Articles of Interest – May 19, 2017

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“You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.” – George Lucas

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

“I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him.” – Studs Terkel

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” – Yo-Yo Ma

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs

“My mother gave me a bumblebee pin when I started work. She said: “Aerodynamically, bees shouldn’t be able to fly. But they do. Remember that.”” – Jill E. Barad

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” – Jonathan Swift

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem


Spouts of Hope
National Geographic

Seeing sound and hearing color
Playlist |

The Creative Economy: An Economy of Failure: John Howkins
TEDxAlvaPark 2012 

Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay
Brain Pickings


NJ Tech Council Announces First Ever Statewide Innovation Week
Denville NJ News
Through May 20

66 Brilliant Women in Creative Technology
Digital Journal
Through May 21

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

CreativeXchange – Leadership Development and Team Design Workshop
Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
May 19

Halcyon Awards
S+R Foundation
May 20

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

NEW Destination Imagination Global Finals to Return to Campus Next Week
Tennessee Today | University of Tennessee-Knoxville
May 22 – 25

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

NEW “A Spark of Genius” Photo Assignment
National Geographic Your Shot
Deadline: May 30

Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Unite for Science
The New York Times
May 30 – June 4

World Science Festival Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Festival with TIME, CREATIVITY, AND THE COSMOS
May 30

NEW World Science Festival Events to Feature NYU Faculty
New York University
May 30 – June 4 

Festival of Big Ideas
June 9

Apply Now! 2017 Winston-Salem Program
Creative Startups
Deadline: June 11

NEW Creative Problem Solving Institute 2017
Creative Education Foundation & International Centre for Creativity and Imagination
June 13 – 18

Return of ‘Best and Brightest’ Ideas for 2017 Edition of EAA Founders’ Innovation Prize Competition
Aviation Pros
Deadline: June 15

Maine Startup & Create Week Answers the Gender-balanced Event Challenge
June 19 – 23

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

Applications Open! 2017 Albuquerque Program
Creative Start Ups
Deadline: July 9

NEW 2017 Open House, Scientific Delirium Madness
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
July 16

NEW $17 Million Available to Spur Regional Innovation
US Economic Development Administration
Deadline: July 23

Speakers announced for RISE conference
Textile Evolution
September 12 – 14

European Congress on Cultural Management and Policy
Sept 27 – 29

Canada Makes International Design News with Launch of EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology
September 28 – October 8

NEW Join Us at the Inaugural AIGA Eye on Design Conference
Eye on Design | AIGA
October 11

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

Global Entrepreneurship Week: 10 Years of Unleashing Ideas
Global Enterpreneurship Network | KauffmanFoundation
November 13 – 19

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Most Creative People in Business 2017
Fast Company

12 Lessons From The 100 Most Creative People Of 2017
Fast Company

Why “Atlanta” Creator Donald Glover Is One Of The Most Creative People In Business In 2017
Fast Company

California’s creative economy is booming (and it’s our duty to help it stay that way)
The Blog: California Arts Council

Creativity Abounds in California’s Economy
California Apparel News

4 Ways MIT Advanced Campus Entrepreneurship This School Year

Creative Class: How rap music, Headspace and GIFs spur ideas at Onion
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Yale announces Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking

Fewer startups, more diversity in Kauffman Foundation’s 2016 entrepreneurship report

Liquid 3D Printing Can ‘Grow’ Pieces Of Furniture In Just Minutes

UCAR to co-anchor Colorado’s Innovation Corridor
UCAR – University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Cardboard Regatta puts advance math skills to the test
Naperville Sun

Solar Innovations Mean We Can Bring Power To The 1 Billion Who Still Live Without It
Fast Company

Kickstarter Wants To Help Gadget Crowdfunders Keep Their Promises
Fast Company

How WNYC Continues to Innovate and Create Social Change
Fast Company

Incentives evaluation – progress and challenges
Smart Incentives

Creativity and conservation combine in new arts scheme
Entertainment – NZ Herald News

Data sharing can offer help in science’s reproducibility crisis

Newly discovered brain network offers clues to social cognition
EurekAlert! Science News

Babson Faculty Discuss Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future
Faculty & Leadership Blog | Babson College

How Do You Build a Genius?
Fast Forward | OZY

A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

An open letter to everyone who uses the internet

Industrial Design is Key to Growth of Manufacturing Sector
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

Fostering Giftedness
The Creativity Post

Discarded Plastic And Fabric Waste Turned Into Building Materials P

Knight Foundation Grants $1.87 for Museums to Step Up Technology
artnet News

J&J’s Disease Interception Accelerator
Innovation Leader

Has This Silicon Valley Startup Finally Nailed The Indoor Farming Model?
Fast Company

Organizational Creativity, A Practical Guide for Innovators & Entrepreneurs
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Medics prescribe dose of dance and music in cultural manifesto
News | The Stage

What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence
Aeon Ideas

Down With Little Free Library Book Exchanges!

How the Getty Trained a New Generation to Save Masterpieces Like the Mona Lisa

Creativity and imagination are more important than ever
Port Huron Times Herald

Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future
The New York Times

The Future of Media is Here, And I Was There
Tablet Magazine

Harnessing Serendipity
Observations | Scientific American

Portraits Of Librarians Celebrate America’s Bookish Unsung Heroes

The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of
Mental Floss

This First-Grade Math Problem Is Stumping the Internet
Mental Floss

The Republican push to repeal net neutrality will get underway this week
The Washington Post

Twin Peaks – Reporting from the world’s highlines and highlands
Smarty Pants Podcast | The American Scholar

World Cities Culture Finance Report 2017
World Cities Culture Forum

Beethoven’s Advice on Art: His Touching Letter to a Little Girl Who Sent Him Fan Mail
Brain Pickings

Wesleyan University Awards Inaugural HAMILTON Prize for Creativity

Stephen Wolfram’s Bestseller, A New Kind of Science, Now Free to Read/Download Online
Open Culture

UW researchers recognized for smartphone app aimed at preventing substance abuse relapse
UW-Madison News

Tech and Innovation Awards winner Electronics For Imaging continues to revolutionize the printing world
San Francisco Business Times

China, U.S. enjoy potential for cooperation through tech innovation

Algorithms Make Surprisingly Good Creative Directors
Co.Design | Fast Company

Annan, Gordon capture national innovation award
IT World Canada News

Report: Canada has no problem securing patents, but struggles with commercialization

$20,000 ONtrepreneurs Pitch Challenge Winner Announced

ARM Wants to Put Its Chips Inside Your Brain
MIT Technology Review

Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – April 2017
Brain Blogger

How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

Lessons from history’s great innovators that you should never forget
freeCodeCamp – Medium

Manual Thinking: An Effective Way To Brainstorm, Using Hands Over Speaking

Evaluating ideas you’ve brainstormed? Here are 6 questions to ask

How A Poor Culture Can Kill Innovation

MindBlower: Disrupting Crowdfunding To Create The Next Big Consumer Products Company

More tech giants have joined a powerful group set up to ensure that AI benefits people and society
Tech Insider | Business Insider

3 Keys For Cultivating Genius
Big Think

Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough

3 Apps For Creatives: iOS And Android

The World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2017

Innovation is About Changing Perspectives

Walking Promotes Divergent Thinking, Find Stanford Scientists
Big Think

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The 5 Best Online Resources to Learn Arts and Crafts
My Modern Met

Stop Saying AI Can’t Replace Humans
Digital Next | Advertising Age

Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies

From ‘The Martian’ to Mars: How Hollywood Aids Space Exploration

Sector67 hackerspace prepares to expand
Madison Magazine

Why flowers need winter

The bar for digital experience is rising in exponential times

How to Reduce Your Innovation Risk
Innovation Excellence

3 Ways to Measure Success of Your Business Innovations
Innovation Excellence

Coaching for Innovation Agility to Affect Profound Change
Innovation Excellence

Accidental Innovation? How to Harness Discoveries!
Innovation Excellence

Shazam Started Forgetting Song Titles To Raise Awareness For Alzheimer’s Disease

Do You Know More Geography Than a Fifth Grader?
National Geographic

The Death of One of the Oldest Shows on Earth
National Geographic

The 10 Inventions that Changed the World
National Geographic

Why Scientists Tried to Bring Extinct, Baby-Belching Frogs Back to Life
Mental Floss

Wrongfully Incarcerated Artist Finished Grad School Wearing An Orange Jumpsuit

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee insect motels aim to foster survival
TMJ4 Milwaukee

David Letterman Wins Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
The New York Times

What Does Buying Art Have to Do With Organic Produce? A Lot.

VR Opportunities

Can Ticketmaster’s Anti-Bot Assault Fix Its Most Infuriating Problem?
Fast Company

The Ridiculously Easy Way to Become an Innovative Thinker
Feeling It | Psychology Today

Einstein’s Relativity Explained in 4 Simple Steps
National Geographic

51 Spectacular Photos of Our World
National Geographic

How AI And Deep Learning Are Now Used To Diagnose Cancer

Canada’s uniquely co-operative culture is a boon to tech innovation
The Globe and Mail

Ron Howard is on a mission to make science sexy, CNN Money

Immigration Is at the Heart of U.S. Competitiveness
Harvard Business Review

‘Moral enhancement’ technologies are neither feasible nor wise

Quiz: Mysteries of the Mind: brain quiz with Cheltenham Science Festival – Gloucestershire culture

A young hockey player, a brain surgeon, and futuristic technology work a miracle on ice

Governor General’s Innovation Awards celebrates Canadians using tech to improve quality of life

Biopharma Innovation — Value At Any Price
Life Science Leader

Lithium Exploration Ongoing In Desert Southwest
Arizona Science and Innovation Desk | KJZZ

Kennedy Center seeks creativity. Making artists into administrators may not be the answer.
The Washington Post

Nurturing the biomedical ecosystem
The Boston Globe

How To Make An Ad For The Marines Aimed At Recruiting Women
Fast Company

Luke Robitaille named 2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Champion

Oil won’t last forever, so Dubai is betting big on science and tech
Popular Science

After Lots Of Talk, Microsoft’s Bots Show Signs Of Life
Fast Company

This 25-Year-Old Moroccan Helped in NASA’s Craziest Ever Planet Discovery
Rising Stars | OZY

Could 3D Printing Make Your Next Surgery Safer?
Fast Forward | OZY

This Tiny 3D Printed Jet Engine Could Have Big Promise
Fast Forward | OZY

Director Fahey draws inspiration from Alzheimer’s PSA

Program Director, Creative Communities | William Penn Foundation
Americans for the Arts

Switzerland proves that everything we thought we knew about innovation and VC is wrong

At schools in Maine and beyond, ‘Hamilton’ becomes a class act
Portland Press Herald

Leveraging Change: Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas
Working Paper | Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Why the Netflix-Cannes Clash Couldn’t Be Avoided
The New York Times

We asked 3 experts: How will AI change our lives in the near future?
TED Blog

What Henry Ford understood about wages
Seth’s Blog

Origami-Like Utensils Morph Into Multiple Kitchen Tools

Ford Envisions Future Car Interiors Made Of Bamboo P

Bran Ferren on the Art of Innovation

6 Absurd (And Kinda Brilliant) Design Details From Apple Park
Co.Design | Fast Company

How do we know when innovation is necessary?
The Open University Business School

Why Amazon is eating the world

Mapping Innovation: Playbook for navigating a disruptive age [book review]
Innovation Excellence

Labour manifesto promises £1bn windfall for the arts
The Stage, UK

Conan O’Brien to Face Joke-Theft Allegations in Court
The New York Times

“Sgt. Pepper’s” at 50: was it a concept album or an identity crisis?

X-rays reveal lost treasures beneath paintings
The Washington Post

Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98
The New York Times

Creative Minnesota: another story of Minnesota exceptionalism

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden tells MICA graduates to use creativity to help others T
he Baltimore Sun

Let’s not take the art out of coding
Information Age

How School Of Doodle Is Paving The Way For Gen Z Women
Fast Company

Bright ideas for Hopkins: Health hackathon, science camp for city kids, free food fridge, and more
Hub | Johns Hopkins University

This woman wants to see more people of colour shape Toronto’s tech world
Toronto – CBC News

NYCxDesign: Why all-female shows are popping up all over New York

Want to Be More Creative? Do Something Mindless

Ann Arbor is 1st in U.S. for clean technology ‘innovation density’

The hidden sides of NAEP: girls, art, and empowerment
Economic Policy Institute

Want To Innovate? Science Says, Be Playful!
The Creativity Post

5 machine learning trends that will define 2017

RichTech gala recognizes nine individuals, companies
Richmond Times-Dispatch

How Will Millennials Transform Organizational Change?
Change Management Review

Leadership’s Most Important Secret
Innovation Excellence

Allocating Innovation: The 10% Myth
Innovation Excellence

Designer Goes To Museum, Uses FaceApp To Turn Artworks From Somber To Stoked

Appleton inventor uses Fab Lab to bring ideas to life

Amazon Steps Up Its Battle With the Book Industry
New Republic

Qingdao in the spotlight: Hollywood descends on China’s east coast city
Cities | The Guardian

What Plato knew about behavioural economics. (A lot) Aeon Essays

Jonathan Kay resigns as editor of The Walrus amid cultural appropriation controversy
The Globe and Mail

Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity
The New York Times

‘Accidental hero’ halts ransomware attack and warns: this is not over
Technology | The Guardian

How Google Took Over the Classroom
The New York Times

Creativity: Making us healthier, safer, and smarter
Creating Connection

Winning at Spinning
Creating Connection

Modes to protect university research for tech transfer have shifted dramatically
Mississippi Business Journal

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz to college grads: ‘My generation has not made it easy for you’
Business Insider

Boy Genius Boyan Slat’s Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is Real
Fast Company

Greater Cleveland Entrepreneurs Receive a JumpStart
The Cleveland Foundation

4 Steps To Better Entrepreneur Mojo
Nutshell Blog – Nutshell

‘Vroom’ can help with your child’s brain development: “His mind is processing these things”

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Explore art and science at Consilience; get feedback on your next great startup idea; and more

Utah Technology Council Honors CEO of the Year and Tech Champions
BWW Geeks,

5G: Next-generation tech for long-term economic growth
The Hill

A shattered brain creates a new life with art
Houston Chronicle

FCC chairman who voted to sell your browsing history won’t release his
The Next Web

Meet the Technocrats of 2017

Where do I start if I want to learn about design thinking?

Behind Hawaii’s push to be a startup paradise
VentureBeat | Entrepreneur

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design

Are Female-Only Networks Hurting Women in the Workforce?
Fast Forward | OZY

Techniques for Formulating Creative Problem Statements
Think Jar Collective

Groucho runs deep
Seth’s Blog

“It’s not my problem”
Seth’s Blog

Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age
The Creativity Post

Amazon Is Building A Homeless Shelter Within Its Own Office Walls

Home Textiles Based On The Patterns Of Frank Lloyd Wright

This Startup Could Have The Key To Making Dairy Milk Without Cows

NBCUniversal is buying an arts and crafts tutorial site

Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?
Venture Beat

Think there aren’t qualified women in tech? Here are 1,000 names. No more excuses.

Creativity is overrated

Real Magic: The Power of Words
Innovation Excellence

Best Logos Ever Designed And How They Were Brought To Life

The Subtle Impact of “Pomp and Circumstance”
Your Musical Self | Psychology Today

Want to Come Up With Brilliant Ideas? Do This 1 Thing First
Adaptation | Psychology Today

The Radical Notion of Returning to Handwriting
Mental Wealth | Psychology Today

11 Hacks for Strengthening Your Brand’s Visual Vocabulary
The Brainzooming Group

Why Everyone Stopped Asking Jeeves
Mental Floss

They filmed the opera ‘Vireo’ on Alcatraz. Soon you can stream it on your iPad or phone
Los Angeles Times

How Pixar Lost Its Way
The Atlantic

Cultural appropriation and the privilege of creative assumption
The Globe and Mail

TV Ratings Are Way Down, But Does It Even Matter?

How real books have trumped ebooks
Books | The Guardian

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in
World news | The Guardian

What Skills Are Rated Most Difficult When it Comes to Innovation? (The Answer Might Surprise You)
Innovation Management

How Our Reignited Love Affair with Cities Created an Urban Crisis

The New Mothers of Technology: 6 Women Who Have Led in Tech Since 2010
BizTech Magazine

Here’s the Unofficial Silicon Valley Explainer on Artificial Intelligence
Fast Company

This Futuristic Brand Is Obsessed With High-Tech Fabrics (& Actually Looks Good, Too)
Refinery 29

Virginia to Open Autonomous Technology Center
Government Technology

The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators
The Record | NPR

The MP3: A History Of Innovation And Betrayal
The Record

OneEleven, Canada’s Largest Scaleup Innovation Hub, Celebrates Grand Opening with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory
Market Watch

Pm Justin Trudeau Says STEM Ability, Education Will Help Canada Succeed During Oneeleven Launch

Why your brain thinks these identical lines are different lengths
Popular Science

Your Brain Can Take Only So Much Focus
Harvard Business Review

Big Winners and a Shared Vision at the Yale Innovation Summit
Office of Cooperative Research | Yale University

Seeing With Your Tongue
The New Yorker

Creative Class Who needs brainstorming? Brainwriting gets way more ideas, this prof says
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Entrepreneur Jimmy Odom leaves government, says Illinois isn’t committed to minorities
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Podcast #013 Takashi Kudo – How an artist collective is creative as a team
Idea to Value

When to Call an Innovation Firm
Idea to Value

Women’s Perspective: Filmmaker focuses on female creative energy
Albuquerque Journal

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