Articles of Interest | June 8, 2018

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“You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.” – Flip Wilson

“If you’re not a leader on the bench, don’t call yourself a leader on the field. You’re either a leader everywhere or nowhere.” – Abby Wambach

“After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.” – Albert Einstein

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” – Erica Jong

“Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee


Sir Ken Robinson – Imagination And Empathy
Imagination Matters

Hugh Herr: How we’ll become cyborgs and extend human potential
TED Talk

Anushka Naiknaware: A teen scientist’s invention to help wounds heal
TED Talk

5 TED Talks to increase your emotional intelligence
The Enterprisers Project

Remembering Kate Spade
Video –

The Startling Alternative Theory of How Humans Arrived in America

ATTN: – The future of education is taking place in a new type of classroom.


Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by
Submissions accepted Through June 15

Call for Applications: 2018 ENCATC Research Award
Deadline: June 8

Calling all social entrepreneurs + nonprofit leaders: Apply for The Audacious Project
TED Blog
Deadline: June 10

Reese Witherspoon helps build female film careers
Reel Chicago
Deadline: June 10

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

IGL2018 Global Conference
Innovation Growth Lab
June 12 – 14

WonderWorks Syracuse Invites Public to Meet Astronaut, Participate in WonderKids Ceremony
Diversity In STEAM Magazine
June 16

U.S. Department of Education Partners with Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to Launch “She Can” STEM Summer Camp
U.S. Department of Education
Application Deadline: June 18
Session 1 | July 23 –  August 3
Session 2 | August 6 – August 17

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

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

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 Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority to Join Landmark Gathering of State and Federal STEM Education Leaders at the White House
Business Wire
June 25 – 26

15th Annual Games For Change Festival
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
June 28 – 30

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

26th ENCATC Congress
September 26 – 29 | Bucharest

Creative Placemaking and Change
The National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2018
October 5 – 7

Day of Innovation 2018 – Call for Presenters
Innovation Excellence
October 11

The ArtsGames 2018
October 26 – November 3 

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Network
November 12 – 18

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series

Interactive Map | Festivals
Science Festival Alliance


Alberta Begins – Albertans Committed to a Strong and Prosperous Future
TechInvest Alberta Inc.

The Heroes of America’s Startup Economy Weren’t Born in America

Would Conscious Computers Have Rights?

This Gasoline Is Made of Carbon Sucked From the Air
National Geographic

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Carbon ‘Building Blocks of Life’
National Geographic

Is the freelance economy really shrinking?
Fast Company

Is the Gig Economy Growing or Shrinking?
Pacific Standard

An Update on Federal Grant Funding for STEM Education
All Together

Art in an Instant – The Secrets of Improvisation
The Washington Post

Wisconsin senator proposes water tech grant program
Milwaukee Business Journal

Google, Amazon top the most attractive employers of 2018

UMass Inventor Insists On Due Credit For Nurses Who Innovate
Vermont Public Radio

U.S. May Fall Behind on Space Research, Lawmakers Warn
Roll Call

Sony Innovation Studios R&D Facility Opening on Sony Pictures Lot

Innovation and Tech In Media Entertainment: A Survey
Radio & Television Business Report

Houston’s New Kinder High School For Performing, Visual Arts Blends Classrooms, Creativity

Startup Canada announces 2018 Atlantic regional award winners
IT Business Blog

Everything you need to know about the Toronto startup scene
Your Story

‘Innovation ecosystem’ key in Calgary Economic Development 10-year strategy
CBC News

Larger sample sizes needed to increase reproducibility in neuroscience studies

Pfizer expands venture arm with $600m cash boost

Waves move across the human brain to support memory: Columbia Engineers discover a new fundamental feature of brain oscillations: These traveling waves reflect patterns of neuronal activity that move across the cortex and are important for memory and cognition

Why Keds Is Putting the Spotlight on Up-and-Coming Female Entrepreneurs
Footwear News

The Impenetrable Genius of Prince
The New Yorker

Alphabet kills shareholder proposal backed by Zevin Asset Management tying diversity goals to executive pay
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Good news for C students and English majors – tech jobs are for you, too, study says

Teenagers may be losing interest in STEM careers, but they know they need tech skills to land a job
Chicago Tribune

UNM teams up with Air Force Research Laboratory to improve technology, STEM education

Pennsylvania Professor Begins Term as 2018-2019 President of the National Science Teachers Association
Business Wire

Inside UCR: Gearing Up for California’s Expansion in Computer Science Education
University of California, Riverside Today

They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists.
Mother Jones

Seattle Public Library and UW awarded $353K federal grant to help kids co-design digital activities

UI leads overhaul of state’s K–12 science education
Iowa Now | University of Iowa

Scientists created a psychopathic AI using Reddit images

Investment, Innovation and Job Creation in a Growing U.S. Bioscience Industry 2018

Bill Gates Is Giving This Book to All College Graduates

Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Labs to Connect Milwaukee Entrepreneurs
Wisconsin INNO

First contact: what if we find not organic life but ET’s AI?
Aeon Essays

How Broadway’s Tiny Musical Made Its Big Song

Google doodle honors Dr. Virginia Apgar, savior of countless babies

How Today’s Google Doodle, Dr. Virginia Apgar, Made A Big Difference
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

When did humans first learn to count?
The Conversation

It’s Time To Prioritize Diversity Across Tech
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

How to Build a Smart City

U.S. Universities Fuel Both Urban Growth and Inequality

Canada to hold key 5G spectrum auction in 2020, says Innovation Minister Bains
CBC News

Can Art Inspire Creativity in the Workplace?
Creativity at Work

Quincy to host TEDx event
Deadline: June 30

Albany backs NYIT’s next-gen bioengineering lab
Innovate Long Island

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
MDDI Online

European Commission hopes for big science funding uplift
BBC News

When fact and imagination meet
The Boston Globe

Brain Science Ascends an Intellectual Mount Everest…but has yet to reach Base Camp 1
Talking Back | Scientific American Blog Network

Tan Le’s Emotiv makes tech that lets you control a car with your mind

International ‘A’ team debuts brain cancer atlas
EurekAlert! Science News

Stories literally put our brain waves in sync
Quartz at Work

Future smart clothes could pack serious gadgetry
Science News

A Clinic Creating 3-Parent-Babies In Ukraine Stirs Controversy
Shots – Health News | NPR

Why African-American Doctors Are Choosing to Study Medicine in Cuba
The New Yorker

Uncle Sam wants you to join the United States Digital Service
Ars Technica

More Women in U.S. Workforce Could Add $5.9 Trillion of Global Market Capitalization in 10 Years: S&P Global
S&P Global

The DIYers Building Their Own Space Programs
Fast Forward | OZY

Why Every Kindergarten and First-Grade School Day Should Begin with Inquiry and Imaginative Play
@Heinemann | Medium

A New Tech Manifesto
Trust Issues | Medium

Why Female Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Raising Venture Capital
Scientific American

“Failing fast” didn’t make me a better entrepreneur
Fast Company

Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017 Announced

Brain Gain: Professionals Find Niche in Rural Upper Midwest
Daily Yonder

6 Forces Disrupting Higher Education

How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day
MindShift | KQED News

Campbell’s SpaghettiOs creator Don Goerke was a Waukesha native
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

10 jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago
World Economic Forum

Your Company Needs an Innovation Culture, Not an Innovation Team

How Gestural Commands Are Making Interfaces Seamless and Intuitive

Scent Liners Let Consumers Smell Products Without Disrupting Packaging

The Case of the Stolen Idea
Innovation Excellence

Blind In The Mind: Why Some People Can’t See Pictures In Their Imagination
Imagination Matters

North Face is cutting waste by selling refurbished old coats
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

How One Company Landed on Celebrity Radar, Going from Unknown to the A-List
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

How Precision Agriculture Can Help Traditional Farms
National Geographic

Domestic Box Office To Remain Stable, But Failures Lurk, PwC Warns

Video gamers may soon be paid more than top pro athletes
The Conversation

What Was the Point of Elevator Music?
Atlas Obscura

Autistic consumers can use pop culture for social skills.

Feel Busy All the Time? There’s an Upside to That.
Harvard Business Review

Portrait of the Voice in My Head
Village Voice

Kate Spade, Whose Handbags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55
The New York Times

A Futurist Predicts the Death of Higher Education
The Atlantic

Workers of the world unite on distributed digital platforms
Aeon Essays

Toil and trouble: How ‘Macbeth’ could teach computers to think
The Boston Globe

Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science
The New Atlantis

Summer Break Means Disparate Access to the Arts
Grantmakers in the Arts

UW physicists, CERN announce discovery of Higgs boson interactions
UW-Madison News

To (Re)Design School, We Need New Metaphors. Let’s Start With These Five.
Sam Chaltain

Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney
BBC News

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence
The New York Times

Opinion | Can Facebook Be Cut Down to Size?
The New York Times

Top 50 NIH-Funded Institutions of 2018
The Lists | Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

How NIH is Organizing Its Enormous Troves of Data

Diverse Teams Drive Innovation in Ways Homogeneous Teams Just Can’t

With federal funding for science on the decline, what’s the role of a profit motive in research?

Where imagination meets reality: Time for some creative thinking about R&D
City A.M.

An unexpected ambition borne from MIT experience
MIT News

There’s an “Inverse Piano” in Your Head
Scientific American

What Happens to Your Brain When You Listen to Music, According to Science

Potential ‘Achilles heel’ in brain cancer

Creative Portland hosts city’s first arts and culture summit

What are we learning from policy experiments to increase innovation and entrepreneurship?

The Hidden Women of Architecture and Design
The New Yorker

Gibson Brands Inc. lands financing deal in bankruptcy case
Nashville Business Journal

How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated
Innovation | Smithsonian

Photos inside a quantum computer
Popular Science

Can Art Help People Feel the Devastation of Climate Change?
Pacific Standard

3-on-3 Might Be the Future of Basketball
The Huddle | OZY

Straight Out of Harry Potter — Color-Shifting Fashion Is Here
Fast Forward | OZY

7 Critical Ingredients For the Greatest Creative Work of Your Life

Doctors cure woman’s breast cancer with her immune cells

Parkland students plan ‘Road to Change’ tour to keep mission to change gun laws at the forefront

MIAD senior designs portable Kevlar shelter to protect kids from gun violence
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

China to Overtake US in R&D Spending by Year-End, Top American Science Body Says
Yicai Global

Design Thinking: Understanding the Method Behind the Idea
Luis Goncalves

How Wharton Launched Warby Parker–and Dozens of Other Companies Just Like It

Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of Humans and Machines
Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How Companies Are Boosting Productivity With Gamification

The Future is Invisible
Innovation Excellence

What Will We Do After Moore’s Law Ends?
Innovation Excellence

The Three R’s of Innovation – Risk, Reward, and Resources
Innovation Excellence

Finally a good use for drones—hands-free umbrellas
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Pressure Chamber Safely Takes Fish From Twilight Zone
National Geographic

Native Superheroes Are The Norm At This All-Indigenous Comics Store

Broadway’s HD Baby
Uncharted Customs | Psychology Today

Creative Synthesis
Stronger at the Broken Places | Psychology Today

How to Eat an Apricot: Diane Ackerman on Art, Science, and Wonder
Brain Pickings

5 Ways to Boost Your Innovation Strategy’s Efficiency
The Brainzooming Group

Standard Arabic is on the Decline: Here’s What’s Worrying About That
Atlantic Council

Did a Small Clarification of Tax Law Have a Major Impact on the Art Market?

What makes people distrust science? Surprisingly, not politics
Aeon Ideas

The American fashion industry is in crisis — and its big awards gala made it obvious
The Washington Post

New UWM Lab Exploring IoT, AI and Blockchain
Wisconsin INNO

Podcast: Nonprofit Hopes to Inspire Kids to Learn Computer Science
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt
The New York Times

How the Ice Age Shaped New York
The New York Times

Boulder-Size Clues to How Humans Settled the Americas
The New York Times

Proper Policy and Strategy Honors the Wisconsin Idea
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Science and Creativity: Way to Go, Einstein Part I

Science and Creativity: Way to Go, Einstein Part II

Science and Creativity: Way to Go, Einstein Part III

Entrepreneur’s 100 Brilliant Companies of 2018

Johannes Gutenberg: The Steve Jobs of His Time
Letter Rip | Medium

Q&A, the season wrap up
Seth Godin’s New Podcast: Akimbo

Listen to the whole podcast, or join it at 5:13, where Seth responds to a question on education.

Pixar’s Braintrust — Why It Is Important for a Creative Culture
Prototypr | Medium

How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness
At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Can Machines Be Creative? Meet 9 AI ‘Artists’

Editorial | Why the humanities matter now more than ever
Dallas Morning News

Why Medicine Needs the Humanities (And No, It’s Not Just About Empathy)
History News Network

Who Gets to Decide What Belongs in the ‘Canon’?
The New York Times

How Apple Programmer Sal Soghoian Got Apps Talking to Each Other

All languages speak syllables at about the same rate. Neuroscientists now know why
Big Think

Engineers need to use tech to make humans more powerful
Digital Journal

A former Nike engineer’s strategy for innovation
Quartz at Work

Marta Churchwell: Creating art accounts for more disciplines than just talent
The Joplin Globe

How Toronto Became a Global Powerhouse for Artificial Intelligence Startups and Giants

Science Summer Reading
GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed

The Fourteen-Year-Old Inventor Trying to Protect Other Children from Being Shot at School
The New Yorker

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Millennials aren’t entitled. It’s employers that need to change.

Don’t Let Outdated Innovation Myths Limit Your Career
Startup Professionals Musings

Opinion | From Westworld to Best World for the Internet of Things
The New York Times

Structured serendipity: How Great Ideas Emerge

Exploring the criteria for collaborative innovation
Connecting Innovation

When Something Unexpected Happens, Get Curious
Destination Innovation

These stunning 3D models are transforming scientists’ raw data
Science | AAAS

Leading Innovation in the Digital Age
Innovation Excellence

Innovation ‘Soft’ Skills Matter
Innovation Excellence

Top 20 Innovation Articles of May 2018
Innovation Excellence

Stumble Bravely into Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Stop calling them ‘social’: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al are the new mainstream media
Los Angeles Times

Spotify Cancels ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy After an Industry Uproar
The New York Times

New York Spent $15 Million to Build a Film Hub. It Just Sold for $1.
The New York Times

Melissa McCarthy Movie Wins a Round in Sesame Street Lawsuit
The New York Times

What’s the Value of an Online Art Crit?

Want to Read Michael Lewis’s Next Work? You’ll Be Able to Listen to It First
The New York Times

Goldman Sachs Lobby Art Explains Everything That’s Wrong With Our Elites
The American Conservative

Learn How to Use the Best Ideation Methods: Analogies
Interaction Design Foundation

The rust belt is being sold a lie – China has funded US spending
Business | The Guardian

How to Transform Conflict Into an Innovation Advantage

Improvisation is ‘yoga for your social skills,’ can make better leaders

Exams 2018: The ‘myth’ of the visual learner
BBC News

3 Reasons Your Ideas Aren’t Getting Noticed

Interview: Inside the Surreal Creative Mind of Greg “Craola” Simkins

David Gerrold predicted the smartphone. Now he says AI is inevitable.
Android Authority

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion
A Principal’s Reflections

A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching
The New York Times

Young, brilliant and broke: Push to fund young biomedical scientists
The Mercury News

Purdue Ag-celerator invests $100,000 in two plant science startups
Purdue University Research Foundation News

‘Real Artists’ Imagines a World Where AI Replaces Human Filmmakers

Air Force General: Newark SciDome will capture the imagination
Newark Advocate 

STEM in focus: From dance to teaching about nutrition
The Guam Daily Post

Honouring innovation and creativity for human rights: call for nominations for the 2018 Rights and Freedoms Award now open
Deadline: July 15

Innovating the Aging Experience

Puerto Rico’s Schools Are in Tumult, and Not Just Because of Hurricane Maria
The New York Times

Driving Innovation: Canada’s Role Advancing Humanitarian Action
Opinions | iPolitics

The Otis Report Finds LA Creative Sector Booming
Breitbart News

Parkinson’s: ‘Adaptive’ brain implant may improve therapy
Medical News Today

Challenges for developing brain implant material
Digital Journal

Girls Art Now! summit examines what it means to be a working woman artist today

Kanye West’s Bipolar Disorder and the Shaky Science of the ‘Tortured Genius’
The Daily Beast

What’s hiding in the outer solar system?
Popular Science

China’s fast climb up the value chain
McKinsey & Company

6 Potential Roadblocks to Innovation
Innovation Management

3 reasons Michigan is attracting more venture capital

Tech behemoths Facebook, Google planning big Chicago office expansions
Chicago Tribune

What Resulted When a Photographer Gave Rural Children Cameras
The New Yorker

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