Articles of Interest – August 11, 2017

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“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” – Theodore Roethke

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” – Robert Bresson

“Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.” – Eugene S. Wilson

“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.” – Jean Piaget

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.” – Bertrand Russell

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


Why Your Brain Needs Uncertainty to Flourish
Big Think

Joseph Redmon: How computers learn to recognize objects instantly
TED Talk |

How does science protect great works of art?
Blue Sky Science | Morgridge Institute for Research

Tom Gruber: How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives
TED Talk |


Creative Business Cup USA 2017
Creative Startups
Deadline: August 13

Creative Startups to Host Team USA for Global Pitch Competition
Creative Startups – Medium
Deadline: August 13

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  

Halcyon Dialogue Robotics Showcase to Livestream
September 28 

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

2017 innOVATION Grant Awards Program
The Ovation Foundation
Deadline: September 29

5th Annual Innovation Master Class
The Conference Board
October 3 – 4 

HUBweek 2017
October 10 – 15 

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

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


Actually, I was biologically designed to be an engineer.
Code Like A Girl

James Damore, Fired for Writing the ‘Google Memo,’ Just Might Sue

The lesson of the Google firing for innovation

The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley
The New York Times

Google fires employee who wrote anti-diversity memo
The Verge

5 Debunked Gender Myths In That Google Anti-Diversity Rant
Fast Company

Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and tech

A Googler’s Anti-Diversity Screed Reveals Tech’s Rotten Core
The Atlantic

There’s a manifesto criticizing Google’s diversity efforts circulating inside the company

Mapping the Concentration of R&D Labs

The Real Root Of Google’s Gender Problem Starts At Birth, But It Isn’t Biology
Fast Company

How art could help encourage kids to study science
Popular Science

How The Dumpling Democratized Emoji
Co.Design | Fast Company

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans
The New York Times

A Brief History of Women in Computing
Hacker Noon

When Neuroscientists Become Artists
Atlas Obscura

How creative and innovative can technology made in China be?
Computer Weekly

Does Google own the digital you?
Technology and Innovation Blog » AEIdeas

Published science begets commercial innovation, study finds
Chemical & Engineering News

Is Design Innovation Slowing?
Semiconductor Engineering

Art vs Science: can creativity be automated?
Information Age

Music Canada applauds the Government of Canada for initiating consultations on Copyright Board of Canada reform
Markets Insider

How Machine Learning Is Helping Neuroscientists Crack Our Neural Code
MIT Technology Review

Art projects turn construction into creativity in Calgary
Journal of Commerce

Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation
The Scientist Magazine®

NSF funds new multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain
National Science Foundation

Mind-Controlled VR Game Really Works
MIT Technology Review

Women In Tech: Celebrating Leaders Who Are Redefining The Future

The Sci-Fi Technology that Could Power Microbots
Innovation | Smithsonian

Storygraphic: When You Need Ideas…
Creative Jeffrey

Drug-Carrying “Nanoswimmers” Could Slither Past the Brain’s Cellular Defenses
Scientific American

Hulu’s Virtual Reality Concert Series “On-Stage” Is The Perfect Mix Of VR, Storytelling And Music
Fast Company

Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto
The New York Times

VSA, Museum of Science and Industry reignite curiosity

The Playful Manifesto
The Creativity Post

These Guitars Are Made From The Wood Of Detroit’s Decaying Landmarks
Fast Company

9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Facebook Reveals ‘Watch,’ Its YouTube Competitor and TV Clone

What are the ethical consequences of immortality technology?
Aeon Ideas

Move Over, ‘Princess’ — Leia Organa, Ph.D., Is Here
GOOD Education

More and More Students Are Building Bridges Out of Pasta

The Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Create
MIT Sloan Management Review

Forbes Releases Seventh Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Michelin’s 3D-printed tire is as stunning as it is futuristic

What Is ION Creative Thinking?
The Creativity Post

Why the World Needs More Introverts

Shonda Rhimes Sparks A Movement
Fast Company

NSF funds new multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain
National Science Foundation

How Google is making music with artificial intelligence
Science | AAAS

Paleoart: Visions of the prehistoric past

Investing in research is the best way to create an innovative economy
The Globe and Mail

From Neuroscience To Design: A Career In Connecting The Dots

How to Make Innovation Strategy Work

American Public Media’s ‘Brains On!’ Podcast Gets National Science Foundation Grant
All Access

How Innovation Fuels a Sense of Purpose in the Workplace
Innovation Management

Things that Matter: Baylor’s LAUNCH Program Helps Entrepreneurs Get Ideas Off the Ground
Media Communications | Baylor University

What’s the future for Chattanooga’s Innovation District?
Times Free Press

How (not) to memorise mathematics
Hacker Noon

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course
Fast Company

CBS Is Prepping an Over-the-Top Streaming Sports Service

How Disney Wants to Take On Netflix With Its Own Streaming Services
The New York Times

Innovate with a Nudge?
Innovation Excellence

Firms of the Future: Managing 2 Business Engines
Innovation Excellence

What’s More Likely to Increase Creativity—Netflix or Zumba?
Rethinking Mental Health| Psychology Today

Why Men Are the New Minority in College
The Atlantic

2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards Shortlist
Thinkers 50

With Snowflakes and Unicorns, Marina Ratner and Maryam Mirzakhani Explored a Universe in Motion
The New York Times

What Happened When Microsoft Gave Employees $50,000 to Experiment With Innovation

5 Ways Creativity Leads to Productivity

Should Education Focus Less On The Creative Arts, More On The Art Of Creativity?

Arts Are Good For Our Soul — And Our Economy
Comstock’s magazine

Opinion: How the White House Office of American Innovation can spark innovation and technology entrepreneurship
Washington Examiner

Johns Hopkins Researcher Available to Discuss Your Brain on the Arts

Cognitive hearing aid uses AI and brain waves to enhance voices
Digital Trends

Why British schools are turning to Chinese textbooks to raise math scores
The Seattle Times

Learning from failure: What Theranos, Interleukin Genetics, & Courtagen can teach us about IVDs
MedCity News

How Successful People Make Decisions Differently
Fast Company

Three Work Space Lies We’re Told About Creativity
The Creativity Post

This Cloud-Based Medical Wristband Could Save Your Life In An Emergency

How Behavioral Design Can Help De-Risk Innovation
Innovation Excellence

The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership
Innovation Excellence

22 Ice Breaker Questions on Disruptive Innovation and Uncertainty
The Brainzooming Group

Google’s New Algorithm Makes Your Photos Perfect—Before You Take Them

AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?
Technology | The Guardian

Are Internet Standards Standing in the Way of Digital Accessibility?
Pacific Standard

Why Businesses Should Hire More Artists

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket

Amazon wants to build a network of mobile drone maintenance and delivery platforms
The Verge

US Scientists, Please Run for Office. The Planet Needs You

Organize. Run. Lead. 
Artist Campaign School

Robot chefs and en route baking could be the future of pizza delivery

Toys at Chicago Public Library teach building blocks of code — without a computer
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Opinion: For the sake of jobs and culture, copyright law must be protected
The Hill

Machines might be better than humans at creativity. What can we do?

How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows
Open Culture

Canada’s intellectual property strategy must play to the country’s strengths
The Globe and Mail

Neuroscience Research Seriously Flawed: A Conversation with Paul Silvia

Neuroscience and Oncology Innovation Summit
Health | Green Valley News
September 7 – 9

Women Make Better Bosses Than Men, Especially In Creative Industries

Creativity for Peace provides a space for Israeli, Palestinian girls to hear both sides of conflict
Santa Fe New Mexican

When Will the Tech Bubble Burst?
The New York Times

Editorial: Where private investment and public goals could intersect

Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say
The New York Times

Coolest Careers In Innovation To Get Into Right Now

Spreadsheet Risks in Science
Neuroskeptic | Discover Magazine

‘Mozak’ Lets Online Players Beat Brain Scientists At Their Own Game
Common Health | WBUR

Is Utah a ‘thriving hub’ for innovation?
Deseret News

Canada’s Venture Capital Scene Plays Catch-Up
The Epoch Times

America’s Patent System: An amazingly resilient philosophy and entity | Patents & Patent Law

The US Navy 3D printed a concept submersible in four weeks
The Verge

5 Powerful Entrepreneurship Lessons From Henry Ford

This startup is solving a huge problem for over 45 million video gamers, and it’s growing like crazy
Business Insider

Wolff Olins’s New CEO On Branding, AI, And The Future Of The Design Agency
Co.Design | Fast Company

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
The Atlantic

Steve Jobs Systematically Cultivated His Creativity. You Can Too.

Our Q&A with Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and education advocate
The Lily News | Medium

Why it’s so hard to identify as an artist

Hungry For Creative Inspiration? One Tool That Can Make Your Muted Muse Sing.
The Writing Cooperative

Arts can help recovery from illness and keep people well, report says
Culture | The Guardian

After Three Decades Out of Print, Humanscale—the Ultimate Tool to Design for People—is Back
Eye on Design | AIGA

Can Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Reboot The “Best Music Scene In The World”?
Fast Company

Here are the best startup cities in the Midwest

Why Working From Home Is a “Future-looking Technology”
Stanford Graduate School of Business

It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally

Mastering Complexity Through Simplification: Four Steps to Creating Competitive Advantage

How Behavioral Design Can Help De-Risk Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2017
Innovation Excellence

What is Your Winning Aspiration?
Innovation Excellence

When Swastikas Started Popping Up In Their City, These Graffiti Artists Came Up With A Creative Solution

The Average Hit Song Has 4+ Writers and 6 Different Publishers
Digital Music News

“The click”: Drummer Greg Ellis says this music production tool is the reason why all new music sounds the same

War Erupts Over Whose Global Music Rights Database Is Better
Digital Music News

Facing pressure from clients, Nielsen says it is changing how it measures television ratings
LA Times

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