Articles of Interest – August 18, 2017

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“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

“Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” – Galileo Galilei

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.” – Larry Ellison

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” – Maria Montessori


I Just Sued The School System !!!
Prince Ea, YouTube

MIT Developed a Fabric That Can Fold Into Origami-Like Shapes When Inflated

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

In a world of Google maps, bespoke handcrafted globes are making an unexpected return

Pythagorean Theorem – The Invisible Cities


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  

NEW 2017 – 18 Event Calendar
Co-Create and Creative Industries Network

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate
Singularity Hub

Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs

Netflix Co-Founder’s Next Disruptive Service Offers Daily Movie Tickets For $10 Per Month

Claude Shannon’s “Creative Thinking” Speech: A Genius Reveals How To Be Creative
The Creativity Post

Mathematicians Could Help In Gerrymandering Legal Cases

These are the top 25 places to work in Canada
The Loop

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain
News Medical

A bold bet on brain ‘modems’ to restore sight, hearing, and speech

13 ‘brain belts’ where the world’s smartest people reside
Business Insider

A revolution in regenerative medicine
Innovators magazine

‘StarTalk’ Host Neil Degrasse Tyson On Breakthrough Science Talk Show

Should Students Swap Debt for an Apprenticeship?
Acumen | OZY

Saving Schools — by Seating Old People Next to Kids
Fast Forward | OZY

The Creative Tension Between Vitality and Fatality: Illuminating the Mystery of Sylvia Plath Through Her Striking Never-Before-Revealed Visual Art
Brain Pickings

Amtrak Is Running A Special Train To View The Solar Eclipse

Faux intimacy
Seth’s Blog

Artist Creates Life-Sized Images That Aren’t Complete Until Viewers Participate

What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity
Harvard Business Review

Understand these 5 basic concepts to sound like a machine learning expert

Three Science-Based Reasons Vacations Boost Productivity
Feeling It | Psychology Today

Grantmakers in the Arts Selects Edwin Torres as New CEO
Grantmakers in the Arts

Humanoid robot to conduct Italian orchestra playing Verdi works alongside tenor Andrea Bocelli
Telegraph, UK

How Jeff Koons, 8 Puppies, and a Lawsuit Changed Artists’ Right to Copy

AI artist conjures up convincing fake worlds from memories
New Scientist

Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant to get celebrity voices with CAA partnership with former AOL executive Mike Macadaan

How Information Got Re-Invented

Are robots moving sculptures? On Art, illusion and artificial intelligence

To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible
Harvard Business Review

Facebook Created A Virtual 360 Exhibit Featuring Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead
The New York Times

Innovators Under 35 | 2017
MIT Technology Review

Paralyzed man building a fully automated life

AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices
MIT Technology Review

Scaling Science
Stanford Social Innovation Review

How Stanley Black & Decker hopes to spur innovation through a new Towson makerspace
Baltimore Business Journal

Planting Trees With Drones
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Apple and Crocs find themselves on design patent block
Technology and Innovation Blog » AEIdeas

State-of-the-art tools and equipment to support discovery and innovation
Dal News – Dalhousie University

Creating the conditions for Canada’s job creators to succeed globally
Markets Insider

Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Modelling human psychology

The Disconnect Between Education and Entrepreneurship

The Rebranding of the Bronx
The New York Times

This Project Is Setting Out To Determine What This Internet Sounds Like

Interactive Wallpaper Creates Music When You Touch It

Bringing Hospitality Experience To Inhospitable Environments

7 Essential Steps to Accelerate Your Innovation Process
MarTech Advisor

How AI Will Change the Way We Make Decisions
Harvard Business Review

Want To Innovate? You Need A License To Kill Bad Ideas.

The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream
Innovation Excellence

How 3 Established Brands Unlocked New Growth [Case Study]
Innovation Excellence

You Can Now See Unlimited Movies in Theaters for $10 a Month

Apple Plans $1 Billion Investment in TV Shows and Films

Opinion: Finding the plot in science storytelling in hopes of enhancing science communication
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Weaponizing Sound: How a ‘Silent’ Sonic Weapon Might Work

Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What’s Quantum Internet?

Thinkjar Collective Interview With Creative Thinking Expert Michael Michalko

How Your Apple Wireless Earbuds Could Double as Hearing Aids
MIT Technology Review

Driving Innovation Through Shared Values
Innovation You | Psychology Today

How the Google Memo Hysteria Punishes Openness and Innovation

Why Scientists Should Have Leadership Skills
Scientific American Blog Network

FCC eyes three new bands as midrange spectrum enthusiasm mounts
Rethink Research

10 Most Advanced Countries in Engineering
Stock Talk Review

Ensuring Canadian universities and researchers achieve science excellence with cutting-edge labs and equipment |

Meet a teacher helping indigenous women in Mexico get online

China launches brain-imaging factory
Nature News & Comment

Delaware Economic Development Office being replaced
Delaware Online

Can Boston Catch Up With Silicon Valley?

4 Practices to Help You Master the Leadership Craft of Connection
Creativity at Work

Creative 20-Sided Dice Act As A Pocket Startup Advisor

Experimental Theater Company Develops Plays To Be Viewed In The Dark

How Small Will Beat Big And Save The Fashion Industry

Woven Textiles Imprinted With Patterns Taken From Early Computers

Why Do We Innovate?
Plastics Makes it Possible

The Four Currents of the Culture of Innovation

Falling Robots Are Funny, but That’s How They’ll Learn to Take Your Job
MIT Technology Review 

Are We Building Businesses? Or Are We Building Platforms? Yes.
On Digital Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe

6 Ways to Avoid Employee Burnout and Foster Innovation
Innovation Management

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters

Using AI To Support Recombination
Innovation Excellence

How Product Quality Transforms Your Ability to Innovate [Case Study]
Innovation Excellence

Can Science Provide Insight into the Arts?
Live… In Concert | Psychology Today

Billboard ads target Republicans who want to roll back net neutrality
The Hill

9 Facts about Physicist Michael Faraday, the ‘Father of Electricity’
Mental Floss

Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop’s Key To Success

Pace of TV cord-cutting slowed 22% in first half of 2017
Business – CBC News

Why Shonda Rhimes Left Network TV for Netflix

Can This Fund Make Detroit the Capital of Tech for Good?
Acumen | OZY

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art
The New York Times

 Samantha Bee Went To Iraq To Meet The Unseen Women Fighting ISIS

Why So Many Tech Companies Are Having Difficulty Surviving

Top 3 Strategies Institutions Can Use To Close The Talent Gap In STEM

New Study Highlights Strong Link Between Basic Research And Inventions
Joe’s Big Idea | NPR

In the Future, Humans Will Use Brain to Brain Communication and Download Their Memories If Elon Musk Has His Way

 In rare move, Ottawa asks CRTC to reconsider rulings on investment in Canadian content
The Globe and Mail

Battle to become one of five federal ‘superclusters’ attracts 50 competitors
Ottawa Business Journal

Public Consultation on Reform of the Copyright Board of Canada Launched

Why Liberal Arts Majors May Take Over the Tech World
The VAR Guy

When You Need Creativity to Strike, Make Way and Gear Up
The New York Times

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity

How A Jewelry Artist Is Using Her Creativity To Save Elephants In Africa

Here’s Why Shonda Rhimes Is Leaving ABC For Netflix
Fast Company

Diversity: Brought to you by the letter E: Exposure & Empathy
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

National STEM Video Game Challenge Announces Winners of 2017 Competition
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Common Challenges, Varied Solutions
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

You’re Stifling Innovation, And You Don’t Even Know It
Innovation Management

UWM Researchers Create First 3-D Movie of a Virus in Action
Bioscience Technology

Amazon’s Latest Wacky Idea: Mobile Drone Station On Trains, Boats, Vans

Training a startup nation – How these companies are transforming Japan
Tech in Asia

Apple R&D spends almost $3 billion on self-driving and AR

Startup valuations decline in Bay Area as venture capital funding climate cools, according to PitchBook Data
Silicon Valley Business Journal 

Economic Development for Transformative Structural Change (pt.2/4)
The Real News Network

China’s Intellectual Property Theft Must Stop
The New York Times

The machines are learning to develop new targeted drug therapies

How to Find a Parenting Effect
The Creativity Post

Robot Staves Off Loneliness For Chronically Ill Children

Why the Humble Ukulele Could Be Your New Yoga
Fast Forward | OZY

10 Ways AI Will Affect Our Lives in 2050, According to Leading Scientist
The Merkle

11 Corporate Habits That Kill Your Company’s Innovation Engine

The Women and Technology Empowering the Digital Revolution

Random Collisions of Unusual Suspects: Unleashing the Adjacent Possible

Stop Jumping to Solutions!
MIT Sloan Management Review

Improve Your Organization with Design Thinking & Change Leadership [podcast]
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Culture Starts With YOU, Not Your Boss.
Innovation Excellence

What if every student could be a genius?

Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science

The Polish Doctors Who Used Science to Outwit the Nazis
Mental Floss

How IKEA Is Using Technology to Reduce Its Food Waste by 50 Percent
Mental Floss

Pantone Announces Official Prince Color: Purple ‘Love Symbol #2’

Musicians’ Union Backs Legislation to Return Scoring Jobs to L.A.

Canada’s homegrown TV content needs to come home
The Globe and Mail

Why America’s Universities And Business Schools Are The Best Place To Launch A Start-Up

Why This Kids Book Is the Next Big Thing in Entrepreneurship

Take the Confederate Statues Down
The Atlantic

What the Koch Brothers’ Seeming Financial Gain From ‘Wonder Woman’ Says About Entertainment Discourse

How to Stay in the Moment: Take a Picture

Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94
The New York Times

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2017
Innovation Excellence

Is technology outpacing human development? We need to talk
Alberto Elias | Medium

Steve Vassallo: From Designer to Venture Investor

Three Imagination Games
Creative Jeffrey

Humanity needs science to survive and thrive
Starts With A Bang! – Medium

Designing for Real Feelings in a Virtual Reality

A bot just defeated one of the world’s best video gamers
CNN Money

SoundCloud Saved By The Bell Of A Big Chunk Of Financing
The Record : NPR

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard
Parents Magazine

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

This Andy Warhol-Inspired Toy Line Funds Help For Other Artists
Fast Company

Interior Design Students Are Using Their Skills To Brighten Spaces That Are Usually Ignored
Fast Company

New film academy president John Bailey is not as boring as you might think
LA Times

Chicago’s Reverb to launch vinyl-record selling platform
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Movie Theater Stocks: Due for a Turnaround or Dead in the Water?
The Motley Fool |

University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Selects Finalists for 2017 Awards of Excellence
University Economic Development Association

Building Strong Clusters for Strong Urban Economies: Insights for City Leaders from Four Case Studies in the U.S.
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

What’s keeping Texas from rivaling Silicon Valley
Heartland Tech | VentureBeat

Building Success: This Is How Immigration, Entrepreneurship And Education Connect

The Messy, Confusing Future of TV? It’s Here
The New York Times

The 4 Myths About Innovative Thinking
beBee Producer

Design Thinking for Doctors and Nurses
The New York Times

Where Will You Play? (Strategically Speaking)
Innovation Excellence

This is when a robot is going to take your job, according to Oxford University
World Economic Forum

Seizing on the Greatest Global Shift in 5,000 Years
Innovation Excellence

Brainstorming will kill your team’s creativity: 3 alternatives to spark fresh ideas
London Entrepreneurship Review

50 Tips to Be a Better Brainstormer
Digital Surgeons

New Tech’s Dance with the Future (and other July stories)

Machine learning hobbyist Janelle Shane talks about her wacky neural nets.

Far-distant days: the past has a dizzying power to ground us
Aeon Ideas

Tech company vows to stamp out ‘rip-off’ online ticket touting in theatre
The Stage, UK

Magazines: How print is surviving the digital age
BBC News

America 2.0: Why It’s Time for a Technology Upgrade

Innovate Raleigh, Greater Raleigh Chamber partner in effort to boost startups
Editor’s Blog at WRAL TechWire

Time to bust a few myths about innovation in the internet of things era

“Alexa, Understand Me”
MIT Technology Review

Pilotless Planes Are Coming. Would You Fly in One?

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