Articles of Interest | December 15, 2017

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This is the last edition of the NCN Articles of Interest for 2017. It will return on Friday, January 5, 2018. Season’s greetings!



“This became a credo of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” – Bette Davis

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

15 Success Quotes to Inspire Your Next Big Idea

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” – Charlie Chaplin

“There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.” – Edmund Burke

“The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” – Thomas H. Huxley

“The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.” – Freeman Dyson

“Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no man can hasten or retard.” – Janos Bolyai


All The Internet Rights You’re About To Lose, Explained In 3 Minutes
Co.Design | Fast Company

The Wardrobe of the Future: PredicTED by OZY
Fast Forward | OZY

Waunakee, Wisconsin BEAT SCOUT

Village video unveiled
The Waunakee Tribune

The physics of the “hardest move” in ballet – Arleen Sugano

For inventor Sir James Dyson, innovation is simple: “A lot of things don’t work very well”
CBS News


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

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

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

NEW Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2018 Creative Leadership Grants
RFPs | Philanthropy News Digest
Deadline: June 22

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming
The New York Times

From Fox to ‘Star Wars’: Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Blockbuster Year

What Disney Bought in the Fox Merger

A Disney deal with Fox could bring women execs to Amazon

What’s Left at Fox After Disney Deal

Here Are 5 Ways The Disney-Fox Merger Changes The Game
Fast Company

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules
The New York Times

FCC repeals net neutrality rules in sweeping act of deregulation
The Washington Post

The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Let the Lawsuits Begin

Netflix rips net neutrality repeal: ‘This is the beginning of a longer legal battle’
The Hill

The latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
Wausau Pilot & Review, AP

The Political Dumpster Fire Of Net Neutrality Is Just Heating Up
Fast Company

As AI and robots rise up, do humans need an upgrade too?

Vint Cerf: Putting Humanity at the Center of the Internet

CEOs are Going to Art School to Think More Creatively

Understanding creativity with researchers who study jazz musicians and children with imaginary friends.
Studio 360 |

Can Makers Make Money As Entrepreneurs?
The Creativity Post

2017 Top 10
Science News

2018 Global Report – Re|Shaping Cultural Policies | Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Building Stronger Communities through the Arts
National Center For Arts Research

The Burden of Rising Expenses in the Arts: The Bottom Line Report
National Center For Arts Research

Four Questions To Help Futureproof Your Company

3Q: Institute Professor John Deutch on maintaining US leadership in technological innovation
MIT News

Microsoft invests in ‘AI for Earth’
Innovators magazine

Poems You Can “See” In Your Imagination Are The Ones You Love The Most, Science Says

The spirit of innovation
EurekAlert! Science News

Former dean inducted into School of Science and Engineering Hall of Fame
Tulane News

Parents: Think engineering isn’t for your kid? This show could change your mind
The Charlotte Observer

15 Technology Companies to Watch in 2018

CES 2018: How Disruptive Technology In Sports Is Changing The Game
Sport Techie

Stanford community participates in intuitive/rational creative exercise
Stanford News

Drexel Study: Coloring Books Make You Feel Better, But Real Art Therapy Much More Potent
Now | Drexel University

‘Give graduates lifetime membership of university to reskill’
Times Higher Education

Canadian government launching $100 million procurement program for startups

Parliament to undertake review of the Copyright Act
Markets Insider

Canada Needs a Broader Approach to Fostering Innovation

What happens on a Reading Day at Johns Hopkins? A lot, it turns out
Hub | Johns Hopkins University

Google Brain Co-Founder Teams With Foxconn to Bring AI to Factories
US News and World Report

Auburn University gifted 1 million to help student entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life

The Code-a-thon That Aims to Make the World Better
Wildcard | OZY

Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders
McKinsey & Company

20 Arts Organizations Selected to Participate in Inaugural Catalyzing Creative Aging Program
National Guild for Community Arts Education

7 Favorite Science Books of 2017
Brain Pickings

The Best Art Books of 2017
The New York Times

Better instincts
Seth’s Blog

Hospital Uses AR To Gamify Procedures For Children

Emergency Kit Fits Neatly Inside This Inconspicuous Wall Clock

The Surprising Way That Limitations Improve Your Life
Art + Marketing | Medium

No risk, no innovation: the double-bind for the public sector

The Five New Forces In Innovation Strategy

Could Dallas’ Innovation Economy Compete With Silicon Valley?
D Magazine

Prince: A Creative & Innovative Genius
Creative PR

Why a Gen-X CEO Hired a Millennial to Help Him Keep a Learning Mindset
Harvard Business Review

The Truth About Hierarchy
MIT Sloan Management Review

IBM Taps Samsung, JPMorgan, Daimler in Quantum Computing Push

How edtech innovation can revolutionize the education industry
The Next Web

Reinvent your Business Model with The DO School
Innovation Excellence

Asset Orchestration: New Game or not?
Innovation Excellence

First Alien Star System With Eight Planets Found
National Geographic

Ask “What if?” To Boost Your Creativity
The Social Thinker | Psychology Today

New Study Underscores Why Fewer Toys is the Better Option
Singeltons | Psychology Today

“Get Some Fresh Air” to Boost Your Creativity
The Social Thinker | Psychology Today

The Race to Erase Kevin Spacey
The New York Times

How To Think About Artificial Intelligence In The Music Industry

Where is technology taking the economy?
McKinsey & Company

On Neuroaesthetics, or the Productive Exercise of Looking at Art

‘He began to eat Hermione’s family’: bot tries to write Harry Potter book – and fails in magic ways
Books | The Guardian

Erin Narey: She Who Runs the Show Runs the World… Women in Vermont’s Creative Economy
Caledonian Record

5 Fearless Female Founders To Follow In 2018

Creativity must be championed in the face of the digital revolution
Information Age

Tortured Artists and Mad Scientists: Separated at Birth
The Brooklyn Rail

Complexity and Accessibility: Why Science Needs Art
The Brooklyn Rail

Two UT Austin Engineers Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Also Mark Griswold, PhD elected 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
EurekAlert! Science News

Coding creativity
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

No, Science Did Not Just Prove Playing Super Mario 64 Prevents Dementia

The Brains of Jazz and Classical Musicians Respond Differently to Surprising Sounds
Pacific Standard

Brain Studies Suggest What Books to Read to Your Baby—and When
Science | Smithsonian

Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles

If we shrink national monuments, science will suffer
Popular Science

Pitt launching life sciences business accelerator in the Strip
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Zero: Total number of entrepreneurs who have used N.C.’s crowdfunding rule to raise money
Triangle Business Journal

Best Places to Raise a Family in the U.S.

An MIT Dean Planned a University With No Classrooms. Here’s Where It Stands.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

AI Algorithms to Prevent Suicide Gain Traction
Scientific American

US innovation rates could quadruple if women, low-earners and minorities effectively targeted, research finds
Blog – IAM – Informing IP value

Could This Quantum Physicist Revolutionize Power Grids?
Rising Stars | OZY

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
National Geographic

Bucks reveal logo, name for NBA 2K League e-sports team
Milwaukee Business Journal

What 2018 could have in store for the IoT market
IoT Institute

9 Big Design Trends That Will Shape 2018
Co.Design | Fast Company

Has the Bottom Fallen Out of the Broadcast TV Ratings?
Media – AdAge

Designed Leadership: 5 Lessons in Strategic Design for Entrepreneurs
Creativity at Work

To Reimagine Public School, Just (Ignore) The Facts, Ma’am
Sam Chaltain: Democracy. Learning. Voice.

On the importance of “failing better”
Freelancers Union

10 Strategies for Leaders to Drive Disruptive Change
Innovation Excellence

Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2017
Innovation Excellence

Better Inventions – Leveraging Powerful Stimulus
Innovation Excellence

20 Reasons Why Your Company Won’t Change
Innovation Excellence

“Sleep On It” to Boost Your Creativity
The Social Thinker | Psychology Today

Activists Use Expert Prank To Show Redskins How Easy It Would Be To Change Racist Name
GOOD Sports

Watch NBA All-Star Chris Bosh Surprise Middle-School Kids To Talk About Coding
GOOD Sports

17 Experts Tell The Most Exciting IoT Trends to Watch for in 2018

Why the Getty Center’s Art Stayed Put as Fires Raged Nearby
The New York Times

UW’s WIYN Open Cluster Study records 100,000th measurement

The Incredible Linguistic Diversity of Tibet Is Disappearing
Science | Smithsonian

Three Traps to Avoid When Creating New Products

ATSC 3.0: What Is It? Explaining the Next Digital TV Standard

Is Culture in the Americas in Trouble? Arts Leaders Say Yes

Put AI to Work for Your Brand Right Now
Shelly Palmer

Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality

“Let Your Mind Wander” to Boost Your Creativity
The Social Thinker | Psychology Today

Stop Sugar-coating Creativity!
The Creativity Post

What would our health care system look like if doctors spoke the same language as engineers?

In Defense Of Net Neutrality, Internet Pioneers Accuse FCC Of Not Understanding Tech
Fast Company

Students Using Nanotechnology to Solve the World’s Greatest Challenges

STEM at the Theme Park

These Stunning A.I. Tools Are About to Change the Art World

STEM and Science Toys for Girls (and Boys)

Building for the Long Term: Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci

STEM: The Basic Building Blocks for Inspiration and Innovation
US Department of Energy

Assembly speaker-elect: We can make N.J. the new Silicon Valley
Opinion |

City of Brampton’s innovation lead on building a ‘world renowned’ tech ecosystem
IT World Canada News

Highlights from Neuroscience 2017 (SfN 2017)
Select Science

Will Live Human Brain Cells Offer Clues to How Our Brains Function?
Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

18 Extraordinary Women You Need to Know Now

Bringing women together to fight climate change

Why Texas State’s Digital Media Degree is Attracting Female Students
Media Shift

Community through creativity
Bennington Banner

Jim Simons, the Numbers King
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships With Universities
MIT Sloan Management Review

The Competitive Edge: A Policymaker’s Guide to Developing a National Strategy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Korean version of Silicon Valley to open near Seoul
The Korea Times

Guide Shows How to Find Where Your City Sits on the Gentrification Scale
Next City

This Natural Liquid Silk Is Starting To Replace Oil-Based Plastic
Fast Company

10 things you may not know about Shazam, the music recognition app Apple is reportedly set to buy for $400 million

Women filmmakers win $400K from Johns Hopkins fund

Jad Abumrad Reads an Ode to the Glory of Tiny Creatures and Celebrates His Mother’s Scientific Persistence
Brain Pickings

The Drip
Seth’s Blog

Innovation is key to breaking government’s age-old trade-offs

Pinterest Sees The Future
Co.Design | Fast Company

AI Teachers May Be the Solution to Our Education Crisis

How To Survive Creative Burnout
Scott Berkun

20 Reasons Why Your Company Won’t Change
Innovation Excellence

An Unexpected New Stop on the Road to Broadway: Edmonton
The New York Times

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018
Gregg Fraley Blogg

Even if genes affect intelligence, we can’t engineer cleverness
Aeon Ideas

OMG, the internet is ruining language, amirite? Wrong
The Economist

What Happens When an Algorithm Helps Write Science Fiction

Monday’s Google Doodle Celebrates Physicist Max Born

An MI Science Lesson to Emulate
Multiple Intelligences Oasis

The U.S. Cities Where Artists Live Now

Future Historians Probably Won’t Understand Our Internet
The Atlantic

How Does Crispr Gene Editing Work?

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the Women Cryptographers Who Fought WWII at the Intersection of Language and Mathematics
Brain Pickings

You Can Touch A Hologram On This Interactive Display

Celebrating Millie
MIT News

3 Questions That Will Solve Any Problem Creatively
Innovation Excellence

Data and Technology Don’t Change Your Culture, They Reveal it
Innovation Excellence

What Happens when Contrarian Thinkers are Ignored?
Innovation Excellence

Origins of Passionate Interests: A Survey of Readers
Freedom to Learn | Psychology Today

Everyday Objects Obsessively Organized into Patterns by Adam Hillman

Artist Philip Beesley Merges Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, and Interactivity to Create “Living” Architecture

Interactive LED Sculpture Projects Visitors’ Faces 14-Feet-Tall in Columbus, OH

Force Is Strong in Disney Lucasfilm 5 Years After Star Wars Deal

Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory
Spencer Ideas | Medium

The Importance of Dumb Mistakes in College
The New York Times

A Departure With Implications for Investors: Disney’s John Lasseter
The New York Times

How These Female Leaders Practice Resilience Every Day

Rhode Island is one state taking the lead in technology adoption

AI is more than automation on steroids, it amplifies human innovation

Death in the Mexican Imagination
The New York Times

New NAFTA must promote medical innovation
The Hill

Tour the magnificent ins and outs of the human brain
The Washington Post

Innovation to spare: Native artist keeps unique vision while spreading wisdom to others
Duluth News Tribune

Astronomers just discovered a supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe
Popular Science

Silicon Valley money isn’t enough to create new tech hubs
Venture Beat

9 Ways To Build Your Curiosity
Aly Juma | Medium

Let your mind wander to be perform better, think more creatively, and manage your feelings

Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Retaking Direct Control of Design Team [Updated]
Mac Rumors

Creative Pioneers: Sir John Hegarty on collaboration, creativity and what’s killing great work
Creative Review, UK

Our Students Need to Be Curators
Spencer Ideas | Medium

This Volcanologist Wants To Bring Science and Logic To Congress
Fast Company

Gov. Brown and UO reach possible deal for $40 million in state bonds for Knight science campus
The Register-Guard

Bigger isn’t better: Smaller engineering teams are the key to innovation
The Next Web

Asu Ozdaglar named head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT News

Science & Technology Leaders Gather at Brown University to Prepare Top Professionals in STEM Industry Sectors to Drive 21st Century Innovation
The Daily Telescope

Sewing studio teaches designing, stitching, creativity — and confidence
The Wichita Eagle

This machine that analyses art can also be used to solve crime
The Next Web

Can a machine be creative?
Christian Science Monitor

Don’t freak over ending net neutrality. It’s only been making the Internet worse
Financial Post

Northwest Startup Supporters Grow U.S.-Canada Economic Ties

UH brain surgeons use flight simulator technology to practice surgery, give patients peace of mind
News5 Cleveland

Architect Hani Rashid Discusses His Design of Missoni Baia
Robb Report

Scientists Can Now Implant Thoughts Directly Into Monkey Brains
Popular Mechanics

Rules for working in a studio
Seth’s Blog

Digital – AdAge

GoNanny wants to help busy parents get their kids home from school
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone
The Atlantic

Controlling machine-learning algorithms and their biases
McKinsey & Company


The biotech industry needs to pay more attention to women’s health

Tech in Ten: Diversity in STEM Education
Michigan Tech

Art and technology explored during region-wide collaboration
Harvard Gazette

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

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