Articles of Interest October 7, 2016

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“Must designers keep arguing the relevance of design thinking? Let’s stipulate it and get on with solving real world problems.” – Saul Kaplan

“But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius.” – Harold Marston Morse

“Engineering is a great profession. There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer’s high privilege.” – Herbert Hoover

“Nobody . . . took me seriously. They wondered why in the world I wanted to be a chemist when no women were doing that. The world was not waiting for me.” – Gertrude B. Elion

“Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.” – Ray Kroc

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie



The 4 Lenses of Innovation: a power tool for creative thinking

Innovation Excellence

Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO
Yale School of Management

Unlock Your Ideas With Mind Mapping In Just 3 Minutes
Fast Company

Simone Ahuja: Implementing frugal innovation initiatives

Innovation Excellence

Sam Harris: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
TED Talk | 

How Teaching An Art Class for Homeless Addicts Can Change Lives
Fast Company



National Conference
Imagining America
Through October 8

Arts Scene: Center for Creativity
Tulsa World
Through October 17

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

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 

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

ArtsRx: Creative Venture, Wellbeing, and the New Humanities

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

November 3 – 5

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




Embedded beings: how we blended our minds with our devices
Aeon Ideas

Native apps: How digital technology is helping to preserve fading Native American languages

These Wild Sculptures Actually Generate Green Energy

Scientists want to mimic the human brain. And they’ve made a breakthrough
World Economic Forum

Nobel Prize 2016: Here Are the Winners (and What They Achieved)

3 Who Studied Unusual States of Matter Win Nobel Prize in Physics
The New York Times

Forget Sequels, Netflix, and Prestige TV: Cinema Isn’t Dead Yet
The Atlantic

9 Strategic Thinking Questions – Innovative Ideas from Experts
The Brainzooming Group

10 LGBT Leaders Reinventing Science and Technology
Mental Floss

How the performing arts can set the stage for more developed brain pathways

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
Mental Floss

8 STEM Fields That Make Diversity a Priority
Mental Floss

Ignite! Festival in Regina celebrates invention and innovation
CBC News

Creativity and Persistence: Natasha Dobrinen on Being a Mathematician
University of Denver

A Museum About Rights, and a Legacy of Uncomfortable Canadian Truths
The New York Times

Colleges and Universities Using Arts Integration to Prepare for the New Economy
The Huffington Post

What this Harvard innovation guru thinks can protect companies from disruption
The Washington Post

The Power of Visual Cues.
Rebelle Society

Believing You’re a ‘Visual Learner’ Doesn’t Exactly Help You Learn Much
Science of Us

The AI Revolution: Why You Need to Learn About Deep Learning

Center gains new name, more funds
ThisWeek Community News

The 8 most impressive social good innovations from September

It’s Official: Google Is the New Apple

Equity Investment as an Innovation Tool
INSEAD Knowledge

Short on Cash, Cities and States Consider Taxing Nonprofits
Stateline | The Pew Charitable Trusts

NowNS: Halifax innovators fuelling economic growth
The Chronicle Herald

Immigrants Play a Disproportionate Role in American Entrepreneurship
Harvard Business Review

Fig crowdfunding platform receives SEC approval

How Innovative Companies Get their Best Ideas from Academic Research
Innovation Excellence

Barriers to Innovation? Find Creativity’s Sweet Spot!
Innovation Excellence

Can You Solve This Viral Math Puzzle That Is Boggling Minds On The Internet?

What Is the Link Between Alcohol and Creative Genius?

Acid Test | Psychology Today

Rewiring the brain

Dozens Of Artists Filled A Detroit Neighborhood With Larger-Than-Life Murals
The Huffington Post

Study Reveals the Strong Returns from Investing in Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Why Design Is Key to Unlocking the Genius Behind Innovation
Singularity Hub

Here Is What Entrepreneurs Really Look Like

Program Hopes to Diversify Field of Physics
Innovation Trail

Jane Muir: Close the gender gap in patents and technology
Opinion | Gainesville Sun

Time to Bust These 5 Myths About Early Math

The Art of “Muddling Through”
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Brain-Training Apps Won’t Make You Smarter …
MIT Technology Review

Leadership and behavior: Mastering the mechanics of reason and emotion
McKinsey & Company

The Billion-Dollar Copyright Lawsuit That Could Legalize A New Kind Of Scam
Fast Company

Robots Are Developing Feelings. Will They Ever Become “People”?
Fast Company

SAP SuccessFactors Girls in Tech
Successful Factors

The CEO Gender Gap Is Slowly Closing At Major Public Companies
Fast Company

Diversity and Inclusion

Of Puppies, Play, and the Pursuit of Creative Insights
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

Exploring What Drives the Wyoming State Librarian
Institute of Museum and Library Services

SUMMARY South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action
The White House

White House Festival Salutes Spirit of Innovation
Voice of America

101 Biggest Product Failures – Corporate Innovation Gone Wrong
CB Insights

How to Make a Particle Accelerator, In Under 5 Minutes
Big Think

The Mind’s New Science Guys: UT profs mix brain data, insight, and badinage for live entertainment
The Austin Chronicle

40 Under 40 Flashback: Jordan Amadio
Atlanta Business Chronicle

‘How We Do:’ On A Mission To Nurture Creative Culture Across America
The Huffington Post

5 Surprising Insights on Creativity
Next Avenue

NIH awards $1.4 million to MPFI and NYU scientists supporting NIH BRAIN initiative
EurekAlert! Science News

Enter Your Brain into an Art Competition, If You Dare
The Creators Project

Next From David Byrne: Neuroscience in an Art Gallery
The New York Times

Op-Ed: NJ’s Universities Are Key to Innovation and Prosperity
NJ Spotlight

How telecom companies can win in the digital revolution
McKinsey & Company

Hands-on tech labs within schools blend education and workforce training
WTN News

No, Van Gogh Was *not* Crazy
The Creativity Post

This MIT Inventor Is Creating A New Innovation Model For The Developing World
Co.Exist | Fast Company

Why Innovation And Imitation Aren’t Mutually Exclusive
Fast Company

Following Four Different Paths to Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Rethinking the Discourses of Higher Education Innovation
Higher Ed Gamma

Preserving an Ancient ‘Lost’ City Has Consumed This Chemist’s Life
National Geographic

The Top 3 Insights of Highly Innovative Leaders
Feeling It | Psychology Today

Creative Diversity – What group will drive implementation success?
The Brainzooming Group

Gannett deal to buy Tronc is likely imminent

Russell Smith: How will an Olympics-style competition award artistic excellence?
The Globe and Mail

National Arts Centre unveils $23-million fund to support Canadian arts
The Globe and Mail

Storytelling in the Virtual Age at FoST Fest
The New York Times

The difficult task of reviving Toronto’s Ontario Place
The Globe and Mail

What Pop Culture Can Teach You About Science
National Geographic

Mozilla trolls EU’s nonsensical copyright laws with witty memes
The Next Web

Machine learning has boosted Google’s translation capabilities to near-human levels
Business Insider

Scientists Discover How to 3-D Print Bone

Art for innovation’s sake? Lessons from our Canadian cousin
The Conversation

America, the Capital of Entrepreneurship
The Huffington Post

Collaborative Effort to Build Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence in Wisconsin Highlighted at BioForward Summit
Business Wire

The rise of China’s innovation
Shanghai Daily

New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience
The Scientist Magazine®

New MSU center to focus on engineering education, especially for women
Montana State University | Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Scientists Find No Evidence That Brain Games Make You Brainier
Shots – Health News : NPR

5 Reasons why Creativity is King

PopCasts : Hybrid and our civic life

“Architecture for Children” Explains Why We Should Teach Architecture to Kids

Schools want students to be creative, but only on a Thursday afternoon

Curiosity Cures Bias

How Co-working Spaces Can Fuel (and Maybe Hinder) Creativity

Study adds to concerns over lack of creativity at Chinese universities
Inside Higher Ed

October 1, 1847: Miss Mitchell’s Comet and How Scientists Stand in Solidarity
Brain Pickings

The Powerful Young Gallery Owner Shaping L.A.’s Art Scene

GE Ventures CEO advocates for diversity

Next Big Tech Corridor? Between Seattle and Vancouver, Planners Hope
The New York Times

Disney’s Hot Streak Stalls, Prompting Rumors That It’s Looking to Grow
The New York Times

Review of Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures
Creativity at Work

How to Turn Cautious Teammates into Visionary Thinkers
Leadership Freak

80% of data in Chinese clinical trials have been fabricated

How Can Advertising Invent New Ways To Connect With Young Creatives?
Co.Create | Fast Company

The Shift Economy
Innovation Excellence

The 4 Lenses of Innovation: a power tool for creative thinking

Innovation Excellence

Leading and Managing Product Innovation Teams [interview]
Innovation Excellence

Simone Ahuja: Implementing frugal innovation initiatives
Innovation Excellence

How Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft Miss Creative Talent
Innovation Excellence

“Rendering the Unthinkable” at the 9/11 Museum
The Mind Through Art | Psychology Today

WV Nonprofit Scales State’s Artisans as Economic Development Strategy – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit Quarterly

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children
The Atlantic

How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?
13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

Remembering and understanding Jane Jacobs, beyond left and right
The Globe and Mail

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