Articles of Interest | February 16, 2018

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“No matter what problem you encounter, whether it’s a grand challenge for humanity or a personal problem of your own, there’s an idea out there that can overcome it. And you can find that idea.” – Ray Kurzweil

“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Today’s triumph (or setback) is just one step in a long journey.” – Tom Peters

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C. Link

“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” – Jean Piaget

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” – Maria Montessori


Exclusive: Elon Musk Reacts to the First Falcon Heavy Launch
National Geographic

Through comedy, science teacher believes he tapped into the truth
CBS News

How virtual reality can make every kid a capable scientist
Big Think

Could Technology Make You Immortal? Transhumanism Seeks the Answer.
Video | Big Think

Mohamad Jebara: This company pays kids to do their math homework
TED Talk |

Watch Face Paint Tell the Story of Human Evolution in One Minute
National Geographic

No, You’re Not Left-Brained or Right-Brained
Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience | Psychology Today


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

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 

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

NEW Enter The 2018 Innovation By Design Awards!
Co.Design | Fast Company
Deadline: May 10

Meet The Jury Of The 2018 Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company
Deadline: May 10

NEW 4th ENCATC-AAAE International Panel (tbc)
May 31 – June 2

NEW Government shines light on Canada’s young entrepreneurs – Minister Chagger launches an event to recognize young entrepreneurs across the country
June 10 – 12

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

By the People
June 21 -24

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

NEW Are Your Students Ready For a Challenge? K-12 Game-a-thon Now Open for Submissions
Mind Research Institute Blog
Deadline: July 16

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

NEW The ArtsGames 2018
October 26 – November 3

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


“Scientists and engineers are the real superheroes”
Eureka Magazine UK

Unleashing Some of the Most Ambitious Women on the Planet
Singularity Hub

Design thinking to co-create cities of the future
URBACT The blog

Ottawa researchers look into what’s holding back Canada’s female innovators
Ottawa Business Journal

Four Scientific Studies That Give Us Clues To Improve Our Creativity

Math, Nutella and writing: what they all have in common
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter

Ethical queries important in engineering
The Exponent | Purdue

Innovation superclusters: Two future-facing ideas from U of T Engineering
University of Toronto Engineering News

Oklahoma launches innovation initiative to boost its tech economy
State Scoop

Can this booming New Mexico art collective spark economic growth?
PBS NewsHour

Here’s why the National Endowment for the Arts is under fire again. (Hint: It’s not about the money)
Salt Lake City Tribune

Ottawa awards $950 million to five innovation ‘superclusters’
Toronto Star

Five UW scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships for early-career research
University of Washington News

Learning Together in a Media Saturated Culture
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

This Electronic “Skin” Already Has a Sense of Touch. Now It Can Also Heal Itself
Smart News | Smithsonian 

Weaving Games and Puzzles Into the Fabric of a City
Innovation | Smithsonian

75 Breakthroughs by America’s National Laboratories
US Department of Energy

In the Future, Will We Be Growing Fruit in Home Bioreactors?
Innovation | Smithsonian

From Innovative Ideas to Igniting Implementation
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?
MindShift | KQED News

How to help kids create media, not just consume it
The Washington Post

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest fund makes first investments, adds investors Reid Hoffman, Megan Smith

This Unique Theatre Show Uses Neuroscience To Examine The Effect Of Gender Stereotypes

How To Survive In The ‘Gig Economy’
Poets and Quants

Seeking Startups in the Heartland
Route Fifty

The Lack of a College Degree Is a Public-Health Crisis. Here’s What Higher Ed Can Do About It.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

“It Cannot Look Like A Costume”: Ruth Carter On Dressing The “Black Panther” Cast
Fast Company

BIO turns 25
Innovators magazine

US clean power movement unstoppable
Innovators magazine

Helping Schools Unlock Time to Individualize Learning
The Creativity Post

Creative Storytellers Can Fight Against The War On Truth And Trust

Ai Smartphones Will Soon Be Standard, Thanks to Machine Learning Chip

The UX-ification of research
Stripe Partners

Why Trends, Technologies, and Inspirations Matter in Innovation

Walter Isaacson: Leonardo Da Vinci is history’s best case for wasting time
Quartz at Work

Innovation and Strategy Need Opposite Types of Motivation
Innovation Excellence

Innovators, What is Your Strategy if the Market Crashes?
Innovation Excellence

The tech bias: why Silicon Valley needs social theory
Aeon Ideas

These Two Words Will Change Your Perception of Jeff Bezos and Amazon
Innovation Excellence

3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups
The Brainzooming Group

Canada’s innovation funding leaves women behind: report
The Globe and Mail

Why the Rise of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Actually Increase Car Ownership
Singularity Hub

A new DNA test will look for 190 diseases in your newborn’s genetic code
MIT Technology Review

Neuroscience and music: A conversation with opera singer Renée Fleming
Scope | Stanford Medicine

Berks celebrates history through National Engineers Week
Penn State University

OPINION: Engineering needs creative thinking to widen the talent pool
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Wynne champions diversity in STEM during visit to U of T
University of Toronto News

Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines
The Conversation UK

Cutting off a brain enzyme reversed Alzheimer’s plaques in mice
Science News

Watch: Japan faces its old age with robots and virtual reality

GoPro soars on CEO outlook; Applied Materials, AMD, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet also gain as Tesla falls
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Sony’s STEM-focused coding toy is ready for classrooms

Ross Elementary using Olympics as STEM learning tool

Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates
EurekAlert! Science News

Alabama school district first ever to have all schools STEM-certified

Arizona Woman Wakes Up With Foreign Accent
Smart News | Smithsonian

Why Accessible Design Isn’t a Niche Market
Eye on Design | AIGA

Space Mining Is Going To Seriously Disrupt Earth’s Economy – And We’re Nowhere Near Ready
Imagination Matters

Design Thinking — The Key To Successful Innovation?

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

Why Sickcare Innovation Centers Don’t Deliver
Innovation Excellence

Nine Grantmakers Make the Case for Why Investing in Local Journalism Matters
Grantmakers in the Arts

Happy 3.5 billionth!

Is the Age of the Artistic Recluse Over?
The New York Times

What Failure Really Means

2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awardees
The Ovation Foundation

The Intellectual War on Science
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

There Is No Such Thing as a Smart City
The Atlantic

I want girls to learn math and science — and their own self-worth — despite stereotypes
Think |

Leonardo Da Vinci was the best UX Designer in history
UX Collective | Medium

Photo of a Single Atom Wins Top Prize in Science Photography Contest

Mexico City Is Quickly Becoming A Major Player For Global Artists

This 3D Printed Object Can Generate Electricity From Movement

Jobs Are Going Extinct. But That Doesn’t Mean We Have To.

Electronic Skin That Heals Could be the Future of Prosthetics, Robotics

Bill and Melinda Gates Tackle ‘Tough Questions’ and Trump
The New York Times

Banning Discomfort in the Classroom Advances Racism in the Culture

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development
US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Fading state support puts Seattle-area life science leadership at risk
The Seattle Times

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language
MIT News

General Motors’ Car-Sharing Startup Maven Coming To Canada With Toronto Launch

The Artist and The Innovator
Love the Problem | Medium

DC Cultural Plan
DC Office of Planning
Comments accepted through February 28

Canada’s innovation funding leaves women behind: report
The Globe and Mail

Northeast Innovation Center Targets Women, Rural Entrepreneurs
Inside INdiana Business

Nyblade: How to get more women in math
The Underground

A First Look at Austin’s Weirdest Homes
Texas Monthly

Dean addresses College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Transformation Plan
The Daily Orange – The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

Design competition makes Vanderbilt libraries more meaningful for students
Vanderbilt News | Vanderbilt University

Highlighting the ‘E’ in STEM education
The Hill

A new theory claims Homo sapiens beat out Neanderthals because of art
Cognitive Magic Tricks | Quartz

Eight creative ventures chosen to compete in MICA Up/Start competition
Baltimore Business Journal

The Co-Inventor of BlackBerry Is Building Canada’s Quantum Brain Trust

Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles: Lessons in leadership and competitiveness
The Business Journals

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering
Inside Higher Ed

Akimbo, my new podcast, launches today
Seth’s Blog

This Prolific Nerd Is Shaping the Future of Wikipedia
Rising Stars | OZY

When a Jazz Musician Shook Up Classical Music
Flashback | OZY

Strategy to beat the odds
McKinsey & Company

Switchboard’s Mara Zepeda on zebras, community and shared dreams

Brookings Institution report shows where Millennials are moving

‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back, AP

Why Storytelling Should Be in the Change Leader’s Toolkit
Change Management Review

How One Second Act CEO Brought Sunnier Days To Sesame Street

What I Learned From Breaking Out Of My Comfort Zone
Innovation Excellence

5 Videos for Learning about Design Sprints
Innovation Excellence

NFL’s First Female Coach Wants Women To Be Empowered By Football
GOOD Sports

The offloading ape: the human is the beast that automates
Aeon Essays

The Eagles’ Super Bowl win could translate into a bigger win for arts and culture – and the city

The CD is dead? Not so fast

White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits
The New York Times

How Trump’s budget would hit US science and tech
MIT Technology Review

Americans for the Arts Statement on the President’s FY2019 Budget Proposal
Americans for the Arts 

Trump stands by STEM education spending in fiscal 2019 budget
Ed Scoop

National Academy of Engineering Elects 83 Members and 16 Foreign Members
National Academy of Engineering

Artists envisioned the future of work, and the results are pure fantasy
MIT Technology Review

Playwrights get a new stage: Audible announces 15 writers for audio theater project
Los Angeles Times

Is The Internet Of Things Dead, Or Is It Growing Up?
Co.Design | Fast Company

Eric Garcetti and Ava DuVernay launch diversity initiative for entertainment industry
Los Angeles Times

A Math Class That Makes Tax Season Easier
The Atlantic

Where Creativity Lives
Duke Today

Universities must innovate with a commitment to access, forum hears
University Affairs

Researchers create “brain pacemaker” technology to slow Alzheimer’s effects
The Lantern

Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi
Matter | Medium

Facial Recognition Systems Are Even More Biased Than We Thought
Co.Design | Fast Company

D.C.’s Scandal and the Nationwide Problem of Fudging Graduation Numbers
Education Week

Born to paint?
Seth’s Blog

Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them.
MIT Technology Review

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making
Harvard Business Review

DeepMind’s latest AI transfers its learning to new tasks
MIT Technology Review

4 Things Successful Leaders Say to Create a Culture of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Guest Blog: The Art of Connection
Tom Peters Blog

The Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect, and that’s why they’re great
The Washington Post

Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction
The New York Times

In Praise of the Small Town Library
Literary Hub

What a fossil revolution reveals about the history of ‘big data’
Aeon Ideas

Clarifying STEAM as Complementary to STEM
Barry’s Blog | WESTAF

Throwing Spears and Drawing Realistic Art Made Humans Unique
The Athlete’s Way | Psychology Today

Lessons From a Slow-Motion Robot Takeover
Bloomberg View

Inclusive Innovation: Who are you excluding?
Innovation Excellence

Welcome to the Post-Text Future
The New York Times

America’s Real Digital Divide
The New York Times

This people-moving drone has completed more than 1,000 test flights
Popular Science

The National Inventors Hall of Fame to Induct 15 Innovators in 2018 Class

He was paralyzed from the neck down. Now, this engineer is a painter

Creativity Unlimited: U.S. Girls Interviewed

New Coloring Book For Girls Created To Build Up Their Confidence, Imagination And Spirit

How More Regulation for U.S. Tech Could Backfire
Harvard Business Review

It’s Aliiiiiive! Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of ‘Frankenstein’
Arizona Science and Innovation Desk

New report highlights New York City’s health tech and life science investment landscape
MedCity News

‘Appeal to passions’: GMS administrators gather ideas at Arkansas innovation hub
Glasgow Daily Times

Opera and neuroscience share stage in unique examination of music and medicine
USC News

UWEC given go-ahead for neuroscience major
The Chippewa Herald

Here’s How To Turn Your Passion For STEM Into An Exciting Career

Regents approve School of Engineering for UW-Green Bay

UW STEAM powers Wyoming’s future
The Branding Iron, University of Wyoming

Boston’s Cultural Institutions Explore How Technology Has Impacted Art
The ARTery

Vancouver Island biochemist encourages women to get creative in science careers
British Columbia – CBC News

Tech and Creativity Fuse in New Tisch Program
Washington Square News

For Art’s Sake
The Aggie

In Rural Kentucky Nursing Homes, Art May Be Key To Quality Of Life

The artists bending cities to their will
CNN Style

Innovation Isn’t About What You Know, But What You Don’t

7 Myths That Kill Many Businesses Before They Start
Startup Professionals Musings

Google doesn’t necessarily need innovation
@SteveYegge | Medium

Smart speakers and A.I. will give your physician superpowers
Free Code Camp | Medium

How can colleges graduate Hispanic students in STEM? A conference at UH looks for answers
Houston Chronicle

Pittsburgh Profiles: Black Tech Nation CEO Kelauni Cook is on a mission to make tech more inclusive

Will science ed see significant budget cuts amid STEM push?
Education Dive

Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support

8 Ways To Make Real Progress On Tech’s Diversity Problem
Fast Company

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Save The Planet
Fast Company

Scientists Warn Trump: FDA’s War On A Plant Could Worsen Opioid Crisis
Fast Company

Pittsburgh’s Bill Peduto on AVs and an Economy for All

Worth a special trip
Seth’s Blog

Former Tech Insiders Join Forces To Fight Technology Addiction

How to spark innovation within a big company
The Next Web

The World’s Most Pioneering Company Of Our Times
Corporate Rebels

7 Photo Series to Inspire You and How You Can Make Your Own
Learn |

73 Mind-Blowing Implications of a Driverless Future
Hult International Business School | Medium

Six Innovation Traps to Avoid From the Start
Innovation Excellence

Virtual Reality Helping NFL Quarterbacks, First Responders
National Geographic

How Your Brain May One Day Control Your Computer
National Geographic

The Origin of the Fittest Fiddle
The Mind Menagerie | Psychology Today

Mid-Life Matters | Psychology Today

From Attics to Basements: Historic Deerfield and the Key to Conservation
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive
The Washington Post, AP

How Physics Keeps Figure Skaters Gracefully Aloft
Science | Smithsonian

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