Articles of Interest | December 8, 2017

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“The most damaging phrase in the language is: “It’s always been done that way.”” – Grace Hopper

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

“My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.” – Tom Waits

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old” – Peter F. Drucker

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” – J.K. Rowling

“In an increasingly crowded, noisy global marketplace, innovation is not optional.” – Tom Peters


Sebastian Thrun and Chris Anderson: The new generation of computers is programming itself
TED Talk |

Stars Of Science, Hollywood And Tech Celebrate Innovation
CBS San Francisco

How many molecules are in a cubic inch?
Blue Sky Science | Morgridge Institute for Research

Meet Tatsuo Horiuchi, the 77-Year-Old Artist Who ‘Paints’ Japanese Landscapes With Excel

The Festival of Big Ideas 2017


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

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 

NASA Langley Student Art Contest
Deadline: December 31

2018 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
Deadline: February 1 

NEW 7th ENCATC International Study Tour to NYC
February 12 – 14  

NEW ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations and Diplomacy: The Rising Role of Cities
February 15 – 16  

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

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


Jan Ingenhousz – Google Search

This ‘Vertical Urban Village’ Will Change How You Think About Education

Too Many Experts Can Hurt Your Innovation Projects
Harvard Business Review

To help foundations help Canada, our fundamental research system must improve

Here Are 4 Takeaways From The Rumored Fox-Disney Deal

To Harness Creativity, You Need to First Understand Its Neural Magic.

A generative vision model that trains with high data efficiency and breaks text-based CAPTCHAs

Neuroscientists Just Launched an Atlas of the Developing Human Brain

Brains of Bilingual People Solve Math Problems Differently

Three Ways To Advance Women Entrepreneurs

Watch the weird videos used to train AI what different actions look like
Popular Science

Building Together on 10 Years of Innovation and Research
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Playing together: Using Apps to Augment Relationships Between Adults and Children
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Children and Families in the Digital Age: Learning Together in a Media Saturated Culture
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Media Literacy in Storytime
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

After 4-years of decline, universities report increased federal R&D funding for FY 2016

Immigrant founders fuel list of most successful American companies

Adobe Digital Insights: Holiday shopping generates $1B billion a day in online revenue.

The Wikipedia Competitor That’s Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy

Mystery Buyer of $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ Was a Saudi Prince
The New York Times

How Thomas Hoving Created the Museum Blockbuster

Jail Is Corrosive to a Young Man’s Mind
Pacific Standard

The Senate Tax Bill Targets Housing Credits For Artists

Too Many Children in California Can’t Read, Lawsuit Claims
The New York Times

Coca-Cola BlaK? Apple’s Newton? Six big flops at the Museum of Failure pop-up, now in L.A.
LA Times

The Unexpected Impact of Self-Driving Cars

Enacting Change in the Performing Arts World Begins with Changing the Conservatory Culture
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Video games improve cognitive health
Innovators magazine

Miami’s New Urban Crisis
Florida International University

An investor’s view of AI in 2018

Remembering Obsolete Technologies Makes Us Feel Good
The Atlantic

Your Need For Certainty Kills Innovation

The New Hierarchy Of Needs: Food, Water, Shelter…Tech!

What is a “Fail Fast” Organizational Culture?
Innovation Excellence

Where would we be without failure?
Seth’s Blog

Pre-Colombian Rock Art Mapped in Venezuelan Amazon
National Geographic

Here’s Why These Libraries On Wheels Are Rolling Into Combat Zones
GOOD Education

Women In Tech: Hot Topics and Top Influencers

All students should be exposed to computer science, Sandberg says

Breakthrough Prize: These 12 People Are Changing Science

Technology and Hollywood Meet Up at Fox Innovation Lab

Why Don’t More Low-Income Kids Become Inventors?

Our Educational And Social Policies Waste 75% Of Our Innovation

Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Here, And It’s As Nebulous As 2018 Look
Co.Design | Fast Company

Who becomes an inventor in America? Wisconsin kids
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cornell Inaugurates Center for Innovation and Research
Campus Technology

Coding Creativity Reigns During Computer Science Education Week
EdTech Magazine

Maybe Einstein Was Wrong About This
The Atlantic

MSU scientist honored by FFAR for early-career innovation
Mississippi State University

Science Has Made America Great
Scientific American Blog Network

Orange County Hosts Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
OCFL Newsroom

Deep bench bolsters NAFTA trade team facing ‘unworkable’ U.S. demands
The Hill Times

UMD’s future must include the humanities — not just STEM
The Diamondback | The University of Maryland

US is losing ground on technology superiority
Opinion | The Hill

Deregulation will pave the way for the revolutionary technologies of the future
American Enterprise Institute

Is Technology a Creativity Crusher?

Five student teams win second annual Koch Innovation Challenge
Wichita State News | Wichita State University

The Wide-Eyed Robot Teaching Deaf Children to Communicate

How the brain keeps time
MIT News

For European girls, creativity is key to interest in STEM

Chance the Rapper, Google team to bring computer science to Chicago public schools

Searching the brain for creativity
Science | Deutsche Welle

Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education Blog

Stacking Up: A Snapshot of Canada’s Developer Tech Talent
Markets Insider

New Orleans Digital Equity Award Goes to Youth Art Programs
Government Technology

How Technology-Based Start-Ups Support U.S. Economic Growth
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

The Government’s Struggle to Hire Young Tech Talent is Worse Than You Thought

The Urban Revival Is an Urban Myth, and the Suburbs Are Surging

Top 10 Apps of 2017: Signal, Google Maps, Super Mario Run

10 Strategies For Leaders To Drive Disruptive Change
Startup Professionals Musings

The Dialogues: Illustrated Conversations About the Most Thrilling Frontiers of Science by Theoretical Physicist and Self-Taught Artist Clifford Johnson
Brain Pickings

Goethe’s Graphically Daring Diagrams of Color Perception
Brain Pickings

The real barriers to electric vehicle adoption
MIT Sloan

Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains

Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

National Geographic’s Best Pictures of 2017
National Geographic

Best Travel Photos of 2017
National Geographic

Best Animal and Wildlife Pictures of 2017
National Geographic

The Most Emotionally Compelling Pictures from 2017
National Geographic

The World War II-Era Women Who Broke Up The Disney Boys’ Club

Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital
The New York Times

Why We Need Art
The American Scholar

Innovation Simplified
Innovation Management

The Remarkable Role of Immigrants in the Fortune 500

‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity
Aeon Ideas

Contrary to Cliché, Misery May Inhibit Creativity
Pacific Standard

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

Struggling to Be Creative? Think of Creativity as Exploring an Amusement Park
The Brainzooming Group

Opinion | Why Concerns About Net Neutrality Are Overblown
The New York Times

Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

The World’s Most Controversial Car Designer Returns–With An EV
Co.Design | Fast Company

Why John Legend Is Backing Startups Launched By These Former Inmates
Fast Company

These Technologies Will Shape The Future, According To One of Silicon
Fast Company

Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview
Co.Design | Fast Company

Disney-Fox Deal: Who Would Stay, Who Would Go if Murdochs Sell

Voyager 1 just fired up some thrusters for the first time in 37 years
Popular Science

These Shapeshifting Metals Could Be the Future of Flight

Chilean Telescope Takes Deepest Look Into the Cosmos Yet
Smart News | Smithsonian

Opinion | How Vincent Scully Changed Architecture
The New York Times

Art & Assault: Feeling & Aesthetic Value
The Creativity Post

Charity Platform Lets Kids Donate To Other Kids

Brewery Turns Disused Warehouse Into A Giant Advent Calendar

Futuristic ‘Fitting Room’ Captures 15,000 Measurements To Create Perfect Bespoke Clothing

AI Is Transformational Technology And Major Sector Disruptor

No, we aren’t running out of new ideas
The Conversation

World leaders to meet under all-female co-chair team at Davos 2018

Research finds dressing up as a superhero keeps kids on task and less distracted by technology

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Auto Industry
Innovation Excellence

Why Holidays are Good for Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea
Innovation Excellence

Innovation’s Degrees of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing
Innovation Excellence

Creativity and Alcoholism
Creative Explorations | Psychology Today

Why Corporate Offices Should Take Cues From College Campuses
Spotting Opportunity | Psychology Today

ArtPlace Announces 23 Creative Placemaking Projects with Half in Rural Communities
GIA Blog | Grantmakers in the Arts

Sea Level Rise Threatens Thousands of Archaeological Treasure Troves

Big Brother’s Sweeter Side

The F.C.C. Wants to Let Telecoms Cash In on the Internet
The New York Times

Robots could soon replace nearly a third of the US workforce
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

How A Bill Is Made

Girl Effect’s Army Of Young Researchers Is Helping Discover What Solutions Help Girls The Most
Fast Company

How a College Kid Made His Honda Civic Self-Driving for $700
MIT Technology Review

Two of the Big Four Accounting Firms Now Accept Bitcoin

The Young Physicist Creating Matter From Light
Rising Stars | OZY

Here’s How Imagination Works
Mental Floss

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from

Opinion: It’s time for Texas to step up on computer science

Governor Backs UW Science Initiative Building, Proposes No New Cuts
News | University of Wyoming

Tech innovation isn’t just for engineering and science kids, say UBC iLab members

8 Technological Landmarks in Silicon Valley You Can Visit

Why do we see similarities across languages? Human brain may be responsible

This startup is turning air pollution into art

Innovation Is About Networks, Not Nodes

To Raise Creative Kids, Adam Grant Says Do This (You’ve Been Avoiding It Like the Plague)

FCC’s net neutrality repeal sparks backlash
The Hill

Lessons From Copernicus: How To Develop New Perspectives
Personal Growth | Medium

Why we desperately need women to design AI

Advice From A 19 Year Old Girl & Software Developer

Winning communities of tomorrow are “15-minute livable communities”
Institute for Tomorrow

Wharton’s Top Professor on How to Power Through Failure

Science | We spend most of the year eating really, really old apples. Why do they taste so good?
Popular Science

What Actually Happens the Day Net Neutrality Is Repealed

Doing Biotech in My Bedroom
MIT Technology Review

State innovation funds supported hundreds of startups
UC-Santa Cruz Newsletter

For The First Time, AI Can Teach Itself Any Language On Earth
Co.Design | Fast Company

Native Americans Tell Their Own Superhero Stories At Indigenous Comic Con

Disney sues Redbox for selling digital movie codes

Why Reading Aloud Helps You Remember More Information
Mental Floss

Disney renews interest in buying much of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox empire
LA Times

Two Concepts of Freedom of Speech
The Atlantic

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