Articles of Interest | September 22, 2017

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“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” – Charles Eames

“I’m always swimming forward like a shark. You just keep going and you don’t rest. I love waking up knowing that I have a problem to solve.” – Nile Rodgers

“We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.” – Charles F. Kettering

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells

“Care and diligence bring luck.” – Thomas Fuller

“People who lose their relevance get stuck in the past because they’re no longer in the present moment.” – Marc Benioff

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett


Ancient Text Reveals New Clues to the Origin of Zero National Geographic

How can milk make so many different products?
Morgridge Institute for Research

Video shows what happens when a robot conducts an Italian orchestra
The Washington Post

Helen Czerski: The fascinating physics of everyday life
TED Talk |

58K Creates
Arts and Science Council of Charlotte Mecklenberg | YouTube

Creativity brings city leaders from 8 countries to Paducah


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

Rising Stars Symposium & Workshops
Alberta Council of Technologies
September 26

NEW Washington Ideas 2017
The Atlantic & The Aspen Institute
September 26 – 28 

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

NEW The Big Idea Awards
Chicago Tribune
Deadline: October 4

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

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

NEW Future Engineers Launches Two for the Crew Challenge, a National 3D Design Challenge for K-12 Students to Combine Two Objects into One for International Space Station
Deadline: December 19

NEW 2018 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
Deadline: February 1

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Without science, we risk making decisions in the dark
World Economic Forum | Medium

Stop pointing out there’s a female engineer in the room
Helpful | Medium

Human 2.0: Augmented Humanity
Science and Entertainment Exchange

What Urban Anchors Like Amazon and Google Owe Their Cities

Finding (and Making) Sweet Spots in your Creative Process
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

Behold Wisconsin’s Cabinet of Curiosity Corn Maze
Atlas Obscura

5 ways female entrepreneurs can thrive in a man’s startup world

SXSW Art Program

New Mexico State University to Open New Innovation Lab
US News and World Report, AP

Gene Keselman named MIT Innovation Initiative executive director
MIT News

Editorial: The ‘tech boom’ is not just for start-ups

Science Majors, Go Get a Humanities Minor
The Spectrum

America’s current patent system inhibits innovation. Here’s how to fix it

Canada is a world leader in biotech
Innovators magazine

Innovate or die
Business Mirror

Art + Neuroscience = The CAVE at Holter Art Museum
Great Falls Tribune

OPINION: Why OU’s science culture is surprisingly progressive
The New Political

Investors Venture Boldly Into Neuroscience

Experimental brain technology can rewind Alzheimer’s disease
National Post

Indoor farming in the spotlight
Innovators magazine

Dealing with the Reality That Not Everyone Can Succeed
The Creativity Post

Future visions: The talks of TEDGlobalNYC
TED Blog

Nike Is Using Computational Design To Reinvent The T-Shirt

In pictures: Women in innovation
BBC News

Disney’s Latest Innovation Is, Quite Literally, Bringing Characters to Life
The Motley Fool

Can Holograms Shape the Future of Car Design?
Ford Motor Company – Medium

Rise of the Social Business Architect
Innovation Excellence

The Innovation Imperative
Gregg Fraley Blogg

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter
Fast Company

Following Destructive Earthquake, Mexico City Art World Assesses Damage

What Comes After Silicon?

2017 music sales are up 17 percent; streaming is up 48 percent

Liquid Cats, Didgeridoo Research and More From the 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes
Smart News | Smithsonian

Crystal Bridges founder Alice Walton’s new venture to expand art’s reach
Arkansas Online

Move Over, Wonder Woman — This Afro-Puerto Rican Superhero Is The Ultimate Feminist Icon

Autumnal Equinox: Gorgeous Pictures to Celebrate the Arrival of Fall
National Geographic

What can innovators learn from children’s books?
MedCity News

Learning innovation in the digital age
McKinsey & Company

MIT and Tsinghua University sign urban innovation agreement
MIT News

Gender and the Twenty-First Century Global Workforce
Council on Foreign Relations

Creativity brings city leaders from 8 countries to Paducah

Can This One Short Book About Creativity Help You Be Happier at Work, and in Life?

Ottawa must improve research funding – or risk losing the innovation race
The Globe and Mail

Canadians benefit from new jobs, skills and business opportunities through innovation
Markets Insider

Nora Volkow to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
EurekAlert! Science News

New math developments lead to more improved brain cancer treatment

Art courses could help medical students become better clinical observers
EurekAlert! Science News

Capital for Creativity
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Antibiotics, Agriculture & Superbugs: Q&A with ‘Big Chicken’ Author Maryn McKenna
Live Science

Astronomers Discover Pitch-Black Exoplanet
Scientific American

Is Apple About to Accidentally Kill Government as Platform?
Code for America | Medium

Mastering Global Innovation through Multicultural Collaboration
Innovation Management

5 Crowdfunded Side Projects That Became Million-dollar Companies

Anthony Bourdain On How And Why To Say “No” When You Finally Reach Success
Fast Company

In search of competition
Seth’s Blog

Why The Fashion World Needs A Redesign

PurpleList Podcast Episode 4: The Power Of Biology In Developing Human Technology

Questioning the Core Assumptions of Personalized Learning With Math Blogger Dan Meyer
EdSurge News

The City Of The Future Is In Beta Testing At Cornell’s New Tech Hub
Co.Design | Fast Company

Graphic Design Is About to Be Upended By AI

Artificial Intelligence And Big Data: Good For Innovation?

What Would Be the Best Universal Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)

The Science of Success for Product Managers and Innovators [podcast]
Innovation Excellence

Scientists Help The World’s Top Runners Attempt To Break The Two-Hour Marathon Barrier
GOOD Sports

Languages don’t all have the same number of terms for colors – scientists have a new theory why
The Conversation

For the first time, an American artist captures the Nasher Prize for Sculpture
Visual Arts | Dallas News

A Green Light Is Given, It’s True, for a Grown-Up Cindy Lou Who
The New York Times

MoviePass Works. Why Is Hollywood So ‘Meh’?

In New Zealand, a Translated ‘Moana’ Bolsters an Indigenous Language
The New York Times

Futurists rarely imagine a tomorrow without capitalism.

Michael Healy on World Copyright Issues to Publishers Need to Watch
Publishing Perspectives

This Is Your Brain on Art
The Washington Post

Medical Students Benefit From Studying Visual Art
Pacific Standard

ABBA Is Going on Tour—As Holograms
Mental Floss

Researchers Unite in Quest for “Standard Model” of the Brain
Scientific American

Who Won Big At The Emmys? D.C. Public Schools
GOOD Education

Lego’s Innovation Lessons
Innovation Excellence

The Art-Research Nexus: An Interview with Dr. Patricia Leavy
The Creativity Post

The Power of Visualization in Math

Is It Cool, or Uncool, To Be a Nerd?

Women in Science inspire #Steminism
TCU 360

Michigan Science Center exhibition to highlight Golden Age of Innovation
Model D

5G Technology: Why the U.S. Isn’t Ready

The Intrepid Teachers Bringing Internet Access To Women In Rural India
Innovation | Smithsonian

The Biggest Barrier To Women’s Advancement At Work? It’s Not Just The Wage Gap

Case study: How 3M is accelerating women in leadership
Human Resources Online

Even Educators Believe Common Myths About Learning, Study Shows

New $40 million science building at Kent State allows ‘science on display’
Akron Beacon Journal

Candidates, you are creative. Now show us.
Editorial | Charlotte Observer

‘Put your imagination lenses on’: Major artist conference in Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island – CBC News

Alabama rocket builder named to ‘Awesome Women of 2017’

TIFF 2017: Movie magic from math and science
The Conversation

A neurosurgeon and an engineer walk into a lab …
Penn State University

GE celebrates STEM stars at Grand Central

The Fantasy of Trump’s Skills-Based Immigration Proposal
The New Yorker

Three Imagination Games
Creative Jeffrey

The Top Reasons We Fail to Achieve Our Creative Goals (And How to Stop It Happening to You)
Idea to Value

Podcast #022 Paul Sloane – Why Leaders need to be courageous to innovate
Idea to Value

Apple’s Speciality Isn’t Hardware Or Software
The Startup | Medium

Bootstrapping Innovation: 6 Tactics That Work

Corporate innovators: How to get your slow organization moving faster

5 Reasons Volunteers Are The Best Innovators

One Of These Four Ideas Is Going To Win $100 Million From The MacArthur Foundation
Fast Company

IBM: The Next Generation Wants A Solution, Not A Product – International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)
Seeking Alpha

How Some Neuromyths Just Don’t Go Away
Big Think

Why Weird Experiences Boost Creativity

China is moving into more hardcore tech innovation with artificial intelligence

MIT’s The Engine drives tech startups to market

The One Skill that Innovators Forget
Innovation Management

How a digital factory can transform company culture
McKinsey & Company

The End of Talent Management
Innovation Excellence

What is an Innovation Business Developer?
Innovation Excellence

Thinking ‘Bigger Than Me’ in the Liberal Arts
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The future of news is humans talking to machines
Nieman Journalism Lab

Playing video games? No, I’m doing philosophy
The Irish Times

For many Midwestern cities with shrinking populations, immigration is a lifeline
Chicago Tribune

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes
The New York Times

Suggestions for Teens (and Others) Who Procrastinate
The Creativity Post

Human super intelligence: still science fiction or close to reality?
Frontiers Blog

How a Passion for Art Turned Into a $25 Million Business

Are All the Best Ideas Used Up?
Innovation Excellence

Are You Building an All-Star Innovation Team?
Innovation Excellence

Thousands Submitted Ideas to Our ‘Chasing Genius’ Challenge. These 4 Won
National Geographic

Inventions That Transformed The Global Economy
Wisconsin Public Radio

AI spots Alzheimer’s brain changes years before symptoms emerge
New Scientist

Is Netflix Hurting Stand-Up?

Peter Herrndorf to step down as head of National Arts Centre
The Globe and Mail

Silicon Valley’s Growing Failure to Create Places for People
Pacific Standard

Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for language
New Scientist

Exascale computers will be fast enough to predict the future.

In technology, everything is always five to 10 years away.

The Art of Space Art
The Paris Review

Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the World

The most wonderful words in science: ‘We have no idea… yet!’
Aeon Ideas

Ellen Pao: Has Anything Really Changed for Women in Tech?
The New York Times

Inside Facebook’s plan to turn the world into the MoMA

Right Brain and Left Brain Share Duties On “As Needed” Basis
The Athlete’s Way | Psychology Today

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains
The New York Times

‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Politics and ‘S.N.L.’ Dominate the Emmys
The New York Times

Emmys 2017 Winners List
The New York Times

Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code
Fast Company

Women dominate Emmys

Design thinking, explained
MIT Sloan Management Review

Millennials Yesterday and Today

Pittsburgh needs more startup capital to become ‘playground of innovation’

How Lego Can Rebuild Its Business

New Facebook research facility to open in Montréal
Markets Insider

Consulting with Canadian Stakeholders on Copyright and Other Cultural Elements of NAFTA
Markets Insider

Design Exchange and UNDP partner to enlighten the world on the power of design thinking
United Nations Development Programme

Madison Lays Out City Hall Spending in Interactive Map
Next City

Why Cosmetic Surgeons Are Singing Away Their Stress
Fast Forward | OZY

The History of the Music Industry’s First-Ever Digital Single For Sale, 20 Years After Its Release

Mark Sagar Made a Baby in His Lab. Now It Plays the Piano

An MIT Media Lab startup Learning Beautiful is creating Montessori-inspired toys to teach children how to code

Why is parody considered fair use but satire isn’t? Ask the Alliance
Copyright Alliance

Second City coworking: Training center opens space for outsiders to plug in
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

Netflix’s Sarandos Aims to Build the Next Great Hollywood Studio
Digital –

Madison startups drawing energy from the sun and from feet earn spots at WERCBench Labs
Wisconsin State Journal

Why do leaves change color in the fall?

Nordstrom Launches A Store Without Merchandise

Predatory publishers ensnare even Ivy League scientists

Good News, Designers: The Robots Are Not Taking Your Jobs
Co.Design | Fast Company

The End of Moore’s Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

Poke the Box and Innovation Comes Out
Innovation Excellence

3 Innovation Lessons from Louis C.K.
Innovation Excellence

Creating a Culture of Innovation in Business
Innovation Excellence

New Survey Reveals Millennials’ Complex Opinions On Education
GOOD Education

How Can Understanding What We Value as Educators Shape What We Assess in Our Classrooms?
Agency by Design

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