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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“When people tell you it’s impossible, you’re on the right track.” – George Lucas

“Imagination creates reality.” – Richard Wagner

“Innovation is everyone’s fulltime game. (100% of individuals. All groups—i.e., every staff function.)” – Tom Peters

“There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.” – James Cameron

“Knowledge is the life of the mind.” – Abu Bakr

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

How do toys affect a baby’s development?
Morgridge Institute for Research

How The Internet Affects Your Brain: The Connection Between Technology And Human Memory
International Business Times

 

FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

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
TED
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
CreativeMornings

Various

  

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Global Innovation Index 2016: Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S., Finland, Singapore Lead; China Joins Top 25
World Intellectual Property Organization

What is Creativity in Education Really All About?
Ideas Out There

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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning
MindShift | KQED News

‘Innovation divide’ persists; investment crucial to vibrant competitive economy, says UN agency
United Nations News Centre

Saving Science
The New Atlantis

Will Reading Romance Novels Make Artificial Intelligence More Human?
JSTOR Daily

Createquity Podcast Series 2: The Cost of Being Creative
Createquity.

The Promises, Practices, and Pedagogies of Maker-Centered Learning: An Updated Preview of the Findings from the Agency by Design Project
Agency by Design

Teaming Up to Support Young Women in STEM
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

The Women Changing The Face Of AI
Fast Company

The invisible women of videogames
Kill Screen

Imagining the future of technology with science fiction prototyping
The Enterprisers Project

Paul Zeitz established the math-focused Proof School in San Francisco
Harvard Magazine

3 Ways To Teach Math That Might Actually Work
The Federalist

Innovation and talent acquisition can solve our growth dilemma
The Globe and Mail

Canada’s economy in 2041: How we’ll work, live and spend
The Globe and Mail

The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Richard Grusin
Los Angeles Review of Books

This woman may know a secret to saving the brain’s synapses
Science | AAAS

Latin America, lagging in global economy, needs ‘innovation diplomacy’
Miami Herald

Why Creativity Is Key To Boosting NB’s Economy
Huddle

The 5 Best Ways to Inspire Creativity as an Entrepreneur
Tech.Co

Indiana ‘Devoted’ to Innovators
Inside INdiana Business

An Ecosystem Where Start-Ups Help Other Start-Ups
The New York Times

Tell Your University: Don’t Sell Patents to Trolls
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Study: Berkeley, UC startups vital to California’s economy
Berkeley News

What Is a Chief Innovation Officer?
Government Technology

The 3 Preconditions for an Entrepreneurial Society
Harvard Business Review

China Creates New Economy Gauges of Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Bloomberg

Coding as Self-Expression
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Using Technology to Support Early STEM
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Lessons from Dora the Explorer
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Sarah Erickson-Bhatt: Bridge to a breakthrough
Morgridge Institute for Research

The 48-Hour Sulk Rule & the Creative Entrepreneur’s Occupational Hazard
The Creativity Post

Pattern matching as a shortcut to growth
Seth’s Blog

SPOTLIGHT: Universal Design: Open Style Lab at the MIT Museum
SciArt Magazine

What I Learned About Leadership Teaching 7th Grade Math
PSFK

Here’s How to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes
ReadThink.com

Challenges of the Corporate Innovation
Medium

Jessica Helfand: Design and Precedent
Design.blog

Why Are We Still Classifying Companies by Industry?
Harvard Business Review

Don’t Let Your Brain’s Defense Mechanisms Thwart Effective Feedback
Harvard Business Review

Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide
Innovation Excellence

Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators
Innovation Excellence

Danger is the Early Warning Sign of Opportunity
Innovation Excellence

Injured Animals Get Second Chance with 3-D Printed Limbs
National Geographic

Reinventing L.A. Street By Street
GOOD

The Inventions Of John Muir
Wisconsin Public Radio

Ronald D. Boire Steps Down as Chief of Barnes & Noble
The New York Times

Film industry spends staggering $2 billion in GA in single year
11alive.com

Beyond Comments: Finding Better Ways To Connect With You
NPR

JR’s Monumental Artworks Have an Olympic Moment in Rio
The New York Times

The Long, Winding Road to the Ballet-Inspired ‘Bound’
Inverse

Art Talk with Milton Rhodes
National Endowment for the Arts

Brands Drop ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘O’ From Logos In Global Blood Donation Campaign
DesignTaxi.com

Sting Scanned His Brain For Science
Inverse

How to Innovate with the Crowd
Innovation Excellence

Girls Who Code Boosts Diversity in Innovation
Microsoft Bay Area

More than one way to play presidential pick ’em
UWMadScience

Bay Area Startup in Residence Program: A Potential Pipeline for Regional Innovation?
Government Technology

Scientists can now explore cells in virtual reality
Mashable

Are There Too Many Neuroscientists?
Scientific American

10 Motivational Posters for Your Classroom
Edutopia

Chattanooga’s Innovation District Beckons to Young Entrepreneurs
The New York Times

New high score: Game-based learning is a winner in college remedial math
The Hechinger Report

10 Principles For Sustainable Innovation In Business
Startup Professionals Musings

Empowering the Innovators
New Cities Foundation

Why does innovation favor the bold?
FinExtra

When Did Profit Become A Bad Word For Entrepreneurs?
Startup Professionals Musings

When Building Your Team, Don’t Focus on Superstars
Small Business Trends

A Call for Immigration Reform: Entrepreneurship is Unrestrained by Nationality
The Huffington Post

Five ways startups, innovators could benefit from Gov. Baker’s economic development bill
Boston Business Journal

Ask Yourself These Five Questions Before Making Any Major Decisions
Fast Company

Iceland’s Next Leader Could Be a ‘Poetician’
artnet News

It’s Not About the Right Answer: Using Primary Sources to Help Students Ask the Right Questions
Edutopia

Decrease Classroom Clutter to Increase Creativity
Edutopia

How the brain develops
ScienceBlog.com

The Most Important Skunk Works Rules For Your Success
Inc.com

What China’s Quantum Satellite Launch Means for Global Communications
Fortune

To the Creators of Pokémon GO: Help Us — Yes, I’m Being Serious
Government Technology

Let’s Send Philosophers and Poets to Mars
Immodest proposal | OZY

The Next Frontier of MLB, According to Baseball’s Ultimate Insider
POV | OZY

The MIT Lab That’s Quietly Pioneering Fashion For Everyone
Co.Design | Fast Company

Miniature Paper Sculptures Represent Olympic Sports
PSFK

Google Fiber Stalls as the Industry Gears Up for Ultrafast Wireless
MIT Technology Review

5 Tips To Become The Innovator Of Your Industry
Digital Information World

You may think the world is falling apart. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it isn’t.
Vox

The Nervous System of the IoT
Machine Design

Function (and the dysfunctional organization)
Seth’s Blog

Why Staring Into Space Is an Important Strategy for Success
Raising Happiness | Psychology Today

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Good Advice From Good People: Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, And Fellow Olympians On How To Conquer Self-Doubt
GOOD Sports

Ask The Chimps: Travel Really Does Broaden Your Mind
GOOD

What the epinikion teaches us about how to celebrate Olympic heroes.
Slate.com

‘Whose language is it anyway?’ The evolution of English, from ‘loaf’ to ‘LOL’
Aeon Videos

Algorithm and blues: Putting a Google-written song to the test
Toronto Star

NBC’s Olympic ratings drop while online viewership surges: ‘There is a cultural shift’
LA Times

Welcome to AirSpace
The Verge

If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?
National Post

Dance — the most physically demanding job in America
Reno Gazette-Journal

Are we wearing out obscenities?
MacLean’s

Why Maker’s Living?
Maker’s Living

Why more STEM classes won’t help solve the serious STEM achievement gap
The Washington Post

Inspiring Math Learning Through Coding
The Huffington Post

Moving beyond the ‘moonshot’ approach to innovation
iPolitics.ca

Imagination Iowa is picking up STEAM
The Gazette

Why science and engineering need to remind students of forgotten lessons from history
The Conversation

Sports Technology Innovation Comes To Minneapolis
SportTechie.com

Commentary: Linking the past and future of Pa. innovation
Philly.com

The four cornerstones of design & technology part four: Creativity
TES

People Prefer Explanations That Refer to a More Fundamental Science
ScienceBlog.com

Gainesville has become a tech hub for engineering entrepreneurs
Florida Trend

Texas A&M sophomore develops tactile maps to help visually impaired people
The Eagle

We don’t understand AI because we don’t understand intelligence
Engadget

Colleges build R.I.’s engineering future
Providence Journal

Hearing is like seeing for our brains and for machines
TechCrunch

Scientists just found the part of our brain that actually gets physics
Science Alert

Every time Michael Phelps takes a gold medal stroke, this is what happens in his brain
The Washington Post

An Empty Smithsonian Building On The Mall Gets A Director, And An Innovation-Focused Future
DCist

Cnn Innovative Cities: Asian Metropolis Embrace the Future
CNN Press Room

Transformed hydrants bring art to downtown Fox Lake
Chicago Tribune

Arts-in-Corrections: California’s Creative Response to a Broken Prison System
KCET

Are the Liberal Arts an Antidote to Social Media?
Technology and Learning

Tim Cook’s own (slow) brand of innovation
The Washington Post

3 ‘Design Thinking’ Tools for More Moneymaking Ideas
Inc.com

Have Politics Become So Ugly That Educators Are Afraid To Teach Civics?
Fast Company

Four Things To Do Outside The Office To Boost Your Creativity
Fast Company

Quiz: How many questions do you ask per day?
Innovators Box

I Hire Engineers At Google–Here’s What I Look For (And Why)
Fast Company

A diverse foundation
The Washington Post

Your Brain Isn’t Wired for Consistency – but That’s Not as Depressing as It Sounds
The Creativity Post

Postmates failed on its promise to make Uber-for-anything cheap, and is quietly misleading customers about it
Quartz

Why Disruptive Thinking, Not Technology, is Speeding the Digital Transformation Journey
Omobono

Don’t argue about belief, argue about arguments
Seth’s Blog

There Is No One True Path To Innovation
Innovation Excellence

How Many Types of Innovation are there?
Innovation Excellence

Play Is Serious Business
Home Base | Psychology Today

These “Headphones” Convert Sound Into Vibration So The Deaf Can Experience Music
GOOD

Oakland Artists Take On Gentrification As Tech Boom Threatens Their City
The Huffington Post

How to rise up the Canadian arts ranks? Move abroad
The Globe and Mail

Are Replicas Changing the Way We Experience Art?
Nexus – Zócalo Public Square

It’s Time for Fancy Apartments to Offer Balconies for Drone Landings
WIRED

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction
The Washington Post

Why The Founder of the Discovery Channel Wants to Create the ‘Netflix of Documentaries’
Inc.com

NIH Prepares To Fund Part-Human, Part-Animal Chimera Research
Inc.com

A New Era Of Innovation
Digital Tonto

Cloning Isn’t As Risky As We Used To Think
Curiosity.com

Why an Innovation System is not enough.
The Leadership Spark

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Reputation for Innovation Crushed by Microsoft Corp
LearnBonds.com

Can This Man Make Artisan Surfboards for the Masses?
Rising Stars | OZY

Talking Street Fashion With One of America’s Most Prominent Designers
POV | OZY

Why We’re Post-Fact | Peter Pomerantsev
Granta Magazine

Episode 38: Brittany Ammerman + the Nikumbuke Women’s Soccer League
Ideo Futures Podcast | SoundCloud

Killing technology innovation in the public markets
TechCrunch

A New Era Of Innovation
Digital Tonto

The pairing of human and machine intelligence
I-CIO

What is the Foundation of Innovation?
Innovation Excellence

Growing Together – Synthetic Teamwork
Innovation Excellence

Walkabouts are needed for learning and testing ourselves
Innovation Excellence

What’s Your Innovation Ambition?
Innovation Excellence

3 Business Innovation Reports You Must Read Right Now
Innovation Excellence

Innovate like a startup or like big business?
Innovation Excellence

SPOTLIGHT: On repetition in Biological genomes: CRISPR-repeats
SciArt Magazine

Artists Build Heavenly Homemade Island Off Vancouver Coast
GOOD

9 Critical Steps Before Your Innovation Strategy Gets Sexy
The Brainzooming Group

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