Articles of Interest November 4, 2016

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“It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.” – Vida D. Scudder

“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

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw



Ad of the Day: This Powerful Campaign Has Answers for Parents Googling ‘Down Syndrome’

Pros and Cons of Daylight Saving (“Savings”) Time
National Geographic

How does a 3D printer make color?
Blue Sky Science | Morgridge Institute for Research

 You Have to Watch NASA’s High-Tech Pumpkins in Action

Can we please stop referring to people as left or right brained?
Open for Ideas

Tasos Frantzolas: Everything you hear on film is a lie
TED Talk |



ArtsRx: Creative Venture, Wellbeing, and the New Humanities

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

Through November 5

 NEW NASA Art Exhibit Portrays Satellite Movement With Sound
Co.Create | Fast Company
Through February 27

NEW Artscene: David Byrne and co. blend science and art in Menlo Park
The Almanac
Through March 31

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

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



Adobe Study a Wake-up Call to Invest in Creativity in Business and Education
Creativity at Work

America’s Great Science and Technology Divide

The Most Creative People Are Men—So Are the Least
Pacific Standard

How New Ideas Are Presented May Influence Creativity
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

Spy agencies team up with National Academies
Science | AAAS

It’s Official: Dick Clark Productions Sells to China’s Wanda Group

Dick Clark Productions to Be Sold to Chinese Company for $1 Billion
The New York Times

‘Squishy stuff’ the secret to innovation in Boston

Never Too Old for a Eureka Moment
Inside Higher Ed

Innovation Is Key to Health Care Improvements
Healthcare of Tomorrow | US News and World Report

Skills gap, women in tech among Canadians’ 3 priorities for innovation minister
IT Business

Rebecca Minkoff: Wearables Kinda Suck Because Dudes Kinda Suck
Co.Design | Fast Company

“Not Just Guys in Hoodies”: Karlie Kloss Is Reimagining What Coders Look Like
Fast Company

Innovation series: Technology is helping to ensure polio workers are where they are most needed
World | ReliefWeb

Why Ralph Lauren’s Son Chose To Become The Brand’s First Chief Innovation Officer
Fast Company

Is Good Design a Result of Science, or an Evolution of Ideas?
Big Think

Emma Mogus, 18, wins Ontario Science Centre innovation award
Inside Toronto

Did Artificial Intelligence Just Make a Major Advance?

“Creativity is a human right”: a conversation with Sharon Louden
Arts Atlanta

Machines Can Now Recognize Something After Seeing It Once
MIT Technology Review

Beyond Coding: How To Cultivate The “Power Skills” Of Tech
Fast Company

Six strategies for Canadian universities to foster innovation
University Affairs

A new algorithm developed at Johns Hopkins could lead to better wine Baltimore

Cher On Creativity And The Power Of Authenticity
Co.Design | Fast Company

The City Of Tomorrow Is A Petri Dish—By Design
Co.Design | Fast Company

6 of the Most Important IoT Lessons
Internet of Things Institute

How Field Testing Your Idea Helps While Launching A New Company
Fast Company

This Girl Used Her Hijab To Make The Most Creative Harley Quinn Costume
Elite Daily

New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
The New York Times

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s life after ‘Buffy’ is pretty sweet

Etsy CFO to exit in March

How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth
The New York Times

How Female Fans Made ‘Star Wars’ Their Own
The New York Times

The Design + Music Industries are BFFs—They Just Don’t Know it YetEye on Design
AIGA | Eye on Design

VR Will Be A $38 Billion Industry By 2026: Report
Fast Company

Sonos Says The Music Industry Is About To Explode Again, And It’s Ready
Fast Company

Play-Doh Brings Kids’ Creations To Life In A Virtual World

Buyers Pay More To Know Artists Of Ceramic Art Collection

This “Experteering” Program Will Transition You Into A Social Good Career In 6 Months
Co.Exist | Fast Company

Innovation Labs: 10 Defining Features
Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Rock Our Worlds, But At What Cost?
Co.Exist | Fast Company

Overcoming Hurdles to Scaling Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Generating Discovery for Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Doubts
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Decision Makers – the genius or the customer?
Innovation Excellence

The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business

Creativity in the Digital Age
Rethinking Thought | Psychology Today

This Artist’s Post-it Notes Brilliantly Explain The Modern Human Condition

Introducing the 2016-2017 Agency by Design Oakland Fellowship
Agency by Design

gener8tor’s Premiere Night features six startups

Why historians would make bad policy advisers
Aeon Ideas

When Science Went Modern
The Hedgehog Review

Taking Note: The Impact of Art in Building a Culture of Health
National Endowment for the Arts

Blurring the Physical And Digital: 6 Takeaways for Arts Mangers from the Insight of Two Microsoft HoloLens Designers

Sheryl Sandberg: Women Are Leaning In—but They Face Pushback
The Wall Street Journal

The Highest-Paying College Major in Every State – 2016 Edition
Smart Asset

Forget Copyright — Think Copyleft
Fast Forward | OZY

Competition funds tech innovations to help refugees

What should the UN’s ‘innovation embassy’ look like? Tech community reacts

To Nurture Invention, Ditch the Shark Tank Model
Guest Blog | Scientific American

Are creative professionals ditching Apple for Microsoft?
Christian Science Monitor

Earl Miller receives Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience
MIT News

Purdue team receives $10 million SPARC grant
Purdue University

Mind-Wandering May Underlie Creativity & Mental Illness
Psych Central

High-ability math students use skills to create arcade experience
Greenville Daily Reporter

Canada’s Promise Doctrine Should Be a Warning to America | Patents & Patent Law

Geeking Out for Science
The Urban Scientist | Scientific American

Vibrant New Brain Scans Reveal What Makes You You

UW Scientists share secret behind their brain imaging sensors
The Badger Herald

HWKN converts a paint factory into Upenn’s new state-of-the-art innovation hub

How 3D Printing and IBM Watson Could Replace Doctors

Why Top Executives Do Not Get Innovation – and What to Do About It
Innovation Management

Scientists Working Outside Their Fields Are More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs
Harvard Business Review

Living Bridge – Science Nation
National Science Foundation

Stories Are Important, We Should Get Them Right
The Creativity Post

Why learning computer coding is so important, according to advocates
British Columbia – CBC News

Cultural Lag: When Innovation Moves Faster Than Regulation
Innovation Excellence

To Innovate or Not? From Spurgeon to the Bloomberg Innovation Index
Innovation Excellence

Dear NBC, Define Useless
Huffington Post

Popular Science: Follow the algorithm to bestseller status.
The Weekly Standard

How Music Can Improve Worker Productivity
Workstation – The New York Times

1,300-Year-Old Antidepressant Pills Discovered in Ancient Center for Drug Production in Turkey
Ancient Origins

Art + Code: Key Takeaways From the Weird Reality Conference

What Can Futurists Teach Us About Imagination?
Scientific American

Imagination vs Creativity – Close, But Not The same
On Having Fun | Psychology Today

5 Stages in the Design Thinking Process
Interaction Design Foundation

The idea awareness cycle
Seth’s Blog

Seeking Ownership of Both the Information and the Superhighway
The New York Times

The Stakes Are Rising in Google’s Antitrust Fight With Europe
The New York Times

State Technology and Science Index

How School Crushes the Child’s Natural Love of Learning
Foundation for Economic Education

5 Terms We Need to Rethink in Education
The Principal of Change

Day In The Life: Balancing Productivity And Creativity

New theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate

Why Facebook Wants To Build Creativity Into Its Culture

Why Creatives Must Not Leave Traditional Business Skills At The Door

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Honors Nine Scientists for Outstanding Achievements in Psychiatric Research at 29th Annual Dinner

7 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Team’s Creativity

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons
Co.Exist | Fast Company

The Young Venture Capitalist Betting Big on Middle America
Rising Stars | OZY

How Traveling More Can Help Hone The Skills Needed To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

China’s companies have evolved from copycats to innovators, and the West can learn from it

This One Simple Technique Will Stoke Your Creativity Every Day
Fast Company

Get Ready: What You Need to Know About the Internet of Things

Nonprofits, small businesses get consulting help from Ohio State students
The Columbus Dispatch

NFL Ratings Slump: It’s Not the Anthem Protests
News – AdAge

Is Your Office Layout Causing Gender Bias?
Fast Company

Putting a price on creativity
Financial Times

What Apple and Microsoft’s New Computers Say About the Future of PCs

Important Milestones for Your First Year as an Entrepreneur
Huffington Post

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

Baltimore is making a $5 billion bet that entrepreneurs can revive the city

Three transformative changes that made China a global innovation leader

The 10 People Who Globalized the World
Harvard Business Review

Time Capsule Journal Helps Kids Explore Their Creativity

Meet Startup Behind Some Of Virtual Reality’s Biggest Hits

Revolution and the Innovation wheel
Frank Diana’s Blog

Four Simple Layers to Frame Government Innovation for the Next Presidential Administration and Beyond
Innovation Excellence

Mental Models and Dangerous Expectations
Innovation Excellence

The Next Frontier: Why innovation needs exploration
Innovation Excellence

Squashing Superbugs May Take a Superhero
National Geographic

New eBook: 11 Ways to Reimagine the SWOT Analysis
The Brainzooming Group

Showing off is easy to condemn, but is it always bad?
Aeon Ideas

The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It
Freedom to Learn | Psychology Today

Scientists Create the First Artificial Egg–and It Comes With All Kinds of Crazy Implications

Conservation through poetry: Ian McCallum speaks at TEDWomen 2016
TED Blog

It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016
TED Blog

The Cultural Trade Index: An Introduction
The World Bank

The ghost of Spectre! Scene from James Bond movie prompts Mexico City to launch its own Day of the Dead parade
Daily Mail UK

Nampa student tells U.S. science leaders competitions will create innovation
Idaho Statesman

Ansari, Bezos, Flint Heroes to Be Honored for ‘Ingenuity’
The New York Times, AP

The Case for Learning Engineers in Education
EdSurge News

Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value
Innovation Excellence

Six Insights From The Innovation By Design Summit

Can we please stop referring to people as left or right brained?
Open for Ideas

Follow The Rules, Or Rewrite Them? Innovation Is Anything But Business As Usual

Chicago Innovation Awards 2016: Spotlight Talent
Huffington Post

How office design can catalyze an innovative culture
Brookings Institution

How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Why you should learn about mathematics

Jonas Salk Did Not Patent His Polio Vaccine

Silicon Harlem aiming to bring tech innovation to upper Manhattan

Blockchain is empowering the future of insurance

Why creativity needs tactile tech and less connected devices
Huffington Post

10 Ways Leaders Can Encourage Their Teams To Embrace Innovation

How tech cares for kids, among other 2016 innovations
The Washington Post

Exact Sciences’ Cologuard product wins a top honor for innovation
Milwaukee Business Journal

Carter to Create Chief Innovation Officer Position
Defense News

Transforming Mexico through innovation
University of California

Google plans to split $5M among Canada’s 10 most innovative non-profits
IT Business

Government of Canada Gives Calgary-Based Innovators a Boost by Buying and Testing Their Cutting-Edge Products

Vancouver’s Idea Labs is designed to match Canadian tech startups with China’s hunger for new technology
The Financial Post

New Center brings humanities back to spotlight at USD
San Diego Union-Tribune

The renaissance of UT Arlington
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

World’s first bionic eye to give millions the chance of seeing again
Daily Mail Online

Google Brain says machines can keep secrets
The USB Port

Scientists Take Big Step Toward Being Able To Repair Brain Injuries
Huffington Post

Teen brains may have an advantage — better learning
Science News for Students

The problem with perfectionists
Creative Review

IBM Goes West: A 73-Year-Long Saga, From Punch Cards To Watson
Fast Company

GRIT Is Opening Up The World For Wheelchair Users
Fast Company

Education Tech May Offer A Solution To The Migrant Crisis: Purpose And Vocation
Fast Company

Could coding boot camps see stricter standards?
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Microsoft retakes the innovation crown with its new focus on creativity
Idea to Value

For AT&T Chief, Time Warner Deal Is the Peak of an Ambitious Climb
The New York Times

This Grammy-Winning Producer’s Secrets To Creative Collaboration
Fast Company

A Shining Light of Innovation in the Syrian Civil War
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value
Innovation Excellence

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

Toni Morrison on Reality TV, Black Lives Matter, and Meeting Jeff Bezos
Literary Hub

 Inside the Quest for a Real ‘Star Trek’ Warp Drive
National Geographic

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