Articles of Interest November 11, 2016

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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.” – Marie Curie

“In an increasingly crowded, noisy global marketplace, innovation is not optional.” – Tom Peters

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan

“All creative people want to do the unexpected.” – Hedy Lamarr

“The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies.” – Neil Gaiman



This maths problem will make your brain hurt – but it could save your life

SPOTLIGHT: “Beyond Discipline” premiers today for World Science Day
SciArt Magazine

How do we make robots?
Morgridge Institute for Research 

Out of Office Creativity Supercut
Fast Company



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

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

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

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

NEW Artists and Creative Thinkers Convene to Examine Creativity in Society
National Endowment for the Arts
November 18 

NEW MIT’s Hacking Arts Festival: Tech-enabled art, fashion, music, start-ups and performances to offer glimpse into the future of creative arts
November 19 – 20

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



Dancing with the stars: Dance Manchester collaborates with astrophysicists
ArtsProfessional, UK

What Kills Creativity in Kids?
The Creativity Post

Is Your Company Innovative? Jump The Curve With Big Hairy Audacious Ideas

Government of Canada invests in promising young researchers, social sciences and humanities

Visions for Canada’s next 150 years

U.S. Military Tests Brain Stimulation to Sharpen Mental Skills
Smart News | Smithsonian

A Startling Fact about Creativity Uncovered
My Frequent

How Innovation Labs Can Keep You Ahead Of The Curve

4 Myths About Disruption – A Discussion with Innosight’s Mark Johnson

How The Marine Corps Builds an Innovation Culture
The Huffington Post

The Six Types Of Tech Innovation You Meet In China

IMAX To Spend Millions To Spread Virtual Reality

Job Wars: Why Liberal Arts Grads Are Winning

How young entrepreneurs overcame challenges to grow their businesses

Kickstarter Live Lets Creators Stream Straight To Backers

Internal Benefits of Practicing Innovation
Innovation Excellence

The Throne Room Where It Happens | Comparing Shakespeare’s Prince Hal and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.

Media Companies Struggle To Gauge TV Ratings In Age Of Netflix

N.Y. Times, Wall St. Journal Prepare To Slash Arts Coverage, Staff

11 IoT Predictions for 2017
Internet of Things Institute

  1. Albert Einstein: Life is a mystery
    Zen Pencils

Finding Art in Science
NIST Taking Measure Blog

Ken Brecher on the Power of Libraries in the 21st Century
National Endowment for the Arts

USPTO’s Latest Memo on Subject Matter Eligibility Provides Hope For Modern Innovators
The National Law Review

Robert L. Lynch Speaks of Hope, Unity, and Resilience at the End of This Presidential Election
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

How President-Elect Trump Views Science
Scientific American

What Trump means for tech
BBC News

Bias holds US back when it comes to innovation, ingenuity

Fashion and Technology Unite to Empower Women
The Emory Wheel

Technology has made people very productive but it has undermined their creativity – Interview with Chris Lewis

Talking art and tech with Ivan Toth Depena
Visual Arts | Creative Loafing Charlotte
November 11 – January 7

Writer Joseph Boyden dares Edmonton Indigenous community to dream big
Edmonton – CBC News

Steve Aoki Throws a Party For Science
Vegas Seven

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics
MIT Technology Review

The Threat of a Brain Drain Under a Trump Presidency Is Real

Leg movement restored in primates using wireless neural interface
Science Daily

MSU neuroscientists among team to win $6 million grant to study the brain circuits that help us focus and pay attention
Montana State University News

Top 25 Grad Schools for Entrepreneurship 2016
The Princeton Review

US will regain top spot from China in manufacturing by 2020, says report
Robotics & Automation News

How to Boost Philly’s Tech Commercialization

Five Powerful Career Habits Of Naturally Curious People
Fast Company

The four big ethical questions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Business Insider

Women Slowly Crack Innovation Glass Ceiling
WOUB Digital

Harley Weir’s films for Chanel and i-D celebrate female creatives
Creativity Online

7 Stoic Meditations To Get The Most Out Of Today And Life
The Creativity Post

How to quit stalling and get started on your creative project
Creativity at Work

Rolling up our sleeves
Seth’s Blog

How the Innovation in the IoT Will Boost Our Economy
Innovation Excellence

How a Forged Sculpture Boosted Michelangelo’s Early Career
Atlas Obscura

China passes law to ensure films ‘serve the people and socialism’
Film | The Guardian

How chance and probability affect the path of Big History
Aeon Essays

Here’s some advice for you, President Trump, from scientists
Science | AAAS

Meet Tom Rickner, the Madison type designer who helped pioneer digital fonts as we know them
The Capital Times

Yale hackathon addresses pediatric health care issues
Yale Daily News

Empowering Special Education Students With Technology

Cornell Tech’s Master Plan Includes Rethinking Education Too
Fast Company

5 New Engineering Inventions Set to Change the World
Gizmodo UK

NASA to launch swarms of tiny satellites into orbit
Christian Science Monitor

The fashion police: Should clothing be copyrighted?
The Globe and Mail

For Canada’s indigenous people, innovation is in their nature, conference told
Edmonton Journal

Suggestible You: How The Mind Acts On Sickness And Health
Shots – Health News | NPR

Big brain projects urged to aid public health
Nature News & Comment

Allen Institute for Brain Science Announces 2016 Next Generation Leaders
PR Newswire

“We Know Very Little About The Brain”: Experts Outline Challenges In Neuroscience
Scope Blog | Stanford Medicine

Scientifically-Crafted Song Keeps Babies Happy

Music Subscription Service Pairs Craft Beer With Vinyl

Plugin Replaces Banner Ads with Fine Art

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

Crowdsourced Products Sell Better When They’re Marketed That Way
Harvard Business Review

AI Can Now Recognize Objects After Seeing Just One Example

Shifting Budgets from Advertising to Innovation
Innovation Excellence

How to Create an Innovative Business Model?
Innovation Excellence

Growth potential

America has never had so much TV, and even Hollywood is overwhelmed
The Washington Post

New system for funding Canadian content would rely on tax credits
The Globe and Mail

How textiles repeatedly revolutionised human technology
Aeon Essays

Artist Plans to Recreate the Parthenon With 100,000 Banned Books
Mental Floss

Attendance for first Milwaukee Startup Week more than doubles expectations
BizTimes Media

Creativity, Space Flight & the United (or Un-united) States
Mind Bloggling | Psychology Today

Transformation with a capital T
McKinsey & Company

Stellar Solutions’ Celeste Ford reaches for the stars while working to save the world

Can Quantum Physics Explain Consciousness?
The Atlantic

China’s New Cybersecurity Rules May Block Western Innovation
MIT Technology Review

Innovation a priority for new NASA science chief

Is citizen science the future of research or a recipe for bad science?
Science | The Guardian

Conscious Innovation in the Age of Millennials
News Times

A Material From Shapeshifting Planes Could Heal Human Flesh

How South Florida universities are revving up to be engines of innovation
Miami Herald

Want to be a success? You need passion, purpose, persistence – and be able to code

Could Innovation Hurt Some American Businesses?
The Motley Fool

You Don’t Need Big Data — You Need the Right Data
Harvard Business Review

Older Scientists Are Touted as Offering Untapped Value
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Multimedia Update: Madeleine Thien Wins the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Yahoo! Sports

MANDAL: Dynamic Interests Push Science
The Hoya, Georgetown University

Warner Bros., Quietly Thriving, Recasts Its Own Story
The New York Times

Tim Berners-Lee warns of danger of chaos in unprotected public data
Technology | The Guardian

The current state of machine intelligence 3.0
O’Reilly Media

Pushing My Personal Limits with Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Maria Pallante’s Departure From the Copyright Office: What It Means and Why It Matters
Hollywood Reporter

Unlocking the Pathway from Imagination to Implementation, with Tina Seelig
The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

The Best Leaders Avoid These 7 Innovation Myths

John Legend Lays Down 4 Steps To Maximize Your Creativity
Co.Create | Fast Company

This Guy Made Amazon’s Alexa Speak Through A Robotic Speaking Fish

Allen Institute’s leaders lay out Big Science vision

Talking leadership with the country’s chief technology officer
The Washington Post

Breaking Barriers & Fostering Innovation

Women in tech earn 9% less than male counterparts, Hired report finds

Midwest university alliance aims to spur marketable ideas, AP

Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Science and Entertainment Exchange

LinkedIn + Positive Psychology: Applying Science To The Way We Work
The Creativity Post

Smart Alarm Clock Adjusts Your Wake-Up Based On Traffic

Why Does Time Fly as We Get Older?
Guest Blog – Mind | Scientific American

Measure Twice, Cut Once
Innovation Excellence

How Product Managers and Innovators can Influence Virtual Teams
Innovation Excellence

Overcoming Hurdles to Scaling Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Cirque du Soleil leaps into new era, aims to land in China with help from ‘Avatar’
LA Times
How video games unwittingly train the brain to justify killing
Aeon Ideas

Adolescence and Creativity
Creative Explorations | Psychology Today

Adolescence is no longer a bridge between childhood and adult life
Aeon Essays

UM’s innovation strategy gains momentum under new leadership
Miami Herald

‘The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs’: An Interview with Ransom Stephens
Huffington Post

Google’s Go North makes it clear Silicon Valley still holds the ladder, but Canada is climbing

Government of Canada explores international science collaboration at G20 meeting

Forget Nobel prizes, Grammys and Oscars, Africans should learn to celebrate their own excellence

Noble advises Korean scientists to nurture creativity
The Korea Times

You Are Your Brain, So Don’t Blame Your Brain
Neuroskeptic | Discover

Dance-inspired brain wave research is a hit with audiences
The Cougar | The University of Houston

NanoArt combines science and art at UNL’s Innovation Campus
The Daily Nebraskan

Art of an Empire: The Imagination, Creativity and Craftsmanship of the Aztecs
Ancient Origins

Bloomington’s South Loop turns to art to help paint a different picture of itself

Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa talk music, art and creativity
Books | The Guardian

Leaders Can Turn Creativity into a Competitive Advantage
Harvard Business Review

Nice Shot! Capturing Mars on Earth
National Geographic

Culture Shift Labs Brings Together Diverse Executives and Influencers

7 takeaways from the White House report on AI
VentureBeat | Bots

LSU center models the future with 3-D printing
Miami Herald

How This Founder Unlocked Her Creativity by Hanging Upside-Down

2016’s Best Books on Innovation and Creativity

The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently

Test Your Creativity With This Word Puzzle
Science of Us

Chicago Ventures raises $66 million second fund
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Can a Media Merger Bring Success? Comcast and NBCUniversal Say Yes
The New York Times

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