast Company

China sets targets for science and technology progress by 2020

Lights, Science, ACTION!
Community Idea Stations

GE plans hub of technology in Boston
Providence Journal

How Do You Train People In Jobs That Yet To Exist?

Building a Culture of Innovation Means Being Challenged, Taking Risks and Sometimes Failing
Talent Management and HR

Google, Stanford Medicine Team Up On Genomics
Fast Company

Think Like Nature to Innovate
Innovation Excellence

7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training
The Brainzooming Group

Canada’s R&D tax credit doesn’t pass the test for evidence-based policy
The Globe and Mail

These parts of your brain aren’t confused by physics

Dust-size sensors could heal you from the inside
Computer World

State College named one of 15 best U.S. cities for entrepreneurs
Penn State University

Tech Sector Pushes for Fewer Crowdfunding Restrictions
Bloomberg BNA

Six Habits Of Champions
Fast Company

Gender Equality In Marketing — So Slow

Co-working may not be the answer
The Sydney Herald

Why entrepreneurship is on the rise

Changing Tech Innovation Reduces The Upside For Inventors

30 Ways to Know If You Have What It Really Takes to Innovate

There’s no innovation agenda without design thinking
The Globe and Mail

Editorial: Let’s cultivate imagination

Omaha World-Herald

An Exclusive Look At Airbnb’s First Foray Into Urban Planning
Co.Design | Fast Company

Advocates: Bill would enhance state’s creative economy

Las Cruces Sun-News

Yang: Back To Basics, Of Art And Creativity
Los Alamos Daily Post

Why Science Should Be Crowdsourced — Sometimes
Pacific Standard

Human athletes are using sports technology from the future to become more like robots

China Tech Innovation Goes Mainstream (Finally) As Facebook, Twitter Look East For Ideas

Google Translate & Culture Come Together With Food Pop-Up

Why innovation requires a mix of skillsets
Pursuit by The University of Melbourne

Top 8 Popular Myths about Innovators and Innovation—Debunked! (Part 1 of 2)
Innovation Excellence

Innovation in a Box
Innovation Excellence

Don’t Neglect Innovation
Innovation Excellence

SPQR Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Historic Photos Mark 150th Birthday of Pioneering Black Explorer
National Geographic

Change Management – Innovation Strategy in Disguise
The Brainzooming Group

Copyright Protectionism
Marginal Revolution

Lost Greek statue of Zeus remade with 3D printing

BBC News

A new milestone for black women in movies — and why it matters
The Washington Post

No Canadians need apply: the worrying trend in arts hiring
The Globe and Mail

Wasting Time on the Internet? Not Really
The New York Times

The Inquisition followed sound science
The Boston Globe

Intellectuals are Freaks
The Smart Set

9 Ways Tim Cook Has Transformed Apple

Fast Company

These 4 Hobbies Can Actually Improve Job Performance
Fast Company

Opinion: Age 5 is Too Late: Public Schools Must Focus On Early Learning

China is flooding Silicon Valley with cash. Here’s what can go wrong.
The Washington Post

What if…

GUEST BLOG: Where are the Women in IT?

Computer Weekly

Texas leaders work to address labor shortage in science, technology and math fields
San Antonio Express-News

How designer Heather Dubbeldam plans to change Canada’s conversation about sustainable housing
The Globe and Mail

This Is Where Hollywood Goes When It Needs Science
Co.Create | Fast Company

NIH To Consider Human-Animal Hybrids: Is It Ethical?

Tech Times

China tries to end brain drain, lure foreign-educated talent
Tampa Bay Times, AP

Can Technology Change How Our Brain Works?
Brain Blogger

Editorial: Art for everybody
Calgary Herald

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s book ‘Creativity Unzipped’ explores power of original thoughts
Rancho Santa Fe

Scientist, Engineer and Operations Manager
Seth’s Blog

Petition · Tell the FCC: Don’t Hurt the TV & Films We Love and Kill Jobs!

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s
The New York Times

The Brain That Couldn’t Remember
The New York Times

How do free games and apps make money?
Idea to Value

Is Chicago really No. 1 for women founders? Check the math.
Chicago Tribune

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