Articles of Interest | September 8, 2017

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“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.” – Malcolm Gladwell

“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.” – E. B. White

“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams

“Let us learn to dream, gentlemen, and then perhaps we shall learn the truth . . . but let us beware of publishing our dreams before they have been put to the proof by the waking understanding.” – August Kekulé

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

“I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 15 Quotes on Creativity from the World’s Most Inspirational Leaders.


When will a human trip to Mars be possible?
Blue Sky Science | Morgridge Institute for Research

Halcyon Fast Forward with Marla Beck

This musician played the saxophone while doctors removed a tumour from his brain

Real-Life Scientist & Big Bang Theory Star Mayim Bialik Teams Up with YouTube Kids to Promote Science

Hear the Guy Behind Google’s AI Music and Art Project Explain How Deep Learning Is Reshaping Sounds and Images
MIT Technology Review

31 Genius Facts About Jim Henson
Mental Floss

There’s Hope for the Planet: The ‘Greatest Era of Exploration Is Just Beginning’
Singularity Hub


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

NEW UBC exhibition showcases pathologist who merged neuroscience and visual splendour
The Globe and Mail
Through December 3

Speakers announced for RISE conference
Textile Evolution
September 12 – 14

NEW Argonne Teams to Compete in ‘Shark Tank’ for Scientists
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
September 14

NEW Creative Business Cup USA Finals
Creative Startups
September 15

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 N
ovember 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


Watch Daredevils Fly Into a Hurricane for Science
National Geographic

Fatal attraction: Why Copying Each Other Won’t Improve Education?
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question
Fast Company

IBM is installing a Watson AI lab at MIT

District Launches Annual Creativity Initiatives
The Hoya, Georgetown University

What makes a creative city?
Art and design | The Guardian

The Seven Secrets of a Beautiful Mind
USC Viterbi | School of Engineering

Ex-DuPont scientists’ nonprofit CRO to open shop at Delaware science incubator F
ierce Biotech

Famous architect gives lecture on innovation
The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin

Q&A: What makes math hard?
Ottawa Citizen

Ai Weiwei: ‘Nationality And Borders Are Barriers To Our Intelligence And Imagination’

How science found a way to help coma patients communicate
News | The Guardian

Will AI Enable the Third Stage of Life on Earth?
Scientific American Blog Network

China’s digital economy: A leading global force
McKinsey & Company

How can creative industries benefit from blockchain?
McKinsey & Company

Research: The readability of scientific texts is decreasing over time

Global Catalysts: The World’s Most Innovative Cities – Past, Present and Future
Innovation Management

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates’ favorite style of education
Tech Insider

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

How can cities make space for culture?
World Cities Culture Forum

Zika: A Potential Treatment for Brain Cancer?
D-Brief, Discover Magazine

The Future of Design, Part II

How We Bridge the Real and the Ideal: Frederick Douglass on Art as a Tool of Constructive Self-Criticism and a Force of Cultural Progress
Brain Pickings

Innovation As Problem-solving
The Creativity Post

TEDWomen update: One year on, an extraordinary story of understanding and forgiveness
TED Blog

Creativity and Innovation Are Not Unattainable, They’re Learnable. Here’s How

18 Major Reasons Why Businesses Fail [infographic]
Innovation Excellence

How Big is Your Comfort Zone?
Innovation Excellence

For Greater Creativity, Go for Baroque
Pacific Standard

The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records

Nuclear War, Climate Change, And Trump Named As World’s Biggest Threats By Nobel Laureates

The end of a world of nation-states may be upon us
Aeon Essays

Microsoft vows to protect its Dreamers in court
CNN Money

THE SCOOP | Ontario Government Injects $50M In Extra Funding For Ontario Arts Council
Musical Toronto

Lego Looks Wobbly After Building Itself High
Business News | US News

What If Your Future Car Was Hooked Up to Your Brain?
Big Think

The Fake-News Fallacy
The New Yorker

Trained Musicians Make Better Decisions
Pacific Standard

Unplug, Get Bored, Create
Brainstorm | Psychology Today

What’s Your Innovation Definition?
Innovation Excellence

Detroit Hires America’s First Official ‘Chief Storyteller’

How Are You Creative?
The Creativity Post

Remembering Dr. James Catterall
Education Commission of the States

Conservatives in Tech Say They’re More Isolated Than Ever
Digital – AdAge

Everything You Know About Genius May Be Wrong

What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization?: Lists by Brian Eno, Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly & Other Forward-Thinking Minds
Open Culture

Want to Help Shape the Future?

Science Says Travel Makes You Smarter

Guest Column: New push in education is picking up STEAM
The Delaware County Daily Times

Make Way for the Creative Class
Study Breaks

Most teachers believe that kids have different ‘learning styles.’ Here’s why they are wrong.
The Washington Post

What makes a creative city?
Art and design | The Guardian

Was the big paper about the successful editing of human embryo genes wrong?
The Washington Post

The Internet Is Killing Creativity – And Analog Is About to Make a Comeback

Forget about work and keep a dream diary: how to think creatively
Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian

Hearables: The game to own your ears is on
Android Authority

When You Need Ideas…
Creative Jeffrey

Cancer’s Invasion Equation
The New Yorker

Historical art or racist propaganda? How should Hollywood handle problematic classics like ‘Gone With the Wind’?
LA Times

Categorizing the Pathways of Urban Change in America

Everybody is a marketer
Seth’s Blog

Nike’s New Shoes Come With Stencils So Wearers Can Customize Them However They Want P

Growing Nebraska through workforce innovation
Fremont Tribune

You Lack Allocation and Purpose, Not Time to Innovate
Innovation Excellence

How Technology Drives The Next Economy
Innovation Excellence

This Texas Museum Was Devastated by Ike. Here’s How It Prepared For Harvey
Smart News | Smithsonian

As Harvey Dissipates, Texas Architectural Community Takes Stock of Storm’s Impact on Cultural Projects
Architectural Record

Why A.I.s Can Compose Music But Not a Comedy Routine

Imagination is a powerful tool: why is philosophy afraid of it?
Aeon Ideas

Technology will not save the world — we will
Financial Times

Feeling Threatened by Creativity? Here’s the Antidote
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

This chart spells out in black and white just how many jobs will be lost to robots

Why are humans so curious?
Public Radio International

Compulsory Education is an oxymoron (back-to-school rant)
Seth’s Blog

We Have Always Done It This Way…
Creative Jeffrey

Building a whale is really an exercise in total teamwork
UToday | University of Calgary

How a polymath transformed our understanding of information
Aeon Essays

‘We Can’t Lose Them’: Supporting Houston’s Tech Ecosystem Post-Harvey

Houston’s Jazz Envoys Describe A Vibrant Scene Deluged, And Worry For Its Future

Scanning The Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs At Risk
All Tech Considered | NPR

What makes popular science books so popular?
Times Literary Supplement

Do I Dare to Read a Poem?
Real Men Don’t Write Blogs | Psychology Today

You Lack Allocation and Purpose, Not Time to Innovate
Innovation Excellence

The Four Modes of Thinking and How They Impact Performance
Innovation Excellence

Overcoming Innovation’s Roadblocks: Overlooked Assets
Innovation Excellence

4 Myths About Innovation You Need To Avoid
Innovation Excellence

Rise of the Innovation Lab: GE FirstBuild Success [podcast]
Innovation Excellence

First “Alliance for the Development of Artificial Intelligence and Block Chain Technologies” will be Established in China for the Development of Integration of the two Technologies
Business News – AsiaOne

DARPA Is Spending $65 Million to Meld Mind and Machine
Discover Magazine

Tech’s ‘give back’ moment

Top 10 Podcasts for Corporate Innovators and Intrapreneurs
Collective Campus

Infographic: How the World’s Smartest Cities are Being Built
Visual Capitalist

To Measure Success in America’s Schools, Count the Flamingos
Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice

Q&A: Erika Marin-Spiotta is working to develop strategies to fight sexual harassment in science
The Capital Times

How to Regulate Artificial Intelligence
The New York Times

An Amazon Drone Has Delivered Its First Products to a Paying Customer
Intelligent Machines | MIT Technology Review

How Creativity Can Help You Be Healthier
Brit + Co

The Philadelphia Science Center Creates Success By Fusing Innovation, Art And Community

IBM is Modeling New AI After the Human Brain

Reimagining Neuroscience’s Finest Works of Art
The Scientist Magazine®

Big data will be focus of new UW research institute
The Capital Times

Google Is Imagining the Next Level of Artificial Intelligence
The Motley Fool

New technology could revolutionise smartphone use

Is Disruption Good for the Economy?
Big Think

Quest prof wins prestigious national math award S
quamish Chief

Canada as a patent outlier
Canadian Lawyer Mag

7 Keys to Creativity: Unlock Your Genius
Black Enterprise

Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters
The Lists | GEN

For Florida’s billion-dollar bet on biotech, another disappointing return
Palm Beach Post

Older women are the new face of entrepreneurship

Say hello to the magnetic, Silly Putty-style slime of the future

These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

Yamaha’s smart pianos work with Alexa and teach you how to play

Multiple Intelligence Make Creative Kids

Most Companies Talk Creativity; Few Walk It. Art Can Help

KPIs and Employee Incentives to Encourage Corporate Innovation
Collective Campus

How Schools Can Stop Killing Creativity
The Walrus

AI is going to replace retail workers sooner than you think
The Next Web

The value of bad ideas, according to a scientist

Doodling Isn’t Just Something You Do When You’re Bored–Science Says It Helps You Brainstorm

Alphabet, which used to be Google, has created XXVI — a new holding company for all the ‘other bets’
Business Insider

The SPARC Knowledge Engine: 6000+ Insights About Research, the Arts, and the Future of Higher Education
a2ru Research Newsletter: 2nd Edition

Erase Your Brain

This guitar player helps other musicians hunting for gear on Reverb
Inside Job: Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

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