Articles of Interest | February 9, 2018

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“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

“The United States has always been a nation of innovators and visionaries, and instilling the arts in our students will help ensure this legacy remains in place.” – NEA Chairman Jane Chu

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens

“A thought is an idea in transit.” – Pythagoras

“The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.” – Brian Greene


See All the Ads From Super Bowl LII, (More or Less Best to Worst) From A to Z

Mobile STEM Lab Travels to Area High Schools
Beatrice News Channel

Why Entrepreneurship Isn’t About One Big Idea

Josh Clark | The Era of the Algorithm

How HP is Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Technology

Watch: Face of 9,000-Year-Old Teenager Reconstructed
National Geographic


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

Black creativity celebrated at Museum of Science and Industry
Through February 21

We’re extending the deadline for our 35 Innovators competition
MIT Technology Review
Deadline: February 12

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

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

NEW The 9th Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address
February 28

Doodle 4 Google
Deadline: March 2

Chasing Genius Challenge
National Geographic
Deadline: March 5

MIT’s Play Labs Accelerator Opens Applications for Startups
Deadline: March 15

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

Recognizing Pioneers of Engineering | National Academy of Engineering Awards
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: April 1

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

Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations For Its 2019 Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics
Deadline: April 30

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

NEW By the People
June 21 -24

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

Celebrated Tech Festival Launches 2018 Event
Markets Insider
September 25 – 27

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says
The Art Newspaper

How Frank Lloyd Wright Could Solve The Urban Design Challenges Of Today

Study Reveals Thought Processes that Foster Creativity
Priming Your Gray Cells | Psychology Today

Trudeau Meets Bezos in San Francisco. Here’s How Canada Is Doing on Tech

Why Technology Prophet George Gilder Predicts Big Tech’s Disruption

Professor Receives Award and Fellowship For Incorporating Hip-Hop into Science Classroom
Seton Hall University

When creativity meets problem solving: Engineering professor discusses her love of literature
The Lafayette

Sandlund: Our Binary Humanity
The Dartmouth

Is this the end of the CD? Declining sales threaten its existence
Music | La Crosse Tribune

John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet
The New York Times

An arithmetic accomplishment
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Professor derives art from high-order math, leaves department for music
Daily Bruin | UCLA

Huebner and Szuhaj: What We Talk About When We Talk About Innovation
The Dartmouth

Alexa, give me a diagnosis: New Illinois med school built for health-tech future
Chicago Tribune

It’s Time to Stop Devaluing Creativity

Kansas City is already ahead in smart city innovation. Here’s how it can push further
The Kansas City Star

Awards recognize faculty creativity
News – Illinois State University

How To Design For Everyone, In 3 Steps
Co.Design | Fast Company

What’s So Different About High Tech High Anyway?
MindShift | KQED News

Lessons in learning
MIT News

These lab-grown human eggs could combat infertility—if they prove healthy
Science | AAAS

Accelerating the diffusion of technology-enabled business practices
McKinsey & Company

U.S. Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ has developed an International Innovation Scorecard
European Cluster Collaboration Platform

Y Combinator Is Launching A “Grad School” For Booming Startups
Fast Company

Why Rhode Island’s innovation office likes to ‘test and scale quickly’
State Scoop

What’s Your Superpower—and its Shadow Side?

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students
The Washington Post

Zadie Smith on Optimism and Despair
Brain Pickings

Technique offers increased crop yields
Innovators magazine

Algorithm pinpoints poachers
Innovators magazine

How Trump’s Tax Cuts Could Change the Electoral Map

What do you see?
Seth’s Blog

The Secret World Of Coffee Cup Lid Design
Co.Design | Fast Company

The ambitious quest to cure ageing like a disease
Future | BBC

We rode in Uber’s self-driving car, and now we’re less confident in the future of autonomous vehicles

How to avoid throwing away millions of dollars in innovation projects
Joan Carbonell

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

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning
Harvard Business Review

We Need to Stop Bashing the Millennials
Innovation Excellence

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers
Harvard Business Review

Newseum in talks about possible building sale
The Washington Post

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy

Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?
Harvard Business Review

Why Paper Jams Persist
The New Yorker

Want Awesome Robots? You’ll Have to Best These Challenges

Imagine a Bigger Better World: An Innovative Leap by Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Innovation Management

Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy
Inside Higher Ed

America’s Top 50 Donors Show How Tech Riches Continue To Shake Up Philanthropy
Fast Company

‘Quilting Army’ podcast combines creativity and the law
Tulane News

Creativity is part of being
The Morning Sun

UF’s Innovation Hub has launched an initiative for women entrepreneurs
News |

National Academy of Engineering Elects 83 members and 16 foreign members
EurekAlert! Science News

Why we need more “out of the box” thinking in the construction industry
Create News

Leading cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers
US National Science Foundation

Sarcastic teachers can help increase a child’s creativity
The i newspaper online iNews

Mathematics pushes innovation in 4-D printing
EurekAlert! Science News

When arts and science collide

US takes one step forward, two steps back on innovation
The Hill

Art project connects USC students
The Almanac

Defining Canada by the language of Silicon Valley
This Magazine

Metro girl named semifinalist to prestigious science competition after developing Parkinson’s diagnostic technology
FOX 4 Kansas City

Confessions of a right-brain poet
Napa Valley Register

Top female Olympians pledge brains to concussion research
ABC News

To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen
Harvard Business Review

Maybe STEM Isn’t the Future After All. Soft Skills Are Coming on Strong

Math for America Los Angeles Improves Math Education From The Ground Up

The Breakthrough Mindset: 5 Keys For Exponential Innovation To Solve Global Problems
Fast Company

Preacher’s United Rifle Association Kicks Off Our Quest to Use Creativity to Help Stop Gun Violence
Video – Creativity Online

No one told Babe Ruth he had cancer, but his death changed the way we fight it
Popular Science

The Four Scientific Meanings Of ‘Nothing’
Starts With A Bang! | Medium

World-Class Research Universities Announce University Climate Change Coalition
Environment America

Trump’s proposed cuts to science education would be ‘devastating,’ educators say

BMW factory in South Carolina needs more robot fixers
USA Today

People with autism can help fill the U.S. shortage of STEM workers
Commentary | Dallas News

Impact Assessment: The Innovation Paradigm Shift that is Coming
Innovation Management

Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?
The New York Times

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch brings it closer to sending humans to Mars.

KU researchers explore what makes Icelanders so creative
The University of Kansas

Reflections from Davos 2018
McKinsey & Company

Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays
The New York Times

This Guerrilla Project Replaced NYC Ads With Art
Co.Design | Fast Company

Bruce Lee’s Never Before Revealed Letters to Himself About Authenticity, Personal Development, and the Measure of Success
Brain Pickings

Reversing Alinsky’s rules
Seth’s Blog

Interview: The Importance of Community Across Every Generation

Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age

Empathy and Creativity Will Save Our Jobs In The Future

Three Key Ways to Measure your Innovation Capability
Innovation Excellence

This Dutch Inventor Is Transforming Our Roads
National Geographic

Grammarly won’t make your writing better.

MoviePass Math: Did Monthly Movie Ticket Service Drive Business For Oscar-Nominated Pics? – Update

This AI Learns Your Fashion Sense and Invents Your Next Outfit
MIT Technology Review

Planes don’t flap their wings: does AI work like a brain?
Aeon Ideas

People with dementia need ‘universal access to music’, report says
News | ArtsProfessional

Can VR Survive in a Cutthroat Attention Economy?

What are the critical brain networks for creativity?
OUPblog | Oxford University Press

Can Collaboration Kill Creativity? Five Surprising Insights On Innovation

The Intersection of Neuroscience and Art
Washington Square News | New York University

Spotify, IBM and Google Using AI to Make Human Musicians Extinct?

Ghana’s bamboo wheelchairs; When engineering meets indigenous craft
Graphic Online

An Innovative Engineering Educator
US Black Engineer

Why Playtime Is Key To Raising Successful Children
Imagination Matters

America’s Superrich Made Near-Record Contributions to Charity in 2017
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Civilisations: new BBC series ‘goes to the heart of human creativity’
Media | The Guardian

Olympic Clothing Designers Try to Beat the Cold with Technology
Scientific American

NMSU joins 15 universities from across the globe for Invent for the Planet, 48-hour design challenge
NMSU News Center | New Mexico State University

Popular ‘Passport to the Arts’ combines art and technology in Clemson
Clemson University News

More Women In Music Industry – How We Can Get There

Half The Picture Shows Female Directors Blatant Sexism

Yale Science Building reaches for new heights
Yale News

Creativity knows no age limit
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

We need a national brain-research strategy
The Globe and Mail

DevelopSpringfield ‘very close’ to restarting Innovation Center project
Mass Live

A look at the engineering and architecture in this year’s Super Bowl stadium
Popular Science

Let’s Stop Using the Term ‘Achievement Gap’
Identity, Education and Power | Medium

The Future Doesn’t Come With Instructions
The Startup | Medium

Senate Commerce and Science Committee Convenes Hearing on the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (Aica)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

It’s Way Past Time to Let Go of These 7 Entrepreneurship Myths

IDEO’s Approach to Designing a Better Food System

3 Techniques From Pixar To Develop Your Creative Thinking

Jump-start your inspiration with The Game of Creativity
Creative Bloq

Why Are You Creative? A New Study Has the Answer
PDN Pulse

This App Lets You Dive Into The Richness Of An Artist’s Studio From Anywhere
Fast Company

‘Is it shoplifting if it’s not the customer’s fault?’: Amazon Go raises questions for the retail industry
Chicago Tribune

New fall class emphasizes creativity in the sciences
Stanford Daily

Internal logs show White House interviewed science adviser candidates. But who?
Science | AAAS

Naval Shipyard Starts “Innovation Lab” to Drive Tech Adoption
The Maritime Executive

Neuroscientists team with top gamers to pwn more noobs
The Next Web

Why Ida Lupino was such a groundbreaker for women in sci-fi

Obama White House CTO Megan Smith believes in “radical inclusion”
Quartz at Work

Innovation Hub recent expansion to boost women-led businesses
Gainesville Sun

Gamers take over WSU experimental engineering building for eSports convention

BSU Science and Engineering Festival ignites creativity and learning

The 6 biggest hurdles slowing the pace of AI innovation

Yedlin: Resolving intellectual property issues increasingly critical
Calgary Herald

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Announces Recipients of 2018 Honorary Fellowships

To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the Brain

Why Making Music is So Important for Your Brain
Senior Focus | Palo Alto Online

How Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future of Education
PC Magazine | Medium

Lost Einsteins: Screen ’em all to close ‘gifted gap’
Joanne Jacobs, Linking and Thinking on Education

Think ‘Birdbrain’ Is an Insult? Think Again.
National Geographic

How the Apollo lunar modules were smashed for science
Popular Science

Why the Midwest Is Becoming America’s Most Surprising Biotech Hub
Acumen | OZY

The Need, Promise, and Reality of Quantum Computing
Towards Data Science | Medium

The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Has a Silver Lining

How To Build A Maker Culture

Unlock Your Inner Genius By 3D Printing Einstein’s Toys

Live Data: How Gen Z Differ From Millennials

These 9 Women Are the Top Global Influencers of Tech Innovation in Cities

Research Says Your Employees Don’t Innovate. Here’s How Your Company Can Change That

Tesla Sees Your Super Bowl Ad and Raises You a Rocket Launch

Innovation Needs Exploration
Innovation Excellence

Calls To The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Triple After Logic’s Grammy Performance

Young artists discuss their designs at ‘Take a Seat, Make a Seat’ exhibition
Urban Milwaukee

Are there any artists left in San Francisco?
The Art Newspaper

The Museum of Failure Lives Up to Its Name

20 Companies That Are *Really* Changing the World.
New Co Shift | Medium

Elon Musks new $0 salary, and what it can teach us about visionary innovation leaders
Idea to Value

Amazon Go is the future of supermarkets. But right now it allows you to steal tampons
Idea to Value

Shirola: Science is vital to our society, but it is under attack
The Daily Northwestern

Former Google exec Eric Schmidt named MIT innovation fellow
ABC News

Copying Other People’s Art Can Boost Creativity

Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering Welcomes Bin He, New Head of Biomedical Engineering Dept., to Campus
Markets Insider

Space exploration is good for American jobs
The Hill

The Cleveland Museum of Art Wants You To Play With Its Art
Innovation | Smithsonian

Tom Lovett: Creating A Culture Of Creators
Caledonian Record

Three Reasons Why Innovation Is All About Communication

Can Rituals Trigger Creative Flow?

What I learned in Davos: Canada matters
The Globe and Mail

Can a Video Game Train You To Hear Better In a Crowded Room?
Innovation | Smithsonian

Brain Stimulation Is All the Rage–but It May Not Stimulate the Brain
Scientific American

‘It’s a big world out there’: Teachers take math outside the classroom

Scribd’s Quest To Be “The Netflix Of Reading” Is Finally Paying Off
Fast Company

Design Lessons From Theater Legend Robert Wilson
Co.Design | Fast Company

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 4 Exercises To Boost Your Creativity
Fast Company

Why this scientist jumped from academia to CEO of startup Spruce Biosciences

A Tech Tool Designed For Collaboration Online And Offline
MindShift | KQED News

We need to change the way we talk about women in tech

What makes Pittsburgh’s tech scene special, and how it needs to improve

Clive Green’s answer to What do you think of China’s ‘four great new inventions’?

Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You
The New York Times

Augmented Reality Can Teach You How To Play The Piano

The Building Materials Of The Future Are . . . Old Buildings
Co.Design | Fast Company

Why Children Don’t Grow Up to Be Inventors

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation
Innovation Excellence

A Deep Dive Inside Milwaukee’s Startup Scene
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State investment in the arts pays big returns. Why doesn’t Gov. Matt Bevin get it?

The outsiders who got in: Why sought-after arts positions in the country are going to non-Canadians
The Globe and Mail

‘The Simpsons’ Has Predicted a Lot. Most of It Can Be Explained.
The New York Times

MIT Scientists Are Building Biomedical Research Labs Out of LEGO Blocks
Mental Floss

Are You Using Open Questions as Springboards to Creativity?
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

How to Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch at Kennedy Space Center
National Geographic

The Future of Entertainment in 5 days
Corporate Venturing Decoded | Medium

The Super Bowl is for losers
Seth’s Blog

Stop Looking at My Bad Leg: Introduction to my new book: Reach for Greatness
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

The 10 Skills You Need To Thrive In The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Imagination Matters

Advertisers Eschew Politics for Humor in Super Bowl Commercials
The New York Times

Medical College of Wisconsin opens new Hub for Collaborative Medicine
BizTimes Media Milwaukee

Conversations with the Earth: Geologist Hans Cloos on the Complementarity of Art and Science in Illuminating the Splendor of Nature and Reality
Brain Pickings

Appreciating Music as a Foundational Aspect of Creativity
The Creativity Post

Don’t Skip This Crucial Stage of Creativity
Creativity at Work

Digital Music Player For Kids Keeps Them Off Screens

Innovation Crush
Me and My Crazy Mind

Innovation Lessons from the Fidget Spinner
Destination Innovation

Adidas Launches Futurecraft 3D Printed Shoe, Exec Joins Carbon’s Board

What is the best time to build a culture of innovation?
Innovation Excellence

Why You Need a Gremlin Group
Innovation Excellence

The Single Greatest Threat To Your Success
Innovation Excellence

11 Ways to Communicate Change
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Starts With The Right Mindset
Innovation Excellence

National Geographic Photographers and Photo Editors Share What Makes Their Bond So Unique
National Geographic

Listen to a House Plant Play ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’
Mental Floss

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

Nora Fok’s Ethereal Hand-Knit Jewelry is Inspired by Nature and Science

Enjoyment, no matter how brief, is a philosophical good
Aeon Essays

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