Articles of Interest – June 9, 2017

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“It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.” – Steve Jobs

“If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.” – Snoop Dogg

“In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer

“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee

“A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” – J.K. Rowling


History Lessons for Innovators
Innovation Excellence

Stanford Scientist: AI Is the New Electricity
The Wall Street Journal

Has urban revival caused a crisis of success?
PBS NewsHour

Garry Kasparov: Don’t fear intelligent machines. Work with them
TED Talk |

Watch how this guy builds his own iPhone with parts he bought in China
Idea to Value

Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine
Baltimore Sun


Leading for Creativity
Through July 2

Festival of Big Ideas
June 9

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

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

Regional Innovation Strategies 2017 funding available
Deadline: June 23

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

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

$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

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

Fast Company Innovation Festival
Fast Company
October 23 – 27 

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 | Kauffman Foundation
November 13 – 19 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?
The Atlantic

An Interview with Sir Ken Robinson (Ep. 068)
The Art of Ed

20 Of America’s Greatest Frank Lloyd Wright Creations

Alan Alda on the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating
Scott Barry Kaufman

New Research Explains Why Overthinking Can Hinder Creativity
The Athlete’s Way | Psychology Today

For Those Who Think They “Aren’t Creative”
The Creativity Post

President Trump keeps Francis Collins on as head of NIH
Inside Higher Education

5 Innovation Keys For The Future Of Work

Don’t Play with Dead Snakes — Kill Projects Before They Kill You
First Round Review

If Elon Musk Can Admit His Mistakes, Then So Can You

11 Businesswomen Who Should Be on Your Radar

Big leaps for tiny tech
Leadership | Enterprise Innovation

ASU Experts Weigh The Risks Of Innovation
Arizona Science and Innovation Desk

Suppressing the reasoning part of the brain stimulates creativity, scientists find
Neuroscience |The Guardian

Music, Music Therapy and Neuroscience: Imagining Improvised and Intentional Collaborations

UI seeks approval for new neuroscience program
The Daily Iowan

The smartphone has killed innovation
The Daily Mississippian

Starving research means less crucial innovation: scientists
The Globe and Mail

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation Invests In 500 Startups Canada

Brain Scans May Forecast Autism in Babies
Scientific American

Vans Awards $50,000 to Parker High School as They Win the 2017 Vans Custom Culture Competition

How to Use Constraints to Unleash Inner Creativity
Next Avenue

Facebook’s Image-Recognition Tech Is Teaching 40,000 Images A Second To Understand Context
Fast Company

The Expert’s Guide to Boosting Creativity, Mastering Gratitude, and Making Exercise More Fun Than Sex

A rising research star
Madison Magazine

What’s Killing IoT Initiatives?
Internet of Things Institute

Self-Replicating 3D Printers Could Build Moon Bases, Fight Global Warming
Live Science

New Approach to Amputation Could Reduce Phantom Pain
Scientific American

Artplace America Announces 70 Finalists for the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund
Artplace America

When Leading a Business, When Does Creativity Matter?
Talent Economy

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

Where Design Education Needs To Go Next
Co.Design | Fast Company

Juno spacecraft reveals a more complex Jupiter
Science News

Design Lessons From A Century Of Sci-Fi
Co.Design | Fast Company

These are the top cities for corporate innovation
Fast Company

Real Magic: The Power of Words (Part Two)
Innovation Excellence

25 Things You Didn’t Know About the World’s Oceans
Mental Floss

Scientists Create Synthetic Melanin They Can ‘Tune’ to Different Colors
Mental Floss

Video games aren’t mindless — or heartless — entertainment

The Rambling Glory of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech
The New Yorker

Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now
Aeon Ideas

Russell Smith: Response to Britain terror attacks shows art’s purpose in a time of fear
The Globe and Mail

The real reason why Sony is making “clean” versions of movies

How Toronto’s film and TV production has surged past $2 billion
Toronto Star

WIRED Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future of Business

Polluted Water Popsicles: Faux Frozen Treats Highlight Taiwan’s Water Pollution Problem

Do Jobs Follow People? This New Study Says: Sometimes

This Robot Fish Could Make Fish Farms More Productive

How ‘Star Trek’ inspired Amazon’s Alexa
VentureBeat | AI

Transparent design: how an open creative process strengthens your work
Dropbox Blog

14 charts that will remind you — no matter how you felt about 2016 — that the world is getting better every day
Business Insider

Reflections on Life in the Sharing Economy | Episode 1
Innovation Excellence

Resourceful Innovation from Inside the Box
Innovation Excellence

Extraordinary Photographs by Women on Forefront of Conflict
National Geographic

Baby Bird from Time of Dinosaurs Found Fossilized in Amber
National Geographic

High School Students Design Drug-Detecting Straw to Fight Sexual Assault
Mental Floss

How Your Brain Recognizes All Those Faces
Science | Smithsonian

How ‘Eureka’ Moments in Science Happen
National Geographic

Pictures: What a Spark of Genius Looks Like
National Geographic

Bob Dylan Finally Gave His Required Nobel Prize Lecture. Here It Is.

The Rambling Glory of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech
The New Yorker

Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator

The Soprano And The Scientist: A Conversation About Music And Medicine
Wisconsin Public Radio

Alan Alda Teaches Scientists To Talk To The Rest Of Us
Shots – Health News | NPR

Ten Reasons To Let Your Kid Major In Music

Creative Thinking Skills – 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity
The Brainzooming Group

Five Ways Incivility Decapitates Innovation
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Netflix’s CEO backs a math education program that works like the streaming service
Business Insider

Five Steps to Embed Cutting-Edge Innovation
INSEAD Knowledge

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools
The New York Times

Creativity in the Digital Age
The Creativity Post

How Intel Is Using VR To Try To Change Sports Viewing Now And Into The Future
Fast Company

Dear Art School Grads, Do What You Love—But Never For Free
Fast Company

Entrepreneurship, Like Life, is About Thinking Positive
Small Business Trends

10 Weird Inventions & Ideas That Made Millions

Why You Should Take Your Kid to a Maker Faire

University of Iowa to state: ‘Streamline the innovation pipeline’
The Gazette

Hotter Days Will Drive Global Inequality
MIT Technology Review

10 Mistakes That Cause Kickstarter Projects To Be Delayed

The New American Dream? Bringing Silicon Valley to a Town (and Entrepreneur) Near You

The Silicon Valley Mindset

More female venture investors hasn’t brought more funds for female founders, report says
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Steve Case: 47 states have to fight for 25 percent of venture capital dollars

‘Made in China’ could soon be made in the US

Pepsi’s LIFEWTR Brand Highlights Women Artists

Hawaii’s ‘Innovation Potential’ Ranks Low Nationally
Honolulu Civil Beat

California, China Sign Agreement on Clean Energy Technology

Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned As Nation’s Center Of Innovation
All Tech Considered : NPR

The “gig economy” is not an innovation
The Financial Times

Trump administration touts innovation, cuts funding for it

‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Was A Perfect Storm Of Musical And Recording Creativity

ISU center explores ‘maker space’ for creativity

NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes
NSF – National Science Foundation

Yale Scientists: A New Way to Antibiotic Innovation Revealed
Laboratory Equipment

Science & Philosophy – Yin & Yang of Innovation!

The rise of Government Innovation Labs
eGOV | Enterprise Innovation

Canada has fallen seriously behind in the space race, experts say
Cantech Letter

Brain Waves: Art And Science In Dialogue
Los Alamos Daily Post

Growing Up Poor Sparks a ‘Vicious Cycle’ in a Child’s Brain
Science of Us

The Science Of Happiness And The Creative Brain

Educators in Navajo high school see coding as one way to end brain drain

Brain-Inspired Computing Pushes the Boundaries of Technology
R&D Magazine

Creative people experience the world differently
MNN – Mother Nature Network

Could Pittsburgh Become the Silicon Valley of 3D Printing?
Fast Forward | OZY

The Mexican Millennial Putting Philosophy Into Action
Provocateurs | OZY

NASA needs to develop new Mars missions now to prevent stall in exploration, organization argues
The Verge

Curiosity: The Key to Creativity and Innovation
Idea to Value

Industry 4.0 demystified–lean’s next level
McKinsey & Company

PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

Women, veteran and minority entrepreneurs across Chicago to get boost from $1M grant
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

This startup helps medical students get into the U.S. — and they just won the New Venture Challenge
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Where to Start with Innovation? Begin by removing the Barriers
Innovation Management

Designing The Next Steve Jobs
Co.Design | Fast Company

Entrepreneurs Live in the Future
Innovation Excellence

These Origami-Like Blocks Could Make You More Creative

Key Takeaways from 2017 Internet Trends Report [presentation]
Innovation Excellence

Innovation NOT the Same as Invention or Creativity
Innovation Excellence

Reflections on Life in the Sharing Economy | Episode 1
Innovation Excellence

How Greg Satell Learned to Navigate a New Era of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

When Emotion Meets Thinking
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

My 11-year-old son auditioned at Julliard, and we both learned a lot about how top performers practice
Business Insider

Opinion: Thank God for cultural appropriation
The Washington Post

It’s time to reboot the relationship between expertise and democracy
Aeon Essays

Teaching Humility in an Age of Arrogance
The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Does the International Space Station Maintain Its Orientation?
Mental Floss

Art in conversation
The New Criterion

‘Wonder Woman’ Could Be the Superhero Women in Hollywood Need
The New York Times

Former Contractor Sues Dale Chihuly, Claiming He Helped Create Artwork
The New York Times

Mexico City’s art scene is booming, but even with deep roots, political uncertainty keeps it fragile
LA Times

Analysis finds significant drop in humanities majors but gains in liberal arts degrees at community colleges
Inside Higher Ed

Martin Scorsese on the power of film-making as an art form
The Times Literary Supplement

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