Articles of Interest – August 25, 2017

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“Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.” – David Hockney

“The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.” – Victor Hugo

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” – Henry Ford

“Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.” – Luigi Pirandello

“Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain

“If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.” – Felix Bloch


Tim Allen | Inclusive design uses diversity to guide innovation

Manoush Zomorodi: How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas
TED Talk |

How a recording-studio mishap shaped ’80s music
Vox, YouTube

Leo Burnett and ComEd help girls get fast and curious

Three construction innovations that will change the way we build

Innovation in Storytelling ft. Trisha Hershberger
SDCC 2017 – YouTube


NEW Innovation Week to showcase Birmingham’s dynamic innovation ecosystem
Made in Alabama
Through August 25

NEW Science information found in comic books
The Washington Post
Through September 15

NEW Art therapy for veterans with TBI, PTSD
The Washington Post
August 27

Speakers announced for RISE conference
Textile Evolution
September 12 – 14

European Congress on Cultural Management and Policy
September 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

NEW Sneak peek: First look at the TEDWomen 2017 lineup
TED Blog
November 1 – 3

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 The Science of Science Communication III: Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity
Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences
November 16 – 17

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Ancient Tablet May Show Earliest Use of This Advanced Math
National Geographic

The Single Most Important Thing to Innovate Is Yourself
Innovation Excellence

I’ve Interviewed Over 300 Entrepreneurs–Here’s Their Most Counterintuitive Advice
Fast Company

Amazon’s new algorithm designs clothing by analyzing a bunch of pictures
The Verge

Engineering disruptive innovation

On a mission to get more women into engineering programs
Florida Trend

NSF issues first Convergence awards, addressing societal challenges through scientific collaboration
NSF – National Science Foundation

People vs technology: where should innovation come from?
Information Age

Innovation Strategies For Small Businesses

A Journalist Glimpses the Tools of an Artist’s Creativity
The New York Times

Arts education provides benefits beyond school years: UCDSB series

Why Venture Capital Is Such A Boy’s Club, According To 21 Female Entrepreneurs

Silent Augmented Reality
Hacker Noon

The Whole Damn Point of Learning
Words of Tomorrow – Medium

Sorry, But Silicon Valley Isn’t Special Anymore
Bloomberg | Medium

We’re experiencing the Harry Potterification of technology

Could Twitter be a lifesaver?
Innovators magazine

It’s up to Congress to fix Trump’s science mess
The Hill

Washington, Not Silicon Valley, Leads the Way in Cybersecurity

We’re living in the Golden Age of Indian entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

Report: NYC’s life science facilities at full occupancy
Real Estate Weekly

Marriott Is Launching a Startups Program to Improve Travel Experiences

Intel studies how to make people accept self-driving cars

B.C. fast becoming neuroscience centre of excellence for Canada
Saskatoon Star Phoenix

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry
Fast Company

Why all parents should care about arts education
The Washington Post

DIA, DSO, MOT look at ways to boost arts education in Detroit schools
Crain’s Detroit Business

Does Reading Lead to Success?

Google (GOOG) taught artificial intelligence a whole new way to steal pictures online

Upcoming Innovation Conferences You Should Attend
Innovation Excellence

Overcoming Innovation’s Roadblocks: Poor Prioritization
Innovation Excellence

How Facebook, Apple, and Google Will Hasten the Next Era of TV

In its bid to be everything, Netflix is still missing one thing: An identity
The Washington Post

Twitter Has Great Ideas For Movies—Will Hollywood Listen?

Arkansas gets first art school thanks to $120m gift from Walmart family foundation
The Art Newspaper

Removing Public Artworks: Process and Policies are Key
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

You Probably Think This Art Is About You
The American Interest

Why It’s So Hard to Define What Online Hate Speech Is

Harvard Thinks It’s Found the Next Einstein — and She’s 23
Second Nexus

How Ford Is Reframing The Future Of Mobility

Steve Jobs Took This (Surprising) Class in College, and It Helped Inspire One of Apple’s Most Creative Features

#Hashtag10: A Look Back at the 10 Tags That Shaped Advertising

The hashtag is ten years old
The Next Web

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean
The Salt : NPR

This Grocery Store Cleared Its Shelves Of Foreign Foods To Make A Statement About Racism
Fast Company

Design Exchange and Disney challenge OCAD University students to create a future home for Mickey Mouse
Business Insider

How Augmented Reality is Revolutionizing Museums, Schools and Jobs | Medium

Will Chinese Venture Capitalists Overtake The Americans?

9 Business Schools Where Entrepreneurs Raise The Most Venture Capital

Halcyon Appoints First Director of International Policy and Programs
Markets Insider

Editorial: Innovation, past and present
St. Paul Pioneer Press |

Parkinson’s can unlock a patient’s hidden artistry
Lakewood Sentinel

EUREKA! replaces the Mexico-US barrier for a street with a vibrant free trade market
Design Boom

International students in Canada invent visa ‘bot’
The Pie News

Let’s Fact-Check The Lion King
Applaudience – Medium

If Your Employees Can’t — or Won’t — Innovate, It’s Time to Let Them Go

Inside GE’s Transformation
Harvard Business Review

How Amazon’s Nonstop Growth Is Creating A Brand-New Seattle
Fast Company

Trump Still Refuses to Stop Using Rolling Stones Songs
Media –

10 Questions With A Black Hole Researcher
Science Friday

Inside the Minds of Champions
The Creativity Post

What An Amazon And Whole Foods Future Might Look Like

How To Convince Leaders To Avoid Business Plans When Validating New Ideas

‘Innovation is like a Ferrari – cool and fast, but it can write you off’
Telegraph, UK

Dharavi Diary: What happens when girls in one of the world’s largest slums start coding and building apps
Quartz India

How Does a Leader Encourage Creative Thinking Within an Organization?

When musicians want their songs in TV shows, movies and streaming sites, they go here
LA Times

Premium VOD Paralysis Reflects Poorly on Studios, Exhibitors

Netflix Is Using ‘The Defenders’ to Understand Its Audience

In an Arkansas Town, Music Is Key to a Comeback
The New York Times

This Is The Only Type Of Brain Training That Works, According To Science
Fast Company

Understanding the role of cultural networks within a creative ecosystem: a Canadian case-study
ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy

2017 Women in Architecture Awards Honor Pioneering Professionals
Architectural Record

Who owns the internet?
The New Yorker

The Heartwarming Reason A Teacher Asked Her Wedding Guests Not To Buy Her Presents
GOOD Education

How Virtual Reality Is Helping Senior Citizens Live Out Their Travel Dreams

This Is How Dancing To Beyoncé Is Turning Underrepresented Girls Into Coders
Fast Company

The 4 Types of Creative Breakthroughs—and How to Find Them

America’s economy needs more than STEM
Ogden Standard-Examiner

How five Aurora schools in an “innovation zone” are making budget decisions to meet their own needs

UW-L video featured in bioluminescence documentary
La Crosse Tribune

Shared Gifting: Shifting Funding Power to Nonprofits
Stanford Social Innovation Review

It’s Not Your Imagination: American Cities Are Getting Less Livable
Co.Design | Fast Company

How to Learn Faster: Pick Up Pen and Paper

UW team’s “virtual dairy farm brain” aims to help farmers make smarter decisions
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | UW-Madison

Watch as brain damaged violinist performs with friend – using just her thoughts 
Telegraph, UK

How art is displayed affects how our brain processes it
MNN – Mother Nature Network

Mini-antennas could power brain-computer interfaces, medical devices
Science | AAAS

Could Virtual Reality Make Travel Planning a Lot Easier?
Fast Forward | OZY

Why France Understood Jerry Lewis as America Never Did
The New York Times

Rejection (and the four paths)
Seth’s Blog

Chinese premier wants innovation to play bigger role in economic transformation

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
The Atlantic

Meet the Expert: Braden Kelley
Change Management Review

How to Make AI Forget

Good Leaders Are Good Learners
Harvard Business Review

The Lost Art of Thinking in Large Organizations
MIT Sloan Management Review

The 5 Pieces of the Innovation Culture Puzzle [Book Intro]
Innovation Excellence

How Product Managers & Innovators Look & Sound Like Leaders [podcast]
Innovation Excellence

Jackson Pollock’s Creation of Abstract Expressionism
Creative Explorations | Psychology Today

The Science of the Daydreaming Paradox for Innovation
Tracking Wonder | Psychology Today

‘The architecture degree will be the law degree of the 21st century’: A conversation with Woodbury’s Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter
LA Times

This new AI-composed pop song sounds like something from a Spotify playlist
Fast Company

TIFF sees less film in its future: Howell
Toronto Star

Cord-Cutting Still Doesn’t Beat the Cable Bundle

Why You Can’t Download All the Streaming Media You Want

Every NFL team is involved in EA’s ‘Madden’ eSports tournament

How These Rural Towns are Getting Kids Into College
Politics and Power | OZY

Nurturing creativity and feminine power
The Paisano | University of Texas at San Antonio Community

Linking Basic Research and Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Computing Pioneer Says Two-Year-Olds Should Learn How To Code

5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs
Innovation Management

Can Medical Devices Speak the Body’s Language?

The History of Silicon Valley: Transistors, Stanford, and Venture Capital
Founder Playbook | Medium

What’s One Way To Spur Innovation? CMU Researchers Say Teach Computers To Understand Analogies
90.5 WESA

Are engineers really becoming less innovative?
Design World

The U.S. is risking an academic brain drain

Economic and Social Impact of AI Takes Center Stage
Washington Spectator

The five new ‘hidden gem’ emerging tech hot spots in the U.S.
The Next Silicon Valley

Who Is Really Making ‘Chihuly Art’?
The New York Times

Pirated NFL, MLB Games Proliferate on Facebook Live

Innovation or Not? – Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change
Innovation Excellence

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Is Doomed for the Worst Reason

The Real Reason Jeff Bezos Grinds Trump’s Gears

A Stoughton entrepreneur has found a way to print metal without a million dollar 3D printer
Wisconsin State Journal

Leonardo da Vinci’s forgotten musical invention has been created for the first time
Classic FM

What Happens to Creativity as We Age?
The New York Times

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next
The Guardian

Cancon television regulations need updating in the age of streaming
The Globe and Mail

Creativity and Aging
Life After 50 | Psychology Today

Swiss still top U.N. innovation ranking but emerging markets climbing

What Google memo? These women are already getting lots of girls into tech

Which of These Emerging Technologies Will Be the Next Big Thing?
Singularity Hub

The Complex Relationship Between Innovation and Segregation

3D-Printed Walking Stick Adds Beauty And Function To Mobility Aids

3D Print Designs Coming to the Food Industry
Wisconsin Ag Connection

President Trump’s Entire Committee On The Arts And The Humanities Just Resigned
Co.Design | Fast Company

Want more women in tech at your company? Make it a priority

All that glitters is not Silicon Valley
The Next Silicon Valley

Trump’s first list of science priorities ignores climate—and departs from his own budget request
Science | AAAS

Guest Commentary: The humanities are a necessity

Rise of nanoscience among UNL community promotes creativity
The Daily Nebraskan

AI Is Edging Into the Art World in Psychedelic Ways
Smart News | Smithsonian

Richard Florida Is Sorry
Jacobin Magazine

The Adult Brain Can Regenerate Neurons in an Unexpected Area, Says New Study
Science Alert

Connecting entrepreneurship & art in Miami

Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths of Entrepreneurship

Tesla is building the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it will work.
Popular Science | Medium

You Probably Won’t Get A Chance To Design Your Baby — That’s A Good Thing

Why Eye Tracking is a Huge Deal for VR/AR
Future Pi | Medium

Rosanne Cash on How Science Saved Her Life, the Source of Every Artist’s Power, and Her Beautiful Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Marie Curie
Brain Pickings

Your next computer will be nearly twice as fast as existing PCs

China Lures Young Taiwanese With Better Jobs and Prospects

The Electric-Bike Conundrum
The New Yorker

Podcast #20 – Brad Barbera: How to learn to love chaos but hate confusion
Idea to Value

10 Pieces of Killer Advice From Famous Creative Geniuses

How to Practice Lateral Thinking

How Gatorade Invented New Products by Revisiting Old Ones
Harvard Business Review

Learn to Code in 3 Months With Harvard’s Online Courses

Google Uses Recipes For Chocolate Chip Cookies To Test Its AI’s Accuracy

The Copyright Fight is Not About Red Carpets – it’s About Hardworking Americans

Hollywood, Apple Said to Mull Rental Plan, Defying Theaters

Why Elon Musk is Wrong about AI
Hacker Noon

What China Reveals About the Future of Innovation

What’s The Best Leadership Advice You Ever Received?
Fast Company

Innovation or Not? – Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change
Innovation Excellence

The Secret Behind Amazon’s Stunning Success
Innovation Excellence

How Will You Win? (Strategically Speaking)
Innovation Excellence

Your One True Measure of Success
Innovation Excellence

Creativity, Change and Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Which is the Innovator? Kroger or Amazon?
Innovation Excellence

80% Of America’s Teachers Are White
GOOD Education

Nostalgia TV makes a comeback. How Hulu and Netflix are breathing new life into old TV shows
LA Times

How Colleges Are Strangling Liberalism
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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