Articles of Interest | February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018 in Blog Post | Comments (0)



“The scarcity underlying the industrial economy (what’s not yours is mine) has pushed us to make a mistake about ideas. If everyone in town comes to my plant and takes a free sample of what I make, I’ll go bankrupt. But if everyone in the world takes a free sample of one of my ideas (or at least one of my good ones), we’ll all get richer.” – Seth Godin

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that curiosity might kill cats, but it doesn’t kill people.” – Tracy Morgan

“Ideas shape the course of history.” – John Maynard Keynes

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Simple ways to spark your creativity
TED Talks

WATCH: 24 of the most famous space launches ever
Popular Science

What if hibernating animals formed an orchestra and performed a symphony about their winter’s sleep?
Popular Science


NEW Teknopolis: Interactive Art-Tech Exhibit for Kids Takes over BAM
The Brooklyn Reader
February 24 – March 11

The 9th Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address
February 28 

NEW Circular Summit 2018
March 1 – 2

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

NEW Engineering Festival to draw 800 students, ignite innovation
Penn State University
April 13 – 15

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 

NEW CreativeXchange | Leadership Development and Team Design Workshop
Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18

NEW IF SO, WHAT? A New Fair Pairing Art and Innovation Arrives In The Bay Area
April 26 – 29

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

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

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

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

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

The ArtsGames 2018
October 26 – November 3

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


The 2018 World’s Most Innovative Companies
Fast Company

Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company
Fast Company

Anonymous Bitcoin Donor Rains $56 Million on Stunned Nonprofits
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Inspiring Future Leaders

Your Brain on Creativity
ExperiMentations | Psychology Today

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: How Empathy Sparks Innovation

What a Computational Storyteller (MEXICA) Can Tell Us about Creativity?
The Creativity Post

Math class techniques can fix the writing class culture that leaves too many students behind

Big moves to drive innovation and growth are alive… in Canada!
Brookings Institution

Creativity Advocacy – The Dirty Secret of Creativity
Santa Clarita Gazette

What’s the science behind tech addiction?

UW-Madison and Kohler Co. collaborate on new Innovation Visualization Studio
The Daily Cardinal

‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ to promote growth of women in STEM fields
Daily Nebraskan

Children wiggle their way into engineering concepts
Army Flier

San Jose Sharks-themed Activity Set to Open at The Tech Museum of Innovation
Globe Newswire

The building of innovation
EurekAlert! Science News

Hey, we might need that wall … to stop Mexico’s state-run 5G network
The Hill

SharpestMinds wants to help startups find AI talent before Google and Facebook snatch them

Women go into science careers more often in countries without gender equality
Ars Technica

Mattel and Tynker Launch Barbie Coding Lessons for Girls

Hands-On Ecology: Fostering Neuroinclusivity in STEM Education
MIT Media Lab | Medium

MassChallenge Texas unveils inaugural class of 84 startups
512 Tech | Austin American-Statesman

How to Innovate by Stretching Yourself Mentally

Inside the new race to map the world
Tech Central

The CD Business Isn’t Dying—It’s Just Evolving
Fast Company

Noticed vs. missed
Seth’s Blog

Google Has Begun Replacing Apps With Neural Networks

Op-Ed: 5 Ingredients For Digitally-Enabled Physical Experiences

10 Steps To Increase Diversity In Design Right Now
Co.Design | Fast Company

This Designer And Robot Working In Perfect Unison Is The Future Of Making
Co.Design | Fast Company

Why Can Everyone Spot Fake News But The Tech Companies?

Are you crazy enough to think you can change the world?
Innovation Excellence

Design Thinking and the Customer-Centric Organization
Innovation Excellence

How Paper Photographs Were America’s First Form Of Social Media 

What can AI learn from non-Western philosophies?
Public Radio International

Saudi Arabia To Invest $64 Billion In Entertainment Sector

Where are the best places for live theatre in America?
Regional Theatre Report 2018 | Actors’ Equity

Ebooks are not ‘stupid’ – they’re a revolution
Books | The Guardian

Fearless Science
Morgridge Institute for Research

Shaking up the leadership model in higher education
McKinsey & Company

Funny IoT: The Search for the World’s Most Pointless Internet of Thing
IoT Institute

Esports Fund Raises $38M From Evolution Media, Cardinals
Digital –

Eighth-graders focus on building, detail and design during National Engineer’s Week
La Crosse Tribune

Hello, quantum world
MIT Technology Review

How to Be Creative

Claire Robertshaw of Design Bridge on women in design, studio culture and the power of creative freedom
Creative Boom

Researcher identifies ways to break the bias of STEM stereotypes
Missouri S&T

As the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools turns 10, a new report shows this unique turnaround model is driving big gains at struggling campuses
LA School Report

Creativity Is Good For Your Health, Here’s How
Medical Daily

When computers make art
Pursuit by The University of Melbourne

UNC artists whittle, sew and print talent into profit
The Daily Tar Heel

Spaghetti skyscrapers: Teams showcase engineering know-how at annual Tower of Power contest
Hub | Johns Hopkins University

National Engineers Week —‘Towering Above the Imagination’
Education |

Engineering in the Twilight of Moore’s Law
IEEE Spectrum

Students to develop medical technologies at new ‘hackathon’ event
The GW Hatchet

Women entrepreneurs are innovating in their businesses; it’s time to help them succeed
The Globe and Mail

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise
The Hechinger Report

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science Highlights That Neuroscience Is Our Future

A professor and his robot study how we see
NewsCenter | University of Rochester

Five Yale profs receive research fellowship
Yale News

Bigelow Space Operations to launch private space stations in 2021
Business Insider

Programming a DNA Clock
Scientific American

Physicists plan antimatter’s first outing — in a van

UI College of Engineering’s Annex ushers in new era of education
Iowa Now

Mattel finally launches a proper STEM coding course for Barbie
The Inquirer

Meet the winner of Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Superpower of STEM challenge
ABC News

HHMI BioInteractive Launches New Spanish Language Life Science Education Website with Free

How important is the arts within STEM-centric education?
Study International

This Vibrant Bacteria Could Be Used to “Grow” Paint
Smart News | Smithsonian

When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Known For Centuries
Science | Smithsonian

Why Does Internal Innovation Often Fail? ‘Entrepreneur’ Is Not The Same As ‘Innovator’

How Illinois Universities Power The Chicago Startup Ecosystem

An Oklahoma success story: i2E celebrates 20 years of boosting innovation
News OK

Philadelphia’s First Step to a Platform of Innovation
The New York Times

How Nintendo’s Switch And DIY Labo Toys Are Changing The Game
Fast Company

Here’s Why The NBA Is The Most Tech-Savvy League Today
Fast Company

I Was A Video Game Sceptic, But Now I’m A Fan
Imagination Matters

“Is the noise in my head bothering you?”
Seth’s Blog

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018
MIT Technology Review

There’s a Solid Chance the Autonomous Cars of the Future Will Force Ads on You 

Digital Technology is Changing the Innovation Game
Innovation Excellence

Study Links Ancient Cave Drawings and Language Origins
National Geographic

Finding Meaning Through a Boost of Creativity After 50
The Search for Meaning After Age 50 | Psychology Today

In Kobe Bryant’s Youth League, Everyone Learns ‘Mamba Mentality’
GOOD Sports

2 Super Smart Ways to Catalyze Innovative Success
The Brainzooming Group

Dance takes over and Parkinson’s disease falls away with Mark Morris Dance Group
The Dance Journal

Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech
All Tech Considered | NPR

The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A ‘Black Mirror’
All Tech Considered | NPR

The race is on to save Disney’s classic (but fading) cartoons
BBC News

Black Panther’s Box-Office Success Is Game-Changing
The Atlantic

A Youth Festival Where Poetry Is Louder than a Bomb
National Endowment for the Arts

10 Ways Higher Education Could Be Transformed to Support the Needs of a Changing World
Innovation Excellence

10 Things Children Born in 2018 Will Probably Never Experience

Non-Math Essentials for Learning Math

This Design Generation Has Failed
Co.Design | Fast Company

NASA’s Real Life ‘Hidden Figure’ On How To Advance Women In STEM

From Disruption to Dystopia: Silicon Valley Envisions the City of the Future

Farms Take Root Among NYC’s Skyscrapers
Fast Forward | OZY

Expedia names the most artistic U.S. towns

Female Leaders Tout Connecticut’s Nurturing Environment for STEM Industries
Connecticut Magazine

Celebrate innovation at UW-Green Bay pitch competition
Green Bay Press Gazette

Assessing your innovation district: Five key questions to explore
Brookings Institution

War on science threatens cure for cancer, diseases

What is needed to sustain momentum and success in Canada’s innovation superclusters?
IT World Canada Blog

9 Artists Who Made Contributions to Science—from Leonardo da Vinci to Samuel Morse

Putting Creativity at the Center of Student Learning
Education Week

Creating Innovative Technology for the Real World
News & Events | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Fake news to fake porn: Technology is taking us places no one ever imagined

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs
MIT Technology Review

Iceland’s Population Is Staggeringly Creative. Why?

Bite-sized neuroscience videos bring ‘personality to lab coats’

New Microgrants to Spark Johns Hopkins’ Student Innovators

Becoming an Entrepreneur Is Easy but Succeeding as an Entrepreneur Is Not

Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, ‘Big Tech’ could be target of George Soros, Open Society Foundations campaign
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Private math-education grants beneficial, but indicate flawed, failing U.S. educational system
The Badger Herald

Economics departments reclassify their programs as STEM to attract and help international students
Inside Higher Ed

The New Director of the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum Reflects on the Look and Fashion of Black Panther
At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

How the Creators of Loving Vincent Brought the First Fully Painted Animated Film to Life
Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

How Elon Musk, SpaceX will bring broadband internet to the masses

How Demographics, Automation, And Inequality Will Shape The Next Decade
Fast Company

The Marvel Studios Mind-Set For Making Hit After Hit
Fast Company

Canada’s new superclusters could just be black holes
Troy Media

The top venture backers of women-founded companies are 500 Startups, New Enterprise Associates, Golden Seeds, Right Side Capital Management, First Round Capital, Techstars, SV Angel, GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), Y Combinator and Lerer Hippeau

‘Chasing Grace’: Docuseries tracks women in tech

This Japanese Tour Firm Offers VR Trips Around The World

4 Ways To Face The Challenge Of Disruptive Change

Making Innovation A Habit In Your Company
Chief Executive

Double Your Creativity with ONE Simple Step
Innovation Excellence

Scientists Use 3-D Printers to Make Body Parts
National Geographic

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot to Disappear in 10 Years?
National Geographic

Canceling Student Loan Debt Isn’t Just A Dream. It Could Save The Economy. 

Da Vinci’s BFF, the CPA
The Artful Manager |

How can I use TV and movies to teach my kids media literacy?

‘Ebooks are stupid’, says head of one of world’s biggest publishers
The Guardian

The Democratization of AI Is Putting Powerful Tools in the Hands of Non-Experts
Singularity Hub

An unexpectedly positive result from arts-focused field trips

Government of Canada and Brain Canada announce a $10-million grant to establish a platform that will help researchers share data more widely and efficiently
Markets Insider

Teacher encourages creativity by letting students draw on her white dress

Are We Really Made Up Of More Bacteria Than Human Cells?
Popular Science

ASU-developed children’s game brings Frankenstein back to life, again

Can Creativity Actually Boost your Health?
Reports Healthcare

How A Black Superhero Inspired Conversations About Race And Technology In Nashville
Nashville Public Radio

Innovation Bonds Grow Between Phoenix And Mexico
Fronteras Desk

How to change arts leadership in Canada: An insider’s perspective
The Globe and Mail

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss
The New York Times

Idaho team competes in FIRST Robotics, promotes STEM
Idaho Statesman

Computer Science for All: Can Schools Pull It Off?
Education Week

Worker shortage spurs uncharacteristic partnerships connecting colleges, business
The Hechinger Report

Kevin Plank’s First LinkedIn Article Teaches an Unforgettable Lesson About Entrepreneurship

3 Cities That Taught Me What Tech Looks Like Outside of Silicon Valley

‘Create the next Amazon’ and other thoughts from entrepreneur Steve Case

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.
The New York Times

Plan To Hang ‘World’s Tallest’ Skyscraper From Asteroid Orbiting Earth Unveiled
Imagination Matters

Want to Open Up The Creative Possibilities? Begin By Reexamining Openness Itself
The Creativity Post

How Brick-And-Mortar Spaces Are Building Community For Brands

How Brands Can Foster Meaningful Ties By Empowering Communities

Sony’s 300+ Piece Robot Kit Helps Kids Learn How To Code

‘The Jetsons’ World Is Becoming Reality. Innovators, Start Your Engines.

Research: Men Get Credit for Voicing Ideas, but Not Problems. Women Don’t Get Credit for Either
Harvard Business Review

It’s Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

UBI and automation could be the solutions to each other’s problems

3 Genius Ways to Cultivate a Creative Mindset

Innovation Programs In Schools Can Help Kids Learn More Than Just Facts
Innovation Excellence

Solving Wicked Problems
Innovation Excellence

Must Love Dogs? If You Want the Job
Opinion | Bloomberg

How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Mental Floss

When Will We Get a Machine Michelangelo?

How Augmented Reality Is Shaping the Future of Play

Thomas Heatherwick, Architecture’s Showman
The New Yorker

Kehinde Wiley’s Obama portrait controversy proves Americans struggle to engage with art
NBC News

Will Robots Set Us Free?
Boston Review

Science at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Scientific American

The Big Engineering Behind Olympic Snowboarding’s Big Air Event

Are Tomorrow’s Fuel Cells Made of Paper? This Engineer Thinks So
Rising Stars | OZY

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Travels from Court to Classroom to Highlight History of African-American Inventors
At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

What does creativity have to do with culture?
The Business Journals

Compare How You Think with How Leonardo Da Vinci Thought
Imagineer7’s Weblog

What are the health benefits of being creative?
Medical News Today

Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI
MIT Technology Review

A New Material Called “Superwood” Is Just As Strong As Steel
Co.Design | Fast Company

How to make every student a maths ‘expert’
Q.E.D. | Medium

Can Men Be Feminists In The Realms Of Startups And STEM?

Personalized curriculum captures students’ imagination, interest
EurekAlert! Science News

Best of the best: Innovation, creativity in engineering

Canada is lagging on innovation—and the Liberals aren’t helping

Can a Brussels art project help refugees alleviate the burden of time?
Equal Times

4 sure-fire ways to stimulate creativity

To hear the beat, your brain may think about moving to it
Science News

Art meets tech: 5 Seattle companies showcase amazing paintings, sculptures and work spaces

Students Learn Benefits Of STEM Education During Auto Show Field Trip
CBS Pittsburgh

Who’s Missing From America’s Colleges? Rural High School Graduates

Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons
SMART News | Smithsonian

Grand Challenges Scholars Build Connections
News | WPI

San Diego’s Innovation Economy has Created Greater Wealth, Widening Economic Inequality
Times of San Diego

Google spending $2.5 billion to expand operations across the US

One day without plastic. Can you do it?
MNN – Mother Nature Network

Artwork hidden under Picasso painting revealed by x-ray
Science | The Guardian

Unprecedented study of Picasso’s bronzes uncovers new details

‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths
The New York Times

‘Black Panther’: Science And Heroes
13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

The Power Of Imagination In Taming Mental Illness
Imagination Matters

On Building Skills and Quick Wins
The Creativity Post

Books Still Matter in the Age of Tech
Publishers Weekly

How Innovation Is Changing Business

5 Questions to Ask Whenever You Feel Like Giving Up
Innovation Excellence

Understanding 25 Cognitive Biases That Impact Business [Infographic]
Innovation Excellence

Quick or smart?
Seth’s Blog

The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.
The New York Times

We need more women in science
Innovators magazine

The autonomous selfie drone is here. Is society ready for it?
The New York Times | Medium

Commentary: Why we need not-for-profit co-working spaces in Chicago neighborhoods
Chicago Tribune

Big Tech’s Wish List for NAFTA Would Worsen Showbiz’s Piracy Problems (Guest Column)

#   #   #

This email is a free service of the National Creativity Network (NCN). The articles are from a variety of sources and, therefore, do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCN.  Despite our best efforts, links may fail without warning since each news source posts and archives its articles differently. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have you found an article you’d like to share?  Email the link to

#   #   #

The National Creativity Network believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise. The very future of our communities and institutions depends on our ability to nurture and harness imagination to creatively solve problems. If creativity is to be nurtured, systems, institutions and networks must be transformed.

The opportunities that emerge to transform our nation are largely dependent upon the degree to which we are connected to each other. Our connection will become a catalyst:

  • to enhance the flow of relevant information,
  • and to improve the ease with which key nodes of creativity, be they in the domains of Education, Commerce, Culture or across disciplines, can gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful practices as well as other resources their ventures may require.

Our strategy is to engage thought leaders across North America to create a powerful network for transformation.

Join Us!

For more information, please go to our web site or

National Creativity Network
133 West Main Street, STE 100
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73102
Visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

Leave a Reply