Articles of Interest September 2, 2016

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“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Make sure that you spend your time on the things you say are your priorities.” – Tom Peters

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.” – Orville Wright

“Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.” – Wynetka Ann Reynolds

“I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren’t any rules, how could you break them?” – Leo Durocher



UW–Madison student wins GE’s ‘Unimpossible Missions: The University Edition” challenge’
UW-Madison News

How to Mess Up a Pitch to One of America’s Best-Known Investors

Watch How USC Digitizes Human Actors
Mental Floss 

Blue Sky Science: How are moons created?
Morgridge Institute for Research

Vanessa Ruiz: The spellbinding art of human anatomy
TED Talk | 

Why “Asperger’s Are Us” Will Challenge Your Preconceived Notions of Autism
Fast Company



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 

NEW Obama to host innovation conference in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times
October 13 

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




Kauffman Index Finds Second Straight Year of U.S. Startup Activity Increases

Apple’s $14.5 Billion EU Tax Ruling: What You Need to Know
Digital – AdAge

Tim Cook Fires Back at EU’s $14.5 Billion Tax Decision
Digital – AdAge

The New Rules Of The Creative Economy

An Innovative Entrepreneur Hub Called VentureNorth Is Forming In Downtown Peterborough

US study to help halt brain drain
Yorkshire Post

10 Recommendations On Entrepreneurship And Innovation To G20 Leaders | Winston Chan
The Huffington Post

Business start-up activity is surging. Here’s why.
USA Today

Are IT Professionals Too Good At Math?

The Women Changing The Face Of AI
Fast Company

8 Things Invented By Accident
Mental Floss

Innovative learning lab is new way to teach

Q&A | Is China the world’s new scientific superpower?
CBC News

How paranoid delusions change with technological advancement.

6 Ways to Leverage Global Innovation to Grow Your Business

Tapping into Silicon Valley’s culture of innovation
Deloitte University Press

Ricarose Roque: Designing from My Childhood

Talent, Design and Execution
Innovation Excellence

The Uncertainty Problem
Innovation Excellence 

Left Brain, Right Brain, Whole Brain: 9 Creative Tips
Creating in Flow | Psychology Today

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom
Agency by Design

Risky Business: Bay Area Venture Capitalists Bring Their Pioneer Mentality to Art

Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense
Ars Technica

The Myth of the Millennial as Cultural Rebel
New Republic

Camera-phone Lucida
The Point Magazine

Hola! From Mexico City: Introducing HuffPost Mexico
The Huffington Post

Elon Musk Hints at Advances in ‘Neural Lace’ Brain Hacking Tech

More math, please: Ben Peet’s creativity with calculus wins him Chancellor’s Award
University of Missouri – Saint Louis Daily

It’s way too early to say whether Silicon Valley’s highest-profile investor is a success or a failure
Business Insider

The 15 Best Books on How to Think Creatively

Link Between Happiness and Creativity
Creative Child

Why IBM Is Hiring Screenwriters
CMO Strategy – AdAge

IIoT and smart nation investments drive economic growth

Internet of Things Institute

What Is Holding Back the Next Industrial Revolution?
Internet of Things Institute

President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED’s November Issue

Meet The Choreographer Shaking Up Organizations By Chasing The Silences

Three Grand Challenges for Brain Science That Can Be Solved in 10 Years
MIT Technology Review

Medicine and Theater Collide: How Actors Are Making Better Doctors
Village Voice

Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?
Harvard Business Review

U of Chicago letter to new students on safe spaces sets off intense debate

Linguists Are Racing to Study a Dying Sign Language
Science of Us

From prototype to profit, art and design schools setting the pace
The Globe and Mail

To Get Better Ideas, David Lynch Says You Need To “Catch” Creativity

How is the Creative Process an Act of Faith?
What A Body Knows | Psychology Today

Innovation Needs Different Thinking Horizons
Innovation Excellence

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry
Innovation Excellence

Why discipline is a cornerstone of smart innovation
Thoughts On Cloud

This map tells you everything you need to know about innovation in Europe
World Economic Forum

These are the world’s most innovative economies
World Economic Forum

The “Jobs to Be Done” Theory of Innovation

Being a Successful Entrepreneur Isn’t Only About Having the Best Ideas
Harvard Business Review

Business leaders and academics gather to discuss critical success factors affecting innovation and profitable value creation in Canada

China’s next strategic advantage? Innovation.

In the Black

How the Current Patent System Actually Hurts Inventors

Trading flashcards for a paintbrush: How the arts create smart kids

High-Speed Video Footage Solves One of the Great Mysteries of Human Blood Flow
MIT Technology Review

Markham resident pens book about creative Canadians

‘202Creates’ Puts The Spotlight On The Local Creative Economy

Professor analyzing decades of data to determine patent value
University of Kansas

President Obama to Host White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, PA


Obama to host innovation conference in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times
October 13

Obama to visit city for innovation conference
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 13

Education Is Ripe for Disruption
The Huffington Post

Creative mathematical tasks contribute to deeper learning in mathematics
EurekAlert! Science News

Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects
MindShift | KQED News

Silicon Valley: Is It The Location Or A Mindset?

Dave Eggers’ guide to a life of creativity, on your own terms
Huck Magazine

The Ugly Truth about Innovation

Creativity Triumphs Over the Law
Hit and Run Blog | Reason

Blank’s Rule: Craziness Leads to Innovation

G20 summit needs to coordinate national efforts to promote innovation, growth, says expert

3 Steps To Making Innovation A Habit

How a Science Geek Unlocked the Secret Formula of Innovation

Innovators Vs. Exploiters: Drug Pricing And The Future Of Pharma


The One Skill that Innovators Forget
Innovation Management

How One Man Dreamed Up Tetris, the Game That Shook the World

Gene Marks: Big changes in Apple’s store offer lessons for smaller merchants
The Washington Post

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster
Fast Company

Shutting down cellular “spark plugs” to understand how they work

Motion Tracking Is Finding Its Way Into Design Craftsmanship

Four Reasons Why The Most Successful People Are Great Collaborators
Fast Company

The (Fill in the Blank) Way
Innovation Excellence

Projects Are How Innovation Happens
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Fair Use and the Future of Art by Amy Adler

Will an MFA Make You an Art Star?
artnet News

What Killed the Jingle?
The Atlantic

Almost a Million People Cut the Premium TV Cord in Last Quarter
The Wrap

Real holograms are on bank cards, not starships
The Atlantic

You’re Not a Startup? We Can’t Help You

Why it’s China’s turn to worry about manufacturing
The Washington Post

Can Foreign Nationals Invest in US Crowdfunding Offers? Yes … But….
Crowdfund Insider

Where Is The Best Place To Learn How To Become A Successful Entrepreneur?

How can we foster greater innovation in Alabama?

Gender gap in entrepreneurship receding

Innovation district will take patience, commitment, buy-in
Charlottesville Tomorrow

Ambiguity turning students away from STEM: Deloitte

Kim, Zureick and Kim: In STEM workforce, diversity brings new ideas
San Jose Mercury News

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture
The Atlantic

Expert on accessibility in engineering education joins U of T Engineering

U of T Engineering News

Ode to recall: To remember events in order, we rely on the brain’s ‘symphony’
Science Daily

Science, lasers and Yoda: Arizona Science Center’s Create lab blooms with innovation
The State Press

Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton uncovers myths about creativity
Mountain Xpress

Tech Innovation Slump? Not So Fast
PC Magazine

10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy

‘Learning facts is becoming less important: it’s time to update the curriculum for the information age’

Innovation Lessons from the Six Rules of Urban Planning
Innovation Excellence

Features and marginal cost in the digital age
Seth’s Blog

What You Buy Is Who You Are
Bloomberg View

Meet The Extraordinary Husband-Wife Duo Behind ‘Curious George’
The Huffington Post

Chicago-area official rules that rap and rock don’t qualify as “fine art”
Newswire · The A.V. Club

Where’s the diversity in media? How newsrooms fail to reflect America and why it matters

What a Bad Decision Looks Like in the Brain
The Atlantic

Big data, Google and the end of free will

FT Magazine

Spotlight on Creative CityMaking Minneapolis
National Endowment for the Arts

These five artists are redefining technology.

Runner Up of 2016 USA Creative Business Cup
National Creativity Network

4 Things We Need To Do To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship
Digital Tonto

As tech clusters spread, a fight to be Silicon Valley North

Toronto Star

A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields
The Two-Way : NPR

Venus and Jupiter Imagined: From Galileo to Science Fiction

What we must do to save science

Arizona State University Now

The brain performs feats of math to make sense of the world
Medical Xpress

A Silicon Valley-Like Startup Accelerator, But For Artists

MIT’s new 3D-printer makes objects that remember their shape

Laptop pioneer John Ellenby dies

When Intuition and Creativity Doesn’t Work and What to do About It


White House Proposes a New Immigration Rule for Entrepreneurs

Despite Growing Income Inequality, Learning Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids Are Actually Closing
The Huffington Post

Tech fails miserably in Forbes’ most innovative companies
The Register

New Stanford Innovation Lab podcast series — Episode 1: Succeed by Failing “Ferrari Fast”

The monetization promise and pitfalls of Pokémon Go

Dolly Parton: “Always Keep Something Just For Yourself”
Fast Company

“The World Sends Us Garbage, We Send Back Music”: Lessons from the Recycled Orchestra in Paraguay
Patrick Kabanda | LinkedIn

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than Us
Singularity Hub

What makes a country innovative?
Innovation Excellence

Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch?
The New York Times

U.S. Proposes Immigration Rule Aimed at Entrepreneurs
The New York Times

Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine
The New York Times

The Race to Save the Films We Love
The New York Times

Self-Healing Material Is Fashioned Out Of Squid Teeth

Why People Resist New Technologies

How to turn Agile Research into an EPIC Strategy

Beyond Curious

Four Lessons from IoT Early Adopters
MIT Sloan Management Review

Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2
Innovation Excellence

4 Red Flags Your Company Is Lagging in Simple Tech
Innovation Excellence

Innovation and How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent
Innovation Excellence

When a Ship is not a Ship—It’s a Sabre-toothed Cat! A Story of Maker Empowerment and Collective Agency
Agency by Design

The 4 Most Notorious Rivalries in Art History, Illustrated


Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?

The Plight of the Overworked Nonprofit Employee
The Atlantic

The world wide cage
Aeon Essays

One Professor’s Quest to Save Pi

Looking to Africa for the Next Netflix

How the current patent system actually hurts innovation (and how patent trolls are being fought)
Idea to Value

Can a Latino-focused incubator at 1871 get companies to the next level?
Blue Sky | Chicago Tribune

Illinois Tech delays, downsizes new innovation building
Blue Sky | Chicago Tribune

5  Technologies That Are About to Transform the World

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

7  Science-Backed Habits of Creative Genuises

Inspiration, Leadership and Change: A Q&A with Simon Sinek

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