Articles of Interest January 13th, 2017

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“Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” – Winston Churchill

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

“I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die — whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.” – Gilda Radner

“You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” – Stephen Hawking

11 Incredible Stephen Hawking Quotes
Mental Floss

7 Quotes From Neuroscientists That Will Revolutionize Brain And Mind Health, Fitness And Wellness
Tech Featured



Crisis as Wake-Up Call
Innovation Management

Watch an Early Silent Film About Relativity
Mental Floss

Watch How Neon Signs are Made
Mental Floss

UNICEF Films Tell The Story Of Migrant And Refugee Children

The Most Ambitious Clown in the Middle East
Rising Stars | OZY



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

Innovation Series – Dave Burkus
Creative Oklahoma
January 19

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

NEW Submission Guidelines 2017: Journal of Cultural Management and Policy


Deadline: March 15

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 

NEW Return of ‘Best and Brightest’ Ideas for 2017 Edition of EAA Founders’ Innovation Prize Competition
Aviation Pros
Deadline: June 15

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series




Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2016
Innovation Excellence

The Video Game That Attempts to Preserve Native Alaskan Culture
The New Yorker

The True Story of “Hidden Figures,” the Forgotten Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Five Ways to Turn Your Child Into a Creative Genius

Don’t want a robot to steal your job? Be creative

A hub for startups? Sacramento taps tech innovation fund to renovate historic train station
Sacramento Bee

Delta, Home Depot join in Georgia-based technology incubator
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Designing A Science Museum For The Post-Truth World
Co.Design | Fast Company

Trump and Sessions plan to restrict highly skilled foreign workers. Hyderabad says to bring it on.
The Washington Post

Why It’s So Hard For Robots To Get A Grip
Fast Company

Obama’s legacy in science, technology and innovation
The Conversation

Canadian’s are soft selling innovation


Should Ottawa be aiming for a ‘moonshot’? Paul Wells
The Star

‘Donkey Kong’ Smashes Neuroscientists in Thought Experiment

How This Founder Turned Her Childhood Hobby Into An Innovative Business

How she became the first female ringmaster in Ringling Bros. history

Charter Schools III: Ideology & Choice
The Creativity Post

To Adapt, We Need To Evolve
Innovation Excellence

Why language is not everything that Noam Chomsky said it is
Aeon Essays

Apple Sets Its Sights on Hollywood With Plans for Original Content
Wall Street Journal

The rise and fall and rise of logic
Aeon Essays

Originality Versus the Arts
The Smart Set

But where did the algorithm come from?
Seth’s Blog

These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone
Popular Science

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

Finding the Healthy Tension Between Being Confident and Collaborative
Harvard Business Review

Stop Waiting for Governments to Close the Skills Gap
Harvard Business Review

Researchers genetically engineer Salmonella to eat brain tumors

The humble ballpoint pen has become a new symbol of China’s innovation economy

White House Urges Future Science and Technology Priorities

Teach to One: Inventing the Future of Math Learning
Vander Ark on Innovation – Education Week

How To Use Neuroscience To Build The Perfect Creative Team

Jay Gottfried Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
Penn News

4 Ways to Use Creativity in Crazy Times
Signature Reads

Physicist David Bohm on Creativity, by Maria Popova
The Daily Good

The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

5 Ways to Know Your ‘Impossible’ Idea Really Will Work, According to a Billionaire Entrepreneur

A product design expert explains why injecting personality in technology makes people angry

Electric Keyboard Claims To Make It Easy To Learn The Piano

VP Of Creative: How To Disrupt Myopia In An Organization

OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

The One, And Brainy, New Year’s Resolution To Help You Keep All Your New Year’s Resolutions
The Creativity Post

How to Protect Breakthrough Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Mind-Wandering on a Leash
Time Travelling with Apollo | Psychology Today

Innovative Ideas – Make Room for Old Ideas
The Brainzooming Group

How Stephen King’s Wife Saved ‘Carrie’ and Launched His Career
Mental Floss

Los Angeles will be home to George Lucas’ $1-billion museum
LA Times

Creative industries will be ‘heart’ of government’s new business strategy
News | The Stage

Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink
Innovation Management

Google Is Teaming Up To Create A Stereotype-Busting Coding Game

This Woodland Farm Actually Grows Furniture

Creativity Trend Report
Center for Childhood Creativity publication

Chicago-style jazz is a better model of innovation than Silicon Valley
Chicago Business Journal

Cultivating creativity in chemistry
Purdue Northwest Pioneer

Obama’s Technology Legacy
MIT Technology Review

Top Scientists, Tech Experts to Innovate Military Under Trump Administration
Voice of America

Seven Attributes of the Most Innovative Cultures
INSEAD Knowledge

Emerging Life Science and Biotech Companies Find Critical Success at Mass Innovation Labs
Business Wire

GRAM names director of learning and creativity
Grand Rapids Business Journal

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains on Canada’s showing at CES
Canadian Business

Kick starting the innovation agenda
IT World Canada News

Big science receives $328-million boost from Ottawa
The Globe and Mail

McCormick Dean Julio Ottino awarded for ‘Whole-Brain Engineering’ initiative
The Daily Northwestern

Speaking Another Language Makes Your Brain More Efficient
Science of Us

Interstellate: Celebrating the the beauty of neuroscience
MIT News

Will These Technologies Kill Cash Once and for All?

Cars That Tell You If You’re Sick — and Other Medical Predictions

Children with autism often have language delays but it’s not for lack of the big picture

Fixing the buffet line
Seth’s Blog

IBM’s Patent Leadership Tells You A Lot About Its Strategy

The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care

Does the new need to be new?
Innovation Excellence

Confederacy of Creative Effectiveness
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Exclusive: Biggest Worries, Wins of U.S. Disease Control Chief
National Geographic

The International Space Station Is Getting Its First African-American Crewmember
Mental Floss

How fashion moves philosophy forward
Aeon Ideas

This is your brain on selfies: The science of self-portraits, faces, art and the mind

How the scientific method came from watching children play
Aeon Essays

The Canada experiment: is this the world’s first ‘postnational’ country?
World news | The Guardian

How The Founder Of Black Girls Code Measures Success In Students
Fast Company

Charter Schools II: Choice & Quality
The Creativity Post

NEW: SciArt Center Member Dr. Scott Chimileski accepts 2016 Passion in Science Award in Arts and Creativity
SciArt Magazine’s weekly blog

14 Assists That Will Help Women Entrepreneurs Score in 2017

9 Brutal Truths About Innovation No One Wants to Talk About

Strategy as a Creative Act II: The Limits to Management Consulting

This One Simple Shift In Perspective Will Free You From The Past

Three Insights for Innovators from Elon Musk
Innovation Excellence

Your Innovation Confidence Course
Innovation Excellence

Dangerous Minds
Shadow Boxing | Psychology Today

Opinion: Let’s Banish the Phrase ‘Creative Writing’
Inside Higher Ed

This App May Tell You How Much a Piece of Art Is Worth
Los Angeles Magazine

What will we do in our cars when we no longer have to drive them?
The Verge

CES 2017: Winners and losers

Gallup’s Top Education Findings of 2016

15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017
Scientific American

The top reads of 2016 – as chosen by influential leaders around the world
World Economic Forum

Five Innovations that will Help Change our Lives within Five Years
The Furious Engineer

3D-Printed Chocolate Lets Eaters Create Unique Flavor Combinations

‘La La Land’ Wins Seven Golden Globes; ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Drama
The New York Times

Black women entrepreneurs find strength in creativity
San Francisco Chronicle

Groupon co-founder’s cancer-fighting startup Tempus partners with Mayo Clinic
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

AT&T plans bus stops and info kiosks with free Wi-Fi around Chicago
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Life Inside A Shenzhen Hardware Accelerator
Fast Company

How Melinda Gates Is Diversifying Tech
Fast Company

A Hidden Figures Roundtable – Janelle Monae, Margot Lee Shetterly on Black Women in Film

Udall, Heinrich Praise Enactment Of American Innovation And Competitiveness Act
Los Alamos Daily Post

Point/Counterpoint: Is Space Travel Worth It?
Paste Magazine

Canada needs to retool economy to technology jobs
Toronto Star

Aled Edwards | To spark medical innovation, Canada should embrace Open Science
The Globe and Mail

Vanderlick to step down as dean; helped make engineering ‘cool’ at Yale

Does social media inspire creativity or stifle it?
Minnesota Public Radio News

New Show and Tell Ideas Mix Technology With Tradition

Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio
The Washington Post

Writing and the Creative Life: Flow
Go into the story |

Too Fast To Think: why switching off unlocks creativity
It’s Nice That

There’s one big problem with satellite imagery, and a space startup has found a solution for it

What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning

How do animals evolve and get new traits?
Morgridge Institute for Research

Are Open Work Spaces Actually Influencing Creativity Or Just Cheaper To Build?
Fast Company

How Georgia’s smart work made movie magic real
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Girls In Tech: From One Event To A Global Movement

‘Women In Tech Jobs’ Initiatives Are Failing. Why?

More and less
Seth’s Blog

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth
Innovation Excellence

Three Practical Ways to Turn Naysayers into Innovators
Innovation Excellence

How to Spur and Maintain Innovative Spirit in Your Team
Innovation Excellence

Ethnography Alone Cannot Generate Transformative Insights
Innovation Excellence

The 9 Key Behaviors of Top Problem Solvers
Innovation Excellence

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2016
Innovation Excellence

Infographic: What Millennials Refuse To Spend Money On

Great Science Fiction Isn’t Just About Facts. It’s About Imagination.
The Huffington Post

Amazon’s store of the future has no cashiers, but humans are watching from behind the scenes

Universal, Sony and Warner Music, Pandora, RIAA Announce Support for Hi-Res Audio Streaming

Literary Agents
New Republic

Free speech debates are more than ‘radicals’ vs ‘liberals’
Aeon Ideas

Did Media Literacy Backfire?

Wall Street types hope break dancing will make them ‘cool’
New York Post

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