Articles of Interest December 9th, 2016

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“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

“Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.” – Steven Wright

“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

“If it’s fun, it’s never work. And if it isn’t fun, it’ll never work.” – Hobie Alter

“Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.” – Don Marquis

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henr



The Man Who Reduced Homelessness In Utah By 91%
Fast Company

Snake-Like Robot from MIT Is Flexible, Customizable
Mental Floss

Ideas Are Scary
GE Commercial – YouTube

Crowdsolving Unsafe Cities — Social impact winner Elsa D’silva:

Innovation Excellence

The Last Word: John Glenn
Video –

YouTube Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge


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

NEW Submit a Proposal – CPSI Conference
Creative Problem Solving Institute
Deadline: December 16

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

NEH Announces Creating Humanities Communities Grant Program
National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: February 15

Fall 2017 Residencies
Deadline: March 1

6th ENCATC International Study Tour to the Emirates
March 14 – 17

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 

NEW Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards
BizTimes Media
May 24

Crayola Now Accepting Applications for Champion Creatively Alive Children® Grant Program
Deadline: June 23

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series




Don’t Read Too Much Into It: What Brexit and U.S. Election Surprises Can Teach Us about PISA
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

On the world stage, U.S. students fall behind
The Washington Post

Did the Shift from Paper to Computer Bring Down East Asia’s (China’s) PISA Performance?
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

How our contradictions make us human and inspire creativity
Aeon Ideas

Color of 2017? Pantone Picks a Spring Shade
The New York Times

John Glenn, Pioneering Astronaut, Dies at Age 95
National Geographic


Intimate Pictures of John Glenn’s Historic Mission to Orbit Earth

National Geographic

John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven
The Washington Post

Blattner’s genetics research, entrepreneur success has jazzy accompaniment
UW-Madison News

Women and patents: why we need to close the gender gap | Patents & Patent Law

Transformation with a capital T
McKinsey & Company

U.S. innovation at risk: Science funding crunch clashes with a burgeoning Ph.D. workforce
Medill Reports Chicago

Zaha Hadid Architects designs gallery dedicated to mathematics

IT Pros Worry How Innovation Will Change Their Job
Baseline Magazine

New innovation hub in Silicon Valley details the explosive growth of IoT

The Rise of Innovation Empires: Companies Set Out To Defeat the New “Kodak Moment”

Protecting Alice protects patent quality and technological innovation
The Hill

How Ottawa can provide a powerful spark for innovation
The Globe and Mail

Dovetailing her creativity, life
The Boston Globe

Council, Gallup: U.S. Suffering from Productivity Decline
Council on Competitiveness

The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech’s Big Breakthrough
Scientific American

How A Group Of CEOs Plans To Solve Gender Inequality At Their Companies
Fast Company

Female IST students find inspiration, empowerment at Grace Hopper conference
Penn State University

Voices from artists fearing crackdowns on artist collectives

US art teacher sketching Syria’s civil war

Beyond Grit: The Science of Creativity, Purpose, and Motivation

Naval Aircraft Carrier Tour
The Science and Entertainment Exchange

A Train, a Mouse, and a Young Woman
The Creativity Post

Nike Self-Lacing Shoes Prove The Future Is In Automation

Brightidea on the Magic of Innovation and the Pursuit of the Adjacent Possible

Why Your First instincts Can Hamper Your Capacity to Act Wisely and Innovate

Apple will break with tradition and start publishing AI research
The Verge

Corporate Innovation Ventures: Separation vs. Integration
Innovation Excellence

Situational Medicine, Purpose, and Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Getting to the Heart of the Matter in Rural Africa
National Geographic

Dreaming in the Library of Babel
Dream Catcher | Psychology Today

School district weighs ban of ‘Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ after complaint
The Washington Post

Designing Luxury Condos, and Operas, Too
The New York Times

Facing funding crunch, Toronto’s Luminato develops new business model
The Globe and Mail

From the Archives: D-Rev Brings Functionality and Aesthetics to Low-Income Markets
National Endowment for the Arts

The evolution of

Meet the Teenagers Who Found Their Own Startups
Harvard Business Review

Searching for Lost Knowledge in the Age of Intelligent Machines
The Atlantic

Tech firm partnering on U-M innovation program
Grand Rapids Business Journal

Cleveland Museum of Art sending free ‘Create It Kits’ to all 14k third-graders in Cuyahoga (photos, video)

Why Scientists Are Still Flummoxed by Alzheimer’s

Beating Alzheimer’s With Brain Waves
The Atlantic

Video meets the Internet of Things
McKinsey & Company

Facebook ranks as the top tech company to work for in 2017

Breakthrough Prize hands out $25 million for ‘Oscars’ of science
New Scientist

Google Timelapse lets you see how any location on Earth has changed in 32 years
Science Alert

Johns Hopkins team building web application to battle antibiotic resistance

Mexico is Quickly Becoming a Design Country, Here’s How According to Leading Studio Anagrama
Eye on Design | AIGA

“Missed it by that much”
Seth’s Blog

How a Culture of Silence Eats Away at Your Company
Harvard Business Review

Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp
The Brainzooming Group

Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe
University of Chicago Press

Understanding why some patents get licensed…while others do not
Innovation Excellence

No Electricity? A Low-Tech Refrigerator That Keeps Things Chilled
National Geographic

Election 2016 Shakes the Arts World (and Other November Stories)

Catching STEAM
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Historic San Francisco Church Restored for Art and Innovation
The Huffington Post

15 Questions to Replace “How Was School Today?”

A Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In Tech
Fast Company

Bad Art Night returns to Maring-Hunt Library
The Ball State Daily

Press Button to Complete School
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Innovate Birmingham partnership creates pathway to tech jobs
Alabama NewsCenter

From Frivolity To Sustainability: Why Technology And Innovation Matter For The Future Of Fashion

Ottawa seeks scientist to advise Trudeau, cabinet
The Globe and Mail

Science-based innovation is antidote to job losses from automation, say experts

Ford’s Futurist Foreshadows Consumer Trends to Watch in 2017

Innovation or a monopoly? AT&T, Time Warner go before Senate, AP

The next acronym you need to know about: RPA (robotic process automation)
McKinsey & Company

Silence the Critical Voices in Your Head
Harvard Business Review

When Internal Networking Undermines Innovation
INSEAD Knowledge

5 Life Lessons Your Kid Will Learn as a Young Entrepreneur
Stamford Advocate

In London, extending MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
MIT News

Rising Prices in Oakland Push Artists Into Risky Housing
The New York Times

2015-16 State of the Arts Progress Report
Ingenuity, Inc.

If You Want Your Nonprofit To Soar, Consider Hiring Millennial Filmmakers

How Writer’s Block Led Me to A New Creative Path
The Creativity Post

Adobe Is Teaching Machines To Copy Your Artistic Style

Helpful Robot Teaches People Of All Ages How To Code

3 Keys to Meeting Today’s Talent and Tech Challenges

Want an Innovative Culture? Be Kind to Your Creative Thinkers

You’re Never Too Old to Innovate
Built In Chicago

Chatbots Are The New Skeuomorphism. How Do We Find Another Way?
Co.Design | Fast Company

With Amazon Go, Retail Beacons Are Dead

Can Large Companies Successfully Innovate?
Amyx + Internet of Things

Crowdsolving Unsafe Cities — Social impact winner Elsa D’silva:
Innovation Excellence

Social Innovation Index 2016 [Infographic]
Innovation Excellence

Planned or Emergent Innovation?
Innovation Excellence

Deadlines and the Pacing of Creative Projects
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

‘Hyperloop’ pod built by UW students goes on display tonight
Technology | The Capital Times

Ad-free CBC could serve as a rallying point for Canadian creativity
The Globe and Mail

How do musician’s brains work while playing?
Science Daily


Creative Achievement Can Buffer Death Anxiety
Pacific Standard

Building Economy and Community with Cultural Assets
National Endowment for the Arts

How AI is revolutionising the role of the literary critic
Aeon Essays

Want to banish the winter blues? Try a little creativity
MNN – Mother Nature Network

Is Artificial Intelligence Taking Over Our Lives?
Room for Debate –

$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math

The New York Times

How You Can Benefit From Business Innovation
Creativity At Work

The other person is always right
Seth’s Blog

Announcing the 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund Projects
ArtPlace America

Designer switches of cell fate could streamline stem cell biology
EurekAlert! Science News

Cre@te magazine is the place where tech meets creativity

How Coca-Cola Is Harvesting Innovation Energy From Startups

A Few Billionaires Are Turning Medical Philanthropy on Its Head

Is Entrepreneurship the Most Productive Part of our Economy?

Trump will move to jumpstart FDA drug approval process
Washington Examiner

Disruptive innovation: The challenge and the solution
The Globe and Mail

$50 million commitment establishes premier entrepreneurship and innovation center at UChicago
Chicago Booth

The ‘Computerless’ Computer Lab
Inside Higher Ed

Singapore offers a case study in innovation
The Register-Guard

Michigan lawmakers consider do-over of state’s defanged economic development rules
Michigan Radio

  1. names executive director of technology and venture commercialization
    Deseret News

Why Are So Few Women in Investing?

America’s Greatness Hinges on Strong Innovation
Global Trade Magazine

Why Pepsi Held An Internal Marketing Shark Tank Contest For $1 Million In Funding
Co.Create | Fast Company

Amazon partners with Techstars for new Alexa accelerator at University of Washington

Tufts and Johns Hopkins win $25 million NIH award to build new trial innovation center
EurekAlert! Science News

Netflix Launches Video Previews: How The Company Landed On Its Biggest Redesign Ever
Fast Company

Blending art and business to develop next-gen ideas
Northwestern Now

The Millennial Astrophysicist Who Found a Planet With Math
Rising Stars | OZY

Your mind works more like Sherlock Holmes’s than you think
Science | AAAS

No peeking: Humans play computer game using only direct brain stimulation
University of Washington Today

Traditional Japanese art inspires a futuristic innovation: Brain ‘organoids’

The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed
Singularity Hub

Fellows | Halcyon Incubator
S&R Foundation

Yellow Fever Epidemic in Africa Shows Gaps in Vaccine Pipeline
The New York Times

Part 1 of 5: Our Creative Roots, Thoughts on Measuring a Community’s Creative Vitality
Creative Vitality Suite | WESTAF

A Completely Personalized, DNA-Based Range Of Products

Bracing for seven critical changes as fintech matures
McKinsey & Company

All my dumb questions, December 2016
Paul Ford – Medium

Keep Innovation Management Simple
Innovation Excellence

Best Photographs of 2016

National Geographic

Winter is Coming: What the Culture Sector Needs to Worry About Now
Public Humanities | Brown University

NAC to invest $3-million annually in ambitious cross-Canada projects
The Globe and Mail

What Does It Take to Be A ‘Best-Selling Author’? Exactly $3 And 5 Minutes
The Creativity Post

9 Ways Science Helps Catch Counterfeit Art
Mental Floss

A PhD Student May Have Accidentally Found a Way to Make Your Phone Battery Last 400 Years

This Scientist Is Studying Mental Illness As An Electrical Issue
Fast Company

Art and science: The links between two disciplines
Michigan State University Extension

Yale to build center for innovative thinking
Yale News

Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Magazine®

Holocaust survivors’ 3D project preserves testimony for the future
World news | The Guardian

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016

The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy
Brain Pickings

Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED
The Washington Post

6 Ways Cities Can Prepare For The Future Of Work
Co.Exist | Fast Company

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Descartes

Daily Creativity Keeps the Blues Away, New Study Shows

MIT Researchers’ AI Mimicked Brain’s Facial Recognition
iTech Post

These science superstars just won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize
Tech Crunch

Art & Culture vs Extremism in Arab World
The Huffington Post

Scientists use magnets to recover forgotten short term memories

How technology is changing what we remember
Tech Radar

U of T Engineering, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Hub Rising
Urban Toronto

Inspiring a new era of innovation and creativity in our kids
The Hill

Def Leppard Drummer Pursues Art With Purpose
Co.Create | Fast Company

The brain has more than one multitasking mode
Ars Technica

Are cries of sexism holding back science?
Neuroscience | spiked

Li-Huei Tsai receives Society for Neuroscience Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award
MIT News

A-Teens use creativity to raise funds for Toys for Tots
Abilene Reporter-News

How a Background in STEM Can Drive Women to the Top

How Women Can Be Successful And Be Themselves

Blockchain Patents Could Hurt Innovation

Closing the gender patenting gap could unlock innovation
The Hill

Blinded by Technology, CEOs Overlook Human Talent
Lovesick Cyborg | Discover

The Arts and Advanced Dementia
Community Idea Stations

Kanye West, mental illness and the myth of the tortured artist
San Jose Mercury News

MIT Research Paves The Way For DIY Drones Of All Shapes And Sizes
Fast Company

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”
Idea to Value

Adobe just demonstrated “Photoshop for voice” and I now can’t trust anymore
Idea to Value

Can China Become the World’s Education Leader?
Fast Forward | OZY

He Was the Father of Science Fiction, But You Don’t Know His Name

The Science Behind Creating a Comic Book

A Movie Ticketing Start-Up Hopes to Fill Empty Seats
The New York Times

What Every Designer Needs to Know About Copyright Law
Eye on Design | AIGA

How to Reignite Creativity and Re-Energize Your Team When You Start Losing Steam
Creativity At Work

Machine Printer Uses Coffee Drips To Create Intricate Portraits

9 Brutal Truths About Innovation No One Wants to Talk About

Tracking Trends – Six Essential Steps for Spotting Your Next Opportunity
Innovation Excellence

Has your Innovation Program Jumped the Shark?
Innovation Excellence

Create Your Invisible Advantage through a Culture of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Quality, Speed, and Cost: How to achieve all three in Innovation
Innovation Excellence

New York Public Library Turns Former Library Apartment Into Teen/Tech Center
Mental Floss

The economy is more a messy, fractal living thing than a machine
Aeon Ideas

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