Articles of Interest September 9, 2016

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“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong

“Two things a man should never be angry at: What he can help, and what he cannot help.” – Thomas Fuller

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr



Aspen Lecture: The Future of Imagination
Aspen Ideas Festival

Could we harness energy in space for use on Earth?
Morgridge Institute for Research

Christopher Bell: Bring on the female superheroes!
TED Talk |

Meet the 2016 TechWomen Emerging Leaders

From Cupcakes To Kickboxing, How The Creator Of Baked By Melissa Fuels Her Creativity
Fast Company



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

NEW Walk the Talk Conference 2016
Innovation in Milwaukee
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




The Skills Gap is a Myth Stifling Innovation in Business
Innovation Excellence

The stunning geographic divide in American creativity
The Washington Post

The Region Where The Most Creative Americans Live Might Surprise You

United States ranked fourth in the Global Innovation Index
The Hill

Resources and Scale Don’t Guarantee Innovation

Brainjacking – a new cyber-security threat
The Conversation

Education & Business Have The Same Problems (And The Same Fix)
The Creativity Post

Science and technology bear the brunt of budget dysfunction
The Hill

The Quickest Way To Stifle American Entrepreneurship? Keep Out Immigrants
Co.Exist | Fast Company

Professor Helps High School Student Find Science Success
UT Dallas News Center

There’s a lot of junk fMRI research out there. Here’s what top neuroscientists want you to know.

Brain connections are more sophisticated than thought: Newly discovered collection of proteins may aid brain disorders

Your Brain Is Full of Magnetic Minerals, and You Might Not Like the Reason Why

New lab combines science with law and policymaking
The Duke Chronicle

AgLaunch accelerator focusing on building 100 new companies at Agricenter International
Memphis Business Journal

Rice University’s Design-A-Thon Focused on Assistive Devices

Startup Activity in America — A Look at Startup Policy and the Kauffman Index

Your Guide To Generation Z: The Frugal, Brand-Wary, Determined Anti-Millennials
Fast Company

Is Homework Good for Kids? Here’s What the Research Says

United Therapeutics, Supernus Pharmaceuticals sue U.S. Patent and Trademark office
Washington Business Journal

Iowa State University Expands Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Students
Economic Development & Industry Relations | Iowa State University

The Arizona Technology Council Announces Select Winners and Finalists for the 2016 Governors Celebration of Innovation

Writers and performers help release inmates’ locked-up creativity
The Washington Post

A MAD magazine cartoonist shows how growing up poor sparks creativity
The Washington Post

There is now a sixth taste – and it explains why we love carbs
New Scientist

The Millennial Mind: Taking time for mental health at work
Milwaukee Business Journal

Creativity In AR Brings Art To New Audiences 

Innovation: You Can’t Set It and Forget It
The Huffington Post

The Power of Designing Products for Customers You Don’t Have Yet
Harvard Business Review

3 Months in Virtual Reality, 6 Lessons Learned
Innovation Excellence

Mario Vargas Llosa: How Global Entertainment Killed Culture
Literary Hub

Why Startups Need Philosophers
The Ascent

A Life of Meaning (Reason Not Required)
The New York Times

Repeat After Me: Humans Run the Internet, Not Algorithms

What Your Partner Wishes You Knew
Dance Magazine

The Brilliant 10 Of 2016
Popular Science

Teaching certainty
Seth’s Blog

Let grad students teach science to kids: Column
USA Today

Give The Public What It Pays For: Scientific Research

A Wristband For Prosthetic Hands Lets Amputees Swipe, Click, And Zoom
Co.Design | Fast Company

5 Surprising Things That Block Your Creativity (Without Your Knowing)

First Click: Apple’s greatest innovation is its ecosystem
The Verge

Entrepreneurs Are Getting Creative About Solving Global Problems

How to Increase Your Creativity Using 5 Simple Words

Researchers Study How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Urban Life By 2030
Tech Times

Is Elysium Health’s Basis the Fountain of Youth?
Science of Us

How To Be Less Creative At Work–And Why You Sometimes Should
Fast Company

This Watch Strap Turns Your Fingers Into A Headset

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

Bolstering innovation through design thinking
Heidrick & Struggles

Faces of Innovation: A Conversation about True Innovation

The Rise of the Chief Ecosystem Officer
Innovation Excellence

You’re Awesome! How Sarcasm Enhances Creativity
Inside the Box | Psychology Today

Top 20 Innovation Articles of August 2016
Innovation Excellence

The Next Industrial Revolution Could Put Millions Out of Work
The Atlantic

Why everyone should talk about diversity, according to TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot

Why Scientists Are Playing Nursery Rhymes for Babies While Scanning Their Brains

U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

Border students are shaping the future with technology and innovation
The Huffington Post

Ford turns to neuroscience to make driverless cars
Detroit News

Seven NSF-funded researchers recognized with Kavli Prizes
NSF – National Science Foundation

How AI may affect urban life in 2030

Let’s Stop Being So Obsessed With Tech Startups, Says Entrepreneur
The Huffington Post

Mad Scientists and Creativity Labs
Innovation Management

Good Art-keeping: On Struggling to Keep Up with Art, the Domestic, and More (Part One)
Maker’s Living

Smartphone apps now account for half the time Americans spend online

What if We Listened to All of Our Stakeholders?
Innovation Excellence

Creating products customers want with Innovation Wars
Innovation Excellence

Knit with Grit
The Value of Art | Psychology Today

Trapped in Homs, Architect Imagines a New Future for Syrian Cities
The New York Times

Sandy Hook Rebuilds
Architect Magazine

Experts Assess How Students Should Advance in School
The Atlantic

New tech only benefits the elite until the people demand more
Aeon Ideas

Life at the Nowhere Office
New Republic

Science, technology, society: universities at the forefront of innovation
Universities Canada

Five Reasons Your Boss Was Right To Shut Down Your Innovation Lab

Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found

How Leaders At Large Companies Can Think Like A (Genius) Entrepreneur


Here’s how invention and entrepreneurship fit into STEM education
eSchool News

Dear Silicon Valley: Forget Flying Cars, Give Us Economic Growth
MIT Technology Review

Air-Conditioned Shirts Will Soon Be a Thing

Innovators strive to put 7 billion people on the map

Partner Or Perish In The Innovation Economy | Abdullah Snobar
The Huffington Post Canada

Who’s in Charge of Regulating the Internet of Things?

Music Going for a Song
International Monetary Fund

Ed Smith And The Imagination Machine: The Untold Story Of A Black Video Game Pioneer
Fast Company

Gaming our way to understanding the barriers faced by women in tech
The Globe and Mail

Can science ‘enrich the understanding but rob the imagination?’
Science | The Guardian

Zuckerberg in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country
The News, Nigeria

Down the Rabbit Hole, The Failures from the Linear Model of Science
Conceptual Revolutions

Technological Innovation Doesn’t Have to Make Us Less Human
Mother Jones

Calculating a Bias in Neuroscience: Women Asked to Speak
The New York Times

Why Tech Ed Is Positioned To Restore Canada’s Falling Economy | Matt Parson
The Huffington Post Canada

Trudeau in China: Take note of Asian models that leverage, value scientific research

Startup Canada Awards: Three Halifax firms named as recipients
The Chronicle Herald

China, Mexico to deepen comprehensive strategic partnership
Global Times

A&M Hyperloop team preps for competition in January
The Battalion: Science & Technology

Becoming the model 21st-century urban research university
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

UAW-Chrysler NTC celebrates autoworkers’ creativity in 10th employee art exhibition
EIN News

Industrial air pollution leaves magnetic waste in the brain
Science | AAAS

Why Is Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen So Interested in Mouse Neurons?

Music is Medicine: Using Art Therapy to Repair Pathways in the Brain

Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With “Brain Hacking” Tech

How To Rescue Your Attention Span From Information Overload
Fast Company

10 Famous inventions that were the culmination of other people’s work
Idea to Value

You Don’t Need To Act Like A Startup To Innovate
Innovation Enterprise

One change in US education could dramatically improve America’s relationship with the world

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges
Digital Tonto

Apple Is Doomed And 7 Other Myths About The Company
Fast Company

Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods
The Conversation

The evolution of life science ecosystems: Five effective innovation approaches for academia
IBM Smarter Healthcare

China Pushes Coding for Kids in Effort to Tackle Innovation Gap

NBC News

Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley ‘innovation’
Business Insider

How Does Being an Outsider Give You a Creative Advantage?
MindShift | KQED News


White House and SXSW Throwing 1-Day Festival
October 3

How Science Fiction Can Help Your Company Innovate

Broncos’ Miller laments lack of creativity, inspiration in sports

6 Ways to Sell Innovation


Want Your Kids to Build the Next Airbnb, Snapchat, or Uber? Teach Them This Skill

DNA Can Serve As A Hard Drive For Huge Amounts Of Data

The 9 most impressive social good innovations from August

Having Books In The Home Is As Important To Your Child As Your Own Education

On Being a Black Female Math Whiz During the Space Race
The New York Times

The paradox of the flawless record
Seth’s Blog

Can We Measure Impact From Design?
Impact Design Hub

Technology could be the best or worst thing that happened to inequality
World Economic Forum

OECD to help put innovation at heart of G20 global growth strategy

Innovation and Organizational Culture
Innovation Excellence

Open innovation, open science and open to the world

Innovation Excellence

Perfect Harmony: MBA and MFA Mindsets
Innovation Excellence

How video game concept artist Janice Chu finds inspiration in limitations
The Verge
Using Theatre to Teach STEM Classes to Youth

Is it better for the Obamas to support or be visible on the D.C. arts scene?
The Washington Post

Obama dropped the mic. And made the pop culture world see politics as cool.
The Washington Post

Theatre Community Reacts to Disparaging Wells Fargo Ad

Borrowed time: US library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books
US news | The Guardian

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