Articles of Interest January 27th, 2017

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“To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.” – John Ruskin

“I dream, therefore I exist.” – August Strindberg

“Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” – Francis Bacon

“Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.” – Felix Cohen

“Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing.” – Henry Petroski

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates

“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.” – Linus Pauling

“Even if I have no idea where I’m going or how to get there, I prefer to say yes, instead of no, and learn along the way.” – Richard Branson

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year



What is STEAM?

How John Legend Gets His Creative Juices Flowing
Fast Company

Why Violins Have F-Holes: The Science & History of a Remarkable Renaissance Design
Open Culture

How Sesame Street Explains The Toughest Parts Of Life
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

NEW Creativity focus of MLA Lecture Series
The Source | Washington University in St. Louis
Through February

NEW Colorado Innovation Training
Gregg Fraley Blogg
February 1 – 3

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

NEW Halcyon Awards
S+R Foundation
May 20

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




Deciding to Create
Rethinking Thought | Psychology Today

Facing the New Innovating World in the 21st Century
Innovation Excellence

Shared reality, diverse opinions
Seth’s Blog

Three snapshots of digital transformation
McKinsey & Company

MindGamers Blurs The Line Between Entertainment And Science

$1 Million Campaign to Encourage Innovation in K-12 Math and Science Begins
Education World

Three Ways Technology Leaders Can Drive Organizational Innovation

A tissue of truths: Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant
The Economist

Two technology groups merge to create Maryland Tech Council
Baltimore Sun

Opinion: Technology Industry Relies on H1-B Visas to Sustain Innovation
Times of San Diego

ASU Center for Science and the Imagination announces Imaginary College
Arizona State University Now

StartMIT’s Innovation Night
MIT News

Americans split on whether US will be viewed as leader in science under President Trump

3-D printers, robots bring imagination into science and math

Canada Must Give Itself The Gift Of Innovation
The Huffington Post

Canada could be an A.I. powerhouse—if we can halt the field’s brain drain
Canadian Business

Cristina Amon reappointed Dean of U of T Engineering
University of Toronto Engineering News

NYU to invest more than $500M in Brooklyn on science, engineering, emerging media
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Immodest Proposal: It’s time to kill off Mother Goose

Three Habits Of Highly Creative People

Vanishing point: the rise of the invisible computer
Technology | The Guardian

Are You Suffering from America’s Leadership Identity Crisis?

Environmentally Friendly Bike Made Using Recycled Paper

How to Make America’s Robots Great Again
The New York Times

Should We Call ‘Fake News’ ‘Folk News’ Instead?
Science of Us

Six Habits of Highly Innovative Retailers
Innovation Excellence

Diabolically Simple Prototypes
Innovation Excellence

Is Innovation Signal or Noise ?
Innovation Excellence

Mary Tyler Moore, Oprah Winfrey, and the Power of Unintended Glamour
Virginia Postrel | Dynamist

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts
National Geographic

How Instagram Is Changing Travel
National Geographic

Leadership Skills – 15 Ideas for Innovative Leadership in 2017
The Brainzooming Group

3 Strategies for Becoming a Confident Curious Connector (aka Networker)
The Creativity Post

Is VR the future of live music?
BBC Newsbeat

Data In Arts Management Practice

The Work Ethic Of An Artist

Here’s How ‘Mario’ Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Designs a Video Game
Mental Floss

New Service Will Send Kids STEM Toys Each Month
Mental Floss

Iowa’s Cultural Trust Fund to Benefit the Arts Raided by Budget Cutters
Iowa Public Radio

Naïveté is the New Realism

The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate
MIT Sloan Management Review

Why Alliances With Nonprofits Are Important To Corporations
Fast Company

Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem Is an Innovation Problem
Internet of Things Institute

Tiny, Underwater Robots Offer Unprecedented View of World’s Oceans

9 Ways to Inspire Student Inventors

Farm Of The Future: What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas
The Salt : NPR

The Story of NASA’s Real “Hidden Figures”
Scientific American

Brainstorm Health: Three Stories. Three Challenges to Innovation.

Forty of Nation’s Brightest Young Scientists Named Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017 Finalists
Yahoo! News

A Theory of Nothing—a novel approach to exposing how science really works

Cultivate the brand Canada Cool 

What we actually lose when the USDA and EPA can’t talk to the public
Popular Science

From New Professor Rajit Manohar, Brain-Inspired Computing
Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science

How Sesame Street Taught Kids About Emotions Long Before Schools Caught On
Fast Company

How Technology Has Significantly Influenced The BLM Movement
Fast Company

What the U.S. can learn from India’s move toward a cashless society
The Washington Post

You Don’t Need to Be Superwoman to Succeed in STEM
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Making the Workplace Work for Gens X, Y and Z
INSEAD Knowledge

The Countries With The Most Doctoral Graduates [Infographic]

ADHD, Art, and Your Child’s Self-Esteem: How Creativity Helps
ADDitude Magazine

What Do Innovators Look Like?
Innovation Management

Modeling the rhythmic electrical activities of the brain
EurekAlert! Science News

UW-Madison chosen by U.S DOT to test automated vehicles

5 Teams Left in $30 Million Private Moon Race

Journal of Dairy Science® celebrates 100 years of publishing
Wisconsin State Farmer

Creating art helps stimulate brain
Chronicle Journal

What If Regulation Is Actually Good For Innovation?
Co.Exist | Fast Company

Inside An MIT Incubator: What It’s Really Like To Learn Entrepreneurship At MIT

Open Sourcing Plans for “Low-Tech, High-Thinking” Water Filters

Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
MIT Technology Review

Forget The Myths: Innovation Isn’t Created The Way Most People Think

8 innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Embracing a Culture of Innovation
The Huffington Post

The World’s Most Popular Innovation Web Site
Innovation Excellence

India, Israel Officially in Race for First Private Moon Landing
National Geographic

No deal for the arts: It’s no surprise that Donald Trump wants to tell the arts and humanities “you’re fired”

The Bad News About E-books
Publishers Weekly

Amazon becomes the first streaming company to score a best picture nomination
LA Times

Nostalgia for Now
The Wilson Quarterly

Is atomic theory the most important idea in human history?
Aeon Essays

The Henry Ford updates name of museum, adds partnerships
Crain’s Detroit Business

Henry Ford Museum changing name to reflect innovation focus

3 E’s of Effective Innovation Leadership
Innovation Excellence

Can Creativity Help Kids Get Through Challenge?
The Creativity Post

How Moms Can Raise Math Whizzes

An Open Letter To President Trump From 500 Women Scientists

Revel in These Wondrous Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience
Smithsonian Magazine

The Women’s March And The Art Of Creative Resistance
Co.Design | Fast Company

University of Miami Announces Creation of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering
University of Miami News

Regional engineering competition lets students’ creativity soar
Oakland Press

India leaves America far behind in innovation with its digital push
Economic Times, India

Mellon grant extends collaborative seminar series
Cornell Chronicle

Genetic Testing Offers New Hope for Children with Brain Cancer
MIT Technology Review

What So Many Strategists Get Wrong About Digital Disruption
Harvard Business Review

How M&Ms Took a Small Insight and Turned It Into a Big Idea
CMO Strategy – AdAge

25 Easy Ways To Stimulate Innovation, And Never Get Stuck Again

This tech entrepreneur could be the next Hollywood movie mogul

Could the end of net neutrality mean the demise of IoT?

Composers Collaborate With Artificial Intelligence To Create Musical
Wisconsin Public Radio

Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized
The New York Times

DataBrief | How Connected Are Arts Alumni to Their Degree-Granting Institutions?
Strategic National Arts Alumni Project

Why Innovation is Integral to Nonprofit Management
Triple Pundit

Organizational Change Built to Change

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

IBMVoice: Here Are The Top Five Trends To Watch For In The Internet Of Things During 2017

How Helsinki is bringing smart city innovation to its core

Product Managers and Innovators – When good ideas are not enough?
Innovation Excellence

Is Digital Technology Really Making Us Any Better Off?
Innovation Excellence

Recognizing Excellence in Innovation Management: ISPIM Grand Prize 2017
Innovation Excellence

How Green Buildings Could Save Our Cities
National Geographic

Artists, not Instagram, Set the Table for ‘Food Porn’
National Geographic

Why We Resist Creativity When We Need It Most
The Upside of Uncertainty | Psychology Today

‘European culture’ is an invented tradition
Aeon Ideas

You May Not Like Technology But It Likes You
The Daily Beast

The Innovation Mentality

We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream

NIH Director Francis Collins to Stay On under Trump, for Now
Scientific American

IBM is becoming the world’s largest design company

Stimulate Wonder:  Make Curriculum Strange
The Creativity Post

Creative Conferences Inspire Creative Workplaces

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20
Idea to Value

The Dallas Cowboys Are Considering Buying an E-Sports Team
Digital – AdAge

How Designers And Developers Can Work With A President Who Doesn’t Trust Technology
Co.Design | Fast Company

The Creators Of The Pussyhat Project Explain How Craft Projects Are Protest
Fast Company

Gallaudet President Navigates From World Of Hearing To Sound Leadership Of The Deaf

Hasbro Creates New Children’s Lifestyle Brand For Digital Platforms

Trump Is Launching a War on Science—These People Are Fighting Back

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Learning from InvENtors: Margaret Knight
Edison Nation Blog

Spotting Your Organization’s Orthodoxies
Innovation Excellence

Middle Managers as Engines of Change
Innovation Excellence

Davos Highlights AI’s Massive PR Problem

Obama’s Final Act Funds Tech Sector For Innovation

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions
Fast Company

A brain does not work like a computer chip

An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science
Brain Pickings

Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science
Brain Pickings

Carl Sagan on Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Bridging Conviction with Compassion, and Meeting Ignorance with Kindness
Brain Pickings

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
The Edublogger

5 Steps to Unleashing Your Creative Potential

5 Awesome, Illegal Uses for Alexa

Can This Mobile Recording Studio Ease Police-Community Tensions With Music?
Fast Company

Seeking an Escape From Trump’s America
The Atlantic

Bringing audiobooks to life in the Valley
Los Angeles Times

GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt on why they are scrapping performance reviews to be more like a Startup
Idea to Value

Why Design is Not Problem Solving + Design Thinking Isn’t Always the AnswerEye on Design
Eye on Design | AIGA

The Internet of Things Is Coming for Us
The New York Times

Paul McCartney Sues Sony to Regain Rights to Beatles Songs
The Hollywood Reporter

Creative Thinking Skills – How to handle an 8-foot door and a 23-foot task?
The Brainzooming Group

9 Women Changing the Future of Robotics
Mental Floss

When Truth Becomes a Commodity
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Internet of Things Is Coming for Us
The New York Times

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