Articles of Interest September 16, 2016

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“My hand is the extension of the thinking process – the creative process.” – Tadao Ando

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” – Claude Bernard

“Trying to force creativity is never good.” – Sarah McLachlan

“I never let schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Makers are producers and creators, builders and shapers of the world around us.” – Dale Dougherty

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” – Cecil B. DeMille



Watch: The Four Steps To Getting An Idea

The Astrophysicist at the Cutting Edge of Black Holes
Rising Stars | OZY

 Architectural Digest Reveals Annual ‘Innovators’ List
Wall Street Journal

Play us a song: the (Hyper)piano man
Morgridge Institute for Research

StarTalk’s Neil deGrasse Tyson: We Can Become an Innovation Nation
Fox Business



NEW Beakerhead – a smash up of art, science and engineering
Through September 18

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

NEW First African-American Woman in Space to Launch Engineering Diversity Learning Series
UVA Today
September 20

NEW Stay Curious
September 27 – 30

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 Beyond Brainstorms, Flipcharts and Crayons: Creativity as a Key Success Factor in Real Business by Jamie Gallagher
Creative Oklahoma
October 12

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

 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

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

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series




Creativity Connects All of Us
National Endowment for the Arts

Seven G-20 Commitments to Promote Innovation and the Digital Economy

Quit Wasting Your Brain and Learn to Think for Yourself

State of the City 2016: Creating a Culture of Innovation
Lincoln Journal Star

What Cities Need in the Global Economy
Governing Magazine

How Cities can Become Better Than the Next Silicon Valley

Is online learning the future of education?
World Economic Forum

Why Organizations Should Cushion Risk-Takers

3D Printing Could Save Our Dying Coral Reefs

Culture School For The Insatiably Curious

How to Start Innovation with an Idea
Innovation Excellence

Digitally Disrupting the Life Insurance Industry
Innovation Excellence

Key Innovation Lessons from the Nuclear Industry
Innovation Excellence

Most Young Americans Can’t Pass a Test on Global Affairs—Can You?
Saving Rwanda’s Endangered Species, One at a Time
National Geographic

The Power of One Person to Change the World
National Geographic

Extreme Human Spaceflight: What Will It Take to Get to Mars?
National Geographic

The Loss of Language
Pacific Standard

Colin Kaepernick and the Case Against Banning Words
The Atlantic

President Obama to Award National Medals of Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

President Obama to Award 2015 National Humanities Medals
National Endowment for the Humanities

MPAA blasts USC over film tax credit report
LA Times

Music and Theater Students Are More Likely to Be Bullied
Pacific Standard

Senators Mull Bill That Targets Ticket Bots, Though Its Impact Remains in Doubt

How to Explain Color to a Blind Person
Science of Us

‘Rock star’ Baltimore librarian makes history at Library of Congress
The Washington Post

Out-of-Basement Through the Arts / How Arts Kept Me out of My Parents’ Basement
ArtsBlog | Americans for the Arts

We all must make time for creativity

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: Members of the Creative Community Reject the Revised FCC Set-top Box Proposal’s Creativity, Innovation, and Job Chilling Intrusion into the Creative Economy
Creative Future

The Story Behind the XQ Super School Project

Why ‘Innovation’ Has Become a Dirty Word Across Much of Higher Ed IT
Technology and Learning | Inside Higher Ed

How Silicon Valley’s Talent Wars Are Killing Its Nonprofits
Fast Company

Considering ethics now before radically new brain technologies get away from us
The Conversation US

Human brain atlas gets published … all 350 pages!

Report: Want Innovation? Hire and Empower CTOs

A map of the most innovative countries in the world
Business Insider

#BecauseofArtsEd: Arts Education and Me
Your Musical Self | Psychology Today

How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative

Harvard Business Review

This invention by a British student could save millions of lives across the world
BBC Newsbeat

8 impact-minded startups that might ‘change the world’: Halcyon Incubator cohort DC

Imaginations are a terrible thing to ignore | Ray Stasieczko

Fewer foreign entrepreneurs say they need the U.S. That’s a problem.
The Washington Post

WEDC launches new entrepreneurship program

BizTimes Media

10 Things Companies Do That Make Their Most Innovative Employees Leave

The frustration of innovation: Lessons from history
City A.M.

MEDC to provide more money for entrepreneurship, innovation
Crain’s Detroit Business

It’s Tough To Be an Immigrant, But It Leads To Innovation

ChangeX ignites a social innovation revolution in America
Silicon Republic

10 Priorities to Reinvent Brain Health in the Digital Age
The Creativity Post

Why Limit Yourself?
Innovation Excellence

The professional pushes back

Seth’s Blog

Framing a Value-based Approach to Documentation and Assessment for Maker-Centered Learning
Agency by Design

Think Again Podcast #62 with Nobel Laureate Neuroscientist Eric Kandel – The Eye of the Beholder
Big Think

Why Wells Fargo and thirsty politicians love picking on the liberal arts.

PR Lessons From Wells Fargo’s Double Serving Of Crow

Building A Nation Of Makers
The Huffington Post

Is Inspiration Contagious?
The Creativity Post

Worried face: the battle for emoji, the world’s fastest-growing language
Art and design | The Guardian

6 Math Concepts Explained by Knitting and Crochet
Mental Floss

Ford cars are innovative because employees are treated like inventors

How Neural Networks Could Teach Computers To Talk Like Humans
Co.Design | Fast Company

50 Ways a Driverless Future Could Impact (almost) Everything
Innovation Excellence

Songwriters Sue Justice Department Over Licensing Rules
The New York Times

As the World Transforms, So Should Education
PBS Teachers Lounge

Society needs more women in engineering
The Reflector: Opinion

New technique generates human neural stem cells for tissue engineering, 3D brain models
Tufts Now

The Science of Roald Dahl
BBC Radio Wales – Science Cafe

New Makerspace and Technology Hub Opens on Campus
Duke Today

Billionaire Peter Thiel to Chicago: ‘Very talented’ folks head to coasts
Chicago Tribune

The future of the knowledge economy is local
Toronto Star

Deeper creativity
Harvard Gazette

Good News Liberal-Arts Majors: Your Peers Probably Won’t Outearn You Forever
The Wall Street Journal

Who Is Generation Z, Anyway? And Why Should We Care?
Fast Company

This Is the Peak Age for Creativity, Science Says

Epic reveals R&D spending outstrips Apple, Google and its competitors
Healthcare IT News

It’s Tough Being Over 40 in Silicon Valley
Bloomberg Businessweek

‘Gamifying’ Public Places Can Help Improve Our Cities

Marriott Brings TED Talks To The Hotel Lobby

Innovative IoT Ups and Downs (Still) Hinge Largely On Security
Innovation Excellence

What If We Have It Wrong About Boredom?
Finding Light in the Darkness | Psychology Today

What Gifted Students Can Learn From Being Average
Finding the Next Einstein | Psychology Today

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children
Nature News & Comment

Music, Multiculturalism and Mr. Dasu
Colin Eatock

Building Up Chicago’s South Side Through Ambitious Art

What the Smithsonian’s African American Museum Means to Washington, D.C., Chocolate City

U.S. Cracking Down on “Brain Training” Games
Scientific American

Seth’s Blog

The Reality of America’s College Towns

Co.Design’s Innovation by Design Awards 2016
Co.Design | Fast Company 

Announcing The Winners Of The 2016 Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company

Report: Promoting Detroit’s design legacy, arts education for children key to creative economy
Crain’s Detroit Business

A global conversation to advance brain research Sept. 19
NSF – National Science Foundation
September 19

The landscape of creativity: How Jane Jacobs is a free market fundamentalist for city building
National Post

The Future of Arts Education is a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy at the Podium
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

The Beginning of a Dream
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

A Life Filled With the Arts
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

How a Trip to the Lincoln Center Changed Everything I Thought I Knew About Teaching
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Five Ways My Dance Education Has Affected My Life
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Find the Good and Praise It
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Controversy Mounts Over Facebook ‘Napalm Girl’ Censorship
Digital – AdAge

MPAA Unveils Latest State-By-State Figures on Economic Impact of Film and Television Industry
Motion Picture Association of America

Meet the Man Who’s Bankrolling Virtual Reality
Rising Stars | OZY

Can China Become the World’s Education Leader?
Fast Forward | OZY

Your Smartphone Is Becoming An AI Supercomputer
Fast Company

How Google Is Schooling Apple And Microsoft In The Battle For America’s Classrooms
Fast Company

Mind-blowing music: Tinie Tempah’s brain scan
Life and style | The Guardian

Government of Canada Promotes Innovation Agenda in Alberta

Netflix declares war on data caps
Business Insider

Majority of world’s population lives within sphere of influence
Business Insider

Innovator Under 35: Meron Gribetz
MIT Technology Review

Introducing the Open Innovation Toolkit
Mozilla Open Innovation – Medium

China ‘Steals’ Intellectual Property That Is Mostly Worthless

Lucy Kellaway: The plague of compulsory creativity
Irish Times

U.S. tech firms urge Congress to allow internet domain changeover

8 Perfectly Genius Elon Musk Quotes
The Motley Fool

Today, How grief can inspire creativity

BBC Radio 4

CIO Quick Takes: What does innovation look like?

The brain’s GPS for an imaginary world
PLOS Neuroscience Community

What preschoolers can teach the tech industry about working on STEM problems

Artist Noah Scalin Chats About His New VCU Business Appointment
Studio Blog | Style Weekly

Students craft, converse at new Center for Creativity
The Pitt News

How do you harness creativity? Non-music artists share their perspectives
Herald Extra

Why It Takes a Great Rivalry to Produce Great Art
At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Developing artistic leadership

A value creation checklist
Seth’s Blog

Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?
Stanford Graduate School of Business

When You Change the World and No One Notices
Collaborative Fund

Don’t Leave Your Kids Near Judgmental Strangers
Bloomberg View

Takeaways from the First Run of Thinking and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom
Agency by Design

New Technology From MIT Can Read Through Closed Books
Mental Floss

Len Riggio Promises to Fix Barnes & Noble
Publishers Weekly

Oasis, a Secular Group, Creates Community for Atheists and Agnostics in Kansas City and Elsewhere
The Atlantic

Artificial intelligence is hard to see

Amazon and Pandora to Gauge Music’s Value in the Internet Age
The New York Times

Managers Shouldn’t Fear Algorithm-Based Decision Making
Harvard Business Review

TED Talk: Let’s teach for mastery — not test scores
Innovation Excellence

Your New Idea is not Where You Think it is
Innovation Excellence

The Best Innovation Conferences You Can Still Attend in 2016
Innovation Excellence

How to Run a Successful Innovation Challenge
Innovation Excellence

Can dancing make you a better person? Study suggests link between ballet and sensitivity to others.
The Washington Post

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky’s Theory of Language Learning
Scientific American

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