Articles of Interest | October 6, 2017

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“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill

“The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.” – Ray Kroc

“Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life.” – Alvin Toffler

“Men have become the tools of their tools.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The unconscious creates, the ego edits.” – Stanley Kunitz

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity

“Genuine ambiguity is much more useful than false certainty.” – Daniel Pink


Julio Gil: Future tech will give you the benefits of city life anywhere
TED Talk |

What The Supermarket Could Look Like In 2065

Organization hosts ‘Get Real Math’ video premiere

Paola Mendoza | Artists… We Need You


Canada Makes International Design News with Launch of EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology
Through October 8

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

NEW Arizona Bioscience Week puts life science innovation in spotlight
AZ Big Media
October 8 – 14

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 Design Week Mexico 2017
October 11 – 15

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

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

2018 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
Deadline: February 1

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


We’re sending our daughters into a workplace designed for our dads

Can Creativity Be Taught?
Innovation You | Psychology Today

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for 3D Views of Life’s Biological Machinery
The New York Times

6 Game-Changing Forces Driving a New Era of Entrepreneurship and Opportunity
Innovation Excellence

How China Is Catching Up To A U.S. Science & Tech Sector Uncertain Of Its Future

How Google Created The Least Offensive Design Ever
Co.Design | Fast Company

What Steve Jobs Had in Common with da Vinci
Vanity Fair

AI could be driving a new digital divide

In 1,000 Years, This Recording Of Miles Davis Preserved In DNA Will Still Be Perfect
Fast Company

Your Face Might Become Your New Subway Ticket

Remember that Everyone Is an Idiot, and Other Tips for a Creative Life

Tech entrepreneur aims to take digital skills to refugees
Computer Weekly

Commercializing Graphene
AZO Nano

Neuroscience: The mother lode of invention
Nature Research

Stop Trying to Think Outside the Box and Think More Strategically in the Box

Too Many Rust Belt Leaders Have Stockholm Syndrome

How an Actual Elevator Pitch Led This 12-Year-Old Entrepreneur to Appear on Shark Tank and Partner With Richard Branson

Think Twice Before Pulling the Plug on Tech Transfer | Patents & Patent Law

Why Women Entrepreneurs Over 50 Hold The Aces

Dallas Welcomes Newest ‘Women in Tech’ Group
Dallas Innovates

OK Google, Get Out of My Face
MIT Technology Review

Ohio State, Apple team up on unique technology initiative
The Columbus Dispatch

‘One Brave Idea’ Science Innovation Center Opens in Boston
Healthcare Informatics Magazine

Solving the ‘Last Mile’ Problem in Data Science

Expert meeting at UN aspires to create ‘space’ for women in science and technology
UN News Centre

To kickstart creativity, offer money, not plaudits, study finds
Eureka! Alert

How to Harness Data Science for Experimental Creative Writing

Overcoming the gender gap in data science
eGOV | Enterprise Innovation

Scientists Foresee Fixes Even for Complicated Forms of Blindness
NBC News

The Brain’s Meninges Harbour its Lymphatic System
Technology Networks

Top Employers for Women in Technology
US Black Engineer

Want Change In Education? Look Beyond The Usual Suspects (Like Finland)
90.1 FM WABE

Leaders Seek To Inspire Young Geniuses

Techopia Live: Canada Science and Technology Museum joins Ottawa’s innovation ecosystem
Ottawa Business Journal

Creativity could be included in Pisa rankings

4 Reasons I’m Not Just “The Art and Music Guy” When it Comes to Governing Our Schools

Something universal occurs in the brain when it processes stories, regardless of language

Scientists enlist supercomputers, machine learning to automatically identify brain tumors

3D printing brain scans helps doctors with a tricky diagnosis

DeepMind’s New Way to Think About the Brain Could Improve How AI Makes Plans
MIT Technology Review

How Artists Are Using Tech to Shape the Future
Singularity Hub

Absolut Launches a Global Arts Movement for Change

Shonda Rhimes Answers the Proust Questionnaire
Vanity Fair

How Scientists Figured Out Tears, Saliva Can Generate Electricity

3% of science Nobels go to women. And it’s not just a gender problem

Traits That Distinguish True Innovators

Painting on planes: Stunning sketches of airplane cabins
CNN Travel

The “Smart Society” of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction
Harvard Business Review

Connecticut is the first state to officially welcome esports into high schools

The Best Way to Inspire Creativity in Others Isn’t What You Might Think

5 Easy Ways to Spark Creativity When You Feel Stuck

Mckinsey used machine learning to discover the best way to teach science

Could New Jersey’s Production Tax Credit Return With Exit of Gov. Chris Christie?

Robotic Farm Completes 1st Fully Autonomous Harvest
Live Science

Why You Don’t Need a Five-Year Plan

Meet the Women Reshaping Silicon Valley

Art as Experience: 80 Years of Innovative Learning with MoMA
MOMA | Medium

Where is technology taking the economy?
McKinsey & Company

If we can’t gather for a concert without fear for our lives, we are doomed
LA Times

How 3 Senior Physicists Crowdsourced Their Way To A Nobel Prize
Fast Company

Anti-Amazon Alliance Ad Unites Google, Walmart and Target
CMO Strategy – AdAge

The Rise And Rise Of America’s Best-Kept Secret

Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
The New York Times

Algorithm keeps the power on
Innovators magazine

If you can’t see it, how can you make it better?
Seth’s Blog

Me and My Crazy Mind
Innovation Crush

Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968–85), a Survey of Pioneering Women Artists in New Media

The Art of Innovation, or Don’t Be Plain Stupid (Video)
Lets Talk Payments

Meet The Woman Working To Make Podcasting More Diverse
Fast Company

Competitive Advantage — How Innovation Is Shaping The 21st Century Company

Measuring Innovation – what really matters?
Innovation Excellence

Bank Behind Fearless Girl Statue Settles U.S. Gender Pay Dispute

Speed of sound – how Spotify killed the long intro
Music | The Guardian

Journey Prize finalist disqualified after ‘similarities’ found to another author’s work
The Globe and Mail

Your ‘risk intelligence’ decides how much of a daredevil you are
New Scientist

Why Canada’s New Cultural Policy Will Be Terrible for the Arts
The Walrus

Also A stunning fall from grace for Mélanie Joly
The Globe and Mail

Taking Note: How About Those Undergraduate Arts Majors?
National Endowment for the Arts

App designed in Milwaukee to help with brain surgery
Greater Milwaukee Today

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers
The New York Times

An Anchor’s Guide to Inclusive Prosperity

DeepMind Announces An Ethics Group To Focus On Problems Of AI

This Robotic Eel Can Hunt For Water Pollution

How Automation Can Lead to Innovation

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them
World Economic Forum

The Essential Role Of Data And Analytics In Innovation And Start-Up Success

As Machines Take Jobs, Companies Need to Get Creative About Making New Ones
Harvard Business Review

These 5 Telling Virtues Define High Emotional Intelligence

How ableX made rehab (kind of) fun

Why Healthcare Needs Innovation Vs. Politics – Solving The Wrong Problem
Innovation Excellence

Top 20 Innovation Articles of September 2017
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Should Be Spelled With Two V’s
Innovation Excellence

WARF director wants more industry-sponsored research

English Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature

Ancient Statue Damaged by ISIS Resurrected in Damascus
Smart News | Smithsonian

Capitalists need the nation-state more than it needs them
Aeon Essays

What songbirds could teach us about constructive tweeting
Aeon Ideas

Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story
Harvard Business Review

Gravitational Waves Won the Physics Nobel Prize—Here’s Why
National Geographic

Quantum Idea Generation 2.0
Innovation Excellence

G.M. and Ford Lay Out Plans to Expand Electric Models
The New York Times

Also General Motors Announces an All-Electric Future

The Young Physicist Creating Matter From Light
Rising Stars | OZY

Northwestern engineer’s innovative design exhibited as art
Northwestern Now

How companies draw on science fiction
Financial Times

3 ways to strategically incorporate creativity in schools
eSchool News

The Amazing Power of Three
Creative Jeffrey

How Not to Screw Up Your Creative Mojo
The Mission | Medium

Introvert Or Extrovert? Here’s Another Way To Think About Your Personality
Fast Company

Poetry and the Revolution of Being: Jane Hirshfield on How Great Art Transforms Us
Brain Pickings

Healing hearts at the intersection of modern medicine and indigenous culture
TED Blog

This Startup Is Teaching Kids To Code With IoT Technology

A Software Engineer Designed A More Practical Way To Map

Bruce Springsteen, Artful Leadership, and What Rock Star Bosses Do
Harvard Business Review

7 Hacks For Maximizing Your Creativity In The Morning
Jeff Bullas

The triage of truth: do not take expert opinion lying down
Aeon Ideas

How algorithms are transforming artistic creativity
Aeon Essays

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day (Because They Didn’t Have 3D Printers)

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.
The New York Times

These 10 Huge Discoveries Should’ve Been Nobel Prize Winners
National Geographic

What Misconceptions Do People Have About Innovation?
Innovation You | Psychology Today

An Ex-Google Engineer Just Reinvented the Measuring Cup
Mental Floss

When Math Discoveries Led to Banned Numbers
Mental Floss

Poker Is Harder for AI to Master Than Chess. AI has Now Learned to Bluff and Beat Humans.
Big Think

Mayim Bialik: ‘Weird’ girls can be ‘spectacular’

Humanizing Science: Rebecca Kamen Awakens Scientific Discovery ?Through the Arts and Humanities

The Coming Creativity Explosion Belongs to the Machines

Disrupting Business As Usual at Global Innovation Week

MSU international partnerships receive support from 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund
Mississippi State University

Inclusive and responsible innovation coming full circle
The Hill Times

New initiative explores how culture is intertwined with nature
Yale News

What artificial brains can teach us about how our real brains learn
Science | AAAS

American entrepreneurship is flourishing, if you know where to look
The Economist

The Quest to Make Your Shoe a Power Source
MIT Technology Review

Why We Need To Look For Innovation Outside America And Its Elites

Coding Isn’t Part of Our Core Curriculum. But Thanks To, It May Soon Be.
NewCoShift – Medium

Kill Time in Traffic by Diagnosing Cancer
NEO.LIFE – Medium

Why Do Many College Students Ignore Learning Strategies?
Psych Central

We hail individual geniuses, but success in science comes through collaboration | Jeremy Farrar
Opinion | The Guardian

Google Wants You To Read E-Books

Can an AI Own a Copyright?
The Illusion of More

Why the ‘Pivot to Video’ Has Failed

Trump Is Making Canada Great Again

So what is caffeine, anyway?

“You’re doing it wrong”
Seth’s Blog

Facing the inner critic
Seth’s Blog

How To Have An Opinion Worth Hearing
The Creativity Post

AMC Is Bringing Virtual Reality Experiences Into Its Theaters

Adobe’s Principal Designer Made A Notebook Filled With Creative Prompts

Dyson’s Plan to Build Electric Cars Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

5G isn’t just faster, it will open up a whole new world

The Artificially Intelligent Doctor Will Hear You Now
MIT Technology Review

A Goldilocks Approach to Innovation
Strategy + Business

The Ideas Problem
Innovation Excellence

Seven Ways Even Smart Companies Kill Great Ideas
Innovation Excellence

Don’t Look For A Great Idea, Look For A Good Problem
Innovation Excellence

Should innovators trust their intuition more?
Innovation Excellence

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Facebook’s Pros Still Outweigh Its Cons

The Math Whiz and the Psychologists
Shadow Boxing | Psychology Today

Have You Experienced “Eureka” Moments?
Brain Snacks | Psychology Today

Creative Aging
Boomers 3.0 | Psychology Today

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Science Isn’t Dead — And You’re The One Who’s Saving It
GOOD Education

This Teacher Came Up With A Lesson Plan For Combating Hate
GOOD Education

What Makes Arts Organizations Civically Engaged?

The Mona Lisa Presidency
The Atlantic

The real Moneyball effect: Our fetishization of data.

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