Articles of Interest – June 30, 2017

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There will be no NCN Articles of Interest on Friday, July 7. The next edition is scheduled for Friday, July 14.


“Where all think alike there is little danger of innovation.” – Edward Abbey

“Creativity dies in an indisciplined environment.” – James C. Collins

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” – Jack Dixon

“While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.” – Publilius Syrus

“I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity.” – Gilda Radner

“Doubt is the father of invention.” – Ambrose Bierce

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“I want to challenge the idea that design is but a tool to create function and beauty. Design greatly impacts upon people’s lives, all lives. Design is a way in which we can feel included in the world. It is a way in which we can uphold a person’s dignity.” – Sinead Burke

“Every meeting that does not stir the imagination and curiosity of attendees and increase bonding and cooperation and engagement and sense of worth and motivate rapid action and enhance enthusiasm is a permanently lost opportunity.” – Tom Peters


How do fireworks get their color and shape?
Morgridge Institute for Research

Creativity and Imagination: Gregg Fraley at TEDxStormont

PSFK 2017: The Future Of Tech Is Biology

Changing Who Gets to Make the World

Derek Belch: Being Real About Entrepreneurship
Stanford eCorner

When to Head for the Exit … or Not
Stanford eCorner


Leading for Creativity
Through July 2 

14-Day Incubator Intensive
Deadline: June 30

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

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Natasha Trethewey, and More to Headline Chicago Humanities Summit
July 29

The Knowledge Society’s inaugural technology conference aims to motivate Canada’s youth
IT World Canada News
August 13

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 HUBweek 2017
October 10 – 15 

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

NEW Eleven Innovation Hubs From Across Canada Join SingularityU Canada Summit as Community Partners
October 11 – 12

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


The Statue of Liberty Was Herself an Early Immigrant to America
Flashback | OZY

No single device will have as much impact as the iPhone in the next 10 years

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation
Co.Design | Fast Company

Why Teens Are Giving Up on Laptops
Acumen | OZY

Researchers Create Sound Shadows
The Science Times

Trudeau Versus Trump Is a Win for Toronto Tech and Innovation

Capital Wishlist: Roseann O’Reilly Runte hopes our country is recognized as the generator of ideas
Ottawa Citizen

Canadian gov’t invests $3 million in Vancouver coworking spaces for creatives

MA Gov proposes $500M for life sciences

4 Ways to Resolve Creative Differences Without a Meltdown

Teddy Roosevelt Would Not Understand the E.U.’s Antitrust Fine Against
The New Yorker

Two confusions
Seth’s Blog

“DEVIATE: The Science of Seeing Differently” by Beau Lotto
The Creativity Post

The rise of the useless class

Why France Is Taking a Lesson in Culture From Silicon Valley
The New York Times

Creativity Goes With Emotional Intelligence
Darwin’s Subterranean World | Psychology Today

50 Things You Didn’t Know About the Founding Fathers
Mental Floss

What Happened to America’s Public Intellectuals?
History | Smithsonian

A Novel Educational Idea: Innovation as a Subject.
Daniel Burrus

Why algorithms will be at the core of our AI-powered future, and why you should care
The Next Web

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

One day we could actually regenerate human hearts, says new study

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

50 Smartest Companies 2017
MIT Technology Review

Investing in engineering talent is customer critical
The Engineer

Basketball is an Art – Stars Center Kayla Alexander Talks About Her Passion for Both
San Antonio Current

The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Startups

Inside Namir Anani’s award-winning approach to building a national innovation community
IT World Canada News

MSU’s IDEA Commons Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation
KSMU Radio

No wonder Canadians aren’t more innovative: Look how poorly we protect innovators’ rights
Financial Post

Latin American science funding crisis fuels brain drain
Times Higher Education News

What Insights Lie at the Intersection of Neuroscience and Marketing?

Science Policy Challenges, Part Four: Information Overload

Is IBM’s Rethinking of Its Remote Work Policy a Bellwether?

What Direction Will the Incoming Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Need to Provide? | Patents & Patent Law

The iPhone Helped Convince Us We Need The Web All The Time, Every Day
Fast Company

Why 2017 Is The Year Of Reckoning For The Streaming Music Business
Fast Company

How to Find Your Next Really Big Idea

Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity?
Harvard Business Review

How You Can Instantly Become More Creative, According to Science

AMD: New Chips for AI Could Help Comeback

Creative thinking discussion with Michael Michalko

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?
Science | The Guardian

KH Kim on the Fast Leader Show
Fast Leader

Creative Jeffrey [Baumgartner]

The X Prize Is Now Backing Sci-Fi Like It Backs IRL Science

Target launches Restock, its anti-Amazon gambit

Morgan Stanley analyst urges Tesla (TSLA) to position itself as media company to hedge against auto industry downturn

Fostering Confident Problem Solvers

Toronto Clothing Lender Lets People Rent Designer Fashion

Mind the Gap

The New Era of Mass Collaboration
Innovation Excellence

Doctors Are Prescribing Park Visits to Boost Patient Health
National Geographic

40 Words That Start With X
Mental Floss

$1M Chicago initiative to create public art in all 50 wards
Chicago Tribune

Radio Powered By Sweat Hints At What Future Wearables Can Achieve

Vimeo Scraps Plans for Subscription Video Service
Hollywood Reporter

Choreographer Bob Fosse Is the Forgotten Author of Modern Musicals
Smart News | Smithsonian

Does the Body Think? Do Your Neurons Dance?
The New York Times

Symposium: Is Free Speech Under Threat in the United States?

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma devotes his time and talent to Chicago
Business Of Life – Crain’s Chicago Business

The Need for Biological Thinking to Solve Complex Problems
Farnam Street Blog

Middle America Is More Innovative Than A Lot Of America Thinks
Fast Company

Want to Foster Creativity in Children? Science Says, “Nurture Curiosity!”
The Creativity Post 

Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Artists as Innovators in Business, Government and Society
Upstart Co-Lab

Great Canadian innovations: Read The Globe’s full coverage
The Globe and Mail

White House Office of American Innovation not interested in making magic, but building culture
Federal News Radio

Here’s how your city can become the next Austin, Texas
The Hill

Moving to the More Suburban Metropolitan Areas

10 Emerging Technologies to Watch
Scientific American

J&J’s global public health crowdfunding website strikes a balance between tech and social good
MedCity News

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Trump’s Tight Science Budget Will Hurt Tech Business Start-Ups
Observations | Scientific American Blog Network

Lowe’s Goes High on Innovation

Harvard-backed HUBweek to showcase Boston arts, science innovation
Harvard Gazette
October 10 – 15

This Art Museum Hired a Neuroscientist to Change the Way We Look at Art

The Gangsta Physicist
Rising Stars | OZY

Canada’s Ruthlessly Smart Immigration Policy
The New York Times

Creating discomfort
Seth’s Blog

The Bay Area’s Expanding Bike Share Is Part Of Ford’s Transition From Cars To “Mobility”
Fast Company

Los Alamos Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Marketing and Innovation are Inseparable
Innovation Excellence

Does Chess Instruction Improve Math Ability?
Finding the Next Einstein | Psychology Today

The Arts as an Opportunity for Psychological Research
The Mind On Stage | Psychology Today

New Study Suggests Artists Have A Big Advantage As They Get Older
GOOD Health

How Libraries Won Over The Hearts Of Millennials
GOOD Education

Watch the Human Brain Come to Life in This Stunning Piece of Art
Scientific American

Cognitive dissonance helps old dogs with their new tricks
Aeon Ideas

The Forgotten Man Who Transformed Journalism in America
Smithsonian Magazine

Art at the Heart of Smart Cities

5 Paradoxical Ways to Capture The Elusive Art of Creativity
Debunking Myths of the Mind | Psychology Today

The ROI of Innovation – What is it? How do you calculate it?
Grasshopper Herder

Reducing The Digital Skills Gap Starts With Equal Access To Education

Blue ring, meet RedBall: Giant inflatable art project rolls through Calgary
Calgary – CBC News

For Jeff Bezos’s Philanthropic Focus, Readers Favor Long-Term Change
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

New CERN journal to investigate the processes that underpin innovation

R&D pays: Economists suggest 20% return on public investment for research and innovation

Former Tech Copycat China Turns Tables on Innovation

World Economic Forum in Dalian: Business leaders warn on inequality

The Business Issue
MIT Technology Review

‘The Humanities are in Crisis’: Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad Talks Creativity, Diversity and the Arts
EdSurge News

UA Art Museum Introduces Tinkerlab for Young Makers
University of Arizona News

Great Ideas Meet Innovation: Government of Canada Invests in Creative Hubs in Vancouver

Visual Engineering is Where Photo Art Meets Technology
Peta Pixel

Canada’s Secret to Resisting the West’s Populist Wave
The New York Times

New Kid on the Blockchain
Exchange | Science and Entertainment Exchange

IKEA Is Working With Apple To Demonstrate Products At Home With AR

Hasbro Has Created A Subscription Service For Board Games

Build Your Business on Trends, not Fads

How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

The 4 Myths About Innovative Thinking

What Accelerates Innovation?
Innovation Excellence

The Hardest Lesson of Digital Transformation: Designing for Loss of Control
On Digital Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe

Classical music app to send programme notes to your phone as orchestra plays
Telegraph UK

Ontario, Canada Poised to Lead Global Biotech Innovation: Interview with Minister Reza Moridi

Will Spermbots and Bee Venom Change Cancer Care?
NBC News

Kastner opens frontiers for young minds
Princeton University News

‘Dry snow’ a fix for wildfires? Utah teen’s science project explores possibilities
Deseret News

Teaching kids to code helps them in English, math, science and more

The art of ‘naive innovation’: Tips from a tech genius on creative problem-solving

Super Mover: Joel Gordon of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
Arkansas Business News

The Universe May Be Conscious, Prominent Scientists State
Big Think

Tiny bubbles offer sound solution for drug delivery
EurekAlert! Science News

Science Is Unlocking The Secrets Of ‘Seeing’ Through Sound

Tech Metaphors Are Holding Back Brain Research

Millennials Are Using Public Libraries More Than Any Other Generation

Here’s How To Get Kids To Stop Saying They Hate Math
GOOD Education

 Don’t Focus on the Problem, Innovate past it
Innovation Excellence

A Declaration of Urban Independence

How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?

Canada may be poised for a tech comeback with innovation-friendly Liberal agenda: CEOs
Toronto Star

Ray Kurzweil Has a Prediction About Linking Our Brains to the Cloud

UAB earns key Innovation Corps designation
Birmingham Business Journal

Arts funding should focus on ‘everyday creativity’, researchers claim
News | ArtsProfessional gears up to get 30,000 students psyched up about computer science

Cincinnati is becoming a hub for humanitarian innovation, with focus on people-centered funding

There’s an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today
Business Insider

How Estonia Became The Digital Leader Of Europe

Machine learning platforms comparison: Amazon, Azure, Google, IBM
Tech Target | Search Business Analytics

How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Overseas
Electronic Frontier Foundation

How to Cultivate a Hotbed of Innovation: Insights From a Corporate Insider

Canada has a chance to monopolize the artificial intelligence industry
The Globe and Mail

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve
Harvard Business Review

Seven Mental Exercises That Can Make You A Better Thinker
Quora | HuffPost

Step Inside a 360-Degree Painting
Good Sh*t | OZY

How A Major Food Processor Eliminated Organic Waste
Fast Company

The Critical Importance of Standing Out from the Crowd
Awesome You Be

Universities underpin economic growth
Innovators magazine

Science Is Necessary But Not Sufficient For Innovation

Looking Beyond H-1B Visas to Find Tech Talent
Harvard Business Review 

BC innovation groups release report to prove why it’s Canada’s next supercluster

Microbes Help Festival-Goers “Pee Into Power”

UW-Madison’s Brossard, Scheufele help create new science communication handbook

How Parents and Teachers Can Be More Fulfilled
The Creativity Post 

19 Signs Your Company is Under-Investing in Innovation
Innovation Leader 

Beyond Forecasting: Creating New Strategic Narratives
MIT Sloan Management Review

The art of ‘naive innovation’: Tips from a tech genius on creative problem-solving

What Accelerates Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Top 7 Reasons Your Successful Startup Will Fail
Innovation Excellence

Six Things Great Innovators Do Differently
Innovation Excellence

Birds Around the World in 31 Incredible Photos
National Geographic

Why Do We Ask Why?
Why? | Psychology Today

The Men Who Invented Fun: A History of Wham-O
Mental Floss

New poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban residents
Washington Post

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It’s Not What You Think)

The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion
Aeon Essays

The death of the electric guitar
Washington Post

Disputes Over Prince’s Estate Throw the Future of His Vault Into Question
The New York Times

How Effective is Economic Theory?
National Affairs

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