Articles of Interest February 10th, 2017

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“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

“An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight…The truly wise person is colorblind.” – Albert Schweitzer

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth; some of its rivals do. That science is in some respects inhuman may be the secret of its success in alleviating human misery and mitigating human stupidity.” – Eric Temple Bell

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C. Link

“The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.” – John Ruskin

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” – Jules Verne

“Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.” – Bertolt Brecht


Can brain injuries sustained while playing sports be fully recovered from?
Morgridge Institute for Research

What happens when you mix math, coral and crochet? It’s mind-blowing

See All the Ads From Super Bowl LI, Best to Worst, A to Z
Super Bowl Special Report |

MIT’s Transparent Gel Robot Can Catch and Release a Live Goldfish Underwater
Mental Floss

Science Goes to the Movies Season 3, Episode 8: Dr. Yasmin Hurd – “Trainspotting”/”Cheech n Chong”

How to Regulate Innovation – Without Killing It


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

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 Exhibit Highlights the Work of Black Architects
Mental Floss
Through April 1

NEW Technology and the Ethical Imagination
Yahoo! Finance
February 11

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

NEW Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: More than Math
Deadline: February 17

NEW Rand Fishkin: The Wizard of Moz

Creative Startups

February 21

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

NEW March For Science The Latest Chicago Trump Protest (Bring Your Brain Hat)

DNAinfo Chicago

April 22

Welcome to TED2017: The Future You
TED Blog
April 24 – 28, 2017

NEW Kaplan Fund Invites Applications for 2017 Innovation Prize
RFP | Philanthropy News Digest
Deadline: April 28 (First-round applications)

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



Surprising Ways Science Survives Travel Bans and Gag Orders
National Geographic

What a Decade of Innovation Teaches Us
Innovation Excellence

How Innovation Really Happens
Innovation Excellence

A Few Unicorns Are No Substitute for a Competitive, Innovative Economy
Harvard Business Review

Creative Musical Instrument Helps Kids Learn Basic Coding

Deloitte innovation chief: ‘Schools train us to become machines’
SAT Press Releases

ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes ranked in top 10 for science and technology think tanks worldwide
Arizona State University Now

KC Art Institute’s Beals studio offers cutting-edge tech to feed creativity
The Kansas City Star

How the internet of things is changing corporate innovation
Tech Target

Opinion: Technology advances often lack ethics apps
San Jose Mercury News

Hatch meets with major tech firms, will release ‘innovation agenda’

Can a trip to an art museum ignite creativity in business?
The Des Moines Register

Picasso talent genes Scientific artist’s creative genius
Daily Mail Online

Why Artificial Intelligence Might Replace Your Lawyer
Fast Forward | OZY

Science Proves the Secret to Being a Better Learner (and a Lot Smarter)

WTC White Papers
Wisconsin Technology Council

The Drones Are Coming—Take Cover!
Internet of Things Institute

Smartening up
Seth’s Blog

Zarathustra in Disneyland – How Postmodernism Poisoned the Well
The Creativity Post

Detect Emotions Using A Watch Developed By MIT

People Over Process: How We Can Still Save Design Thinking

Using Design Principles To Reshape Local Government
Co.Design | Fast Company

10 Exercises To Fuel Creative Thinking
Co.Design | Fast Company

Three Meaningful Strategies for Managing Rapid Change
MIT Sloan Management Review

5 tech innovations that could save us from climate change
World Economic Forum

The case for digital reinvention
McKinsey & Company

Google’s Greatest Product Flops
CB Insights

Self-Actualization Through Music
A Sound Mind | Psychology Today

Cutting Public Funds For The Arts Could Cost America Billions

Answering Reader Questions on Strategy and Innovation Challenges
The Brainzooming Group

Retrobituaries: Lincoln Perry, the First African American Movie Star
Mental Floss

Meet the Warm Tone, the Software-Controlled Record Press Fueling Vinyl’s Comeback

American Universities Must Take a Stand
The New York Times

Violations of Artists’ Rights More Than Doubled in 2016, Report Finds

Explore the Interconnected World of Mathematics in One Condensed Map
Mental Floss

9 Traits of Highly Innovative People [interview]
Innovation Excellence

Five Rules That Define The Technology Innovator

Scientists have added two new letters to life’s genetic code, paving the way for completely new life forms

How the arts boost the Texas economy
Commentary | Dallas News

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical
MIT Technology Review

New research finds timing is the key to success for science startups

Study suggests university incubators can hurt innovation, patent revenue
Inside Higher Ed

The US at the front and center of telecoms innovation
Technology | Business Review USA

Should High School Dropouts Be Denied the Vote?
Immodest Proposal | OZY

10 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open
Hack Spirit

A School Librarian Caught In The Middle of Student Privacy Extremes
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Want to Have More Creative Breakthroughs? Redesign Your Day According to This Step-by-Step Guide

A new (old) way for product makers to defeat patent roadblocks

The Innovation-Industrial Complex In The Post-Truth Era, Part 1

The pace of innovation

Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Gender Equity in the Classroom

Quantum Cryptography Passes Another Critical Test

Immunotherapy: Training the body to fight cancer
The Conversation

MAP: Find Out What New Viruses Are Emerging In Your Backyard
Goats and Soda : NPR

Startup accelerator MassChallenge names new Boston director

Philanthropist Jean Case talks entrepreneurial ‘inclusion’

Lionsgate’s Bets Pay Off as Studio Makes a Big Comeback
The New York Times

Elizabeth Warren Was Told to Be Quiet. Women Can Relate.
The New York Times

What’s the next step for media (and for us)?
Seth’s Blog

Why It Matters That “Hidden Figures” Outearned “La La Land”

Strategic Thinking Questions – An Early Checkpoint for this Year
The Brainzooming Group

Chan Zuckerberg BioHub Awards $50 Million to ‘Risky’ Science
Mental Floss

Yves Klein: The Artist Who Invented a Color
Mental Floss

Why upgrading your brain could make you less human
Aeon Ideas

White Paper Wednesday: Ticket Scalping Technology and the Effects on the Arts and Cultural Markets

Is mathematics a performance?
Aeon Essay

‘Hidden Figures’ Is Now This Year’s Highest-Grossing Best Picture Nominee
Mental Floss

Creative Commons’ New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Has Already Affected Public Education
The Atlantic

Using an Innovation Imperative to Counter Arrogance
Innovation Excellence

10 Books That Will Completely Change How You Think About the Future Career Advice
Hired Blog Network

World’s First 3D Printed Bridge Debuts In A Park In Spain

Remembering Hans Rosling
TED Blog

Sad News: Swedish Statistician & “Edutainer” Died Today – Here Are His Best Videos
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

An open letter to President Trump from more than 200 startups, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators

How Immigrants Have Contributed to American Inventiveness

The Atlantic

What immigration does for innovation
Public Radio International

Kearny HS Engineering Lab Among Major New School Projects
Times of San Diego

How Taiwan Is Reinventing Its National Culture From Manufacturing Efficiency To Innovation And IP

Google Brain super-resolution image tech makes “zoom, enhance!” real
Ars Technica

Rebuilding our civic economy with innovation ecosystems

How Immigrants Have Made America a Leader in Technology Innovation
The Chronicle of Higher Education

3 things every woman launching a tech startup needs to do
Buffalo Business First

Apple hires former Amazon Fire TV chief, Netflix exec to head Apple TV business

Why Culture Is The Heart Of Organizational Innovation

This 1 Book Could Hold the Answer to Outstanding Innovation

Why YouTube Is Taking Its Time On Mobile Live-Streaming
Fast Company

Arts Enterprise Lab 2.0: Empowering Artists and Building Creative Community
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, University of North Carolina

Reinventing the workplace for greater gender diversity
McKinsey & Company

Entertainment Debrief: Media in the Age of Omnipresent Tech

Opinion: American Universities Must Take a Stand
The New York Times

Killacky: Funding Arts And Humanities
Vermont Public Radio

How to Close a Gender Gap: Let Employees Control Their Schedules
The New York Times

One Judge’s Order For Hate Crime Committers: Read More Books
The Huffington Post

Dumpster fire, Brexit, fake news: Why are there so many Words of the Year?

This 100-Year-Old Dutch Movement Shaped Web Design Today

Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 375,000 Public-Domain Images in Creative Commons

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
Mental Floss

 A 10-Year-Old Developed A Remarkably Complex Device To Keep Babies From Dying In Hot Cars

Seeking Idea Sparks
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

Give me your skilled, your banned: Canada embraces Trump’s immigrant techie pariahs

12 Photos Capture Innovative Design in Cities
National Geographic

Why Imaginative Educators Tell Stories
The Creativity Post

The History of Zero: How Ancient Mesopotamia Invented the Mathematical Concept of Nought and Ancient India Gave It Symbolic Form
Brain Pickings

Comments to House Judiciary Committee on Modernizing Copyright Office
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Why are fewer students taking on art and design at university?
Design Week

Art in the Age of AI: How Tech Is Redefining Our Creativity
Singularity Hub

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative
Fast Company

AI For Matching Images With Spoken Word Gets A Boost From MIT
Fast Company

Four Immigrants Affected By The Ban Share What It’s Like To Work In America Right Now
Fast Company

Manoush Zomorodi Challenges Us To Stick Up For Our Internet Rights
Fast Company

School of hard science
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

With $294M, Kamen Hopes to Bring Regenerative Medicine “Up to Scale”

Academy President Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban at Oscar Nominees Luncheon: “Art Has No Borders”
Hollywood Reporter

These are the 20 most exciting startups in Baltimore right now: realLIST 2017 Baltimore

Under Armour debuts ‘made in the U.S.’ gear — and tests what we think we know about manufacturing in America
The Washington Post

Is innovation a kind of intellectual immigration?
MedCity News

We Should Build Statues For Teachers
Immodest Proposal |OZY

Should We Pay Kids to Go to School?
Immodest Proposal |OZY

Japanese engineer sought out by concert halls to shape sound, AP

In Age of Trump, Scientists Show Signs of a Political Pulse
The New York Times

Working for free (but working for yourself)
Seth’s Blog

12.14.16 Science Speed Dating, Los Angeles
The Science and Entertainment Exchange

What Is The Future Of Branded Entertainment?

How Tesla emerged from the brink of bankruptcy to become America’s coolest car company
Business Insider

Smart Cities of the Future: An Innovation or Intrusion?
Smart Data Collective

Innovation Reality Check: Are you building a ‘Field of Dreams’?
Board of Innovation

For whom do you create new products?
Innovation Excellence

How to Avoid Design Transfer Failure
Innovation Excellence

Successful Innovation is a Matter of Willpower
Innovation Excellence

Being Black in China
National Geographic

Strategy Implementation Process eBook – 10 Questions to Successfully Launch New Initiatives
The Brainzooming Group

Breaking Elgar’s Enigma
New Republic

Johnson: The giant shoulders of English
The Economist

IMDb to Shut Down Discussion Boards
Hollywood Reporter

Inside Einstein’s Love Affair With ‘Lina’—His Cherished Violin
National Geographic

Geoffrey Rush Explains Why Playing Einstein is ‘Scary’ Yet ‘Delicious’
National Geographic

Opinion: Arts and Humanities Are Key Parts of Ensuring Innovation in America
Morning Consult

Norwegian robot learns to self-evolve and 3D print itself in the lab
Global Futurist

New FCC chair just blocked 9 companies from providing affordable Internet to the poor
Chicago Tribune

What posterity has done for us
Seth’s Blog

Are you sure you want to innovate like a startup?

What is an H-1B visa, and why are tech companies worried about them?
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Refugee women find friendship, income in making scarves for Chicagoans
Chicago Tribune

How #BuiltByGirls Plans To Build A Network of 20,000 Women In Tech
Fast Company

How to Disrupt a High School — for the Better

How health apps are promising to reshape healthcare
McKinsey & Company

H-1B visas: The top 5 myths

Five Product Innovations that Evolved Over Time


What’s Driving Population Declines in More States?

Microsoft’s move boosts Detroit’s credibility as tech hub
Detroit Free Press

Travel ban another example of Trump’s war on science
The Hill

Stephen Tang: Trump’s Rumored Overhaul of Visa Program Would Harm Innovation

Alabama neuroscience student aiming for breakthrough research

Sleep Shrinks the Brain—and That’s a Good Thing
Scientific American

4 Ways To Ignite Your Powerful Flow-State Creativity
Collective Evolution

Artists, film makers on new group to advise Scottish Government on creative industries
The Herald, Scotland

Mural allows children to fight cancer with creativity
Times Record – Fort Smith, AR

An Inside Look at How Google Is Embracing Diversity

Don’t Neglect `Invisible Infrastructure’
Bloomberg View

Elon Musk, other CEOs voice travel ban concerns to Trump

How to Create Successful Business Ideas Without Epiphanies

Why Google, Ideo, And IBM Are Betting On AI To Make Us Better Storytellers
Fast Company

How your company can survive the baby boomer brain drain

Why Hollywood as We Know It Is Already Over
Vanity Fair

The psychological benefits of giving up on cleaning and embracing the mess

The Debate Over Canceling This Year’s Oscars Ceremony
The Atlantic

Falling DVD sales put boot into profits at Sony Pictures
Film | The Guardian

MoMA Takes a Stand: Art From Banned Countries Comes Center Stage
The New York Times

From the War on Fat to Tariffs, the Politics of Avocados
The Atlantic

From Atlanta, Georgia to Iqaluit, Nunavut: How local music scenes thrive in the face of globalization
National Post

Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World
MIT Technology Review

One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon
MIT Technology Review

Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives
National Geographic

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