Articles of Interest | April 13, 2018

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“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” – Ellen Glasgow

“For most scientists, I think the justification of their work is to be found in the pure joy of its creativeness; the spirit which moves them is closely akin to the imaginative vision which inspires an artist.” – James B. Conant

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett


Video: Astronaut Peggy Whitson talks to Ars about what it takes to run the ISS
Ars Technica

Irina Kareva: Math can help uncover cancer’s secrets
TED Talk

Blue Sky Science: How are video games used in research?
Racine Journal Times


Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by
Submissions accepted Through June 15

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

NEW International Conference on Learning and Memory to Feature World’s Leading Brain Scientists
UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
April 18 – 22

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

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

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

Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!
ArtPlace America
Northeast Corridor | May 3 – 4
Appalachia Region | June 21 – 22
Capital Region | October 2018

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 

NEW Third Annual Creative Startups Southeast Opens Applications
Deadline: June 3

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


‘Active’ science learning is better than lectures, Nobel laureate Carl Wieman says
Hub | Johns Hopkins University teams up with Kahoot to help demystify computer science

The Five Most Overlooked Paths To Innovation

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work
Business Insider

Deborah Acosta wants to show Silicon Valley how women run things
State Scoop

Can science fiction predict our economic future?

Innovation Case Studies: How Companies Use Technology To Solidify A Competitive Advantage

No early harvest with innovation ecosystem
Phoenix Business Journal

Houston innovation district to be anchored by historic Midtown Sears building

Why Every Lawyer Should Adopt An Innovation Mindset
Evolve the Law

Canada’s innovation gap remains, new report finds
University Affairs

Restoring Sense
Harvard Medical School

Get all your questions answer when ‘Two Scientists Walk into a Bar’

5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Do adult human brains renew their neurons?
Neuroscience | The Economist

AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells

Scientists Fix A Risk Factor For Alzheimer’s In Human Brain Cells
Science Trends

Linking talent to value
McKinsey & Company

Large Cache of Texts May Offer Insight Into One of Africa’s Oldest Written Languages
Smart News | Smithsonian

Leader of Polsky Center, University of Chicago’s innovation hub, to step down
Chicago Tribune

Hot in Chicago tech: 25 new newsmakers named to Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Innovation | Chicago Tribune

Science communication training prepares STEM students for employment

Show Me A Self-Regulating Facebook And I’ll Show You A Fish Riding A Bike
Fast Company

ESPN’s Streaming Service Is A Peek At The Future Of ESPN—And Disney
Fast Company

Meet our inaugural Baltimore cohort + apps open!
Creative Startups

How One Small School District Embraces A Challenge For Computer Science Education

Akamai Establishes $50 Million Endowment To Support Mathematics Programs In STEM Education

NASA’s newest spacecraft will scour the galaxy for undiscovered planets
The Verge

Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” contributed almost $50 million to Georgia economy (Video)
Atlanta Business Chronicle

What happened and what will you add?
Seth’s Blog

Industrial IoT Do’s and Don’ts: Keeping IIoT Projects on Track
IoT Institute

These Rare NASA Photos Were Saved From the Trash
Smart News | Smithsonian

Cap Times Talk: In Madison, the tech scene is booming, male and white
The Capital Times

For the First Time, Researchers Join Two Specific Atoms Using Laser Tweezers
Mental Floss

The Dizzying Patterns of Movement at Athletic Events Captured in Composite Photographs by Pelle Cass

Reining in Big Data’s Robber Barons
The New York Review of Books

Are ‘Learning Styles’ Real?
The Atlantic

Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself
The New York Times

How to teach children philosophy—and why you should
Big Think

Reading robots beat humans in Stanford test

Origami-Inspired Personal Shelter Provides A Quick Solution For Homeless
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Public Libraries are Reinventing Access to Higher Education
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

EU wants to pump $2.6 billion into Europe’s VC funds to close investment gap with U.S.

STEM Is Far More Than the Lone Genius
Scientific American Blog Network

Heather Meeker on The Basics of Intellectual Property Law
Own Your Content

These Five Automotive Companies Are Putting Contemporary Art in the Driver’s Seat
artnet News

Woodstock Union High School Middle School opens new Innovation Lab
Mountain Times

AI And Cybersecurity: Are We Fueling Hackers’ Fire?  

The brain combats dementia by shifting resources
EurekAlert! Science News

My Grandmother Is Donating Her Brain to Science
The Atlantic

‘Art Can Save a Panda’: Expert encourages creative approach to wildlife preservation
Worchester Telegram

Opinion: The U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough STEM Teachers to Prepare Students for Our High-Tech Economy. 4 Steps Toward Addressing That Shortage
The 74

IT professor tapped to lead one of the brainiest groups working at UT
Austin Business Journal

MLB Pitchers Have a New Ace Up Their Sleeves: Radar Pitch Tracking
The Huddle | OZY

The First Novel for Children Taught Girls the Power of Reading
History | Smithsonian

The Sprawling Legacy of Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli
Smart News | Smithsonian

7 Strengths of Deep Souls: The Thinkers We Need But Rarely Understand
The Creativity Post

Why Neurodiversity is the Future of Innovation.
Radical Intelligence | Medium

A manager’s guide to disruptive innovation by Philippe Silberzahn (2/2)
Rapid Innovation in digital time

The Alphabet of a Champion
Innovation Excellence

How to Convert Time into Trust and Creativity – the 7-38-55 Rule
Innovation Excellence

Photo of the Day: Best of March 2018
National Geographic

American Muslims Thrive in the Age of Trump Rhetoric and Hate Crimes
National Geographic

5 Things People Are Doing to Restore the Planet
National Geographic

Can Reading Help My Brain Grow and Prevent Dementia?
Metacognition and the Mind | Psychology Today

The Web’s Recommendation Engines Are Broken. Can We Fix Them?

YouTube hackers target music videos by artists including Taylor Swift and Drake
The Guardian

Big Gender Pay Parity Gap at U.S. Entertainment Companies in U.K.

Announcing The Winners Of The 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards
Fast Company

The Only Way To Beat The Robots Is To Back Arts Education In Schools
Imagination Matters

Karlie Kloss and Teach for America team up to help 1,000 girls learn to code
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Indiegogo Says It’s Raised Close To $1.5 Billion For Projects, And Wil
Fast Company

A creative solution to the US-China trade dispute

If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention
Tech Diversity Files | Medium

How Far Can Becky Hammon Go in the N.B.A.?
The New Yorker

Asking the questions that unlock innovation
MIT News

The Skeptic’s Case For Design Thinking
Co.Design | Fast Company

AT&T entertainment-themed store debuts in Brookfield
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Capitol Launches Innovation Center

Competing in a global innovation economy: The current state of R&D in Canada
EurekAlert! Science News

Waves of touch
EurekAlert! Science News

Paralyzed Man Feels Again After Scientists Stimulate His Brain With Electrodes

I’m an African-American, Female Head of Engineering: We Can (and Must) Fix the STEM Gap

Indy math teacher: Students are “thinkers, not human calculators”

Using Science to Bring Literature to Life

How One Country Is Restoring Its Damaged Ocean
National Geographic

Witnessing Real Change
Innovation Excellence

Designing Workspaces To Solve Problems
Innovation Excellence

Reporters Without Borders Used Google Maps to Fight Censorship

This Company ‘Fishes’ For Plastic And Turns It Into Office Furniture

Creating strong communities using innovation
Social Care Institute for Excellence

Human bias is a huge problem for AI. Here’s how we’re going to fix it
The Next Web

The gender pay gap isn’t the half of it: our economy runs on women’s unpaid work
Sandi Toksvig | Opinion | The Guardian

Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure
The New York Times

Why it’s as hard to escape an echo chamber as it is to flee a cult
Aeon Essays

Can tech save the humanities?
The Boston Globe

Why philosophy is taking its time to answer the big questions
Aeon Essays

What 40 Years of Research Reveals About the Difference Between Disruptive and Radical Innovation
Harvard Business Review

Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last year

Meet The Tech Evangelist Who Now Fears For Our Mental Health
Imagination Matters

How do emerging technologies affect the creative economy?
McKinsey & Company

We have big news!! 
Creative Mornings

Tech group urges U.S. to recruit allies to take on China, not tariffs

Medical College of Wisconsin plans $43 million renovation of research facility
BizTimes Media Milwaukee

Could artificial intelligence get depressed and have hallucinations?

2018 Community College Innovation Challenge finalists announced
National Science Foundation

National math and reading scores remain constant, but disparities emerge
The Washington Post

Kimberly Foster named dean of Tulane School of Science and Engineering
Tulane News

Integrating art across subjects

The Alchemy of Creativity: Berkeley professor shares his creative process
Iowa State Daily

We should build a baby-brained artificial intelligence
Popular Science

Building An Enterprise Culture Of Continuous Innovation

Tom Still: Outside Wisconsin’s biggest cities, academic research growing in prominence
Wisconsin State Journal

This Is The Impact Of Gender Wage Gap
Fast Company

NEH Announces $18.6 Million for 199 Humanities Projects Nationwide
National Endowment for the Humanities

Nothing ventured, nothing gained:Investing in Wisconsin Innovation
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Rural Broadband’s Only Hope: Thinking Outside the Box?
Government Technology

Subjectifying the Universe: Ursula K. Le Guin on Science and Poetry as Complementary Modes of Comprehending and Tending to the Natural World
Brain Pickings

Weighing the costs of creativity
The Berkeley Beacon

How Americans Self-Sort Themselves by Age and Class

Why even bother to think about strategy?
Seth’s Blog

Spoiler alert! The future is…
Just Imagine

NOAA didn’t notice years of illegal SpaceX Falcon 9 video

Motivating the Greatest Geniuses in AI to Change the World Instead of Destroy It
Hacker Noon | Medium

The Ad-Free, User-Owned Future Of Social Media
Co.Design | Fast Company

One Belt One Road could be China’s trillion-dollar mistake
The Washington Post

The Secret Formula to Radical Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Are You Ready for Outcome-Driven Change?
Innovation Excellence

Placemaking Through Sound: Chamber Music America in Louisiana
Grantmakers in the Arts

Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Top Lawmakers Before Hearings
The New York Times

The Color Dictionary Darwin Used to Describe the Natural World, Pre-Pantone
Mental Floss

25 Amazing Books by Women You Need to Read
Mental Floss

The Mesmerizing Animation of Sinusoidal Waves in GIFs by Étienne Jacob

Interview with MASSCreative’s Matt Wilson, Part II
Barry’s Blog | WESTAF

Interview with MASSCreative’s Matt Wilson
Barry’s Blog | WESTAF

The End of Reality
The Atlantic

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

Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership
The New York Times

We’re On The Brink of a New Era of Innovation, Will You Survive it?

Enough Innovation Already!
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Ellen Stofan, Former Chief Scientist at NASA, Named To Head National Air and Space Museum
Newsdesk | Smithsonian

10 Human Obstacles To Business Innovation And Change
Startup Professionals Musings

Design Thinking Is B.S.
Co.Design | Fast Company

Children shouldn’t learn to code. Ultimately, machines will be better
Opinion | WIRED UK

Diversity: Not A Compliance Issue, But A Strategic Issue Of Innovation

Xconomy Roadmap 2018: Top 15 Innovation Areas to Watch

The New World Of Work Is Driving The Next Wave Of Technological Innovation

Schools Offering Drone Programs, but Learning to Fly Is Just the Start
The New York Times

Indiana Governor Launches Coding Program for Female Inmates
Indiana News | US News and World Report

Workforce of Tomorrow: Shifting to the New Collar Economy
US News and World Report

Stevens Point chancellor: All is not lost by cutting liberal arts majors, tech careers can teach critical thinking, too
Black Enterprise

A new creative partnership
The Berkshire Eagle

Can you video-record your dreams? Scientists may just be close to doing it

DARPA funded Study Successfully Tests Memory Boosting Brain Implants
Interesting Engineering

IBM Backs Blockchain Technology, Hails It as the Future of Digital Innovation
The Merkle

Are You Ready for Outcome-Driven Change?
Innovation Excellence

Five of the Most Surprising Statistics About Startups
Innovation Excellence

This Startup Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing
Innovation Excellence

Early Female Explorers Who Started Their Careers Through Their Husbands
National Geographic

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

Braille Neue: A Universal Typeface by Kosuke Takahashi That Combines Braille and Visible Characters

A fetish for falsification and observation holds back science
Aeon Essays

Witty Women
Weekly Standard

Hands off | Is the ‘antiquated skill’ of handwriting about to die?
Times Literary Supplement

Students wire up for annual robotics competition

Unleashing The Power Of An Innovative Mind-Dr Ayesha Chaudhary
BW Businessworld

Why psychologists need to stop saying “memory” and “attention”

The Day Herbie Hancock Met the Electric Piano
Flashback | OZY

Appalachians are slow to adopt new technology for a surprising (and refreshing) reason
Popular Science

Here’s How the US Needs to Prepare for the Age of Artificial Intelligence
MIT Technology Review | Medium

Celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Forever

Study: Kentucky among least innovative states
The Richmond Register

‘We’re really close’: U of T expert on Toronto becoming a leading health innovation hub
University of Toronto News

You Can Talk To MIT’s Mind-Reading Headset Without Ever Opening Your Mouth

Cover story: Gainesville’s ‘Creativity Corridor’
Gainesville Sun

Why Canada Is the New Hotspot for the AI Revolution
CMS Wire

Could MIT’s AI headset transcribe your future strategy straight from your brain?

Ready to upload your brain to a computer? MIT says not so fast
The Boston Globe

DARPA Successfully Tests Prosthetic Memory Implants in People
Live Science

Nine Lessons From Brain Science From Dr. Melina Uncapher

New York Magazine and NYC’s Mayor’s office promote One Book, One New York initiative with charming illustration – Print (video)
Creativity Online

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on innovation and organizational change
McKinsey & Company

Baltimore student accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges: ‘I just felt extraordinary’
Baltimore Sun

Can Algorithms Be Funny? Veterans of Clickhole and the New Yorker Team up to Find Out
The Washington Post | Medium

What is your biggest weakness?
Imagineer7’s Weblog

The LeBron James of ESports Has His Stage at Last
The Huddle | OZY

Amazon HQ2 competition could be ‘monument to high-tech arrogance and tax-break favoritism,’ group warns
Chicago Tribune

Hot in Chicago tech: 25 new newsmakers named to Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Originals  | Chicago Tribune

Herpes Is Kind of Beautiful, On the Molecular Level
Smart News | Smithsonian

Archaeologists Used Drones to Find New Ancient Drawings in Peru
Smart News | Smithsonian

Ancient Statue Destroyed by ISIS Resurrected in London—With a Twist
Smart News | Smithsonian

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales
Science | Smithsonian

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

Why Some of the Most Groundbreaking Technologies Are a Bad Fit for the Silicon Valley Funding Model
Harvard Business Review

Who Is Neri Oxman?
Co.Design | Fast Company

Hundreds Of Researchers Are Trying To Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies

Why Everyone Missed the Most Important Invention in the Last 500 Years
Hacker Noon | Medium 

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