Articles of Interest | December 1, 2017

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“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” – Earl Wilson

“It is in silence, denial, evasion and suppression that danger really lies, not in open and free analysis and discussion … everywhere there seems to be a fear of reliance upon that ancient device so gloriously celebrated by John Milton three hundred years ago — the device of unlimited inquiry. Let us put aside resolutely that great fright, tenderly and without malice, daring to be wrong in something important rather than right in some meticulous banality, fearing no evil while the mind is free to search, imagine, and conclude, inviting our countrymen to try other instruments than coercion and suppression in the effort to meet destiny with triumph, genially suspecting that no creed yet calendared in the annals of politics mirrors the doomful possibilities of infinity.” – Charles A. Beard

“Reason, or the ratio of all we have already known, is not the same that it shall be when we know more.” – William Blake

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” – Jonathan Swift

“What was given to us by the past is adapted to the possibilities of the future.” – Carl Jung


How Designer Jessie Kawata Helps NASA Scientists Get Creative About Missions To Mars
Eye on Design | AIGA

OK Go “Obsession”

Behind the scenes video – Obsession
OKGOXDoubleA – YouTube

Walter Isaacson on Leonardo da Vinci: Curiosity “enriches your life”
Face the Nation | CBS News

Bill Nye Responds to Anti-Science Tweets
Popular Science

This Amazing Video Shows Just How Much Software Has Eaten the World
Singularity Hub


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

Event highlights new product innovations by students of all ages
WMU News | Western Michigan University
December 1

NEW The Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) is coming to North-Central Florida
Florida Trend
December 3 – 9

Museums to Host World’s Only US-MX Border-Focused Biennial Exhibition
El Paso Herald-Post
Deadline: December 5

Connecting Venture Capital to the Heartland
Deadline: December 15

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 NASA Langley Student Art Contest
Deadline: December 31

2018 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
Deadline: February 1

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Southeast Region | March 15 – 16
Southwest/Rocky Mountains | April 6 – 7
Northeast Corridor | May 3 – 4
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

NEW CPSI 2018 | Creativity Conference
Creative Problem Solving Institute
June 19 – 24

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Los Angeles’s $120 Billion Bet On Transit Innovation
Fast Company

Seeing the Creative Value in a New Good Idea Isn’t Easy
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

China inches toward AI supremacy as US continues to ignore science
The Next Web

How to Spark “Next-Gen” Creativity
Strategy + Business

Bloomberg 50 | The Most Influential People of 2017

New Index Shows Increase in Entrepreneurship Could Add $7 Trillion to Global Economy
Global Entrepreneurship Network

AmeriCorps After School Lego Club helps grow creativity with students
The Gazette-Virginian

The Soapbox | Why the humanities should be one subject
The Daily Californian

Inspired by a class, undergraduates start a popular science publication
Stanford News

Karlie Kloss on How Coding Empowers Girls
VOICES, Technology & innovation | Business of Fashion

OpEd: Most North Carolinians favor new technology
News Observer

The Creativity Gym Would Be Designed To Expand Our Minds, Not Our Bodies

NASA Langley asks students to imagine the next century
The Daily Press
Deadline: December 31

ACTION for Trade Urges U.S. Trade Representative to Promote American Creativity and Innovation in NAFTA

Yedlin: Manning Award recipients show Alberta in innovation game
Calgary Herald

The Bottom of the Barrel of Science Fraud
Neuroskeptic | Discover

What gives poetry its aesthetic appeal? New research has well-versed answer

American innovation depends on strengthening patents
The Hill

Inside The Surprisingly High-Tech World Of Corn Mazes
Fast Company

Designer molecule points to treatment for diseases caused by DNA repeats
UW-Madison News

The Right Way to Fix Universities
The New York Times

The Economic Case for Decentralizing the U.S. Government

Online Marketplace Improves City Infrastructure Through Art Projects

Scientists Find That Smartphone Addiction Alters Your Brain Chemistry

The 5 Simple Habits of Highly Creative People

The store of the future won’t be Amazon
Retail Dive

What you can learn from my (first) startup failure…
Innovation Excellence

Making History Modern

Wisdom from the World of Dance
What a Body Knows | Psychology Today

5 Lessons From One Of The Music Biz’s Most Successful College Dropouts
GOOD Education

These Professors Offered Students $10,000 In Real Money. The Catch? They Had To Give It Away.
GOOD Education

As Infrastructure Ages, So Do Those Who Keep It Running
Wisconsin Public Radio

Why the “Superstar Economics” of the Art Market Is Its Biggest Threat

Prepare for the New Paywall Era
The Atlantic

FCC Chairman Pai defends his attack on net neutrality by substituting ideology for history
LA Times

The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.
The New York Times

Are We Running Out of Ideas?

First in Future: Center for Creative Economy Executive Director Margaret Collins (NEW!)
Institute for Emerging Issues

3 (Unlikely) Innovation Lessons from NPR
Innovation Excellence

Google’s New AI Designs AI Better Than Humans Could
Co.Design | Fast Company

The AI Guru Behind Amazon, Uber, and Unity Explains What AI Really Is
Fast Company

Discovering Your City’s Maker Economy
Recast City

Why Jony Ive Is Apple’s Design Genius
Smithsonian Magazine

2017 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award Winners
Smithsonian Magazine

Inspired by origami, scientists build artificial muscle that lifts 1,000 times its own weight
Los Angeles Times

Engineering student places first in 3M international innovation competition
Penn State University

Are Public Universities Going Bankrupt?

Airbus CTO tasked with ‘creative destruction’ quits after 2 years
Financial Times

‘Technology and Innovation for Impact’
Innovators magazine

UN General Assembly Committee Adopts Resolution On SciTech For Development With Nod To IP Rights
Intellectual Property Watch

Mélanie Joly talks to Winnipegers about Creative Canada
The Manitoban

How Movie and Game Techniques Are Advancing Neuroscience Research
The University Network

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant
MIT Technology Review

Science And The Mystery Of The Mind
13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

The Inventor Behind the Segway Scooter and Insulin Pump Predicts Who Will Get to Mars First — and It’s Not Elon Musk or Richard Branson

Commentary: Amazon’s Alexa Needs to Give Us Back Our Freedom

Stop consuming and start creating

The skyscrapers of the future could be built with the garbage of today
Popular Science

How This Midwestern City Is Leading America in Retail Tech
Fast Forward | OZY

What Can We Do About Teacher Turnover

5 Ways to Support Creative Strengths and Have Fun Doing It
The Creativity Post

How U2’s extraordinary team culture helps the band thrive

12 Lessons From The 100 Most Creative People Of 2017
Fast Company

Leading Diverse Teams
Creative Jeffrey

How to Adopt an Innovation Mindset
BridgePoint Effect

The secret tricks hidden inside restaurant menus
BBC – Future

Why 2017 Feels Like a Media Apocalypse
The Atlantic

Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Are Progressing Faster Than We Could Imagine
Interesting Engineering

13 science podcasts for short attention spans

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?
The Hechinger Report

Creative Canada reunites art and technology for a brighter future
The Conversation

Also COMMENTARY: Why Creative Canada is one of the most important policies in our history

Submit a CPSI Proposal – 2018 Creativity Conference
Creative Problem Solving Institute
Deadline: December 15

The Strategic Decisions That Caused Nokia’s Failure
INSEAD Knowledge

The Hidden Pitfall of Innovation Prizes
Harvard Business Review

Should Laptops Be Banned in Class? An Op-Ed Fires Up the Debate
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Where Design Meets Innovation
Memphis Daily News

Iverson: WARF’s coordinated approach to innovation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UCLA neuroscience assistant professor uses VR to study memory formation
Daily Bruin

Scientific method acting
University of California-Irvine

7 Rules For Innovations That Produce Dominant Players
Startup Professionals Musings

The top 20 industrial IoT use cases
IoT Institute

2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Announced!
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Two kinds of practice
Seth’s Blog

Why Startups Struggle With Innovation (And what to do about it) | Medium

What I Learned from the People who Built the Atom Bomb
MIT Technology Review

Would Public Universities Benefit From a Central Innovation Unit?
Higher Ed Gamma

New group aims to help women startups in Birmingham

LIU Brooklyn to take part in National Science Foundation project
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

As private funding of biomedical research soars, new risks arise
EurekAlert! Science News

Booz Allen Invites Girls to Invent, Innovate at THE IMAGINE IT BOOK Launch

Special Report: Trump, Creative Rights, and Intellectual Property
The American Spectator

Phoenix Hunts For Innovators in Latin America
Fronteras Desk

Millennial moment: Will the tech generation fight for net neutrality?
The Globe and Mail

How America Rolling Back Net Neutrality Will Affect the Rest of the World

The right policy responses to the forces of disruption
The Globe and Mail

Humanities and the Rise of Robots
The Market Mogul

New Projects Made Possible by Arts and Neuroscience Building
Trinity Tripod

Blink-182 helps Steve Aoki raise $500K for brain science
Page Six

Sophia the robot is crowdfunding her brain

Our Senses Are More Like a Strobe Light Than a Video Feed
Big Think

Research project controls drones using brainwaves [photos]
Times Free Press

Schizophrenia begins during pregnancy, new evidence suggests
Science Alert

Your 2017 Black Friday Booklist: Eight Essential Science Reads

Scientists show they can tweak the brain circuits that control our music taste
Science Alert

Government’s industrial strategy “misses opportunity” to promote creativity
Design Week

Can computers create art? New SF dance work explores possibilities
San Jose Mercury News

The Man Modernizing Morocco … Through Art
Provocateurs | OZY

Resolve To Give The Perfect Gift To You And Yours: Creativity
The Creativity Post

Two Amazingly Simple Products Hold the Secret to the Future of Innovation

Deep Learning Technologies Enabling Innovation

Money motivates teens to try harder on tests

22 Experts Predict How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact The Enterprise Workplace

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.
The New York Times

Politicizing the Department of Justice will hurt all U.S. businesses — not just AT&T and Time Warner

Preparing for an AI Driven World
Innovation Excellence

Art Therapy’s HeARTache
Arts and Health | Psychology Today

This Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Stops Parkinson’s Tremors In Seconds. Now Research Suggests It Could Improve Thinking Too.

How Neopets Influenced A Generation Of Women Gamers
Wisconsin Public Radio

Slow down! Here’s how the speed and structure of Twitter have made it harder to think
Nieman Journalism Lab 

How Reuters’s Revolutionary AI System Gathers Global News
MIT Technology Review 

No laptops in the lecture hall
Seth Godin – Medium

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Spot Art Forgeries by Comparing Brush Strokes
artnet News

Creativity and Special Needs Learners
The Creativity Post

A+: The Case For Adding Art in Technical Curriculums
New Equipment Digest

Would You Send Your Kids To School On A Self-Driving School Bus?
Co.Design | Fast Company

Hip-Hop Architecture Camp wins national award for innovation and social equity
The Capital Times

The Myth of Independent Thought
The Polymath Project | Medium

Where Innovative Business Leaders Look For Creative Ideas

On Special Assignment: Cancer, Courage and Creativity

Tesla just built the world’s largest battery, thanks to a bet

Take a fantastic 3D voyage through the brain with immersive VR system

Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA
Business Insider

Life is Dust
The Poetry of Science 

Five Ways You Can Tell for Yourself That the Earth is Not Flat
Popular Science 

Flexing Your (Underused) Creative Muscle: my podcast interview with the Innovation Engine
Idea to Value 

Two Champions, One Family: Hear Their Inspiring Story
National Geographic

May the next Etsy learn its lessons
Signal v. Noise | Medium

Autopsy of a Popular Quantum Computing Article
NU Sci | Medium

Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation & Divergent Thinking
Leadership, Innovation & Divergent Teaching

Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple
The New Yorker

Amazon’s Beth Galetti is looking for innovators who are unafraid to fail

Time Inc. Sells Itself to Meredith Corp., Backed by Koch Brothers
The New York Times

Barbershop philanthropy — for Miami’s black communities, giving starts close to home
Miami Herald

Driverless Cars Won’t Save Us

“From place-making to place-keeping?”
URBACT The blog

IBM Is Designing A New Typeface To Demonstrate The Brand’s Values

How a Radio Shack Robbery Could Spur a New Era in Digital Privacy
The New York Times

Why Retailers Should Program Stores Like Galleries

What Sets Breakthrough Strategies Apart
MIT Sloan Management Review

The Architecture Of 21st-Century Intelligence
Co.Design | Fast Company

Designers, It’s Time To Move Slowly And Fix Things
Co.Design | Fast Company

Collective Intelligence Can Change the World

The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel
Brain Pickings

Why R&D Spending has Almost No Correlation to Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Have You Tried New Ways to Innovate?
Innovation Excellence

Why did No-one Think of This Before?
Innovation Excellence

We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization
Innovation Excellence

Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (Update)

How to Increase Your Chances of Coincidental Discoveries
Debunking Myths of the Mind | Psychology Today 

How to Manage Self-Doubt as an Entrepreneur
Ritual and the Brain | Psychology Today

What We’ve Got Here Is a Failure to Communicate
Live… In Concert | Psychology Today

Learning by Hearing, Learning by Seeing
Rethinking Thought | Psychology Today

New Study Shows Early Childhood Education Programs Have Big Benefits For Students And School Boards
GOOD Education

New method for improving success of gene editing technique

UWM’s Junhong Chen named one of the world’s most impactful researchers
Urban Milwaukee

The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel: A Compendium of Colorfully Rendered 19th-Century Biological Illustrations

The Age of Creativity
The Walrus

Let’s open our sealed-off lives to semi-permeable architecture
Aeon Ideas

Got A Science Lover In Your Life? They’ll Love These 3 Books
Wisconsin Public Radio

YouTube Faces Advertiser Boycott Over Videos With Kids That Attracted Sexual Predators

The End of Net Neutrality Could Be Good for Marketers – And Bad for Almost Everyone Else
Shelly Palmer

Network Neutrality Can’t Fix the Internet
The Atlantic

The World’s Highest-Paid Women In Music 2017

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