Articles of Interest January 20th, 2017

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

“You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.” – Azar Nafisi

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” – Edward Teller

“Science does not know its debt to imagination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Dan Bricklin: Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet
TED Talk |

Forbes 30 Under 30 2017: Science

In His Own Words: Gene Cernan on Being the Last Man on the Moon

Why do some viruses cause cancer?
Morgridge Institute for Research | Vimeo

The Pixar Shared Universe Theory Just Got a Big Boost . . . From Pixar
Co.Create | Fast Company

Forbes 30 Under 30 2017: Science

In His Own Words: Gene Cernan on Being the Last Man on the Moon

Why do some viruses cause cancer?
Morgridge Institute for Research | Vimeo

The Pixar Shared Universe Theory Just Got a Big Boost . . . From Pixar
Co.Create | 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

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

Creative Startups
Deadline: February 28

Fall 2017 Residencies
Deadline: March 1

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

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

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



Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: part II
Innovation Excellence

This map tells you everything you need to know about innovation in Europe
World Economic Forum

On The Fifth Anniversary Of Kodak’s Bankruptcy, How Can Large Companies Sustain Innovation?

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over
NBC News

Inauguration: Patent Office Director Michelle Lee to Stay Under Trump

New CEO at Alberta Innovates brings wealth of experience in U.S. tech sector
Edmonton – CBC News

Trump team prepares dramatic cuts
The Hill

Trump reportedly wants to cut cultural programs that make up 0.02 percent of federal spending
The Washington Post

Arts leaders react to possible Trump call for eliminating cultural programs: Not this again
The Washington Post

Trump Reportedly Plans To End National Arts Funding
The Huffington Post

A Trump attack on the arts would be more than just symbolic
The Washington Post

Trump Team Plans Public Television Cutbacks, Report Claims

Trump to Eliminate NEA?
Barry’s Blog | WESTAF

Seven Attributes of the Most Innovative Cultures
INSEAD Knowledge

What a Study of 33 Countries Found About Aging Populations and Innovation
Harvard Business Review

EU names star panel of innovation advisors

State of the art: is Vancouver driving away creative people?
British Columbia – CBC News

Government of Canada celebrates science as part of Canada 150
Yahoo! Finance

Opinion: Canadians can be innovation leaders
Vancouver Sun

Mexico: Bioplastic obtained from avocado seeds
Fresh Plaza

How Scientists Reconstructed the Brain of a Long-Extinct Beast
Science | Smithsonian

Employees Are Happiest When Work Offers 2 Things (Hint: It’s Not More Money or Work-Life Balance)

4 Exercises That Boost Creative Confidence

2016 National STEM Video Game Challenge Award Ceremony and Reception

5 Tips for Using Family Time with Apps to Promote Learning
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Reframing the Digital Divide: Parents’ Hopes and Concerns About Classroom Technology
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Is lack of women at CES a block for real innovation?

Everyone is better than you are…
Seth’s Blog

Two reasons computers won’t destroy all the jobs
World Economic Forum

Why Innovation is Integral to Nonprofit Management
Triple Pundit

The Nature Of Work Has Changed
Innovation Excellence

Infographic: Eight New Graphic Design Trends That Will Take Over 2017

Procrastination, Depression and Creativity
Don’t Delay | Psychology Today

Harvard’s ART Institute suspends admissions after ‘failing’ student debt grade
The Boston Glob

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next
Politics | The Guardian

From MIT Press: 10 Topics Every 21st Century Citizen Should Know About
CommonHealth | WBUR

Brené Brown on Creativity, Courageous Vulnerability and Wholehearted Living (Podcast)
The Creativity Post

The Science of Innovation: How to Imagine the Unimaginable

Rumors of a Possible Netflix Acquisition by Disney Divides Analysts

Netflix (NFLX) launched streaming video 10 years ago and changed the way we watch everything

Martha Nussbaum Named the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities

Ballet helped this girl walk on her own
USA Today

Most computer science majors in the U.S. are men. Not so at Harvey Mudd
Los Angeles Times

A billion dollar gift for Twitter – Startup Grind

Apple’s iPhone Juggernaut Has Totally Destroyed or Disrupted These Industries
The Street

Google and Uber alums have created a doctor’s office that’s like an Apple Store meets ‘Westworld’
Business Insider

Doctors Say Making Art Can Combat Alzheimer’s

Penn ranked 8th most innovative university
The Daily Pennsylvanian

Trump must not ignore small and mid-sized tech firms
San Diego Union Tribune

UW-Madison astrophysics innovator Lawler wins national award
UW-Madison News

Steve Blank Innovation – something both parties can agree on
Steve Blank

Trump reportedly wants to cut cultural programs that make up 0.02 percent of federal spending
The Washington Post

Wichita State’s new engineering building opens on Innovation Campus
The Wichita Eagle

‘Dance is as important as math’: Sir Ken Robinson on a creative education
Abbotsford News

Creativity Works column: The consequences of cutting music programs
The Morning Call

Press Release | Milken Institute Announces 2016 Best-Performing Cities
Milken Institute

NSF announces $8M in new funding for I-Corps Nodes

Shifting the innovation conversation to prosperity
Policy Options

Innovation should be public
Toronto Star

Max Planck adds more science, more music
TC Palm

Songs, raps, games and movement help make learning fun

Richard Branson’s Next Big Idea: Sports Festivals
Fast Company

Amy Poehler Options Rights To Upcoming Y.A. Novel ‘Moxie,’ With Other Female-Friendly Projects Underway

Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too.
The New York Times

Off-Switch for CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing System Discovered
UC San Francisco

The Biggest Arts Education Phenomenon in the World—But Not in Theatre, Yet

Mark Twain’s Library Will Host Aspiring Writers

3D Face Camera Creates Accurate Models In Seconds

The Corporate Inquisition of Intuition
Innovation Excellence

These 2017 Trends Will Change Our World
Innovation Excellence

Theaster Gates: ‘I want to believe that there is power in my poverty’
Art and design | The Guardian

Don’t Touch That Dial

‘Let’s turn the whole world around’: inside Siobhan Davies’ dance laboratory
Stage | The Guardian

Humorous New Contextual Street Sign Interventions by Michael Pederson

Why Innovators Should Study the Rise and Fall of the Venetian Empire
Harvard Business Review

How this scientist solved a space equation for bio startups

This Anti-Censorship Company Combats Digital Attacks and Violent Extremism
Fast Company

Can Entrepreneurship Revive The Troubled PhD?
Fast Company

To be a responsible researcher, reach out and listen
Science | AAAS

The Engineering Innovations of F1 Racing That Trickled Down to Your Car
Popular Mechanics

Why are creative subjects important in school?
Berkeley Squares

WRITE TEAM: Left brain against right brain

Malaria drug successfully treats 26-year-old brain cancer patient
EurekAlert! Science News

Jay Gottfried: Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
University of Pennsylvania Almanac

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Haunting Reflections on Science and Progress
Scientific American

Women’s march on DC made possible through digital innovations

Charter Schools IV: Profit
The Creativity Post

Innovation: 10 Photos That Will Inspire You To Create Something New
500px ISO

How to Create the Best New Business Idea Since Sliced Bread (Literally)

This is The New York Times’ digital path forward
Nieman Journalism Lab

In 2017, China Is Doubling Down on AI
MIT Technology Review

Robots Will Devour Jobs More Slowly Than You Think
MIT Technology Review

Innovation is a process, not a product.
The Principal of Change

The End Of User-Friendly Design
Co.Design | Fast Company

Here’s Why Emotions Are The Secret Sauce Of Innovation

Time Is Running Out to Apply for Cambridge’s LEGO Professorship
Mental Floss

The Pioneering Female Sci-Fi Writer Whose Identity Was Kept Secret for 50 Years
Mental Floss

Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, reviewed.

More Screens, More Knowledge: Testing the Detroit Institute of Arts’ New Augmented Reality App

The Man Against Everything
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Do Philosophy Courses Need to Be “Decolonized”?
Big Think

Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn’t Want Anybody to Know
At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Teaching science through dance
Mansfield News Journal

These Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies

What If China’s Money Stream Stops Flowing to Hollywood?
Hollywood Reporter

How You Can Be as Creative as Michelangelo and Navy Seals
Podcast Episode # 5 – RedZone

What Better Way for the Marines to Prepare for Future Wars Than With Sci-Fi?

Inside Wichita’s ‘Blessing Box,’ a Micro Food Pantry
Mental Floss

Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much
Harvard Business Review

4 inspiring books on the creative process written by arts professionals
Creativity At Work

Choose to be Creative
The Creativity Post

China’s Xi Jinping Defends Globalization In First-Ever Speech At Davos
The Two-Way : NPR

What is Davos? 5 things to know about the World Economic Forum
USA Today

‘Shark Tank’ star Lori Greiner’s 5 major rules for becoming a successful inventor

A String Quartet Concert, With an A.I. Assist
The New York Times

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong
IEEE Spectrum

The End Of Illiteracy And Poverty Through Technology

How innovation and technology could change aged care
Starts at 60

Why Diversity and Innovation Play a Role in Becoming a Great Tech Company

Constance Alexander: The arts are underrated — but significant — contributor to Kentucky’s economy

Want a Better Brain? Grab a Cello, a Paintbrush, or a Spatula

Tech leaders question the need for more funding for business incubators
The Globe and Mail

Science Fusion to promote youth and diversity in science
Asian American Press

Announcing the Creative Youth Development National Partnership
SAT Press Releases

Where Your Eyes Don’t Go: Art in the Age of Trump
Paste Magazine

Neuroscience tools used to understand the microprocessor; they fail
Ars Technica

Vanderlick to step down, resume teaching
Yale News

Six Lessons From Starting A Technology Company In The U.S.

A Wise Monkey Knows How Little He Knows
Science | Smithsonian

Your Employees Hold The Key To Innovation
Articles | Chief Innovation Officer | Innovation Enterprise

The Power of Creativity

Stage Oddity: The Story of David Bowie’s Secret Final Project

For Early ‘Jersey Boys’ Investors, Oh, What a Run
The New York Times

Economics is messy
Seth’s Blog

End to Illness: Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing How We Prevent Disease

Are Your Employees Afraid to Tell You The Truth?

Innovation Excellence


Report Highlights Skills Shortage in Open Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Sweet: AIGA & Google’s Design Census Finds Female Designers Investing Just a Little Bit More
Innovation Excellence

Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: Part I
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Failure Lessons from Virgin, Pfizer, Rock n Roll
Innovation Excellence

The Government and the IoT: New problems require new solutions
Innovation Excellence

Gamified Crowdsourcing: The Impact on Community Engagement
Innovation Excellence

Turning Images of Earth Into Abstract Art
National Geographic

The Latest in Creativity
Going Beyond Intelligence | Psychology Today

Community Catalyst: Saint Paul Public Library Tackles Racial Equity Initiative
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Billionaire Kenneth Feld’s Ringling Bros. Circus Is Shutting Down In May

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