Articles of Interest September 23, 2016

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“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“Don’t apologize for a prototype, ever. It’s the beginning of the conversation. It’s an invitation to collaborate + make it better” – @ideo

“Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Girls see these defined roles they’re supposed to follow in life, but when I was a young child, my parents told me I could be anything.” – Joan Jett

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill



Creative Startups SBA 2016

Michael Murphy: Architecture that’s built to heal
TED Talk |

Think Like an Artist
Lincoln Center Education

 Pfizer’s Senior Intern Program Is Retiring Office Age Bias
Fast Company

VIDEO: NASA Seeking Innovative Technology For Future Exploration Missions In Solar System



NEW Arts Scene: Center for Creativity
Tulsa World
Through October 17

Stay Curious
September 27 – 30

NEW Demand Solutions
Inter-American Development Bank
October 4

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

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

NEW Maker Faire Pittsburgh sets loose 200 makers for a weekend circus of creativity
October 15 – 16

2016 Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Science Festival
October 20 – 23

TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time
Oct 26 – 28 | San Francisco

NEW The Ovation Foundation Announces A “Call for Entries” in the Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards Program | Art, Culture, Film, Music, Fashion, Arts Advocacy TV
Ovation TV
Deadline: October 28

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




Theater artist Anne Basting wins MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Class of 2016
MacArthur Foundation

‘Now my life will change’: Meet the 2016 MacArthur ‘geniuses’
The Washington Post

Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash wins prestigious MacArthur grant
Stanford News

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2016 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners
The New York Times

7 Insider Secrets From Female Entrepreneurs
New York Magazine

OECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators

The Role of Intuition in the Generation and Evaluation Stages of Creativity
Frontiers in Psychology | Cognitive Science

Hey, Comic Con is bringing in Sabrina Pasterski to talk about ‘mankind’

You Smell Sick: Detecting Illness by Scent
Scientific American

George Fox University unveils new Engineering Innovation Center
George Fox University

Engineering Medicine: A program for the 21st century
The Battalion: Science & Technology

In pursuit of innovation and collaboration in humanities
Opinion |

Virginia Tech creating ‘Creativity and Innovation District’
The Roanoke Times

St. Louis gives Ireland a look for ag tech innovation
St. Louis Public Radio

Future-proofing at worst, applied creativity at best
The Snapper: Millersville University

The Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Eastern Quebec

Conn, Kastner: Zuckerberg-Chan basic science research gift is visionary
San Jose Mercury News

Why You Shouldn’t Say ‘Millennial’ Anymore — Meetings Innovation Report

Mayo’s Think Big Challenge Demonstrates New Emphasis On Commercialization
Twin Cities Business

Inside Apple And IBM’s App Making Machine
Fast Company

These Startup Founders Swear By The ROI Of Reading
Fast Company

Deep learning supercomputer turns its attention to drug discovery
Digital Trends

One Surprising Secret Weapon Against Natural Disasters? Landscape Architecture
Co.Design | Fast Company

The 25 Most Influential Women in IoT
Internet of Things Institute

Dearborn’s old city hall converted into lofts for artists, AP

University of Utah unveils $45M entrepreneur institute, AP

Audiobooks Turn More Readers Into Listeners as E-Books Slip
The New York Times

Making stem cells glow for fragile X

Seth Godin- What to do When It’s Your Turn
Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Design Thinking and Action Learning for product managers and innovators
Innovation Excellence

Infographic: How Gay Marriage Finally Won In The U.S. Supreme Court

The making of Addy Walker, American Girl’s first black doll.

The Wikipedia bots that are engaged in spats that never end
New Scientist

The Netflix Backlash: Why Hollywood Fears a Content Monopoly
Hollywood Reporter

Netflix reveals what episodes get viewers hooked on its shows
BBC Newsbeat

Can a thorough, thoughtful museum speak to a new racist age?
The Washington Post

Science Suggests Your Brain Responds to Art Differently Than Real Life

Debating The Rules Of Brainstorming
Fast Company

When art and technology pull each other to bits
New Scientist

What’s lost when telephone calls disappear.

Seek Simplicity, But Distrust It
The Creativity Post

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize
The Huffington Post

A Dynamic Patent System and the Power of American Innovation
The Huffington Post

What will augmented and virtual reality technology do for healthcare?
Healthcare IT News

UMass Lowell wins $3.5M grant for women in STEM
Lowell Sun

NRC’s five-year brain drain dealt ‘a serious whack’ to research
Ottawa Citizen

Steve Fuller on how Silicon Valley gets the future wrong: “To have strong innovation, you need a strong state”

Music + Math = Innovation at GE Inspire
Black Engineer

IBM Opens Innovation Space for Entrepreneurs and Startups in Canada to Scale Up Development with Cloud and Cognitive Technology
Yahoo! Finance

Canadian Consul General visiting Innovation Depot to talk Alabama-Canada trade

Can universities make the Canadian economy grow?
Times Higher Education

Worldwide brain-mapping project sparks excitement — and concern
Nature News & Comment

Has Science Proved the Brain Reacts Differently to Art?
artnet News

Blind People Can Use Visual Areas of the Brain to Solve Math Problems
Smart News | Smithsonian

Blind people can ‘repurpose’ their visual cortex to solve maths problems
Science Alert

5 steps to help social entrepreneurship thrive
World Economic Forum

How Microsoft is helping to ‘solve‘ cancer
Microsoft Stories

Creativity Secrets From The Man Behind The “Sleep With Me” Podcast
Fast Company

Meet The AI Assistant Behind Google’s New Messaging App, Allo

Developing Children’s Media with Diversity in Mind
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Teen lives depend on the Internet. What happens when they can’t afford it?
The Washington Post

Is gaming the future of classroom learning?
About Verizon

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

A Scientific Approach to Raising Successful Children
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators

Modern Technology Unlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll
The New York Times

An Artist Who Calls the Sanitation Department Home
The New York Times

This Year’s ADC Young Guns Demonstrate What a Designer Can Be in 2016Eye on Design
Eye on Design | AIGA

Anemia Test Using a Phone’s Flash 

Jason Silva – Brain Games, Transhumanism & Your Ego: #285
Bulletproof Podcast

How To Build An Effective Culture
Innovation Excellence

Status Quo – The Big Lie
Innovation Excellence

Black Slime Is Coating World Monuments—And That May Be Good
National Geographic

How Blockchain Startups Are Disrupting The $15 Billion Music Industry

AllMusic: The Story of the Big Data Jukebox

Can you guess the website, based on the swatch of blue?
The Washington Post

Four Forms of Inquiry
The Artful Manager |

More women join growing ranks of Ontario’s entrepreneurs: Report
Metro News, Canada

STEM Education Is Vital—But Not at the Expense of the Humanities
Scientific American

Closing The Digital Divide — Can Innovation Be Taught?

Feng: Success bubbles up when science moves from the lab to the community
Calgary Herald

Innovation hot spot lies at overlap of ‘natural,’ science and sustainability, expert says
Food Navigator USA

British Columbia, Washington state to create Cascadia Innovation Corridor to promote regional economic opportunities in tech industries
Governor Jay Inslee | State of Washington

Kickstarter is breaking down assumptions about where innovation can occur

Feds preview rules of the road for self-driving cars
Technology News | US News

MIT Scientists Learn To Track Emotions Using Wireless Signals
Fast Company

Microsoft boss points to Canada as world leader in innovation
Ottawa Citizen

A Meeting of Minds: International Collaboration on Brain Science Must Be a Foreign Policy Priority

IBM Watson, MIT partner on ‘brain-inspired’ lab to make computers more human

Big dreams emerge for big brain science projects
Science | AAAS

How the Brain Decodes Sentences
Guest Blog | Scientific American

State Department, Universities Blast UN Attack on Patents | Patents & Patent Law

The UN has Better Things to do Than Destroy Innovation | Patents & Patent Law

China is more innovative than people think
Global Times

Only a minority of innovative firms collaborate with universities
Big News Network, UNESCO

You Can’t Be Afraid To Break Things
Entrepreneurship | Penn Wharton

The renegade whose dream started the latest space race
The Washington Post

One year on, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society looks ahead
MIT News

The Innovation Economy Is Terrible At Designing For Women
Co.Design | Fast Company

Career and Technical Education Bill Passes the House
Americans for the Arts

Amazon Eats the Department Store
Bloomberg Gadfly

The Robots We’ve Long Imagined Are Finally Here
Singularity Hub

Boom times in Silicon Valley for a chosen few
USA Today

How curiosity can protect the mind from bias
BBC – Future

What I Learned About Leadership Teaching 7th Grade Math

Innovation from the Summer of 1927 – Part I
Innovation Excellence

3 Fatal Flaws Limiting Project-Based Innovation
Innovation Excellence

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

Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?
National Geographic

This Is The Happiest Song On Earth, According To Science

It’s Not Only Cuddling That Children Crave – It’s Coding!
Institute of Museum and Library Services

8 Milestones in Online Music Distribution
Mental Floss

Meet This Year’s Getty Images Instagram Grant Winners
The Huffington Post

Laser Scans Unveil a Network of Ancient Cities in Cambodia
The New York Times

Battling Bots for Tickets to Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The Music Industry Is Finally Making Money on Streaming

Why Are Babies So Dumb If Humans Are So Smart?
The New Yorker

VR in Museums: Case Studies

New Report Examines Values and Needs of Artists
National Endowment for the Arts

Chairman Chu’s post on the Art Works blog: Toward a Creative Future
National Endowment for the Arts

Creativity Connects web section and Bright Spots interactive graphic
National Endowment for the Arts

Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists
National Endowment for the Arts

John Eger Named First Zahn Professor of Creativity
NewsCenter | SDSU

When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain’s Visual Areas Light Up
Health Shots | NPR

Vancouver-Seattle partnership must be explored, Innovation Minister says
Vancouver Sun

Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

What is education for?
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

How to Design for Death: OpenIDEO Challenges Designers to Reimagine the End of Life Experience

Philosophy, beauty, complexity: what you are missing out on if you don’t do the maths
The Sydney Morning Herald

These Blind Photographers Prove No Art Form Is Off Limits
Fast Company

Beakerhead’s creative art and innovative science a smashup of success
Calgary Herald

Bookstore Uses Clickbait To Get People To Read Classics

Don’t Stop Me Now
The Creativity Post

Bigotry Is Expensive
Bloomberg View

Women earning more doctoral and master’s degrees than men
Washington Examiner

The Case for Dual Innovation
Innovation Excellence

$50m Judgment Says Brain Training a Sham
The Fallible Mind | Psychology Today

That $100,000 Painting Bought to Flip Is Now Worth About $20,000

Graffitist in Residence? It’s the Latest Hotel Amenity
The New York Times

8 Types of Innovation Processes (Infographic)
Open Innovation

Want To Be More Productive And Creative? Collaborate Less
Fast Company

How Tech Transfer brings Science from the Bench to the Bedside

Report: Indianapolis Tech Office Growth Among Highest in Nation

Harvard Says That Entrepreneurship Is the Brightest Spot in a Crappy Economy

How Phoenix is becoming a hotbed of innovation
Phoenix Business Journal

Closer look at some Mississippi innovators
Clarion Ledger

University of Oklahoma opens new Innovation Hub
The Norman Transcript

Are smartphones really progress? Is true innovation on the wane?
Detroit Free Press

Allen Institute re-maps the brain

On the Eve of a New Broadcast Season, Emmys Ratings Drop 22%
Media – AdAge

Emmy Awards 2016: The Winners List
The New York Times

Leaders agree: Creativity will be 3rd most important work skill by 2020
Idea to Value

‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Sag; Twitter Feed a Hit
Media – AdAge

Producer Shares Why The Art World Is Ready For Technology

Human Brain Map Gets a Bold New Update
Scientific American

Too Fast to Think Looks at Getting Your Creativity Back In A Hyper-Connected World
Small Business Trends

How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us

Response: Creating Classrooms ‘to Unlock the Learning Potential Mistakes Provide us’ – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo
Education Week Teacher

“Join Me In Reinventing Health,” Medicine X Speaker Susannah Fox Urges
Scope Blog

Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?
The New York Times

How the ‘IoT’ will drive innovation and growth
The Next Silicon Valley

A simple rule for innovation

Wrangler Challenges Female Stereotypes in ‘MoreThanaBum’ Campaign
Video – Creativity Online

How Women Leaders Emerge From Leaderless Groups
Fast Company

Canada Can Drive Economic Growth Through Innovation
Yahoo! Finance

OU Innovation Hub to open on research campus News

Tod Marshall: Arts education integral to learning
The Spokesman-Review

Creative And Medical Science Communications: An Unexpected Pair
Media Post

Where Creativity Comes From
Scientific American

UNLV using neuroscience to design rooms for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s patients
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Neuroscience study supports 200-year old art theory

MIND Research Institute Avoids Language To Teach Math
Nation Swell

Why Canadian Universities Struggle To Compete On The Global Stage
The Huffington Post Canada

Trade Mission Connects Utah Companies with Canada’s Growing Tech Sector
Utah Business

STEAM dissolves information privilege barrier between tech and arts
Silicon Republic

Design Like A Scientist
Big Think

Wallpapers Gone Wild: Innovative Startups Have Made The ’70s Decor Staple Cool Again
Fast Company

What Playing Madden Teaches Us About Football — and What It Doesn’t
The New York Times

Vulnerability is Strength, Perfection is Myth, and Other Insights from Kyira Hauer
Maker’s Living Blog

Preparing for the future of mobility
Deloitte University Press

Defining the Battlegrounds of the Internet of Things
Bain & Company

The Growing Importance of a Strategic Approach to Innovation Communications
Innovation Excellence

The Power of Unplugging
Innovation Excellence

How America Became Exceptional
Innovation Excellence

How Different People Respond to Change
Innovation Excellence

Reversing Your Company’s Shrinking Lifespan
Innovation Excellence

Gifting Cultural Capital (And Other August Stories)

Algorithms Could Save Book Publishing—But Ruin Novels

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

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science
Fast Company

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