Articles of Interest | March 9, 2018

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“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

“Diversity is not an HR analytics issue. It is a top management/culture issue.” – Tom Peters

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.´” – Michelangelo

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“People attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” – George Bernard Shaw

“For an industry that’s built on science, the technology world sure has its share of myths.” – David Pogue


This “Robo-Dog” Could One Day Be an Ocean Explorer
National Geographic

New Mind-Reading Technology Re-Creates Digital Images of What You’re Thinking

“Peer-reviewed rap” and more: five sources of music about science
The Verge

Jessica Bellamy | Seven Ways To Galvanize Your Curiosity


Teknopolis: Interactive Art-Tech Exhibit for Kids Takes over BAM
The Brooklyn Reader
Through March 11

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

NEW Why Purpose Matters?
The Power of Purpose | Ideo U
March 16 

NEW “What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain”—Lecture by Harvard Medical School’s Livingstone, March 20
New York University
March 20

2018 Florida Creativity Conference
Florida Creativity Alliance
March 23 – 25 

NEW Upcoming talk will bridge work of Carl Sagan, Rod Serling
News |
March 24

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

NEW 2018 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala
Creative Oklahoma
April 9

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 

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

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

Finals | National Economics Challenge
Council for Economic Education
May 19 – 21

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

Creativity Conference at SOU
Southern Oregon University | Eventbrite
August 3 – 6

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 Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy
National Endowment for the Arts

New Arts and Culture Stats Zoom in on States
National Endowment for the Arts

Arts and culture made more money in Colorado in 2015 than mining or the transportation industry, study shows
The Denver Post

The Arts Contributed a Staggering $763 Billion to US Economy, According to New Data

Missouri leads nation in growth of arts economy
David Nicklaus |

In One Year, the Arts Contributed Billions of Dollars to US Economy
Grantmakers in the Arts

Eight for 2018: New Obstacles and Opportunities in the Arts
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

6 Inventions You Wouldn’t Have Without Women
National Geographic

If you always think the way you’ve always thought, you’ll always get the same old ideas you always got. Learn how to be a creative thinker and get the ideas you need
Imagineer7’s Weblog

15 Remarkable Women We Overlooked in Our Obituaries
The New York Times

This MIT Project Says Nuclear Fusion Is 15 Years Away (No, Really, This Time)
Fast Company

Off the Clock: Meet Nina Schor, MD, PhD, FAAN, Deputy Director of NINDS — and Poet
Neurology Today

Women in Science: Talent Is Not Gendered, so Why Are Journals Failing Women?

What’s Inside the Modern Engineer’s Toolkit?

Innovation Studio helps international students learn English, technical skills
The Daily Nebraskan

ASU’s CSPO again ranked one of the world’s top think tanks for science and tech policy

Panasonic’s Smart City Innovation Showcase in Denver displays futuristic technology
The Denver Post

HTCs, NMTCs Create Permanent Home for Art Museum in St. Paul, Minn.
Novogradac & Company LLP

Unveiling of New $10 Note
Bank of Canada

Behavioral ‘violations’ cost prominent neuroscientist positions at Columbia, HHMI
Science | AAAS

Researchers rescue embryos from brain defects by re-engineering cellular voltage patterns: In a first, biologists computationally model the electrical code in the tissue of developing frogs to find treatments that reverse the harmful effects of nicotine
Science Daily

Non-Scientific Americans Want Kids Getting into Science
THE Journal

Are more kids ready to enter STEM careers?
Raising Austin | Austin360

There are many benefits to starting science education early — very early

University of Pittsburgh to launch innovation lab and makerspace in Homewood
Pittsburgh Business Times

Why Low-Income Communities Are Building Their Own Internet Networks
Fast Company

He’s Bringing the Mojo to Big City Planning
Rising Stars | OZY

Incrementalists and visionaries: Stepping into two worlds of time

Life science industry impacts N.J. economy in big way, C&W report says

6 Ways To Incent Breakthrough Innovation In Your Team
Startup Professionals Musings

The Sightless Visionary Who Invented Cruise Control

The Smartphone Blues

This New Bucks Team Will Only Compete Virtually
Milwaukee Magazine

Women key to achieving global goals
Innovators magazine

10 Inspiring Female Pioneers From PSFK’s PurpleList

How Pharmacies Are Simplifying The Customer Experience

Google’s Latest Chrome Experiment Lets Anyone Write Music

What Scan And Go Shopping Could Mean For Retail Workers

Inside the Chinese lab that plans to rewire the world with AI
MIT Technology Review

The Mind’s Search Algorithm: Sorting Mental Models
Farnam Street Blog

Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer
Co.Design | Fast Company

These women changed the world – and you’ve probably never heard of them
World Economic Forum

The new ROI for digital innovation
Paul4innovating’s Innovation Views

Building Differentiating Capabilities for Innovation
Innovation Excellence

15 Women Who Deserve Their Own Biopics
Mental Floss

Why, in China and Japan, a copy is just as good as an original
Aeon Essays

E.O. Wilson urges a melding of humanities, sciences
Harvard Gazette

MIT Intelligence Quest kicks off
MIT News

Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley
The New York Times

Four Black Creatives on the Importance of Building and Cultivating Community
Eye on Design | AIGA

The Geography of Millennial College Graduates

Multidimensional Thinking
The Creativity Post

AI will write a best-seller by 2049, experts predict
World Economic Forum

These Women Are Making Indie Bookstores Great Again

Women in architecture: ‘Now is our time’
CNN Style

Industry 4.0 seems to confuse even the biggest of companies, so what does it all mean?
Eureka! Magazine

Empowering Americans to Innovate: Science and Technology Highlights Since Inauguration
The White House

The Creative Potential Of Technology

Fine arts a vital part of higher education
Charlotte County Florida Weekly

Meet the Man Who Turned Aluminum Into a Material for High-End Art

Ottawa likes to fund startups, but federal budget misses mark on retaining Canadian talent
The Province

EPO Reports Record Volume Of Patents, Seeks To Assure Quality
Intellectual Property Watch

Future Builders Challenge helps Lincoln students identify their entrepreneurial talents
Silicon Prairie News

3M opens DC innovation center

Science shares the secrets of sparking creativity
The American Genius

How to Partner with Outside Innovators in Health Care
Harvard Business Review

The New U.S.-China Rivalry: A Technology Race
The New York Times

Study: Mexico well ahead of U.S. in LGBTQ rights

Sixth AT&T Foundry innovation center opens in Mexico City
Dallas Business Journal

First glimpse of Canada’s national IP strategy leaves trademarks out in the cold
Blog – World Trademark Review

Google Researchers Are Learning How Machines Learn
The New York Times

Some people’s brains make them hear color and taste sounds. Genetics may explain why.
Popular Science

What Design Chiefs At Uber, IBM, And Microsoft Care About In 2018–And Why
Co.Design | Fast Company

Erasing History: YouTube’s Deletion Of Syria War Videos Concerns Human
Fast Company

CodeCrew Brings Computer Science Education to Memphis Kids

Idea Lab Kids gives students a fun jump on STEM training
Houston Chronicle

Tackling Perceived Bias in Engineering Education
NC State News

Microsoft’s head of talent Chuck Edward: We’re ‘transforming our workforce’ to bring in fresh ideas
Puget Sound Business Journal

A Nanotech Device Harvests Water in the Driest Places

By 2100, damaged corals may let waves twice as tall as today’s reach coasts
Science News

Do Tech Incubators Work? NYU Tandon Future Labs Answer: 3,200 Jobs and $4 Billion for New York
Markets Insider

Jimmy Pitaro Is the New President of ESPN
Media – AdAge

International Women’s Day: 17 Designers on the Women Who Inspired Them
Architectural Digest

How To Capture the Entrepreneurial Talent of Women
Brink – The Edge of Risk

These 15 unsung women in tech changed the world

Innovation is much more than just using new tech
Healthcare IT News

A Look At The Role Of Governments, Universities, Science In Health Innovation & Access
Intellectual Property Watch

What If ‘Star Trek’ Were Free?

Student organization bridges technology with tinkering
Student Organizations |

Innovation is much more than just using new tech
Healthcare IT News

AI will be the art movement of the 21st century

It’s a Great Day When One and One Don’t Add Up To Two
The Brooklyn Rail

The Present and The Box
The Brooklyn Rail

The Roots of Creativity
The Brooklyn Rail

On Creativity
The Brooklyn Rail

Faculty and Students Reflect on New Hum Course
Chicago Maroon

Creativity is a distinct mental state that you can train
Big Think

Why Can Some People ‘Hear’ Colors?
Live Science

Tech conference RSA takes heat for booking just one woman keynote: Monica Lewinsky
USA Today

Sometimes, a Scientific “Eureka!” Moment Really Does Change the World
Science | Smithsonian

Scientists Study ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ in Hopes of Finding How Vermeer Painted His Masterpiece
Smart News | Smithsonian

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used to Predict Crime. But Is It Biased?

Leonardo da Vinci: How to See the World Like Nobody Else
Personal Growth | Medium

Don’t Let Your Inner Critic Destroy Your Creativity
Personal Growth | Medium

8 Science Documentaries That Will Transform the Way You Look at Big Data, Antibiotics, and Evolution
Elysium Health | Medium

Chinese investment gives Md. biotech industry a boost

40 Years of Data Suggests 3 Myths About Globalization
Harvard Business Review

Why The Next Billion-Dollar Tech Firm Will Be Born In Canada

SeatGeek Joins NFL Ticket Sellers in Budding ‘Open’ Model
Digital – AdAge

Why humans learn faster than AI—for now
MIT Technology Review

Opinion: How to Make A.I. Human-Friendly
The New York Times

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One
Harvard Business Review

Four Myths About Innovation That Gurus Love To Tell
Innovation Excellence

Innovation or Not? – Flyboard Air
Innovation Excellence

How to find the IDEAL problem
Innovation Excellence

Can Improvisation Change Your Life?
Midlife Matters | Psychology Today

Vintage Postage Stamps Inspire Fanciful Storybook Scenes Painted by Illustrator Diana Sudyka

SkyKnit: How an AI Took Over an Adult Knitting Community
The Atlantic

The ethics of appropriation
The Art Newspaper

How Leading Podcasting Companies Propel Their Shows to Hollywood Heights
Fast Company

A New Study Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Mind Reading
Innovation | Smithsonian

Photo of the Day: Best of February 2018
National Geographic

Lessons About Success And Failure From Black Panther Movie
Omega Z Advisors

Why Tech Innovation Isn’t the Answer Everyone Thinks It Is
INSEAD Knowledge

Could Singapore hold the secret to preparing workers for the future?

Your kitchen table
Seth’s Blog

The Golden Age of Dance
The Voice-Tribune

‘Millennial’ Means Nothing
The New York Times

‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ at 50: 5 Memorable Moments
The New York Times

A Supercolony of Penguins Has Been Found Near Antarctica
The New York Times

The Role of Luck in Life Success Is Far Greater Than We Realized
The Creativity Post

The Simple Secret to Measuring How Innovative Your Company Really Is

Use Digital Platforms to Cultivate Diversity
MIT Sloan Management Review

South Korea and Sweden are the most innovative countries in the world
World Economic Forum

9 Ways Senior Leaders Subconsciously Sabotage Innovation
Center for Creative Leadership

Google Unveils Largest Quantum Computer Yet, but So What?

How a Paralyzed Man Reinvented the Wheelchair to Help People Walk Again

Four Myths About Innovation That Gurus Love To Tell
Innovation Excellence

Ask “Should We” Not “Could We”
Innovation Excellence

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Laser-Worn Levi’s Are the Start of Something Big
Virginia Postrel

Highlights from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist [20 Photos]

Book ban: Iowa town debates merits of LBGTQ library materials
Des Moines Register

U.S. charges 10 in alleged global stock fraud involving a Picasso

Internet Artists Invaded the MoMA With a Guerrilla Augmented Reality Exhibit

Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’s’ best picture win is a triumph of love
Los Angeles Times

‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Best Picture as Oscars Project Diversity
The New York Times

At the Oscars, Some Self-Examination Among the Self-Celebration
The New York Times

Oscars 2018: The Winners
The New York Times

Why Did It Take So Long For The Oscars To Nominate A Female Cinematographer?

Paul Allen invests $125 million to teach computers common sense
The Seattle Times

Meet the Muppet Bringing Joy to Syrian Refugees
Provocateurs | OZY

A surprising reason girls steer away from STEM

Real World Economics: Athletic success is similar to innovation in many ways

Powerful 516 ARTS exhibit examines artificial nature of borders
Albuquerque Journal
Through April 14

Q & A with Carson Fox: Artist and Life Sciences Convert
Boston University News Service

Meet Austin’s newest — and largest — startup accelerator program
Built In Austin

US intellectual property protection sorely lacking
Opinion | The Hill

Why ‘Fail Fast’ Is a Disaster When It Comes to Artificial Intelligence

Science and social media
Ana Diaz | Medium

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success
Co.Design | Fast Company

Can Fashion Help Detroit Make a Comeback?
The New York Times

What Is the Perfect Color Worth?
The New York Times

The Black Sheep Podcast – Aloe Blacc Chops it Up
The Creativity Post

Investing in imagination
Federal Way Mirror

Testing a soft artificial heart
ETH Zurich

These charts show how China is becoming an innovation superpower
World Economic Forum

A Brief History of Design
Microsoft Design | Medium

A heart-wrenching story of childhood in Afghanistan, rendered in enchanting animation
Fellows Blog |

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
University of Bath

Why You Need To Understand Noah Effects And Joseph Effects
Innovation Excellence

Why Innovation Remains Elusive
Innovation Excellence

When More is Less in Crowd-sourcing Innovation
Innovation Excellence

More Ideation means more Innovation – Simple
Innovation Excellence

Can You Cultivate Creativity to Learn How Your Mind Works?
ExperiMentations | Psychology Today

Could Getting Messy Improve Your Creativity?
From Functioning to Flourishing | Psychology Today

World’s Largest Digital Art Display Will Go Live This Fall in Chicago
Smart News | Smithsonian

China’s Own Rust Belt Faces Economic Decline
Fast Forward | OZY

Valparaiso University invents competition for innovation
Porter County News |

The world’s largest aircraft is lumbering toward its first flight
Popular Science

Net neutrality: Where do we go from here?
Popular Science

Venus may once have been habitable. Now it can tell us if other worlds might be as well.
Popular Science

E.O. Wilson on the Upside of Introversion, the Limits of IQ, and Where Ideas Really Come From
Charles Chu | Medium

Newsroom : Supporting Researchers to Accelerate Discovery and Innovation in Ontario

China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across the Globe
The New York Times

As Streaming Grows, Music Industry Should Demand Equal Pay for Pre-1972 Songs (Guest Column)
Hollywood Reporter

Naysayers & Co-Conspirators: The Best Partners for Change

Earliest Images of Breast Cancer Found in Renaissance Paintings
Smart News | Smithsonian

Is snacking learning?
Seth’s Blog

10 great films from female directors that you need to stream right now

The Onion Explains the Economics of Online Publishing
Media – AdAge

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time
Popular Science

Remember when a Soviet spacecraft landed in Wisconsin?
Popular Science

Our Young Percussionists Are Not Being Trained to Be Musicians
Drew Matthew Tucker | Medium

The Creative Brain on Silence (How Solitude Inspires Creativity)
Thomas Oppong | Medium

Donald Trump’s Know-Nothing Science Budget
The New Yorker

The most exciting city in every state — and the most boring one you can probably skip
Business Insider

The New Opportunity Boomtowns

How to Keep Your Employees from Losing their Creativity
Innovation Management

Allen Brain Institute shares huge database of computerized neurons

Musician-Scientists and Scientist-Musicians: A Profile

New PBS KIDS series ‘Pinkalicous and Peterrific’ Focuses on Creativity Through Arts
The Sound of Applause | ideastream

Commentary: Creativity and aging can go hand in hand when it comes to the arts
St. Louis Public Radio

Putting Humans at the Center of Health Care Innovation
Harvard Business Review

Alum seeks to revolutionize auto industry
Yale Daily News

Hindsight Team Wins McMillon Innovation Studio Design Contest
University of Arkansas News

8th graders build science and creativity skills at Tower Challenge

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