Articles of Interest – April 21, 2017

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“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear; it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” – Emma Watson

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” – Henry Ford

“Imagination comes first in both artistic and scientific creations, but in science there is only one answer and that has to be correct.” – James Watson

“I would rather regret the things I have done than the things that I have not.” – Lucille Ball

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” — Steve Jobs

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir


Will the Sharing Economy End Capitalism as We Know It?

How are robots and humans similar?
Morgridge Institute for Research

Ari Wallach: 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term
TED Talk |

Hollywood’s Greatest Tricks


NEW Humanities Week to explore equality and lack thereof
The Cavalier Daily
Through April 22

NEW ON VIEW: Fermilab’s “50 Years of Science & Art”
SciArt Magazine
Through May 22

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

NEW AIGA to Live Stream Design Innovator Awards
Innovation Excellence
April 21

Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Kentucky Arts Council
April 21 – 23

CreativeXchange – Leadership Development and Team Design Workshop
Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
April 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19

March For Science The Latest Chicago Trump Protest (Bring Your Brain Hat)
DNAinfo Chicago
April 22

March for Science Organizers Detail Plans for Global Events, Flagship March in D.C. on April 22
April 22

Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth
Environment | The Guardian
April 22

Why the global March for Science is already a success
Science | The Guardian
April 22

Scientific method – Academics, environmentalists converge for dual demonstrations
Isthmus | Madison
April 22

Mike Jawson: Is science important? Check your computer
Columnists | La Crosse Tribune
April 22

Why scientists are marching on Washington and more than 400 other cities
Speaking of Science | The Washington Post
April 22

Science is about understanding, not politics
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
April 22

Bill Nye Is Marching Because ‘Science Is Part of Politics’
April 22

Colorado Joins Global Demonstrations in Support of Science
Public News Service
April 22

Expert Group Meeting on Evaluation Methodologies for European Projects
April 24

NEW Talking Tech: How to use communications to make and break an idea
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
April 24

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

NEW Two-Day Spark Conference Showcases Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Everything Lubbock
April 27 – 28

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

Challenge – the Creative Tracks launch event
Deadline: April 28

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

Nokia Bell Labs opens competition for ideas with power to disrupt future of human experience by 10 fold
Deadline: May 1

The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company
Deadline: May 4

Call for contributions: /encatcSCHOLAR issue #8
Deadline: May 1

Halcyon Arts Lab Program Application
Deadline: May 4

Halcyon Incubator Program Application – Fall 2017 Cohort 7
Deadline: May 4

NEW Help MIT Solve Global Problems with Open Innovation
MIT Technology Review
May 8 – 10

NEW Help Us Support Gender Equity on May 10th
Innovation Excellence
May 10

NEW A Groundbreaking New Exhibition of Tech Art, Maker Workshops and Electronic Music Performances
Yahoo! Finance
May 12 – 13

Call for Abstracts & Thematic Sessions!
8th Annual ENCATC Research Session
Deadline: May 15

Fast Company
May 16 – 17

NEW Life science researchers across Michigan to pitch innovation ideas at 2017 Biomedical Innovation
May 17

Halcyon Awards
S+R Foundation
May 20

IEEE Women in Engineering Conference Returns in May
Light Reading
May 22 – 23

Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards
BizTimes Media
May 24

NEW Festival of Big Ideas
June 9

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

European Congress on Cultural Management and Policy
Sept 27 – 29

Music Cities Convention
Sound Diplomacy
October 26 | Nashville, Tennessee

2017 Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Science Festival
November 2 – 5

2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Network | Kauffman Foundation
November 13 – 19

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series



The 2017 Creativity Crisis: How High-Stakes Testing Stifles American Innovation
The Creativity Post

Promoting Canada’s Creative Industries on the World Stage and Seizing the Potential of New International Markets

Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State
National Endowment for the Arts

A Peek Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos
Innovation Excellence

Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science WIll Fix Things

How GE is becoming a truly global network
McKinsey & Company

Martha C. Nussbaum Talks About the Humanities, Mythmaking, and International Development

Research: Immigrants Played an Outsize Role in America’s Age of Innovation
Harvard Business Review

Googling gives us answers—but deprives us of intelligence

A Portrait of I. M. Pei at (Nearly) 100
New York Magazine

The Millennial Astrophysicist Who Found a Planet With Math
Rising Stars | OZY

People trust science. So why don’t they believe it?
USA Today

This Text Messaging Service Helps Inner-City Kids Recover From Trauma
Fast Company

EU official urges scientists to ‘be vocal’ but not ‘issue advocates’ in Harvard visit
Harvard Gazette

Federal innovation minister urges private sector to spend more on R&D
Winnipeg Free Press

Canada is North America’s up-and-coming startup center

Nova Scotia innovation put to work
Dal News – Dalhousie University

Why Your Brain Has 2 Halves

Seeing the Brain’s Creativity
Health | NewsMax

Rapid growth in neuroscience research: A study of neuroscience papers from 2006-2015 has revealed the most productive journals and contributing countries, and the most popular research topics

3-D printing glass objects

3D printing technology acquired from company based on UW-Madison research

College Is Not the Only Path to a Brighter Future
Acumen | OZY

Don’t Worry, Driverless Cars Are Learning from Grand Theft Auto
Internet of Things Institute

The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress
McKinsey & Company

Who are we seeking to become?
Seth’s Blog

How Amazon’s Alexa Is Making The Workplace Better

Umbrella Stand Waters Plants As It Dries

A solution to the H-1B mess that tech companies don’t want
VentureBeat | Business

Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World
Harvard Business Review

This news app starts with the premise that news discovery has become too personalized
Nieman Journalism Lab

NASA’s Out-Of-This-World Photo Library Is Now On One Convenient, Searchable Site

Interdisciplinary Education and the Student Voice
In One Lifespan | Psychology Today

Why I Sing
Finding Your Voice | Psychology Today

Do You Read Differently Online and in Print?

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals
Technology | The Guardian

Every school of psychology has its own theory of the unconscious
Aeon Essays

Inside Every Utopia Is a Dystopia
Boston Review

Here’s A Cool New Way To Look At Where Each Dollar You Pay In Taxes Goes

Why We Must Change Our Mental Models from Hierarchies to Networks
Innovation Excellence

Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?
Scientific American

Recommended Creative Leadership Reading List – Summer 2017
Berlin School of Creative Leadership

3-D Printing Helps Little Boy Beat the Odds
CBS 58 Milwaukee

Trump’s War On Federal Science Will Stifle Innovation And Hurt The Economy
The Huffington Post

Midwestern institutions collaborate on materials science innovation
UChicago News

Microsoft director holds tech talk about innovation and public policy
News |

London tech sector under threat from lack of investment in talent, technology and innovation

Seattle artist creates app to teach kids mindfulness through creativity

Boston’s EMPath Program Uses Science to Fight Family Poverty
The Atlantic

Silicon Valley’s elite have a new buzzword technology to dangle over our heads

Five Ways Sustainable Innovation is Different from Normal Innovation
Innovation Management

The Ecology of culture and values: Implications for cultural policy and governance
ENCATC Scholar

The Comics Revealing Medical School’s Hidden Flaws and Hard Lessons
The Atlantic

Los Angeles: Photographing the City’s Creative Women

New Approach to Virtual Reality Shocks You Into Believing Walls Are Real

Personalized tumor vaccines keep cancer in check
Science | AAAS

Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech Over Safety Fears
The New York Times

5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution
The Creativity Post

Exhibit Asks Attendees To Imagine The Future Of New York City

Industry 4.0 – What’s my name?
Disruption Hub

Computer Vision Will Be The Most Disruptive Innovation Driver

‘Collaboration’ Creates Mediocrity, Not Excellence, According to Science

Neurodiversity Is a Competitive Advantage
Harvard Business Review

Innovations in Automation Demand Employee Upskilling and Soft Skill Development
Innovation Excellence

How to Make See-Through Flora—for Science
National Geographic

Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code
National Geographic

Interdisciplinary Education and the Student Voice
In One Lifespan | Psychology Today

Here’s One Researcher’s Argument in Defense of the TV Binge
Science of Us

Making Athens Great Again
The Atlantic

Built To Past: Floppy Disk And VHS Art Need Creative Conservation

Creative people physically see and process the world differently
New Scientist

Luthier David Rivinus Fights Injuries with Unorthodox Instruments
Strings Magazine

Net Neutrality Policy Impacts On The Arts + Infographic

Philosophers have a new job: coaching Silicon Valley executives to question everything

How Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order May Affect Tech Worker Visas
The New York Times

National Parks Posters Imagine Them Post-Climate Change

How One STEM Education Startup Is Changing Career Paths For Millennial Women

A plan for change: Brookings study suggests road map to creating OKC Innovation District

Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State
National Endowment for the Arts

The art of algorithms: How automation is affecting creativity
Association of Internet Research Specialists

Hosting a Coding Challenge in the Library
ACRL TechConnect Blog

“It’s Always Worth It”: 6 Strategies For Overcoming A Creative Block
Co.Design | Fast Company

Why Merck’s Dr. Daria Hazuda Wants You to Geek Out Over Medicine as Much as You Do Over Self-Driving Cars

Innovation isn’t a one-person job
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

4 Strategies to Spark On-Demand Creativity

How Research and Development Are Driving the Innovative Designs at Dyson

California’s force for research innovation
University of California

Questioning the Cult of the Sketch

MIT’s app only needs a second to teach you a new language

Tesla Semi: analyst warns truck makers not to laugh, Tesla’s electric truck is going to be disruptive

How to Remain Original When Creativity is not Your Friend
The Huffington Post

Mark Zuckerberg just signed the death warrant for the smartphone
Business Insider

How Texas is undermining language arts education
Dallas News

MIT Creates Tool That May End Thirst, Even in the Desert

Exclusive: Viacom’s New Study Is A Marketer’s Blueprint For Millennials
Fast Company

A New Urban Future with Richard Florida

Complicated problems rarely require magical explanations
Seth’s Blog

Revisiting the Dress: Lessons for the Study of Qualia and Science
The Creativity Post

Universal Basic Income Will Reduce Our Fear of Failure

Midas 2017: Meet The 100 Best Venture Capitalists In The World

AIGA to Live Stream Design Innovator Awards
Innovation Excellence
April 21

This Tuner Helps Solve An Age-Old Challenge Facing Musicians

Help Us Support Gender Equity on May 10th
Innovation Excellence

Why the FBI Kept a 1,400-Page File on Einstein
National Geographic

With a Hollywood Writers’ Strike Looming, Here’s What to Know
The New York Times

The World’s Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation
The New York Times

Selfie-Takers Are Damaging California’s Super Bloom
Mental Floss

Scientists and Activists Look Beyond the March for Science
The New York Times

9 Ways Learning An Instrument Strengthens Your Brain
Musical U

Introducing BIF’s Design Methodology for Next Practices and New Business Models
BIF Speak | Medium

4 Innovation Lessons From Charles Darwin

What Any Entrepreneur Can Do to Make Their City More Startup-Friendly

Do Most Companies Even Try to Innovate Anymore?
Harvard Business Review

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, researchers say

Humans and Technology: From Reshaping Stone to Reshaping Our World
Scientific American

How Wall Street Hurts American Innovation, in Solar Energy and Everywhere Else
The Atlantic

Advisors Aim for Tech Innovation

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces 2017 Windgate Fellows
Mountain Xpress

Artistic installation to celebrate Canada 150
Winnipeg Free Press

How Science Is Working To Hack The Human Brain

What are “Neural Correlates” Correlates Of?
Neuroskeptic | Discover Magazine

Can This Company Create A “Neural Prosthetic” To Reprogram Our Brains To Be Smarter?
Fast Company

The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century
CultureLink (pdf)

This Invention Beat Elon Musk’s Hyperloop … by 170 Years
Flashback | OZY

Trump order would target high-skilled worker visa program
AP Newswire

Redefining Failure

Will Blockchain be the Ultimate Disruptor? Harvard Says Yes!

There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Learning Style’
Now – HowStuffWorks

Creative people physically see and process the world differently
New Scientist

This Unsuspecting European City Could Become Silicon Valley’s Biggest Rival

Treating Brain Disorders With Sound
Fast Forward | OZY

The 8 books librarians can’t stop talking about right now
PBS NewsHour

Google Is Turning Image Search Into A Personal Stylist

Museum Presents A Collection Of Failures From Around The World

Construction Fence Doubles As An Outdoor Art Gallery

8 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration Every Day
Brit + Co

A Scientist Is 3D Printing Blood Vessels for Sick Children

The 1 Mistake That Causes Most Innovators to Fail, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Design Schools Should Teach Systems Thinking and This is Why

The Collaborative Error That’s Killing Innovation
The Digital Self | Psychology Today

Imagination Helps You Be Patient
The Truth About Exercise Addiction | Psychology Today

Can Paying Attention to Dreams Increase Creativity?
Creativity for You | Psychology Today

Robots Are Stealing Your Concert Tickets
The Daily Beast

Why You Should Read Books You Hate
The New York Times

Netflix nudges 100m subscribers but what next for the streaming giant?
Media | The Guardian

Why People Are Upset About Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’
The Atlantic

Today’s Bull
The Art Law Blog

Fearless Girl must go: It’s a tourist attraction and an appealing fantasy — but a terrible symbol for feminism

Amazon expands its literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche
The Seattle Times

Perspectives | Survey of Global Investment and Innovation Incentives

How to Find Great Co-Founders for Your Startup — Fast

Which States Get the Most Chinese Investment?
Visual Capitalist

New funding announced for Calgary startups
Yahoo! Finance

5 Ways to Carve Out More Creative Time for Yourself

Rethinking Returnships for Retaining Women

Scientists finally discovered why your shoelaces always come untied

The Case for Joining an Industry-Specific Accelerator

Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85
The New York Times

Don’t Despair: Big Ideas Can Still Change The World

Is the Push for Women in STEM Hurting Female Artists?
The Atlantic

Computers, Artificial Intelligence Show Bias and Prejudice, Too
NBC News

43 Stunning Landscape Photos
National Geographic

The bingo method
Seth’s Blog

The New Art Mediums
Fast Forward | OZY

Vote for Innovation of the Year: Groundbreaking tech for driverless cars, VR, data centers and more

The art of algorithms: How automation is affecting creativity
VentureBeat | AI

Brown to celebrate women in sciences
Providence Journal

Why China is beating the U.S. at innovation
USA Today

RI Women Receive $300,000 In Grants Each For Innovation Projects
Rhode Island Public Radio

Apple And Google, The Next Big Pharma

Neuroscience can now curate music based on your brainwaves, not your music taste

Another Example of Technology Driving Innovation
Small Business Trends

National Technology Group Ranks Idaho Low For Innovation
Boise State Public Radio

How to solve social problems with science: Part One
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Trump budget puts science under attack
Delaware Online

The golden age of creativity peaks at 25

Center for Creative Solutions marks World Creativity and Innovation Week

Op-Ed: Trump cuts could stunt creativity
The Tangerine | Utica College

5 Ways To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
The Alternative Daily

Can Expanded Computer Science Education In Rural Areas Prevent Brain Drain?

Explained: Neural networks
MIT News

Creativity Culture Starts With You, Not Your Boss. Here Is How.

Malcolm Gladwell on Why We Shouldn’t Value Speed Over Power

Here’s How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience

This solar-powered device harvests water from dry air

Love Is The Color: How Paisley Park Fostered Prince’s Creativity
Fast Company

Marvel Rules The Universe
TED Talk |

“American Crime” Showrunner John Ridley: “I’m Not Worried About How People Are Going To Respond”
Fast Company

Listen to the New ‘Tagline’ Podcast With Melissa Etheridge

French Exhibitors Guild Protests Cannes Selection of Netflix Pics

This Miniature Artist Is Taking On Big Issues
Good Sh*t | OZY

The Future of Self-Driving Cars in America’s Heartland
Politics & Power | OZY

Scientist Spotlight: Emilie Lorditch, Sloan Science Advisor
Science and Entertainment Exchange

Being wrong until you are right
Seth’s Blog

The Future of Blockchain, AI, Innovation Interview Alexander Shelkovnikov Deloitte

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His Secret For Amazon’s Success (And Yours As Well)

The Amazing Story Behind An Incredible Breakthrough
Innovation Excellence

Government has a big Role to play in Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Fallingwater: Where Design, Structure, & Psychology Converge
Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes | Psychology Today

More Bull (UPDATED 2X)
The Art Law Blog

Pay TV’s Pain Point Gets Worse: Cord-Cutting Sped Up in 2016

Now you can watch live performances from home — but at what cost?
The Globe and Mail

Where Empathy Lives in the Brain
Science of Us

StageOne, Disney join to build theater school programs
Deadline: April 21

Carrie Fisher Won’t Be in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ and That’s for the Best
Hollywood Reporter

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