Articles of Interest March 3rd, 2017

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“Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion.” – Tina Fey

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden

“There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” – Alexander Graham Bell


Talks to inspire projects with kids
Playlist |

How do rockets get past Earth’s atmosphere?
Morgridge Institute for Research

Women’s History Month: Engineer Erin Bell is designing ‘living’ bridges
Science360 News Service | National Science Foundation

Meet The 3D Printing Factory Changing The Manufacturing Game
Fast Company | The Future Of Business


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

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

Submission Guidelines 2017: Journal of Cultural Management and Policy


Deadline: March 15

NEW Upcoming Events Webinar: How and Why to Integrate STEM into Early Childhood Education
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
March 15

NEW Upcoming Events Webinar: What’s Next for STEM Education? Boosting Teachers and Teaching
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
March 16

NEW Astronaut Helps Launch Science and Math Education Competition for Teachers
Deadline: March 24

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

NEW Second Annual National DIY Day Celebrates the Art of Creativity for All Ages
Yahoo! Finance
April 2

Music Cities Convention
Sound Diplomacy
April 4 | Berlin, Germany
October 26 | Nashville, Tennessee

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)

NEW National STEM Video Game Challenge Launches Sixth Competition
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Deadline: May 1

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

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

2017 Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Science Festival
November 2 – 5

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series



What we heard across Canada: Canadian Culture in a Digital World
Canadian Content Consultations

The exact age when girls lose interest in science and math
CNN Money

When You Say You’re Not Creative…
The Creativity Post

Why it’s so hard to build the next Silicon Valley

America’s Digital Lifeline Is On Life Support
Fast Company

Why Retailers Are Betting On STEM Toys For Your Little Mad Scientist
Fast Company

It’s Time To Stop Saying Everything Is Disruptive

SXSW Organizers Respond to Artist Immigration Controversy
Rolling Stone

Exploring The Link Between Art And Healing
Vermont Public Radio

The real keys to innovation: Knowledge and creativity
Supply Chain Management Review

Perfectionism vs Creativity: Letting Go of the Need to Conform

Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning
Learning the Language – Education Week

IBMVoice: Four Catalysts To Spark The Next Wave Of Innovation In Artificial Intelligence

5 Novel Ways to Use Color to Teach High School English Students

College showcases technology in new ‘innovation room’
Houston Chronicle

The Medici Effect, With a New Preface and Discussion Guide: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation
Harvard Business Review

Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso and Mozart
The Mission – Medium

Predicting Success is Impossible, Here’s How to Create Ideas that Work

3 Reasons Innovation Might Be a Struggle for Today’s Kids

Researchers store computer operating system and short movie on DNA

Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design

Scientists create artificial mouse ’embryo’ from stem cells for first time

The Greatest Science Books of 2016
Brain Pickings

This Bulletproof Shield Is Inspired By Japanese Origami
Fast Company

Snapchat Debuts On NYSE With A Pop At $24 Per Share
Fast Company

NBC Universal Invests $500 Million in Snapchat at IPO

4 Ways IoT Is Changing the World: Case Studies from Visa, Airbus, Bosch, and SNCF
Internet of Things Institute

Startup Focusing on IoT’s Tower of Babel Problem
Internet of Things Institute

AI Is Going to Change the 80/20 Rule
Harvard Business Review

Drip by drip and the thunderclap
Seth’s Blog

Artists Take Over Advertising Around New York City

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative says Bay State is still No. 1 for innovation
Boston Business Journal

Why it might be time to reconsider the money spent on genetics research
The Conversation

How big data is changing business innovation

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency
Harvard Business Review

Gamification can Engage Users and Deliver Innovative Ideas
Destination Innovation

Innovation Metrics in Outcome-Based Culture
Innovation Excellence

Matt North’s Personal “Fallure”
Brick by Brick | Psychology Today

Writers: How to Be Fired Up, Not Burned Out
Creating In Flow | Psychology Today

Revenge of the copy editors: Grammar pros find internet stardom
Columbia Journalism Review

Tyler Cowen On America’s ‘Complacent Class’: How Self-Segregation Is Leading To Stagnation

Russell Smith: Is art the next frontier for artificial intelligence?
The Globe and Mail

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First
Shelly Palmer

New LEGO Set Honors NASA’s Female Pioneers
Mental Floss

Smithsonian Announces Eye-Opening Finalists of Their 14th Annual Photo Contest

How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners
The Atlantic

Boost visas for foreign entrepreneurs
Nature News & Comment

FCC Chairman Sets the Stage for Net Neutrality Battle

No hype, just fact: Artificial intelligence in simple business terms

The Dance of the Possible
Scott Berkun

Women demand a voice in the real world of AI design
Financial Times

GE Follows TV Spot With Emojis of Female Scientists – Interactive (Slideshow)
Creativity Online

How Creative Brains Function Differently

Profile: Erich Jarvis Studies Birdsong and Vocal Learning
The Scientist Magazine®

What happens if you expose babies to 6 weeks of waltzes?
89.3 KPCC

The Rogue Neuroscientist on a Mission to Hack Peer Review

University of Michigan, Michigan Tech designated as Innovation Hubs in MEDC’s statewide MTRAC program
TV 6 Upper Michigan’s Source

Scott Meacham: Stillwater biomedical transport packaging firm is a good example of Oklahoma innovation
News OK

This Crazy New Technology Transforms Movies Into Video Games
Co.Design | Fast Company

Scientists reveal new super-fast form of computer that ‘grows as it computes’

A Rare Look Inside Nike’s Air Manufacturing Innovation Facility
Freshness Mag

Why Gender Diversity In Tech Matters

The Missing Piece of Tech Industry Activism: Policy

Reimagining the Academic Experience
Higher Ed Gamma | Inside Higher Ed

Five Ways People In Leadership Positions Cripple Innovation And Weaken Their Company Cultures

Announcing The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company

Don’t just throw tax breaks at business: Trump should incentivize smart infrastructure

There are 3 Key Performance Indicators for Innovation

Four great success lessons from the spectacular Oscars disaster

The Crisis in Black Education: Crafting Mirrors Where Kids Can See Themselves

Boston Dynamics’ New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel

The difference between vertical AI and general AI
Popular Science

Right Now in Georgia… Featured Video
Georgia Research Alliance

What Generations X, Y and Z Want from Work Technology
INSEAD Knowledge

Measuring the state of US states
McKinsey & Company

BHI’s Rich Bendis Named 2017 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record
Biohealth Innovation

Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2017 Women of Innovation® Finalists
Globe Newswire

HealthWatch: Music Helps Amputees Regain Their Gait, Ivanhoe Newswire

This is what Tibetan monks and Navy SEALs have in common—and how we can use it to our advantage
The Creativity Post

Grindr Has Appointed A Poet In Residence

Funeral Held For Outdated Website Design

An open letter to Creativity
Joel Bevans – Medium

Getting to the root of the “fake news” problem means fixing what’s broken about journalism itself
Nieman Journalism Lab

How to Win the Innovation Race

Skip Prichard

The Art Of Manipulating Algorithms
Co.Design | Fast Company

Boost Innovation with Rotation and Consultants
Innovation Excellence

New Report Examines Trends in Government Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Why Google Open-Sourced Some of its Most Important Technology
Innovation Excellence

81-Year-Old Japanese Woman Picks Up Coding, Develops Cool Game App

Where Does Inspiration Come From?
One True Thing | Psychology Today

How Librarians Led The Resistance Against Hitler And Other Enemies Of The Truth

New Technique May One Day Boost Organ Transplants
Mental Floss

St. Vincent’s Sleek Ernie Ball Collaboration Is An ‘Equal-Opportunity’ Guitar
The Huffington Post

As TV’s visual ambitions get bigger, Americans are choosing smaller screens
The Washington Post

Leading Transformational Change: How to Build and Sustain Momentum
RHR International

How Librarians Led The Resistance Against Hitler And Other Enemies Of The Truth

Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts
Science | Smithsonian

New Apps Focus on Autism Inclusivity

Senate Bill Prompts Pushback From Kentucky Arts Educators

In Defense of Cultural Criticism in Trump’s America
New Republic

Overhyped ‘Miracle’ Metal Hydrogen Miraculously ‘Disappears’

Think the Internet Is Polarized? Just Look at the FCC These Days

Innovation was the epic fail of 2016

STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

How to Identify and Hire Truly Entrepreneurial Leaders
Harvard Business Review

Why Almost Everything You’ve Been Told About Millennials and Gen Z Is Wrong

MIT Researchers Are Designing An Autonomous Wheelchair

Digital Games and Family Life: Families Play Both Board/Card Games and Digital Games Together
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Marquette’s engineering dean receives honors from Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network and STEM Forward
Urban Milwaukee

A life lived inventing: Local scientist inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame
Hudson Star Observer

How Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala Became The NBA’s Ambassador To Silicon Valley
Fast Company

How AI Is Changing The Way Companies Are Organized
Fast Company

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Space 2017
Fast Company

Creativity Works column: It was the dreamers who changed the world
The Morning Call

4 Ways to Use Constraints to Come Up With Breakthrough ideas

Technology Hits The Fields
Entrepreneurs | Forbes

Where has the creativity gone in web (and UX) design?
InVision Blog

Will the Trump Administration Be Pro Patent? | Patents & Patent Law

Why So Sad? A Look at the Change in Tone of Technology Reporting From 1986 to 2013
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Ward Chamberlin Jr., Architect of Nation’s Public Broadcasting, Dies at 95
The New York Times

“And then what happens?”
Seth’s Blog

Are You Suffering from America’s Leadership Identity Crisis?
#TheInnovationMentality | Entrepreneur

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

Disrupting 21st Century Corporate Learning
Innovation Excellence

A STEM Story for Early STEM Learning
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Storytelling for Product Management and Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?
Innovation Excellence

How Good Graphic Design Could’ve Saved The Oscars From Its ‘Best Picture’ Gaffe

The Selfie-Taker and the Dictionary-Maker
Public Books

A conversation with Josh Jackson, on the eve of Paste’s return to print
Arts ATL

Why Nothing Works Anymore
The Atlantic

Dan Green on Alternative Distribution at the Sundance Film Festival

Oscar Winners 2017
The New York Times

In a moment of Oscars insanity, ‘Moonlight’ won best picture after ‘La La Land’ was announced
The Washington Post

Social Media Goes Wild After Shocking Mix-Up At The Oscars

Assailing the White House From Hollywood’s Glass House
The New York Times

Getting Started with Design Thinking

20 Ideas From the Mind of David Gelernter
The Atlantic

NASA Debuts Stunning Posters Inspired By TRAPPIST-1

Andy Weir’s Best Seller ‘The Martian’ Gets a Classroom-Friendly Makeover
The New York Times

Bob Dylan & The Oregon Trail Inspired These 2 Math Problems. Can You Solve Them?
Big Think

Quality isn’t enough: Canadian arts content needs government support
The Globe and Mail

Inside Four Decades of Breakthroughs at IBM Research
Innovation Excellence

Why The Music Industry Is A Model For Every Business
Fast Company

Nike officially unveils self-lacing ‘Mag’ shoes, gives first pair to Michael J. Fox

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Announces Priorities for the 115th Congress | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Technology and Innovation Conferences That Will Inspire Your Team in 2017

How to Stop Sucking the Joy out of our Creativity.
elephant journal

10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies
Fast Company

Why Apple And Google Are Titans
Fast Company

Why Facebook Beat Twitter
Fast Company

Why Netflix, HBO, And Amazon Owe Their Success To Hulu
Fast Company

How The Sports Industry Pioneered Advances In The Innovation Economy
Fast Company

What Taco Bell Learned From Red Bull
Fast Company

What Under Armor and HBO have in common
Fast Company

Why Nike Really Lets You Design Your Own Sneakers
Fast Company

What Accelerators, Incubators, And Hackathons Tell Us About The Future Of Business
Fast Company

In An Uncertain World, These Are The Business Trends We Can Count On
Fast Company

Snapchat IPO: How Snap, Apple, Instagram Changed Photography

Robert Amos: Keeping seniors’ creative sparks aflame
Times Colonist

Fructose Production In Human Brain Discovered By Scientists
iTech Post

Stop defending the humanities
Times Higher Education (THE)

MIT Develops Fibers Which Transmit Signals to the Human Brain
The Merkle

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Paying With Your Face
MIT Technology Review

Apollo 8 redux: Why NASA may send humans around the moon, again
The Christian Science Monitor

Jeremiah Owyang: Why Companies Need An Innovation Program

Public Health and Local Art Thought Leaders Collaborate to Improve Community Health
University of Louisville, NewsWise

The Intersection of Data and Creativity
SRQ Daily

Canada has failed at innovation for 100 years. Can the Trudeau government change that?
The National Post

How will Ottawa spur innovation in Canada? Here’s 15 ideas Trudeau’s cabinet is almost certain to consider
The National Post

Studying creativity and the brain is no joke

Take a look at our top 7 IoT predictions for this year

I Didn’t Set Out to Make Cancer Into a Creative Project
Courage to Create – Medium

The FCC just made it easier for companies to sell your information
The Next Web

Small Change: Why Niche Cable Nets Are on Their Last Legs
Media – AdAge

The why of urgent vs. important
Seth’s Blog

How Robots And AI Could Save American Water Utilities Half A Trillion Dollars
Fast Company

3 New Innovations from the Mind of Elon Musk

What’s Blocking Corporate Creativity?

Research: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative
Harvard Business Review

Podcast #008 Simon Hill – How to get everyone involved in EveryDay Innovation
Idea to Value

The Global Search for Education: Planet Earth needs a new ‘Billionaires’ List
The Huffington Post

The Essential Role of Storytelling in the Search for Truth
Scientific American Blog Network

Change Management and the Structure of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Welcome to the New Era of Automation
Innovation Excellence

Seeing Noise: How Art and Design Transformed Popular Music
DOT Magazine, ArtCenter College of Design

Humans in Dark Times
The New York Times

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