Articles of Interest | January 19, 2018

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“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea.  It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” – Nolan Bushnell

“You want to speak with a Spaniard, you learn Spanish. You want to frolic in France, you learn French. You want to commune with the cosmos, you learn Mathematics — the language of the Universe.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.” – Mark Twain

“I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It’s not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.” – Ray Dolby

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” – Vince Lombardi


Hear the Untold Story of a Canadian Code Talker from World War II
National Geographic

Watch: 15 Graphic Design Trends For 2018

A Relaxing Video Demonstrates the Detailed Steps of Making Paper by Hand

Let Grow Free Play
Let Grow


NEW Around Town checks out the Black Creativity Program at MSI
Through February 21

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

NEW Science of Learning symposium brings together experts from diverse fields
Hub | Johns Hopkins University
January 22

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
Deadline: February 1

TEDx event coming to Augusta
The Augusta Chronicle
February 3

7th ENCATC International Study Tour to NYC
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
February 15 – 16

Mavericks Invitational
Creatives MX
February 16 – 18

Doodle 4 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 Arts Business Research Symposium 2018: The Future of Creative Placemaking In Higher Education 2.0
Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin – Madison
April 19 – 21

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy
Harvard Business Review

Scientists Discover the Brain Signature that Sets Creative Thinkers Apart
Big Think

Study Reveals How The Creative Brain Is Wired

Science Museum’s ‘Year of the Engineer’ seeks to encourage new generation

Cultivating Innovation to Stand Out
Innovation You | Psychology Today

How AI Enables Retail Personalization At Scale

Adobe’s New Tech Can Track Shoppers In A Store In Real Time

It’s Not All About the Logo, and Other Lessons From the Studio Redesigning the NBA

Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters
The New York Times

Community Colleges and the Humanities in the 21st Century
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

More Than a Foundation: Young Children Are Capable STEM Learners
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Exploring How “Digital Families” Shape Children’s Learning
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

In Our Connected World, What If Empathy Is Learning?
MindShift | KQED News

10 Science Books That Will Make You See the World Differently
Big Think

New National Partnership Aims to Build Canada’s Science and Technology Workforce and LeadershipEarly programs target young women and the best and brightest across the country
Markets Insider

Artists Who Want to Change the World Should Innovate, Not Just Resist

These Billboards Could Be the First to Feature Immersive Augmented Reality Drawings
Smart News | Smithsonian

Lawsuits over song similarities reveal unreasonable standard for originality in music
The Daily Texan

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains Calls ‘Bullshit’ On Corporate Excuses For Not Promoting Diversity

Canadian Business Leaders Must Enable A Culture of Creativity and Collaboration to Survive In the New World of Work
Markets Insider

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

New, MIT-based program proposes transforming physicists, engineers into teachers
The Hechinger Report

STEM Majors More Likely to Be Confident About Job Prospects

From band director to chief data cruncher: Trump’s choice to lead U.S. education statistics agency raises eyebrows
Science | AAAS

18 Artists to Watch in 2018
The Blue Review | Medium

There is No Art in the Metropolitan Museum

Is Intuition greater than intelligence?

The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State
Research Briefs | CBInsights

Without immigration progress, America loses big (opinion)

You Don’t Need a Mentor to Be a Successful Entrepreneur–You Need a Bunch of Them. Here’s Why

Company organization in the age of urgency
McKinsey & Company

Cities Are Killing The Future Of Work (And The American Dream)
Fast Company

T.S. Eliot on Writing: His Warm and Wry Letter of Advice to a Sixteen-Year-Old Girl Aspiring to Become a Writer
Brain Pickings

3D Printing at CES 2018: 13 experts identify trends
3D Printing Industry

Microsoft’s AI is a robo Van Gogh that could change how designers work
The Next Web

Civilization Is Breaking Down—Here’s What We Need to Do About It
Singularity Hub

Machines Just Beat Humans on a Stanford Reading Comprehension Test

Denying Apoptisis or Atrophy? Unhealthy Corporate Ailments
Innovation Excellence

Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture – Manifesting learning and exploration
Innovation Excellence

Coach House Books puts poetry ‘on hiatus’
Toronto Star

Trump’s Protest-Music Wave: Big as the ’60s? An Interview With Dorian Lynskey
The Atlantic

When Pop Culture Sells Dangerous Myths About Consent
The Atlantic

Future shocks: 10 emerging risks that threaten our world
World Economic Forum

5 Entertaining Design and Tech Trends That Will Reign in 2018

DoorDash Is Now Using Its Algorithm To Deliver Extra Food From Restaurants to Food Banks
Fast Company

Kauffman Foundation Forms Network to Address State Policy in US
Global Entrepreneurship Network

Students don’t pursue STEM because it’s too hard, say 52% of Americans
Pew Research Center

How Amazon’s Women in Innovation Bursary aims to boost diversity in tech

New Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex opens its doors
The Daily Aztec | San Diego State University

Math-based art
Black Hills Pioneer

The brain’s creativity controls
EurekAlert! Science News

Creativity is the engine of progress in modern society—and our best bulwark against automation

Recording a thought’s fleeting trip through the brain
EurekAlert! Science News

Ice cliffs spotted on Mars
Science | AAAS

Inside the Global Relay Race to Deliver Moly-99
The New York Times

Obstacle to Using CRISPR in Humans? The Immune System
The Atlantic

Sony Pictures chief says ‘we have to grow’ or ‘be somebody’s purchase’
LA Biz

New I-Corps project to help D.C. startups market technology
The GW Hatchet

The best school district in every US state
Business Insider

Silicon Valley’s Arrogance Is Out of Beta and Ready to Ship

Amazon announces shortlist for HQ2

Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion
The New York Times

Design + Innovation: Why Aren’t These Disciplines Better Friends?
Knect 365

Artist transforms herself into a virtual assistant and obeys your commands
Ars Technica

Why the Rewards for Ambitious Problem Solving Are About to Get Bigger
Harvard Business Review

4 things children born in 2018 probably won’t experience at work
World Economic Forum

One Hiring Mistake That Most Startups Make
Innovation Excellence

We Need Leaders who can Change Their Minds
Innovation Excellence

A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment
National Geographic

Is Enthusiasm Always Bad in Science?
The Human Beast | Psychology Today

Do Audio Books Count As Reading?
Literary Hub

The way music moves us shows the mind is more than a machine
Aeon Essays

It’s the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

4 Things About Innovation And Creativity That We Can Still Learn From Albert Einstein
Innovation Excellence

The Next 150 Years of Canadian Youth Innovation
Rockstar Cafe

Miles Davis is not Mozart: The brains of jazz and classical pianists work differently

While You Were Sleeping
The New York Times

Opinion | Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror
The New York Times

It’s Time To Throw Away The Dickensian Culture of Math Education
QED | Medium

Developing Child Creativity

This Comedy Duo Dares to Turn Malcolm X Into a Cartoon
OZY | Rising Stars

Chart: Here are the U.S. states that attracted the most venture capital in Q4

Tech’s New Hotbeds: Cities With Fastest Growth In STEM Jobs Are Far From Silicon Valley

University proposes change to revenue distribution in copyright policy
The Varsity

Geniuses aren’t born, they’re made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter
Business Insider

How The AgTech Investment Boom Will Create A Wave Of Agriculture Unicorns

5 Of The Most Disruptive Strategy Innovations Of The Last 20 Years
Strategy | Innovation Enterprise

9 Reliable Ways to Cultivate Creative Thinking

The Two-Week Race To Design The Biggest Protest In U.S. History
Co.Design | Fast Company

McDonald’s Pulls Ad Urging People To Buy Burgers Instead Of Visiting Museums

Google Glass gets new life with applications in industry, autism education

A Wall Street Giant Makes a $75 Million Bet on Academic Philosophy
The New York Times

Scholarly snowball: Deep learning paper generates big online collaboration
Morgridge Institute for Research

Freedom, Responsibility, and Human Values: Mathematician Lilian Lieber on How the Greatest Creative Revolution in Mathematics Illuminates the Core Ideals of Social Justice and Democracy
Brain Pickings

TED debuts “Small Thing Big Idea” original video series on Facebook Watch
TED Blog

Leading Creative Teams Can Be Like Herding Tigers. Todd Henry Helps Us Do It Well
The Creativity Post

Art Workshops Help Adults Who ‘Can’t Draw’

Wristband Lets Wearers Hear Calls Through Their Fingers

Demystifying Design Thinking with Sunil Malhotra

How Educational Podcasts Are Making Us Smarter Citizens
Pacific Standard

Reading robots aren’t here to threaten your jobs
The Next Web

Beware the Tales of Techlash
Shelly Palmer

How Stevie Wonder Helped Create Martin Luther King Day
Cue Point | Medium

The Unique Neural Network of the Creative Brain
Pacific Standard

In a fractured world, we need culture to survive and thrive
World Economic Forum

What If Martin Luther King Jr. Was Never Assassinated?
National Geographic

Thinkers Strategize in DoD’s Innovation Corps Boot Camp
U.S. Department of Defense

Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Peanuts’
The New York Times

Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?
The New York Times

Americans See Range of Problems Plaguing STEM Education
Campus Technology

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others
The Conversation

Bringing breakthroughs to life
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Arts and sciences form dynamic duo among options at library
The Republic

Rutgers chancellor: N.J.’s future depends on a knowledge-based economy
Opinion |

A place to be creative
Black Hills Pioneer

Researchers launch children’s lab at national science and tech museum
University Affairs

Mexico’s CES 2018 presence is the start of something big

Students Connect Engineering and Entrepreneurship in Technology & Design Pathway
Duke Today

After Trump Tax Break Pfizer Ends Funding For Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Research And Gives Billions to Investors

How Minnesota Is Helping to Solve the Concussion Epidemic Through Research and Innovation

Print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur at home

First Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades This Year

100 days of creativity
The Mining Journal

707 Hub to feature student art collaboration
Marquette Wire

Brain Connections Set Creative Thinkers Apart

Mixed media: Munster artist turns ordinary items into creative musical instruments

Creative Vision: Music, visual arts leaders plan to innovate, collaborate
Relish, Journal Now

The Difference Between Leadership And Innovation
Inside INdiana Business

5 Strategies To Capture Sustainability Opportunities
Startup Professionals Musings

Breaking the Script: How Companies Can Make Themselves Memorable

Immigration and Trust

Please don’t kill the blogs
Seth’s Blog

Better Instruments Give Scientists a New Way to Study the Cosmos
Scientific American

Apparently, People Say “Thank You” to Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Vehicles
MIT Technology Review

How Jessica Alba Uses The Honest Company’s Setbacks To Grow
Fast Company

Can We Create A New Kind Of Downtown In Abandoned Suburban Offices?
Fast Company

A Foolish Take: Streaming Music’s Staggering Growth
The Motley Fool | Wisconsin State Journal

US poet laureate starts rural reading tour in New Mexico, AP

Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy
The New York Times

He Has a Rarity in Music: A Steady Paycheck
The New York Times

Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?
The New York Times

The Building Blocks of Personhood: Oliver Sacks on Narrative as the Pillar of Identity
Brain Pickings

The four elements of entrepreneurship
Seth’s Blog

Computationally Fostering Creativity
The Creativity Post

Netflix Planted A Fake Biotech Booth At CES To Promote New Sci-Fi Show

Kodak Is Using Blockchain To Spot Unlicensed Images Around The Web

Kohler Made A Voice-Activated Mirror To Command Home Bathrooms

Having A Heart Attack? This AI Helps Emergency Dispatchers Find Out
Fast Company

The power of bringing in an outsider for innovation

Inclusive innovation: roadsigns for technological intersection

Fluid Intelligence – Are you getting enough sleep to innovate?
Innovation Excellence

What Product Managers at Pepsi Got Wrong But You Won’t
Innovation Excellence

The Value of Curated Platforms for Innovators
Innovation Excellence

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

The Simple Cure for Overthinking
Innovation Excellence

Yes, and…
The Edge: Peak Performance Psychology | Psychology Today

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 18 Ideas to Re-imagine a Threatened Business Model
The Brainzooming Group

Mr. Amazon Steps Out
The New York Times

A day in the life of the richest person in history, Jeff Bezos — who made $6.44 billion in one day and still washes the dishes after dinner
Business Insider

10-year-old’s blessing bags for homeless capture Barack Obama’s attention
Chicago Tribune

Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey to Leave Disney’s Board
Bloomberg Technology

What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.?
Goats and Soda | NPR

The Sad Story of How a DC Tech Incubator Fell Apart

The Making of Apple’s Emoji: How designing these tiny icons changed my life

Meet the amateur astronomers who track secretive spy satellites for fun
Popular Science

We Have Always Done It This Way…
Creative Jeffrey

Experimenter gender and replicability in science
Science Advances

Why Amazon is the new Microsoft
Opinion | ComputerWorld

Is the Gig Economy Working?
The New Yorker

52 of Cassini’s most beautiful postcards from the outer solar system
Popular Science

Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum
Popular Science

Three Ways Science Changed Our Lives in 2017: Eating, Sleeping, and Genome Sequencing
Elysium Health | Medium

Justice and dignity, the endless shortage
Seth’s Blog

Why Fear May Be Killing Your Creativity

The Importance of Art for Tourism Destinations
The Omnivore | Medium

No more checkout lines for grocery shoppers with Madison company’s new mobile payment app
Wisconsin State Journal

Making history by saving it: UW groups keep indigenous languages alive
The Seattle Times

A Google app can now compare your selfies to fine art 
A.V. Club

Google Arts & Culture App Can Match Your Selfie to Fine Art
News & Opinion |

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