Articles of Interest December 16th, 2016

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“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

“Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.” – Charles Kettering

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

“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.” – Lao-Tzu

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” – Charlie Chaplin

“All change is a miracle to contemplate; But it is a miracle which is taking place every second.” – Henry David Thoreau

“If I’ve learned anything through all of this, it’s that each day is a canvas waiting to be painted.” – Craig Sager


The Power of Outsiders
Video –

Google Lets You Virtually Explore NYC’s Holiday Window Displays
Mental Floss

Exclusive MBA Masterclass with Tom Peters

Ramona Lindsey | The Table: More Than a Fantasy



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

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

NEW Music Cities Convention
Sound Diplomacy
April 4 | Berlin, Germany
October 26 | Nashville, Tennessee

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

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




How Imagination Works In The Human Brain: Creative Thinking Allows Neurons To Work Together To Assemble Mental Images
Medical Daily

“Science is Boring”
The Creativity Post

Gun violence in Chicago and the Innovation Addressing It
Chicago Inno

Why Does Your Business Value the Arts?
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

A few good Monuments Men: Saving art from looting and destruction — especially in the Middle East — is a military matter

The Time Every Patent in the U.S. Went Up in Smoke
Mental Floss

STEAM & Girls Don’t Usually Go Together, Until Now

Things in IoT You Need to Know This Week: December 12 to 16
Internet of Things Institute

New Partnership Seeks To Fund Artists’ Businesses With Impact Investments

State Investing to Make Connecticut More Attractive to Tech Startups
Hartford Courant

Localizing the Economic Impact of Research and Development: Policy Proposals for the Trump Administration and Congress
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Why the Coming Jobs Crisis Is Bigger Than You Think

The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation
Harvard Business Review

St. Louis’ Plant Science Innovation District to Be Called 39 North

Teaching AI To Play Video Games Could Make It Much Smarter
Co.Design | business + design

Why Higher Education Needs Design Thinking
Co.Design | Fast Company

Did Trade with China Make U.S. Manufacturing Less Innovative?
Harvard Business Review

Water soluble gold nanoparticle supraspheres can hold 2 million guest molecules

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings, Animated
Brain Pickings

Idea Jab – The First Card Game For Generating Business Ideas by Midnight 30

Idea Generation Tools
Starters Code

‘I hadn’t forgotten the words … I was simply unable to draw them out’: Patti Smith on her Nobel performance
LA Times

Chinese who first glimpsed American culture through Alan Thicke mourn his death
Los Angeles Times

Science Says Sesame Street Makes Kids Smarter, Even in High School

Drawing Exercises to Boost Your Happiness & Creativity
HOW Design

Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act, boosting research and easing drug approvals
The Washington Post

#JokeoftheDay Prepares Students for Learning

The Biggest Innovation Of The Next 100 Years Is Right In Front Of You

Sloyd Education Theory: Making Things With Your Hands Makes You Smarter
Core 77

What A Coffee Shop Can Teach Us About Innovation

How Vicki Saunders plans to get a million women involved in venture capital
Canadian Business

3Q: Charles Sodini on MIT’s Hong Kong Innovation Node
MIT News

Tech innovation is dead? Far from it

Life sciences sector is heartbeat of Michigan innovation
Crain’s Detroit Business

These women tackle science in the lab, classroom and far, far beyond
Science News for Students

Science Guy Bill Nye Says Climate Adversaries Can Unite around Innovation
Scientific American

Don’t give up: Older people can have creative breakthroughs
The Washington Post

Science Gets Raw: Film Festival Celebrates Science Communication, Exploration, Giant Robots

The neuroscience behind imagination
Lifeboat News: The Blog

China’s Rising Philanthropy Presents the Next Big Brain Science Donor
Inside Philanthropy

Why we need to make math relevant to kids
Mother Nature Network

Opinion: Inclusive innovation: learning from the start-up nation
The Hill Times

Trump praises tech leaders for ‘incredible innovation’
BBC News

What Academic Research Captured the Public’s Imagination in 2016?

Gesturing can boost children’s creative thinking
Science Daily

How video games can help us hack the human brain
Popular Science

Runners Think Like Musicians, Have Connected Brain

UMN research shows people can control robotic arm with their minds
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

What Is Consciousness? Physicists Look for Answers

UVa, Virginia Tech join forces to advance field of brain science
The Daily Progress

Numerai Used 7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin to Build Its Hedge Fund’s Brain

Richard Held, professor emeritus of brain and cognitive sciences, dies at 94
MIT News

We Asked Five Innovative Toronto Artists About the People, Spaces, and Movements Inspiring Them Right Now

State awards $322K to eight Central Mass. incubators

Top 10 art installations of 2016
Design Boom

Guest Column: Getting Smart About Art

TRUE Skool founder nurtures creativity through graffiti art, hip-hop

The Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016
Fast Company

The Whatchamacallit Economy
The New York Times

Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible
The New York Times

Competing Through Joint Innovation
MIT Sloan Management Review

5 Tips To Become The Innovator Of Your Industry

Corporate Innovation Centers Are Taking Over the World

The Social Intrapreneur Guide
Innovation Excellence

Six Sets of Eyes for Innovation
Innovation Excellence

A Simple Equation for Innovation Success
Innovation Excellence

How Today’s Toys May Be Harming Your Daughter’s Brain
National Geographic

How To Make Better Toys For Girls (And Boys)
Co.Design | Fast Company

Strategic Thinking Questions – Teeter-Totter Rules of Life
The Brainzooming Group

The Effects of MP3 Compression on Emotional Characteristics (PDF Download Available)
Research Gate

Facebook to Fund Original Video Programming From Creators, Media Companies

How Marketers Get You to Buy New Stuff
The Atlantic

English Majors’ Twilight
The Smart Set

Putin Is Waging Information Warfare. Here’s How to Fight Back.
The New York Times

Brat Pack, ‘Roger Rabbit’ added to National Film Registry
La Crosse Tribune, AP

Best audiobooks of 2016

United Nations Drops Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador

The Great A.I. Awakening
The New York Times

Boston Chief of Arts and Culture Julie Burros’ Take on Technology

In Defense of Facts
The Atlantic

Innovators Succeed Outside of Regulators’ Boxes

What Do Productivity and Creativity Have in Common?

The Creativity Post

The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth
The New York Times

What Does The Future Of American Cities Look Like?
Fast Company

Scientists use ‘molecular-Lego’ to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level

The beginning of system dynamics
McKinsey & Company

The eight essentials of innovation
McKinsey & Company

Curiosity Finds Mars May Be Covered in Organic Materials

Cow gene study shows why most clones fail
Science Daily

BIzwomen unveils its Women to Watch for 2016
Milwaukee Business Journal

Your Passion In Life Doesn’t Have To Be Profound Or Groundbreaking
Fast Company

Taking Charge: How Rural Residents Are Switching from Employees to Business Owners

Tricked into playing the wrong game
Seth’s Blog

One way to think about talent
Seth’s Blog

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect
The Creativity Post

Bluetooth Glasses Provided Cyclists With A Heads-Up-Display For Their Ride

Machine Records Ambient Noise To Remix Sounds From Reality

As Trumplethinskin lets down his hair for tech, shame on Silicon Valley for climbing the Tower in silence

How Science Fiction Helps Make Sense of an Uncertain Future

Why Companies are Investing More in Services and Software than Products
Innovation Excellence

We Need To Accelerate Innovation
Innovation Excellence

What is the Appropriate Combination of Innovation Types in Your Portfolio?

Innovation Excellence

Leadership Lessons from a Design Thinking Pioneer
Innovation Excellence

4 Questions Every Business Needs to Answer
Innovation Excellence

The Why of What You Do
Innovation Excellence

Invest in Innovation Skill Building

Gregg Fraley Blogg

Turning an Ancient Form of Art Into New Income

National Geographic

Twin Research and the Arts: How Are They Connected?
Twofold | Psychology Today

The Fallacy of Genius
The Architecture of Inspired Lives | Psychology Today

Polco applies the power of “crowd sourcing” to local government

Building Supportive Communities for Young Children and Families
Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Risky Business of Restoring Leonardos


‘No Man’s Sky’: A Literary Look At One Of This Year’s Most Debated Video Games
All Tech Considered | NPR

Against Entrepreneurship


Information Overload
Pew Research Center

They Have, Right Now, Another You

The New York Review of Books

The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think

The New Yorker

How The West Invented Itself

Standpoint Magazine

One Year Later: Well-Rounded Education Boosted in Implementation of the K-12 Education Law

ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Telling Stories through Video Games

National Endowment for the Arts

What on Earth is The Hubble Cantata?


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