Articles of Interest | January 12, 2018

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“All things are possible until they are proved impossible — and even the impossible may only be so as of now.” – Pearl S. Buck

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking

“I’m always looking for the creative spark. Always.” – Jimmy Page

“Once you tackle [fear of failure] and block that idea, and you know it’s okay to actually make a mistake or to fail at something, you get back up and try it again.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.” – Voltaire

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.” – Bernard Baruch


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

Oprah Winfrey Receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award
Golden Globes 2018

Also
Read Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Speech
The New York Times

These Kaleidoscopic Masterpieces Are Invisible to the Naked Eye
National Geographic

How Machines Learn
YouTube

Breathe: A Stunning Black & White Timelapse of Thunderstorms Across the Central Plains
Colossal


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

NEW Conversations on the Creative Economy with Chris Farrell Jan. 18 and Feb. 21
University of St. Thomas News
January 18, February 21

RIT/NTID establishes first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl
Rochester Institute of Technology and National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Deadline: January 26

2018 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
EngineerGirl
Deadline: February 1

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

Jaime Hayon, a Spanish artist-designer
Creativity Series | MIAD Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
February 13

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

NEW Mavericks Invitational
Creatives MX
February 16 – 18

NEW Doodle 4 Google
Google
Deadline: March 2

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 Discovery Education and 3M Open the 11th Annual Young Scientist Challenge
STEMconnector
April 19

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

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
Various

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

How a FedEx employee discovered the world’s largest prime number
Popular Science

Mazviita Chirimuuta Tells Us How We Should Be Defining Color
Nautilus

How Creative Teaching Improves Students’ Executive Function Skills
The Creativity Post

A Conversation with Rockefeller Foundation’s Rajiv Shah
Stanford Social Innovation Review

What makes humans inventive? – Creative spark
The Economist

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever
Good Sh*t | OZY

AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators
McKinsey & Company

Ten principles of design thinking that deliver business value
McKinsey & Company

Doctoral students win nationally for innovation in geospatial science
The Collegian | South Dakota State University

Frankenstein lives on
Science

Commentary: Tech M&A 2018 Bad for Innovation
Fortune

In the MKNG™ by the Association For Creative Industries – A Creator-Inspired Festival – To Launch This Fall in the New York City Area
Benzinga

School district rewarding creative thinking
Lethbridge Herald

CTA: Countries With Entrepreneur-friendly Policies Boost Innovation, Economies
Voice of America

Alzheimer’s Science Shocked by Discovery That Key Protein Behaves Like an Infection
Newsweek

The Troublemakers Who Made Silicon Valley
Strategy + Business

Rebuilding Science Education in Puerto Rico
Scientific American

Bucket List: Learn to Make Batik in an African Township
Good Sh*t | OZY

Meet the Next Generation of Mississippi Writers
Fast Forward | OZY

I developed ‘the 20% rule’ after studying Benjamin Franklin and Isaac Newton — and it’s led to transformative experiences
Business Insider

Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce
Fast Company

Are We In A Renaissance Of Great Public Architecture?
Co.Design | Fast Company

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.
The New York Times

App platform provides 20 million meals
Innovators magazine

When it Comes to Urban Planning, Strategy Isn’t Enough
Next City

Kohler Made A Voice-Activated Mirror To Command Home Bathrooms
PSFK

Reverse Brainstorm To Great Insight
David L. Peterson

Imagination, Creativity, Curiosity, Innovation, Education
ALO Finland

Scientists demonstrate one of largest quantum simulators yet, with 51 atoms
MIT News

Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars’ Surface
WIRED

The First Step Of Business Model Innovation: Focus
Forbes

The Five New Forces In Innovation Strategy
Forbes

The 10 most important breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence
Tech Radar

These 3 Technological Forces That Are Changing The Nature Of Work
Innovation Excellence

Are Dancers’ Brains Different from Non-Dancers’
Dance Magazine

With the U.S. less welcoming, China attracts more foreign students
Axios

Rate of Women In Behind-the-Scenes Film Jobs Unchanged Over 20 Years
Variety

1,700-Year-Old Musical Instrument Found, and It Still Works
National Geographic

Best of 2017: Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy
National Endowment for the Arts

What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business
McKinsey & Company

The 8 Greatest Ideas Of CES 2018
Co.Design | Fast Company

Also
Here’s Why Alexa Won CES Before The Show Even Started
Fast Company

Lack of female speakers at CES: highlighting the gender problem in tech
Information-Age

This Surprising State Is Leading the Country in Virtual Health
Fast Forward | OZY

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Stem Cells
WIRED

How engineering students can learn through improvisational theater (opinion)
Inside Higher Ed

Medical Student Rushi Patel Illustrates to Aid His Studies
88Nine Radio Milwaukee

How Founders Kill Their Own Start-Ups
INSEAD Knowledge

Why crowdfunding will grow in 2018
The Next Web

A Different Take on Sexism in Science
Scientific American Blog Network

Seattle U’s Center for Science and Innovation design advancing
Capitol Hill Times

Presentations on UW Science Initiative Jan. 16-17 in Fremont County
News | University of Wyoming
January 16 – 17

Denver awards $65,500 in P.S. You Are Here public art grants
Denverite

Program Mixes Creativity, Construction
WGRZ.com

2018 Sci Innovation Competition Returns to Toronto in Search of New Innovation Champions
Newswire.ca

We set out to build a new media outlet in Canada. Here’s what we learned.
Discourse Media

A Scientist’s Gender Can Skew Research Results
Shots – Health News | NPR

Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer’s
BBC News

3-D printing creates super soft structures that replicate brain and lungs
ScienceDaily

Imec’s EEG headset reads brainwaves find your taste in music
CNET

This ‘mind-reading’ algorithm can decode the pictures in your head
Science | AAAS

MIT’s new ultrafine, ultrastrong fibers could make future body armor tougher
Digital Trends

Kodak’s pivot to crypto seems to be working out quite nicely
Fast Company

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques
Inc.com

Re-Imagining Work in The Creative Age
creative.ai | Medium

Physicists Create Coldest Liquid Water Ever, Reaching Bizarre Mathematical Singularity
Newsweek

Expansion of AP computer science courses draws more girls and minorities
The Washington Post

Know Any Teenagers Tackling Global Scientific Problems?
Medium

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up
The Washington Post

Super-strong cell-size origami robots are coming
Cosmos

Scientists are speed breeding plants in a race to beat climate change
Popular Science

The Linebacker Crushing It on the Field and on the Web
The Huddle | OZY

Live-Streamed Broadway Shows? The Tech Was Easy, But Oh The Drama!
Fast Company

How To Make Snow-Bound Cities Less Of A Frozen Hell For People With Disabilities
Fast Company

10 CEOs Predict What We’ll All Be Talking About A Year From Now
Fast Company

Wausau’s Chris Bangle makes waves with electric car design
Wausau Daily Herald

Boston museum to protect art with pest-sniffing dog
WeAreGreenBay.org, AP

Canada Attacks U.S. Tariffs by Taking Case to World Trade Organization
The New York Times

First, de-escalate
Seth’s Blog

Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach
TED Blog

Adjustable Shoe Can Expand To Fit Growing Children
PSFK

Home Depot Takes A 360-Degree Look At DIY Projects On Pinterest
PSFK

The Inclusive Monuments To Reinvigorate America
PSFK

Why Progress Doesn’t Begin or End With Innovation
Eudaimonia and Co | Medium

How to solve the world’s biggest problems
Nature News & Comment

Why Innovation Should Not Be Shipped Overseas
American Business Magazine

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding
WIRED

Google and Others Are Building AI Systems That Doubt Themselves
MIT Technology Review

Does the attention economy lead to creative burnout?
Scott Berkun

The Top 8 IoT Trends For 2018
Forbes

6 Ways to Grow Your Curiosity
Innovation Excellence

Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder
National Geographic

Aha! Pro-Diversity Cultures Spark Corporate Innovation
The Athlete’s Way | Psychology Today

Arts Orgs Increasingly Struggle to Break Even, NCAR Report Finds
Grantmakers in the Arts

New York Makes It Harder for Inmates to Get Books
The New Yorker

WikiLeaks shared the full text of Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ book online. Here’s why it may be a problem.
The Washington Post

3 Promising Musical Theater Writers Receive $100,000 Prizes
The New York Times

Proposal to classify video game addiction as ‘disease’ divides academics
Inside Higher Ed

How many dimensions are there, and what do they do to reality?
Aeon Essays

The Knowledge Entrepreneur: A New Paradigm For Preparing Tomorrow’s Engineers And Scientists
Forbes

IBM Patents: the Foundation of Innovation and Discovery
THINK Blog

Also
IBM Receives Record Number of Patents in 2017
IPWatchdog

Big Ideas in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Emerging Trends to Watch in 2018
Venturewell

How To Unleash Your Creativity, From A Stanford Professor
Forbes

The 1 Thing You Most Need To Grow Your Idea Isn’t About You
The Creativity Post

Trump Plans to Attend the World Economic Forum in Davos
The New York Times

Website invites you to probe a 3-D human brain
Science News

Reflections on a Landmark Year for Medical Product Innovation and Public Health Advances and Looking Ahead to Policy in 2018
FDA Voice

What ‘Smart City’ Means: San Antonio Launches Committee On Innovation, Technology
Texas Public Radio

Video: Innovation Stems from Knowledge of the Fundamentals
ENGINEERING.com

Pizarro: SoFA District construction wall is a work of art
San Jose Mercury News

Kenosha Creative Space finds a new home for creativity
Kenosha News

Excellence in Engineering Education
The UC-Santa Barbara Current

The Repeal of Net Neutrality Could Harm Artists—Here’s How
Artsy

Canada trails Europe and U.S. when adopting tech, says Amazon Canada exec
Chronicle Herald

Shake-up in neuroscience R&D
Chemical & Engineering News

Are faith and science contradictory? Or complementary?
America Magazine

Scientists Just Changed Our Understanding of How Anaesthesia Messes With The Brain
Science Alert

Design media arts professor creates neuroscience-based installation
Daily Bruin | UCLA

A MoMA exhibit traces the parallels between art, design and computing
Wallpaper

In his first PopSci appearance, a young Stephen Hawking explains an incredible discovery
Popular Science

Story of a Smart and Passionate 10 year Old Boy who Loves Coding
codeburst | Medium

Why Innovation Isn’t (Only) About The Product
HuffPost

With 2 Golden Globes And 17 Million Subscribers, Hulu Has Arrived
Fast Company

American Theatre Wing Announces 2017 Classroom Resource Grants
American Theatre

North Dakota teachers use art to teach thinking, communication skills
Bismarck Tribune

Google honors UW–Madison Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana
UWMadScience

Free Vending Machines Provide The Homeless With Basic Necessities
PSFK

This Device Makes 3D Design As Simple As Drawing On Air
PSFK

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing
Edutopia

2018 Outlook For Machine Learning
Digitalist Magazine

Photo of the Day: Best of December
National Geographic

Why humans need to rethink their place in the animal kingdom
New Statesman

The Best of Brain Pickings 2017
Brain Pickings

Why Children Don’t Grow Up to Be Inventors
Fortune

How Neuroscience Can Boost Your Creativity
Big Think

Intel’s New Chips Are More Brain-Like Than Ever
MIT Technology Review

Japanese scientists use artificial intelligence to decode thoughts
CNBC

The Rise of Citizen Bioscience
Scientific American Blog Network

A lone FDA scientist could end the autism epidemic
Medium

How a Color-Blind Artist Became the World’s First Cyborg
National Geographic

These 9 Airplanes Transformed Flight Over the Last Century
National Geographic

Ford CEO Jim Hackett On The Future Of Car Ownership And Driving
Fast Company

CES 2018: A Story of Innovation
Special: Consumer Electronics Show – AdAge

Brain Surgery in 3-D: Coming Soon to the Operating Theater
The New York Times

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

Innovation, meet organization
MIT News

Open Innovation Generates Great Ideas, So Why Aren’t Companies Adopting Them?
Harvard Business Review

Don’t trust your team? Then forget innovation.
Innovate Everything

Deep Listening
Scientific American Blog Network

Barriers To Innovation Aren’t Time, Money Or Ability
Innovation Excellence

In Rural Africa, Tablets Revolutionize the Classroom
National Geographic

Science Isn’t Just Common Sense
Pure Vida | Psychology Today

Light Your Fire with the Sparks of Diversity
Innovation You | Psychology Today

Now Streaming: Extreme Creativity with Vickie Howell
The Brainzooming Group

New York and LA chapters of PEN to merge
The Washington Post

The intriguing history of the autism diagnosis
Aeon Essays

Cassette tape sales had their best year since 2012
The Verge

Using thought to control machines – The next frontier
The Economist

We’ve been told we’re living in a post-truth age. Don’t believe it.
Slate.com

For the Living, a Donated Face. For the Dead, a Lifelike Replacement.
The New York Times

MIT’s Lego Legacy
MIT Technology Review

Golden Globe Award Winners 2018: The Complete List
The New York Times

Also
A Golden Globes Draped in Black Addresses #MeToo
The New York Times

The Golden Globes Get (Halfway) Woke
The New York Times

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?
Co.Design | Fast Company

Twin Cities Students Tackle Tough Topic With Creativity
CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Why is China creating utopian “art cities” in its former wastelands?
Quartz

Creative Vision: Arts leaders share plans for City of Arts and Innovation in 2018
Relish

Let’s Hope CES 2018 Brings Some Sanity to Personal Tech
WIRED

The Evolution of Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation
Dallas Innovates

Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World
TIME

Spark! Imagination and Science Center teaches about healthy living
WDTV, WV

Alzheimer’s protein may spread like an infection, human brain scans suggest
Science | AAAS

Ask Ethan: What Were The Greatest Nobel Prize Snubs In Science History?
Starts With a Bang | Medium

The Algorithms Aren’t Biased, We Are
MIT Media Lab | Medium

What in the world is 5G, and why do I care? An explainer following AT&T’s announced plans for a 2018 debut
Dallas Business Journal

Silicon Valley’s biggest lobbying group says it will help sue the FCC over net neutrality
The Switch | The Washington Post

Also
Internet giants to join net neutrality legal battle
CNET

Mobilizing and Securing Digital Learning Environments for Limitless Learning
The Possibility Report | The Atlantic

As Universities Go Online, Architects Rework Buildings For ‘Active’ Learning
Forbes

Need A Creative Idea In 10 Minutes? Play With The Stuff On Your Desk
Fast Company

Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World Leaders
The New York Times

Stuck on what’s next
Seth’s Blog

Virtual Souvenirs Make Sightseeing More Interactive
PSFK

MINI Creates Custom Car Accessories With 3D Printing
PSFK

This Electric SUV Can Be Recharged Anywhere By Roving Battery Vans
PSFK

A Century of America’s Top 10 Companies, in One Chart
HowMuch.net

3 Ways IoT Could Save the Environment
IoT For All

A Case for Lifelong Kindergarten
MindShift | KQED News

Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’
Knowledge@Wharton

Slowly but surely, gains from AI innovation are coming
The Hill

3 Simple Steps to Silencing Your Inner Critic
Innovation Excellence

5 Ideas for Expanding Innovation Strategy Workshop Participants
The Brainzooming Group

Interview with Sofia Klatzker – Arts for L.A.
Barry’s Blog | WESTAF

A Fragile Biblical Text Gets a Virtual Read
The New York Times

The 10 Cleverest Tech Ideas Of 2017
Fast Company

‘Downsizing’: A Brief History of Putting Small Things in Movies
WIRED

How the whalers of Moby-Dick could help put humans on Mars

Aeon Ideas

Best of 2017: Ella Fitzgerald and The Sound of Joy
National Endowment for the Arts

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