Articles of Interest October 28, 2016

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“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

“Artificial intelligence does not give us a ‘Get out of ethics free’ card.” – Zeynep Tufekci

“Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.” – Peter Lynch

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates

“Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.” – Brendan Francis

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” – Henri Matisse

10 Quotes about Creativity


What Makes a New York City Kid?
The New York Times

Machine intelligence makes human morals more important


MIT President Rafael Reif on clean energy, Alzheimer’s disease cure and U.S. leadership
CBS News 

What creativity is trying to tell you: Jonathan Tilley at TEDxStuttgart

National Geographic Channel

Benjamin Brindise | On Being Understood

CreativeMornings | Buffalo

The automation of creativity: scary but inevitable
Digital | The Drum


TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time
Through October 28 | San Francisco

Emerging and innovative technologies to take center stage at Yale Tech Summit
October 28

NEW Penn to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for New Innovation Hub, Pennovation Center
Penn News
October 28

ArtsRx: Creative Venture, Wellbeing, and the New Humanities

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

November 3 – 5

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: November 4

NAKFI Conference – Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative –
November 9 – 12

NEW Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces all-women hackathon
Niagara Frontier Publications
November 12

Creating the New Alberta – Vision & Leadership
ABC Tech | Alberta Council of Technologies Society
November 26

Third annual Community College Innovation Challenge open for submissions
National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 15

Ripple Foundation Shines Spotlight on Children’s Creativity
PR Urgent (Canada)
Deadline: March 31

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



Invest in America’s Innovation Economy
Huffington Post

Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation
The Next Web

Art vs. Science? Using Both for Conservation
National Geographic

It’s about my time: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016
TED Blog


It’s about my time: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

TED Blog

It’s about my time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

TED Blog

It’s about my time: The talks of Session 1 of TEDWomen 2016

TED Blog

Forget Millennials. Their Little Brothers and Sisters Are Going to Be Way More Disruptive

Allen Institute creates mouse brain map in 3-D

Google Canada’s top engineer on how to build an innovation economy
The Globe and Mail

The Wing: Manhattan’s First All-Female Coworking Space And Social Club
Fast Company

Nanotechnology engineers design an infinitesimal computing device
Nanowerk News

Top firms bring out creativity, growth in their scientists
Science | AAAS

SDSU’s Brain Imaging Pioneer
NewsCenter | SDSU

UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Announces Innovation, Scholar Awards
UCSF Neurosciences

You Might Be Guilty of This Workplace Habit and Creativity Killer

We finally have an “artificial pancreas” for diabetes. But it’s a letdown.

Eight Ways To Manage Innovation Experiments Without Hurting Your Company’s Brand

Electrons Flow Through A Copper Wire Slower Than A Snail’s Pace

What the Touch Bar says about Apple’s approach to innovation

Doctors prescribe more Big Bird, less brainless “screen time” for young kids
The Hechinger Report

The Beginning of the End of the Screen Time Wars

Who Plays Which Games? And What Does That Say About Our Culture?
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Twitter Has an Old Media Problem. Here’s a Solution.
The New York Times

Peck School of the Arts Awarded Grant for Collaboration with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Peck School of the Arts | UWM

Sparking a Love of Lifelong Learning Early at the Public Library
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Hubble and beyond

IT spending on ‘innovation’ is now a priority

Want To Hire Innovators? Here’s How You’re Dismissing Them
Innovation Excellence

Paris Accenture Innovation Center: Creativity on starting-blocks
Innovation Excellence

In Praise of Incrementalism
Freakonomics Blog

Memory Lane Has a Three-Way Fork
The Atlantic

Why These Freelancers Ditched Cities For Rural America
Fast Company

YouTube Teams With Storytelling Nonprofit StoryCorps To Spotlight Diverse Voices

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017

Lessons from Four Great American Innovators
Innovation Excellence

MIT launches new venture for world-changing entrepreneurs
MIT News

MIT’s New Startup Accelerator Aims To Get Scientific Innovations Out Of The Lab And Into Your Home
Bostonomix | WBUR

The Internet of Things Is Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It
Scientific American

Patterns Define Our World
Center for Creative Leadership

Runners Are Delivering Groceries To Parisians

Why the attacks on science in the 21st Century imperils America’s future
The Hill

It’s Time To Recognize That Machines Are Learning All The Wrong Things
Co.Exist | Fast Company

Nation-building initiative to support the evolution of Canadian education: Shaping youth learning in science, technology, engineering and math

Creating space for innovation
MSUToday | Michigan State University

The Paradox of Digital Learning Innovation
Technology and Learning | Inside Higher Ed

Ex-Pixar Executive to Head Federal Tech Innovation Service
ABC News, AP

Gonzaga Digital Humanities offers students innovative ways to learn
Gonzaga Bulletin

‘There’s No Such Thing as Average’: Todd Rose on Brain Science and the Limitations of Standards
EdSurge News

US mental-health chief: psychiatry must get serious about mathematics
Nature News & Comment

An Entrepreneurial Society Needs an Entrepreneurial State
Harvard Business Review

Why Stolen Art Might Be Hiding in Plain Sight

Automation Threatens to Make Graphic Designers Obsolete
Eye on Design | AIGA

Look Who’s Smiley Now: MoMA Acquires Original Emoji
The New York Times

For the people, by the people: How inclusive design can help tackle extreme poverty
The World Bank

Unraveling Human Excellence
The Creativity Post

The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders
World Economic Forum

What Every Institutional Innovation Program Gets Wrong

10 Tips to Teach Yourself Design & Boost Your Design Skills
Design School |

People are saying that Microsoft is now more innovative than Apple
Business Insider

Ways to Learn Creativity
Inside the Box | Psychology Today

Beautifully Haunting Illustrations Of The 9 Most Common Mental Health Conditions

Artificial Intelligence as a Bridge for Art and Reality
The New York Times

A.I. Inspiration: The Science Fiction That Frames Discussion
The New York Times

Tech Inspired By Nikola Tesla Charges Drones In Mid-Air
Popular Science

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine
Science | The Guardian

Here’s what we know about the massive cyber attack that took down the internet on Friday

Local Ads to become mostly digital by 2018: BIA/Kelsey
Media – AdAge

The Surface Studio Story: How Microsoft Reimagined The Desktop PC For Creativity
Fast Company

Five Common Traits Of Women Who Reach The C-Suite
Fast Company

Mayor Emanuel unveils neighborhood arts project
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Officials Rule DJing a ‘Fine Art:’ Report

Is DNA the Future of Data Storage?
The Wall Street Journal

Can The Arts Help Save Rural America?
Huffington Post

Why a Media Merger That Should Go Through Might Not
The New York Times

AT&T Cheerleading Squad for Merger: Nearly 100 Lobbyists
The New York Times

Disney may try to get even bigger to compete with merged AT&T-Time Warner
LA Times

How Canada’s Rural Communities Can Become Innovation Hubs

Eight Technology Innovations To Follow

Innovation is also Chicago’s game
John Pletz Technology Blog – Crain’s Chicago Business

Meet 14 new professors joining U of T Engineering
U of T Engineering News

The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes gets a new face
The State Press

Computer-science education in America is lagging: Guest commentary
Los Angeles Daily News

Chicago Innovation Awards honor more diverse roster at annual event
Blue Sky Innovation | Chicago Tribune

3 Ways to Use Game-Based Learning

Pokémon Go… and Global Success Skills?

Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Using Games for Assessment

The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go

At Children’s Hospital, Claire Thriffiley is ‘the fun lady’ bringing art to every room
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Humanities Meets Digital
News | Blogs at Gustavus Adolphus College

Learning and Memory in the Brain: How Science Cracked Your Mind’s Code
Big Think

Can a brain-computer interface convert your thoughts to text? Recent research shows brain-to-text device capable of decoding speech from brain signals

Google Just Introduced Jamboards Into Office Culture
Digital – AdAge

City Council approves $150,000 to study economic-development incentives
The Columbus Dispatch

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Quill and Quire

How To Raise Healthy Human Beings In A World Of Screens
Fast Company

Martha Stewart’s makers: Meet some Made in America standouts (Video)

The good news for female entrepreneurs

Fear of outsiders

Seth’s Blog

Disney Retells Beauty And The Beast On Snapchat

What If Innovation Doesn’t Grow the Economy?
New Co Shift

Taking a Value-Chain Perspective on Innovation
MIT Sloan Management Review

The Real Work of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Robert Brands – You Will Be Missed
Innovation Excellence

Imaginary Friends and Interactive Technology
Screen Time | Psychology Today

If AT&T swallows Time Warner, who might be gobbled up next?
LA Times

Skyrocketing commercial rents purge reluctant artists from Toronto’s west end
Toronto Star

Why the high-tech ideas of ‘Bucky’ Fuller are back in vogue
Aeon Essays

Next: The Innovation Issue
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The world’s 100 most innovative universities: US top three continue to dominate
The Next Silicon Valley

State of innovation 2016: a new level of collaboration driving up global innovation output
The Next Silicon Valley

Tech Launch Arizona report shows successful year, files 278 patent applications and 250 inventions
Arizona Daily Wildcat

Mayors Must Be Policy Entrepreneurs

Defining the Urban Entrepreneur

Accelerating Innovation: a $500 million idea
Emerald Media

Baltimore Student Leads White House Kid Science Advisors
CBS Baltimore

Can A Building Engineer Innovation?
Co.Design | Fast Company

MSU named a national finalist in annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards
MSU News

Surprise: Startups are NOT More Transformative than Older, Bigger Companies
Daniel Isenberg | LinkedIn

3 highlights from Cleveland Clinic’s innovation summit this week
Becker’s Hospital Review

Art education is vital for students’ creativity
Shanghai Daily

Columbia’s genius pool explores the mind and brain
NY Daily News

20 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Virtual Reality

Want to ‘train your brain’? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument
Education | The Guardian

Chemotherapy Is Brutal. Can This MIT Engineer Fix It?

Let Your Workers Rebel
Harvard Business Review

The Future Is Happening Now
The Science and Entertainment Exchange

What Not To Ask At A Dinner Party: “Are Jews More Creative Than Asians?”
The Creativity Post

NYC Coworking Space Gets Back To Basics Of Productivity

What’s Blocking Gender Equality? by Laura Tyson and Jeni Klugman
Project Syndicate

IBM Watson’s latest gig: Improving cancer treatment with genomic sequencing

7 Innovative Companies Using A.I. to Disrupt Their Industries

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple
Huffington Post

The productivity paradox: why we’re getting more innovation but less growth

How Formula 1 and other ‘extreme contexts’ inform breakthrough innovations [Case Studies]
Innovation Excellence

TED Global: Open-Source, Open World

Innovation Excellence

Moving the Crowd in a New Direction
Innovation Excellence

Bye-Bye, Cursive
Lingua Franca | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Learning from the creative industries: Arts impact studies

The man who spent 40 years preserving Palmyra’s past
The Art Newspaper

AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion
The New York Times

Making Sense of AT&T’s Bid for Time Warner
The New York Times

Can AT&T and Time Warner avoid a left-brain, right-brain culture clash?
Dallas News

What the AT&T and Time Warner Deal Could Mean for Advertising
Advertising Age

Swift Opposition to Resurrection of AT&T Giant
The New York Times

Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

AT&T Aims for an Empire in Merger Talks With Time Warner
The New York Times

Voice Actors In The SAG-AFTRA Union Strike Against Video Game Companies
All Tech Considered : NPR

‘Hidden Figures’ film: NASA’s female math geeks get their due

The iPod is 15. See how it’s changed over the years.
Blue Sky | Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Why Cities Are the Future for Farming
National Geographic

Sequoia hires Polyvore co-founder and CEO Jess Lee as its first female partner in United States

What the New Screen Time Guidelines For Kids Really Mean

How much screen time is right for your kids?
CBS News

Goodyear seventh-grader goes to White House as ‘kid science adviser’
Cronkite News

Why Your Startup’s Founding Team Needs A Designer
Fast Company

What culture will Canada 150 impart on the country?
The Globe and Mail

With his first new play in nearly a decade, Tom Stoppard aims to ‘stretch your mind just a little bit’
LA Times

The Library Is Dead. Long Live the Library!
The Millions

Community Builder: How to Hack Slack

16 innovations making a difference for poor communities around the world

President Obama explains why you can’t run the U.S. like a startup

Four Cognitive Principles That Can Make Innovation Surprisingly Obvious
Innovation Excellence

Can You Prevent Your Idea from being Rejected?
Innovation Excellence

Open Innovation: Overcoming cognitive bias in innovation projects
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Misdirection
Innovation Excellence

Let’s Digitize the Innovation Process!
Innovation Excellence

4 Visionaries Who Saw Far into the Future and How They Did It
Innovation Excellence

Strategic Thinking Question – What’s your mirror?

How an Internet-of-Things Botnet Took Down Twitter, Reddit, and Github
The Atlantic

Can Notes On Blindness change the way streaming caters for disabled people?
The Guardian

TAI announces women of innovation finalists
Business Record

2016 Women of Innovation Finalists
Technology Association of Iowa

Buffalo Chapter of ‘Girl Develop It’ announces All-Women Hackathon
Buffalo Rising

People Expect Men to Be Struck By Genius—And Women to Work For It

Dismissing Small Diversity Initiatives Is A Big Mistake
Fast Company

5G technology means new opportunities for Americans and particularly Latinos
The Hill

The Future of Making Things: Using Advanced Technologies to Increase Innovation

Innovation Doesn’t Start with Technology – It Starts With Just One Sentence
Big Think

How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation
EdSurge News

ASU, Mayo to build $200M innovation center in Phoenix
Phoenix Business Journal

National Research Council president Iain Stewart has his work cut out for him
The Globe and Mail

Canada’s promise doctrine damages R&D investment: report
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review

Celebrating Canada’s Top Entrepreneurs Can Inspire New Innovators
Huffington Post Canada

Did you know counting on your fingers makes you smarter?

What happens in our brains when we look at art?
Public Radio International

Legacy Russell talks art world, Artsy, and the future of Glitch Feminism
AOL News

Kodak looks to the past with new logo and smartphone
Creative Review

This Is Why Robots Will Not Replace Your Job (Unless You Are in These Professions)

Lateral Thinking | Creativity and Innovation Initiative

The (lack of) science behind happiness and creativity

GE Builds ‘Digital Foundry’ Locations, Where Physics + Analytics Intersect

Top 10 Future Inventions in Next 10 Years
Design Your World

Who Shut Down the Internet Friday?
NBC News

One VC’s Take on How Startup Innovation Happens Outside Silicon Valley

Our kids are not learning, and it’s our fault
Niume | Posts

Here’s the Trick Amazon Uses to Brainstorm Amazing Ideas

The least educated people in the world are in denial about how robots will take over their jobs
Business Insider

The tech leader creating a ‘new kind of Silicon Valley’ — in the Midwest

National Book Awards Shortlists 2016: Colson Whitehead, John Lewis, Rita Dove Among Finalists
The Two-Way : NPR

The Sequential Guide To Securing Yourself Against Software Piracy

Songfinch promises a personalized song for $200. We tried it out.
Blue Sky | Chicago Tribune

Chicago Ideas Week You’re a visionary but can’t find qualified women? She’s not buying it.
Blue Sky | Chicago Tribune

A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices
The New York Times

‘Imperfections Can Make Us More Creative,’ Author Tim Harford Argues

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