Articles of Interest December 23rd, 2016

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This is the last edition of the NCN Articles of Interest for 2016. On behalf of the National Creativity Network, happy holidays and a very healthy and happy 2017 to all! The NCN Articles of Interest will return on Friday, January 6, 2017.



“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, ‘Thus far and no farther.’” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Let love and purpose for your idea drive you.” – Liliana Valletta



These 4th Graders Wrote A Super Catchy Song To Help Them Learn Long Division
The Huffington Post

Watch: The Mathematics of Winning Monopoly
Mental Floss

Of Course There’s An A Cappella Rudolph-Themed ‘Hamilton’ Parody
The Huffington Post

A Mesmerizing Sequence of Biological Simulations by Maxime Causeret for Max Cooper’s ‘Order from Chaos’



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 Innovation Series – Dave Burkus
Creative Oklahoma
January 19

NEW And the Winner Is …
Rising Stars | OZY
Deadline: January 20

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

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




The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common
Harvard Business Review

Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

Inflatable Origami Material Makes For Futuristic Bubble Wrap

7 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make in 2017 to Be Creative

Creativity 50 | The Most Creative People of the Year

How Powdered Blood Could Revolutionize Medicine

Triangle universities look to alumni to invest in startups
News & Observer

The Demographics of Innovation in the United States
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Transition in Tech Transfer: Will MIT Ever Start a Venture Fund?

The DNA Of A Great Entrepreneur

New Study Says Immigrants Fuel American Innovation

Arizona Bioscience Job Growth Rate Continues to Outpace Nation
Business Wire

M Booth Says “Welcome To The Age Of Small Ideas”
Co.Create | Fast Company

Pittsburgh’s industrial past fuels tech-focused future

The Innovation Illusion and how to avoid it
Project Breakthrough – Medium

The Surprising (Easy!) Thing That Can Boost Your Kid’s Creativity

Making Your Company Innovative: Where to Start

Don’t Capture Ideas. Play With Them
Creative Jeffrey Blog

Disney Fights Back Against ESPN’s Decline

Nikon Inspires Science Lovers With Photomicrography Video Contest
Co.Create | Fast Company

Nonprofit Notes: Your experience with science today affects you tomorrow
Reno Gazette Journal

Innovation Is a Team Sport

Innovation key to NM economy
Albuquerque Journal

The West Began Its Decline When Artists Stopped Putting Halos on Jesus
The Federalist

Globalive CEO Tony Lacavera on 3 ways Canada can foster a culture of innovation
IT Business

It works for Canada Goose, but how far can ‘made in Canada’ go?
The Globe and Mail

Pop-outs: How the brain extracts meaning from noise
EurekAlert! Science News

Every Professional & Creative Needs This Talent Every Day
Tracking Wonder | Psychology Today

‘All in the Family,’ ‘Jeffersons’ Reboots in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

How Your Brain Controls the Speed of Time
Science of Us

10 Great Ideas That Were Originally Rejected
Innovation Excellence

The Era of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here’s What Comes Next

Cheerleading with an Agenda: How the Press Covers Science
The Creativity Post

“I don’t know the first thing about this issue”
Seth’s Blog

How a Pixar CFO Learned to Love the Creative Process
Knowledge @ Wharton

The ‘Big 5’ Patents Report: Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, & Microsoft

No Olympics? No problem. Washington CEOs decide to rebuild region anyway.
The Washington Post

Business Pulse Poll: Does the region need another business group?
Washington Business Journal

Can West Virginia University Jump-Start A New Economy Based On Innovation–Not Coal?
Co.Exist | Fast Company

New York Investing $550 Million in Life Sciences Through 10-year Initiative

These 10 Women Are the Top Global Influencers of Tech Innovation in Cities

Are We Lagging Behind? Weighing American Innovation
On Point | WBUR

Congress unanimously passes law for research and innovation
UCAR – University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

How Technology Innovations Will Improve, Not Render Obsolete, the Teaching Profession
Education World

The changing face of engineering: Female students
Arizona State University Now

Palo Alto transforms downtown into art, innovation lab for Code:ART event
San Jose Mercury News

Beautifying the rust belt: could urban art help left behind communities?

Artists and Their Families Thrive Amid Community and Creativity in Artspace Housing
The Line

Veterans battle the invisible scars of war with art
Fox News

Playground Detroit Kicks Into Full Gear

NowNS: Insights from Canada’s most innovative university
The Chronicle Herald

Pregnancy resculpts women’s brains for at least 2 years
Science | AAAS

Yes, Artists’ Brains Are Different Than Everyone Else’s: Study
Hollywood Reporter

Breaking down the bro culture of Silicon Valley

Harnessing the U.S. Taxpayer to Fight Cancer and Make Profits
The New York Times

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke
The New York Times

Will American cities be trumped?
URBACT The blog

“Innovation” is dead. Long live “innovation”.

Can Large Companies Successfully Innovate?
Amyx + Internet of Things

The Only Three Swim Lanes that Matter to a Business
Innovation Excellence

Ten Innovation Strategies for the Holidays
Innovation Excellence

The Only Three Swim Lanes that Matter to a Business
Innovation Excellence

Re-humanizing thru Art —Pressing On with the Discourse
Art on Trial | Psychology Today

Why Our Coercive System of Schooling Should Topple
Freedom to Learn | Psychology Today

Everything We Know About Whether and How the Arts Improve Lives

Big flops. Waning studio profits. What Hollywood’s record box office doesn’t tell you
LA Times

Why a Little-Known Chinese Awards Show Draws the Likes of Natalie Portman, Mel Gibson and Sylvester Stallone
Hollywood Reporter

Can Post-Apocalyptic Art Be a Force for Social Change?
Pacific Standard

Steam vs. Stem: The Gender Gap
Two Bit Circus

Melanie Joly’s fight for Canadian culture is neither easy nor popular
The Globe and Mail

Imitation game: how copies can solve our cultural heritage crises
The Conversation

After criticizing how white tech is, venture capitalist deals with blowback
Blue Sky | Chicago Tribune

And the Winner Is …
Rising Stars | OZY
Deadline: January 20

Woodworker by trade, artist by choice
Baltimore Sun

The Digital Artist Hacking Our Modern Lives
Rising Stars | OZY

MIT Team Make Breakthrough in Programming Papers, Plastics, and Fabrics

Silicon Valley may be popular for innovation centers, but it’s losing ground to Asia

Male Inventors are Three Times More Likely to Apply for Patents than Women

The Pentagon’s Innovation Experiment
MIT Technology Review

Bryan Ritchie appointed vice president for innovation at Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame

Obama administration’s big science and tech innovation: Socially engaged policy
The Conversation, US

Update: Surprise! Innovation bill clears House, heads to president
Science | AAAS

Peters-Gardner American Innovation and Competitiveness Act to be Signed into Law

President Obama Honored by Berkeley-Haas for Global Leadership in Open Innovation
Berkeley-Haas | University of California – Berkeley

This math class is pushing students to realize they’re smarter than they think
The Washington Post

Don’t give up: Old people are creative, too
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This is your brain on art: A neuroscientist’s lessons on why abstract art makes our brains hurt so good

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Can tech help Alzheimer’s sufferers?

Boulder tops in the U.S. for “brain power” jobs
The Denver Post

McGill University announces a transformative $20 million donation to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
McGill University

Region drug treatment center uses creativity to heal
Mental Health |

Vietnam Factories to Turn Waste Into Art
Voice of America

Take what you need, leave only what you can pay: Indigo Hippo fuels the community’s creative flame
WCPO Cincinnati

Digital skills gap: How to prepare a generation for the modern workplace

Velcro and Teflon Creativity
Niume | Posts

In 2017, Being a ‘Lone Genius’ Won’t Cut It Anymore

Issa Rae, Lin-Manuel Miranda and others talk about creativity in a way you will want to hear

Collaborate, Celebrate, Innovate: How to Build an Innovative Culture from Within
Cisco Blog

The Art of Business, and the Business of Art
Creative Startups

How These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data Science
Fast Company

Your Voice Has Been Heard

Indonesia’s Dire Need for Engineers Is Going Unmet
The New York Times

Ethics of Development: A Shared Sense of Place
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

It’s never enough
Seth’s Blog

Times 10
Seth’s Blog

Tool Helps Designers Refuse Low Payment For Their Work

Wearable Device Lets The Hearing Impaired Feel Music

Madonna’s Billboard Speech And Why Silicon Valley’s Ageism Starves Innovation

21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016

Forget Rogue One, Disney Is Rebuilding the Entire Star Wars Universe

The 2016 Digital Tonto Reading List
Innovation Excellence

Postal Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Design Thinking as Worldview
Innovation Excellence

When More Innovation Isn’t Your Best Option
Innovation Excellence

Love Your Homemade Quilt? Thank Capitalism.

Pokemon Go Just Can’t Catch a Break
Bloomberg View

Autism and Creativity
Mom, Am I Disabled? | Psychology Today

Blocked as a Writer or Artist? 5 Keys to Moving Forward
Prescriptions for Life | Psychology Today

Doing Pointless Things for Fun
On Having Fun | Psychology Today

‘Rogue One’: Peter Cushing Digital Resurrection Could Change Industry

When Women in Film and TV Were Looking for That Union Label
The New York Times

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