Articles of Interest February 24th, 2017

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“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.” – Barbara Jordan

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Don’t be afraid of the answers. Be afraid of not asking the questions.” – Jennifer Hudson

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – Steve Jobs


Boeing: NSBE and Boeing Present Hidden Figures Power Panels
National Society of Black Engineers and Boeing |The Atlantic

This Museum Is Fighting Back Against Science’s Detractor With ‘Facts Matter’

Podcast #007 David Burkus (video) – How successful companies encourage innovation in their teams
Idea to Value

How do bees make honey?
Morgridge Institute for Research

What If Scientists Were Celebrities?
GE – YouTube

Zakiya Harris | Be your own Superhero
Creative Mornings | Oakland


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

NEW Celebrate creativity at CSU’s Art and Science Exhibition, through March 24
Through March 24

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 Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) event comes to Silicon Valley
February 24 – 26

NEW Creative Imperatives
UW-La Crosse
February 27 – March 1

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

The question of culture in Europe’s refugee crisis
6th ENCATC Academy on Culture in External Relations
March 27 – 28

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

NEW First Ever Innovation Fair Planned in Livermore in April
The Independent: Community News
April 8

Advance Innovation – Put World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in your 2017 calendar, now!
Innovation Excellence
April 15 – 21

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

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

Fast Company
May 16 – 17

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

NEW Girls In Tech Announces ‘TED-Style’ Presentations With Return of Catalyst Conference to San Francisco
Girls In Tech, PR Web
June 20 – 22

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series



Preparing Educators for Arts Integration
Teachers College Press

Pre-order this book, in which NCN Board member Jean Hendrickson has contributed a chapter.

The Wonder Wall: Leading Creative Schools and Organizations in an Age of Complexity

Pre-order this book, written by NCN Board member Peter Gamwell, with a forward by NCN Founding Chairman Sir Ken Robinson.

The Creativity Post

Why Art Matters to America
The New York Times

Arts Advocacy Day 2017 : Not Just Another Day
The Huffington Post

One of the women leading fight against federal arts funding cuts

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning
Co.Design | Fast Company

Northrop Auditorium cancels performance after South Korea’s Bereishit dance company failed to obtain visas

How Ignorance Drives Creativity
Scott Berkun

Canada Has A Better Place For Women in Tech

Why We Embrace (and Resist) Innovation
Thought Economics

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea
The Creativity Post

8 Times the Arts Saved the Day at Work
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Breaking the ‘math’ code

Creating The Cannes Festival Of Innovation: Viva Tech In Paris

Debunking Myths About Creativity and the Brain
Pacific Standard

The Mall of America’s writer-in-residence contest is capitalism’s answer to the WPA.

Lonely Pianists Now Have A Duet Partner Thanks To Google

3D Printing Pen Helps Kids Create Their Own Robotic Creations

Going Digital: School district uses technology to inspire creativity
Martinsville Bulletin

Engineering the educational experience
University of Toronto Engineering News

Students Collaborate on Innovative Solutions Using the Internet of Things

My Word: From tattoos to Shakespeare: Valuing arts and humanities
East Bay Times

Innovators Lab Helps Kids Learn Science Through Art
NBC 7 San Diego

Guy Johnson, Maya Angelou’s Son, on his Mother’s Love of Art

A Utah Scientist Powering the ‘Cancer Moonshot’
Politics & Power | OZY

Gauging Canada’s digital innovation journey
IT World Canada Blog

Emily Dickinson and Neuroscience
The Costa Rican Times

This California Neuroscientist Shoots ‘Mind-Blowing’ Photos

Catherine Widgery commissioned for public art in Student Innovation Center
Limelight |

Innovation for the Dotcloud Revolution
Innovation Excellence

Elon Musk And Bill Gates Are Really Worried About Your Job

Desert X aims to be the Coachella of the art world. Here’s a sneak peek
LA Times

Podcast: User Experience Design for Arts Organizations

7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say
The New York Times

Seth’s Blog

How Our Imaginative Lives Change: Implications For Teaching & Learning
The Creativity Post

Neuroscience Debunks ‘The Right Brain Makes You Creative’ Myth
Medical Daily

Kiosk Dispenses Short Stories In French Subway Stations

Play Old School Vinyl Records With Your Mobile Phone

The 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017
Business Insider

Idea Fund of La Crosse to invest $8 million in Wisconsin startups
BizTimes Media Milwaukee

Judge blocks California law on posting actors’ ages

The 11 music startups that Silicon Valley accelerator Techstars sees as the future of music

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

Innovating at the Intersections
Knowledge | INSEAD

Why Some Crowdsourcing Efforts Work and Others Don’t
Harvard Business Review

2016 Innovation Award Winner: City of Calgary

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Consumer Electronics 2017
Fast Company

Financing For Innovation – Intellectual Property – Mexico

The Promise of 3-D Printing Prosthetics
The Atlantic

Don’t blame Google and Facebook for media industry’s problems

The Promise of 3-D Printing Prosthetics
The Atlantic

The Creative Conundrum: Pursue Your Art or Get a “Real Job”

Brain scans could reveal if children are naturally creative – and help them pick a career
Mirror Online

Former RIAA Executive Attacks Fair Use
Tech Dirt

You Only Need 10 Minutes to be More Creative
The Mission – Medium

The Future of Space Travel Depends on Varsha Jain, Space Gynecologist

Big improvement to brain-computer interface
Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Is the human brain hardwired to appreciate poetry?

20 Years After Dolly, Where Is Cloning Heading?

Tackling the tech talent crunch with an eye toward inclusion

‘Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated’: The place for women in tech
Women’s Agenda

Bill Would Transfer Capital Outlay And Film Credit Money To New Mexico Schools

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

What Business Leaders Really Mean When They Say We Need More Innovation

The 5 Skills You and Your Kids Need to Be Robot Proof, According to Experts

The Power of Innovation Communities
Mike Biselli

Wireless Innovations Leave Used Connect Cars at Risk
Innovation Excellence

Don’t Blame Technology for Your Failure
Innovation Excellence

How Google Innovates
Innovation Excellence

No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry

Around the World in 12 Books
National Geographic

The Woman Who Shaped National Geographic
National Geographic

Creative Thinking Exercises – 2 Ways to Create Innovation Workshop Inspiration
The Brainzooming Group

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

Frank Gehry Is Teaching an Online Course in Architecture
Mental Floss

Oscar Voting Is Engineered To Favor Movies Like ‘La La Land’

An arts nonprofit closes shop after ‘constant attacks’ by anti-gentrification activists
Los Angeles Times

How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

How economic boom times in the West came to an end
Aeon Essays

The Accidental Elitist
The Baffler

What Makes Nobel Laureates Exceptionally Creative? 6 Practices That You Can Apply to Business
Creativity at Work

The US used to be the world leader in this key area of artificial intelligence research. Now it’s China
World Economic Forum

Pixar Is Working With A Non-Profit Academy to Teach Storytelling

Now you can take Pixar’s ‘The Art of Storytelling’ course for free
The Technology Chronicles | SFGate

Snap Foundation: S-1 Snap shares to non-profits

Want To Innovate? Science Says, “Be Spontaneous”
The Creativity Post

ROUNDUP: Science & Technology at CAA 2017
SciArt Magazine

Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Dynamism and Stasis in the Age of Trump
Virginia Postrel

Highly Creative People Have Well-Connected Brain Hemispheres
The Athlete’s Way | Psychology Today

Sorry, Y’All—Humanity’s Nearing an Upgrade to Irrelevance

Winner takes all: Mass entertainment in the digital age is still about blockbusters, not endless choice
The Economist

The Eleven Change Roles
Innovation Excellence

Meet the Kick Ass Team of Women Taking on Complex Patents in Tech
SAT Press Releases

This Beautiful ABC Book Was Designed by Young Art Therapy Students – Print (Slideshow)
Creativity Online

How we could close tech’s gender gap in a decade
The Washington Post

Boston, NY Tech Job Growth Hits 5-Year Low, as Amazon Keeps Expanding

MIT undertakes grand challenge for innovation in global vaccine manufacturing
EurekAlert! Science News

Fund science for a new millennium in America: Lamar Smith
USA Today

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Health 2017
Fast Company

Engineering Week brings out innovation, spaghetti and marshmallows

Science Fiction Meets Engineering Experts… And Asks For Their Favourite Fictional Invention
The Huffington Post, UK

Massive Indiana IoT lab brings innovation space to the Midwest

Culture Report: City Heights Space Wants to Be Ground Zero for Creativity
Voice of San Diego

5 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About How Our Brains Process Beauty And Art

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain
MIT News

Rethinking wearable computing

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Hollywood 2017
Fast Company

One Company’s Approach to Bridging the Digital Divide
The Huffington Post

Death technology will soon introduce augmented-eternity AI bots into the classroom

Two Vital Elements that Might Be Missing from Your Content (and Precisely Where to Add Them)

How One Coding School Hopes to Teach Thousands of Students, Without Professors
EdSurge News

Here’s Why Employees Don’t Tell You Their Best Ideas (and How to Get Them to Start)

Prepare for a new age of mobile technology

The 10 most innovative companies in AI and machine learning
Association of Internet Research Specialists

The Most Successful Startup Founders Have This One Trait In Common

Why Italians Are Giving Up Italian
Fast Forward | OZY

Drawing a line in the sand
Seth’s Blog

On Getting Old(er) in Tech

How To Create A Culture Of Collaboration

Making Innovation More of a Science And Less of an Art
Innovation Management

When Play Drives Progress

Umbrellas: The iPhones of the Victorian Age

The Adorable Maps Today’s Cartographers Made as Kids
National Geographic

Fun Strategic Planning Activities – 4 Times to Avoid Toys
The Brainzooming Group

Shyness: A (Quiet) Cultural History
The Atlantic

On the dark history of intelligence as domination
Aeon Essays

What Science Says about How to Get Preschool Right
Scientific American

The Truth About the Word Gap

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains
Duke Today

Sorry But Successful People Don’t Care About Your Brilliant Idea

Group introduces six new particles to standard model to solve five enduring problems

Your Brain Has A “Shuffle” Button–Here’s How To Use It
Fast Company

Can America’s Department Stores Survive?

The Cities of the Future Are Smart, Green, Connected Innovation Hubs
Singularity Hub

How salts in the brain make us wake up
Knowridge Science Report

Scientists Just Found Evidence That Neurons Can Communicate in a Way We Never Anticipated

Familiar story: Starve the arts
Daily Iowan

St. Paul aims to attract more innovation and technology jobs

If Ottawa is serious about innovation, it needs to fix the mobile market
The Globe and Mail

How Social Causes Are Driving Tech Sector Innovation

Top 3 Trends Driving Change for the Events Industry

Nasa announces press conference on ‘discovery beyond our solar system’ 
Telegraph UK

The Future of Advertising Starts With Your Face
Fast Forward | OZY

This MacArthur ‘Genius’ Has Found a Connection Between Geology and Genetics
Rising Stars | OZY

Restoring Folk Art Is Creating Jobs and Revitalizing a Downtown

Why 3D-Printed Prosthetics Could Be The Next Health Revolution

4 Ways Entertainment Creators Are Co-Producing Content

Wendy Guillies State of Entrepreneurship 2017 Speech

NYC Announces A Massive $136 Million Creative Hub In Brooklyn

Under Trump, scientists could face more sweeping challenges than they did under George W. Bush
The Washington Post

This billionaire’s cancer moonshot is falling far short of the hype

The Digital Ocean: Our Next Information Frontier
Scientific American Blog Network

The simple lessons you can still learn from sports analytics
MIT Sloan School of Management

When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?
Harvard Business Review

Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?
The New York Times

The Global Search for Education: Coming Together
Edmodo Blog

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State
CB Insights

TED Talk: 3 Ways to Fix a Broken News Industry
Innovation Excellence

Drug Use And Creativity
In Excess | Psychology Today

Why Politicians Think They Know Better Than Scientists—And Why That’s So Dangerous

Why American Internet Should Be a Public Utility
Pacific Standard

My testimony in Congress today: America’s Entrepreneurship Deficit

Strategic Planning Activities – Preparing Mini-Plans for Uncertainty
The Brainzooming Group

Watch Technologists Get Excited About CDs in 1982
Mental Floss

We need slow science to sow the seeds of future prosperity
New Scientist

Infographic: The Six Companies That Own (Almost) All Media

Leading a Small Business Revolution: Red Wing, MN is a Top Five Finalist

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’
The Daily Beast

Creative Thinking is no Longer an Option, It’s Essential
Connect to Creativity | Psychology Today

To Build Critical Thinking Skills, Students Need a Platform
Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12 | Education Week

12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs
Co.Design | Fast Company

Are You Ready for Math Whiz Camp?
The New York Times

Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Gates says
Fox News

Bill Gates: Robot Tax Necessary to Replace Income Funding Social Services

Discover the mathematician within you with this simple problem

Why Humans Distrust Algorithms – and How That Can Change

The Surprising Genius Of Apple’s Dorkiest Idea
Co.Design | Fast Company

I teach high-school math. Is my work pointless??
The Globe and Mail

Cory Gardner: Making science bipartisan again
Guest Opinion | Boulder Daily Camera

Paper dolls that you can ‘dress like women?’ Yes, please
Balancing Act | Chicago Tribune

Harvard forum explores technology’s role in athletics
Boston Herald

New laws seek to boost Arkansas’ innovation, technology sector
News – Times Record

LSU’s Industrial Innovation Center helps the ‘Louisiana Chemical Corridor’ come to fruition
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Innovation hype: bah, humbug, says Linus Torvalds

The global innovation economy has no borders
Silicon Republic

For the umpteenth time, the National Endowment for the Arts deserves its funding
Los Angeles Times

Art, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Creativity
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Creativity is not a skill, it is a state of mind.
Collective Campus – Medium

Contemplating Change for Coding Competitions, Hackathons

How Thomas Edison Described His Most Productive Days as an Inventor
The Mission – Medium

America’s always had black inventors – even when the patent system explicitly excluded them

Most Innovative Companies In The U.S. 2016

Here’s why New York’s tech sector will surpass Silicon Valley’s
Business Insider

3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas
Innovation Excellence

Transhumanist Innovation and the Future of Work, Health, and Personhood
Innovation Excellence

IBM Has Created A Revolutionary New Model For Computing – The Human Brain
Innovation Excellence

Facebook, Google, and Apple agree they have a role to play in solving the fake news problem (but aren’t totally sure what that role is yet)
Nieman Journalism Lab

Restoring Folk Art Is Creating Jobs and Revitalizing a Downtown

Microsoft’s new healthcare initiative, and the challenges of bridging tech and health

Converting Ideas Into Growth And Innovation
Seeking Alpha

How the arts community can team with business to drive innovation
The Lane Report

Twenty fast facts about the Canada Foundation for Innovation and SFU (infographic)
Simon Fraser University News

Black engineers raise STEM awareness
The Commercial Appeal

Writing Poetry Can Lift Spirts, Spur Creativity At Any Age
Shots – Health News | NPR

Gesturing can boost children’s creative thinking, study shows
Knowridge Science Report

First portable brain scanner could help diagnose stroke in seconds

Neuroprosthesis vs. Neuromodulation – Why it Matters

Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works
The New York Times

Knowledge-based industries crucial to Alabama’s economic future

Why Maryland’s Maker Movement Matters to Manufacturing
The National Law Review

College students show off power, creativity of software systems at Hopkins hackathon
The Baltimore Sun

The shift to cloud platforms is leading to more innovation and collaboration
Healthcare IT News

Why Women Are the Future of the Drone Industry

4 Steps to Cultivating an Innovation Mindset in Your Organization

10 ways companies are driving innovation
Venture Beat

Plex’s Bold Plan To Take On The Streaming Goliaths
Fast Company

How to Get More Women to Run for Office
Politics & Power | OZY

Robots Can Create Art — But Can They Critique It?

Why You’ll Never Do Your Best Work Alone
Fast Company

The Value of Copyright: A Publisher’s Perspective
The Scholarly Kitchen

Innovate or Die
BizTimes Media, Milwaukee

Data Designer: Why We Need To Take Back The Infographic

Etsy Launches A Global Market For Craft Supplies

Why Misfits Are the Best for Innovation
Stretch for Change – Medium

How Delightful! 4 Principles for Designing Experience-Centric Products

The machines that learned to listen
BBC – Future

The Netflix Library Would Soon Be Unlocked For Everyone

Small “i” Insights or Large “I” Insights Yield Different Innovation
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop
The Brainzooming Group

What Can Humanities do for Humankind?

Does Science Know Right From Wrong?
13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Twitter
Fast Company

Did You Hear That? Robots Are Learning The Subtle Sounds Of Mechanical Breakdown
Fast Company

Study suggests that college isn’t the great equalizer many believe
Inside Higher Ed

People Of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children’s Books Characters In 2016
Code Switch : NPR

Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

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