Articles of Interest | August 29, 2017

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The NCN Articles of Interest have arrived early this week as we take an end-of-the-summer break. This service will resume its normal schedule next week.


“Whenever you leave behind failure you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb.” – Louis C.K.

“If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“To see things in the seed, that is genius.” – Lao Tzu



Bending the Rules of Geometry Video –

Cathy O’Neil: The era of blind faith in big data must end TED Talk |



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

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, Innova`ion & 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   

NEW Design Week Mexico announces programme and first participants for 2017
October 4 – 8 

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 

NEW Chicago Ideas Week
Chicago Ideas Week
October 16 – 22  

Fast Company Innovation Festival
Fast Company
October 23 – 27 

Music Cities Convention
Sound Diplomacy
October 26 | Nashville, Tennessee 

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  

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


Pictures Reveal Hurricane Harvey’s Catastrophic Destruction
National Geographic

Hurricane Harvey: How to help victims of the Texas storm
Houston Chronicle

Why Hurricane Harvey May Be Deadlier Than Other Storms
National Geographic

Lessons In Design Research From An Unlikely Source: Poetry
Co.Design | Fast Company

From Tweak, to Twist, to Breakthrough Idea – The Little Creative Secret That Moves the World
The Creativity Post

Are we going from “Artificial Intelligence” to “Augmented Intelligence?”

Exploring frameworks and methods you need as an Innovator
Innovation Excellence

Building a Small Business with Your Creativity? 24 Places to Sell Art Online
Small Business Trends

STEM Programs Get Well-Deserved Boost
American Council on Science and Health

“Have Fun With Failure”: Advice from the Author of The Happiness Project

Startup Canada announces 2017 Ontario Regional Award winners
IT World Canada Blog

The Brilliant Business Of Art: How CAP UCLA’s Kristy Edmunds Corrals The Power Of Creativity

How co-working space and incubators differ

CBS to Buy Australian Network as Test Ground for Streaming
Digital – AdAge

The Guardian Sets Up a Nonprofit to Support Its Journalism
The New York Times

Rachel Carson on the Loneliness of Creative Work and Her Advice on Writing
Brain Pickings

“I got it!”
Seth’s Blog

5 IoT trends that will define 2018
Network World

How Machine Learning Enhances The Value Of Industrial Internet of Things

Reflections on life in the sharing economy | Episode 5
Innovation Excellence

The Strange Story of Seattle’s Suddenly Controversial Lenin Statue

Meet 12 Badass Scientists…Who Also Happen to be Women
TED Fellows | Medium

Have Designers Lost Control Of Design?
Co.Design | Fast Company

Making Your Best Ideas Better
The Architecture of Inspired Lives | Psychology Today

How Innovation Will Affect Aging and the Elderly
Innovation Excellence

Identifying the question

The Top 7 Cities Competing With Silicon Valley for Tech Entrepreneurs

8 Ways The Maker Movement Turns Ideas Into Businesses
Startup Professionals Musings

Game-Changing Diversity Lessons from Women in Tech

These four key areas of Trump’s tech policy are top of mind for Silicon Valley CEOs

US must not get lapped in innovation race with China
The Hill

Corporate Values And Mission Statements Are Stifling Innovation

Insight into brain’s complexity revealed thanks to new applications of mathematics
Medical Xpress

Any Ideas? Then It’s Time to Get Creative
Small Business Trends

Jeff Shriner: The creative process of mathematics
Boulder Daily Camera

6 Soft Skills Technical Employees Need To Thrive

Jaguar’s design director on creativity and turning a childhood passion into a lifelong career
London Evening Standard

Your Brain’s Connections Exist in Eight Dimensions
Popular Mechanics

Right brain/left brain, right?
Harvard Health Blog

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Radiologist captures imagination in medical art
The Times-Tribune

Column | A Lost Art: Funding Creativity
Kingman Daily Miner | Kingman, AZ

Talk aims to boost art-driven economy
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The Glass Universe: How Harvard’s Unsung Women Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos Decades Before Women Could Vote
Brain Pickings

The toxic antidote to goodwill
Seth’s Blog

Podcast #21 Jeff de Graff – Why you need conflict to succeed at innovation
Idea to Value

Why Your Arts Degree Wasn’t a Waste of Time

The Paradox of Originality in Art
ART + marketing

Permission to suck
The Writing Cooperative

Why Pro-Net Neutrality is not Anti-Free Market
Hacker Noon

Disney, I’ll Take Your Princess and Raise You an Engineer

From Design Thinking to Creative Confidence

To those new to design

The Brave New Technologies Trying To Bring Internet Everywhere

What It Takes to Train The Next Generation of Innovators

4 myths are blocking real, needed VR standards
VentureBeat | AR/VR

The Untold Story Behind the Quest to Train 100,000 STEM Teachers

Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage
News | DW

A Digital Platform Advocating the Importance of Creative Research

To be creative learn these seven stages of creativity

AI That Understands Design Can Now Critique Your Logo For Free

How 3D printing Startups are Helping 2D Giants Innovate
The Next Web

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

How The Closing Of Local Papers Is Leading To ‘News Deserts’

How to Make Impact Investments in the Arts

4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture
Innovation Excellence

Bill Nye Files $37 Million Suit Against Disney Over Royalties
The New York Times

Amazon Has Developed an AI Fashion Designer
MIT Technology Review

Constraints and Creativity
Hacker Noon | Medium

Netflix’s Most Underrated Power? Anticipation

Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries
Books | The Guardian

MoviePass Drops Its Price, Pleasing Customers but Angering AMC
The New York Times

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