Articles of Interest | April 6, 2018

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“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” – Philip Sidney

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“Curiosity is the lust of the mind.” – Thomas Hobbes

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart


Erica Stone: Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available?
TED Talk

Vikram Sharma: How quantum physics can make encryption stronger
TED Talk

This innovative software can now recognise thousands of objects in real time
Idea to Value

At Yale, engineering meets the arts with Michelangelo’s ‘David’

Nick Animation Dazzles with Content Celebrating Women’s History Month
Viacom Corporate

Raphael Arar: How we can teach computers to make sense of our emotions
TED Talk


Museum of Science and Industry’s ‘Spring Make Festival’ helps creativity bloom
Chicago Parent
Through April 8

3-D printing exhibit sparks creativity at Museum of Science and Industry
Through April 8

Inclusive Innovation Week is back to spark a citywide conversation on tech accessibility
Next Pittsburgh
Through April 8

NEW Science Expeditions welcomes public to campus April 6–8
UW-Madison News
April 6 – 8

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Southwest/Rocky Mountains | April 6 – 7
Northeast Corridor | May 3 – 4
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by
Submissions accepted April 6 – June 15

USA Science & Engineering Festival | The Nation’s Largest Science Festival
USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 7 – 8

2018 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala
Creative Oklahoma
April 9

I Love Life: Celebrating Biodiversity Through Art And Science April 13-14
Los Alamos Daily Post
April 13 – 14

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

United by Nature, Guided by Science
The Nature Conservancy
April 14

What prevents people from celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21?
World Creativity and Innovation Week | April 15 – 21
World Creativity and Innovation Day | April 21

Upload Your 2018 WCID And WCIW Activities
World Creativity and Innovation Week

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

NEW Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet
12th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
April 23

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

NEW Apply to join Code for America’s Community Fellowship Pilot
Code for America | Medium
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

NEW UEDA Seeking 2018 Awards of Excellence Nominations
University Economic Development Association
Deadline: May 15

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

CreativesMX Marathon – Hudson Valley
July 29 – August 5

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


Astronaut Scott Kelly: How to Fix Science Education

An Expert’s View: Sir Ken Robinson
The New York Times

A fetish for falsification and observation holds back science
Aeon Essays

When science fiction inspires real technology
MIT Technology Review

This Startup Lets Neighbors Pool Their Money To Invest In Their Communities
Fast Company

Five Things to Know About NASA’s Supersonic X-Plane
Smithsonian Magazine

STEM Education Gets Stamp of Approval from U.S. Government With New Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Forever Stamps

The New Yorker Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains Where His Ideas Come From
The New Yorker

A pitch-perfect competition
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Innovation Nation
The UCSB Current

Op-Ed: An Investment in STEM Is an Investment in New Jersey’s Future
NJ Spotlight

Pfizer tech startup accelerator will be a shot in the arm for healthcare innovation
Computer Weekly

How prescription creativity can improve mental and physical health
Medical Xpress

Beijing launches pioneering brain-science centre

Engineers Assemble!
USC Viterbi | School of Engineering

Surprise! Scientists find signs of new brain cells in adults as old as 79
Los Angeles Times

NSF announces 2018 winners for Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science
National Science Foundation

Google works to promote diversity in on screen depictions of STEM

First Diversity Report Looks at Gender Representation in 3D Printing

Inspiring Partnerships and Piquing Interest in STEM
STEM Solutions | US News and World Report

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020
Popular Science

California needs to stop saying everything causes cancer
Popular Science

A realistic guide to the current crop of tech rumors
Popular Science

24 most active nonprofit, public or university investment funds identified

What the Census Numbers Tell Us

Division Director Search – NSF’s Division of Industrial Innovation & Partnerships
Innovation America

Millennials Need a New Model to Dig Their Way Out of the World’s Toughest Problems

How Experimentation Can Lead to a Successful Launch

How Facebook Devalued The Birthday
Fast Company

Designers Just Fixed Facebook. Your Move, Zuckerberg
Co.Design | Facebook

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.
The New York Times

Smartphone taps provide 22M meals
Innovators magazine

New tool to boost Parkinson’s research
Innovators magazine

The Best Way to Know if Your ‘Brilliant’ Idea Actually Stinks
Stephen Shapiro

I Predict Innovation’s Next Wave Will Come From Dance
The Clyde Fitch Report

Submit your work: 2018 World Creativity and Innovation Day
Innovation Excellence

Innovate Like a (Monarch) Butterfly
Innovation Excellence

‘Despacito’ Sets YouTube Record as First Video to 5 Billion Views

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete. Here’s What’s Next.
The Atlantic

Taking Note: Two New Research Articles Explore Long-Term Benefits of Musical Training
National Endowment for the Arts

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete
News | The Guardian

Ten Summer Camps For Little Innovators
Innovation | Smithsonian

Computer science students create their own video games
The Trinitonian

Editor’s Letter: Creativity takes courage
Orange County Register

Rules of engagement: how MetaboLight is illuminating lives
The Engineer

Hunt for science and innovation specialist begins
Tallahassee Democrat

Female computer science students want to fix the gender gap in their major
The Diamondback

New approach to art fosters students’ own creativity
The Harvard Press

Is Architecture Still Considered an Art?
Architectural Digest

Beyond ‘the next Silicon Valley’: Why many kinds of economic superclusters matter
The Globe and Mail

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience
Quanta Magazine

Not smart enough? Men overestimate intelligence in science class
NBC News

How a Legendary Storm Chaser Changed the Face of Tornado Science
Science | Smithsonian

The Real Science Behind Your Favorite Nerd Culture at Awesome Con
Science | Smithsonian

How Universities Should Manage Innovation

Can Corporate Accelerators Move Innovation Into The Fast Lane?

Things Gen Z won’t recognize
Business Insider

University research produces patents; entrepreneurship grows in importance
The Princetonian

High-tech startups finding a better home in Illinois — but more can be done
Chicago Sun-Times

VIDEO | How The Mayor Of London Thinks The Tech Industry Should Be Regulated
Fast Company

NASA Wants To Send A Swarm Of Robot Bees To Mars
Co.Design | Fast Company

How To Stand Up For Inclusion In Design

Grit: What is Known, Unknown, and Off the Mark?
The Creativity Post

How to identify and root out assumptions that keep you stuck
Creativity at Work

Barnes & Noble’s New App Lets Readers Recommend And Ask Questions

Google App Lets Users Draw All Over Their Surroundings

The Next Frontier For Women In IT: Cloud Computing
Digitalist Magazine

Why Youth Has an Advantage in Innovation & Why You Want To Be a Learn-It-All
Above the Crowd

Why Private Equity Firms Should Leverage Innovation
Innovation Excellence

The Four Steps to Building A Culture Of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

The True Origin of Value Creation
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Is Never One Thing (Actually It’s 3 Things)
Innovation Excellence

Changing Corporate Culture to Encourage More Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Culture vs. Civilization
VQR Online

How Americans Self-Sort Themselves by Age and Class

The Lofty Optimism of Spotify and the Influence of the Streaming Revolution
The New Yorker

Arts Education: Nothing Standard Here
ARTS Blog | Americans for the Arts

Statement by NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents on Effort to Counter Online Misinformation
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

NSF announces Graduate Research Fellowships for 2018
National Science Foundation

Inside Disney And Pixar: The Debate Over John Lasseter’s Return
Fast Company

What You’re Getting Wrong About Inclusive Design
Co.Design | Fast Company

James Tanton is a Hypocrite (and I am James Tanton, by the way).
QED | Medium

How to Foster Diversity in Science through Storytelling
Scientific American Blog Network

A new initiative for launching big, audacious ideas
TED Blog

Mini Brains Are Now Growing Their Own Veins

4 Harvard scholars win Arts and Sciences Professorships
Harvard Gazette

Want To Make Your Tech Company Better? Hire Women

Why Gender Equality In The Workplace Is Not Enough

Scientists Just Created the First Biocomputer Made From Living Human Cells That Uses Logic to Solve Problems
Outer Places

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows
The Two-Way : NPR

Grand Challenges for Engineering
National Academy of Engineering

“Sonic Weapon” or Accident?
Engineering Innovation Podcast | National Academy of Engineering

How to Become a Master of Your Own Creativity
The Mission | Medium

Teach Kids When They’re Ready

Amazon Has Lots of Company as Trump Slams ‘Stupid’ Businesses
The New York Times

Spotify’s Wall Street Debut Is a Success
The New York Times

Opinion | Sorry, Hollywood. Inclusion Riders Won’t Save You.
The New York Times

A Program’s Mission to Promote Diversity and Equity in the Cultural Workforce
Grantmakers in the Arts

Dance beyond words
3 Quarks

The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark
The New Yorker

Breaking Down Virtual-Reality Walls May Boost Creativity
Pacific Standard

The Imaginative Reality of Ursula K. Le Guin
VQR Online

NEA Arts magazine spotlight: Brenda Laurel: Girls Just Wanna…Play Video Games
National Endowment for the Arts

Can Social Media Be Saved?
The New York Times

Fender Musical Instruments is targeting women for its new marketing push

Why Prime Numbers Still Surprise and Mystify Mathematicians
Science | Smithsonian

Why are some people creative and others not?
Imagineer7’s Weblog

Can Biomusic Offer Kids With Autism a New Way to Communicate?
Innovation | Smithsonian

Why Aren’t There More Women Leaders in Science?
Scientific American Blog Network

How to hack your brain to improve focus and creativity
New York Post

Talent Land Initiative Seeking to Boost Mexican Tech Talent
Latin American Herald Tribune

ASU KEDtalks foster ‘conversations for the curious’
The State Press

Are You Open to Open Innovation?
Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry Online

The entertaining side of data science goes beyond computing

The Strange Rituals Of History’s Most Creative Minds
Co.Design | Fast Company

To Design New Systems, We Need Giants
Tim Brown | LinkedIn

Toyota partnership keeps STEM growing
Automotive News

Amazon Pumping $50 Million into CS Education
THE Journal

Verizon Donates More to Promote STEM Education, Due to Tax Cuts

Are bald men walking solar panels?
Innovators magazine

Pitt lands $2 million to create the Big Idea Center, a new hub for entrepreneurship on campus
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

VIDEO | This NASA Astronaut Knows How To Make Science More Appealing To Kids
Fast Company

The F.B.I. and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head
The New York Times

At 12, He Had a Viral Science Video. At 14, He Fears He Was Too Rude.
The New York Times

To Trump, It’s the ‘Amazon Washington Post.’ To Its Editor, That’s Baloney.
The New York Times

Manish Jain: “Our Work Is To Recover Wisdom And Imagination”
Imagination Matters

These Empty Parking Garages Became Useful Community Spaces

A New Wave Of Innovation Hubs Sweeping The World

How the gig economy can transform farms in the developing world
World Economic Forum

The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

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

Shine Theory: How Female Entrepreneurs Can Be More Successful Together

7 Emerging Materials That Will Change Architecture
Architizer Journal

Changing Corporate Culture to Encourage More Innovation
Innovation Excellence

The Met Museum Rolls Out Over 500 Free Art Books You Can Download and Print
Design Taxi

9 Ingenious Ways That Animals Fool Each Other Every Day
National Geographic

How To Successfully Fail In Business
Tracking Wonder | Psychology Today

How Growing Up In Poverty Rewires A Child’s Developing Brain

Sesame Place Becomes the First Theme Park to Be Named a Certified Autism Center
Mental Floss

The Letter From Teller That Changed My Life
The Modern Rogue

How Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Are Trying to Upend Space Exploration
Fast Company

Calgary can be ‘a global innovation hub,’ says Terry Rock
CBC News

Top 20 Innovation Articles of March 2018
Innovation Excellence

Is Gibson, a Totem of Guitar Godhead, Headed for Chapter 11?
The New York Times

Emmanuel Macron wants France to become a leader in AI and avoid ‘dystopia’
Science | AAAS

Can This Neuroscientist Solve the Autism Puzzle?
Rising Stars | OZY

Canada to invest $15 million investment in top AI entrepreneurs
Digital Journal

ArtLab explores intersections of art and science
Vanderbilt News | Vanderbilt University

The ethical minefield of ‘mind reading’ by recording brain activity
CBC News

Prosthetic Brain System Shown to Successfully Boost Memory in Humans
Interesting Engineering

Parkinson’s patients get newfound art talent? Research suggests maybe
Knox News

Pysanky elevates Easter eggs an art form in Santa Fe
Santa Fe New Mexican

Author Leslie Jamison Hopes To Change How People Think About Creativity And Recovery

Why Lucy Liu Is Helping LifeWTR Bring Art Back to Schools

When You Don’t Have One True Calling — Being a Polymath in a Highly Specialized Society
Jin Wu | Medium

Disruption vs. Innovation: Defining Success

US population disperses to suburbs, exurbs, rural areas, and “middle of the country” metros
Brookings Institution

5 Studies on the Benefits of the Purpose-Driven Workplace

AI Is Giving Brands Eerily Human Voices
Co.Design | Fast Company

The Story of a Voice: HAL in ‘2001’ Wasn’t Always So Eerily Calm
The New York Times

Hollywood’s Ambassador, Schooled in Diplomacy and the Muppets
The New York Times

Which U.S. Cities Are Most Food Truck-Friendly?

To Foster A Love Of Art In Children, We Must Teach It At Primary School
Imagination Matters

Apple Is Building A Coding Center For Teachers In Chicago

How Blizzard Entertainment Is Growing eSports Fandom At The Local Level

After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In
The New York Times

This Is a Poem That Heals Fish: An Almost Unbearably Wonderful Picture-Book About How Poetry Works Its Magic
Brain Pickings

The Invention of Zero: How Ancient Mesopotamia Created the Mathematical Concept of Nought and Ancient India Gave It Symbolic Form
Brain Pickings

How Individual Quirks Can Become Innovation Assets
Mack Institute for Innovation Management 

This Bamboo Electric Bike Ups the Ante On Green

Rules for the Direction of the Mind: Descartes’s 12 Timeless Tenets of Critical Thinking
Brain Pickings

How to be More Innovative by Winning the Brain Game
Innovation Excellence

The Only 3 Start-up Questions You Really Need To Answer
Innovation Excellence

Duplicate Ideas – Sometimes the Noise is the Signal
Innovation Excellence

It’s True, the Creative Brain Is Wired Differently
Neuronarrative | Psychology Today

The Fallacy of the Creative Type
The Craft of Creativity | Psychology Today

Researcher entrepreneur bill among UW-related legislation to die without Senate action
The Capital Times

Dance as Medicine
Yale Herald | Medium

NPR Maintains Highest Ratings Ever

AMAZING! Woman plays flute while undergoing brain surgery at Houston hospital

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

ACTION for Trade Encourages U.S. Trade Representative to Safeguard IP in NAFTA Deal

“Bar Codes” Could Map Errant Brain Wiring in Autism and Schizophrenia
Neuroscience | Scientific American

The global triumph of the research university: A driving force of science production
Brookings Institution

AAAS Annual Meeting examines need for diversity in science

Understanding Viruses Before They Become Pandemics
Arizona Science and Innovation Desk

Office of Naval Research wants to innovate at startup speed
EurekAlert! Science News

Dan Adler ’07 brings innovation, Yale-honed singing skills to science class

This Designer Uses Textiles as a Form of Resistance
Architectural Digest

The Connecticut Technology Council Announces Winners of the 14th Annual Women of Innovation Awards

Are You Looking Everywhere for Your Ideas?
Innovation Management

The Hilarious Life and Agonizing Death of Online Comedy
The Ringer

You Could Be Eating CRISPR Food in Five Years
Fast Forward | OZY

Jeff Bezos gave a sneak peek into Amazon’s future
MIT Technology Review

Robot fish could revolutionise how we study aquatic life
Business Insider

The Surprising Reason Why This Young Tech Entrepreneur Swears By Pen and Paper

Never Realized 17th-Century Fresco Will Be Digitally Recreated at French Château
Smart News | Smithsonian

Scientists Thought All Galaxies Had Dark Matter, but They Just Found One Without It
Smart News | Smithsonian

A New Therapy Has People With Dementia Sharing Baseball Memories
Innovation | Smithsonian

What Do You See in a Caterpillar that Tells You It Will Become a Butterfly?
Imagineer7’s Weblog

Unoriginal 4th place Houston gets its own bean sculpture… whatever
Chicago Tribune

Art and Math and Science, Oh My!
Sailor Mercury | Medium

Why it may be time to pull the brakes on some start-up accelerators

The digital athletes of the future: Earning $1.6 million behind a keyboard
MIT Technology Review

Student-run incubator gets startups off the ground
Hub | Johns Hopkins University

The Next Big Idea: A Guide To San Diego’s Innovation Economy

4 things you need to know about soft skills
MIT Sloan Management Review

Why Are We So Good at Finding the Next LeBron but Not the Next Einstein?

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