Articles of Interest | April 20, 2018

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.” – Jessamyn West

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

“I think nature’s imagination Is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax” – Richard Feynman

“If only those people who keep urging us to “prepare kids for the real world” were equally concerned about preparing kids to improve that world…” – Alfie Kohn

“Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.” – Ashley Judd

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

Watch the TED Talk that people were talking about from Jaron Lanier
Recode

Montreal’s ‘La Factry’ school of creativity plots out growth
Globalnews.ca

Melting Memories: A Data-Driven Installation that Shows the Brain’s Inner Workings
Colossal

Winner: Blue Sky Bracket Challenge
Morgridge Institute for Research

What Silicon Valley Superwomen Are Reading
Good Sh*t | OZY

Tech Titan Howard Tullman to Lead New Innovation Institute at IIT
Chicago Tonight | WTTW


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by engineering.com
Submissions accepted Through June 15

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

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

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
STEMconnector
April 19 

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

NEW ‘Be an Innovator!’ Returns to Innovation Plaza as part of Philadelphia Science Festival
Benzinga
April 22

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
BroadwayWorld.com
April 26 – 29

Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations For Its 2019 Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics
PRNewswire
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

Also
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

NEW Submit Art for Science Rising
PRNewswire
Deadline: May 15

NEW Maker Faire Bay Area 2018 Brings Together the Wide World of Tech, Art, and Imagination
SF Station – San Francisco’s City Guide
May 18 – 20

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

NEW Spark Grants Program RFP
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Deadline: May 22

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

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

NEW “OUT TO INNOVATE” Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM Students
Diversity in STEAM Magazine
June 3

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

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

By the People
Halcyon
June 21 -24

Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2018 Creative Leadership Grants
RFPs | Philanthropy News Digest
Deadline: June 22

NEW 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
CreativesMX
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
ArtsGames
October 26 – November 3

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Newly Elected Members, April 2018
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

How to Ask Great Questions
Harvard Business Review

Pocket-Sized Exhibition Shows Museum Experience Is Not One Size Fits All
Smart News | Smithsonian

Tammie Jo Shults, who landed crippled Southwest plane, was one of first female fighter pilots in U.S. Navy
NBC News

Is N.H. a New Destination for Creatives? Why Some Cultivate the ‘Creative Economy’
New Hampshire Public Radio

Will Canada keep up globally on R&D?
Policy Options

Anyone can be an innovator, research finds: Students given incentives to innovate are just as skilled as the self-motivated
ScienceDaily

The Artist Is A Chimpanzee
Imagineer7’s Weblog

Enriching the City with Public Art
Urban Land Magazine

Decoded Brain Waves Reveal Thoughts, Music Playing in Our Heads
DisruptorDaily

The Founders Of The World’s Five Largest Companies All Follow The 5-Hour Rule
The Mission | Medium

Scientists re-create brain neurons to study obesity and personalize treatment
EurekAlert! Science News

Houston looks inward for tech innovation leadership
Houston Chronicle

Some American startups are borrowing ideas from China – Red capitalism v red tape
The Economist

New study shows there’s a ‘Scully Effect’ in women inspired by ‘The X-Files’ character
Bizwomen

A Stunning Breakthrough in the Fight Against a Devastating Blood Disease
The New Yorker

A look at Nintendo’s new STEM-friendly Labo gaming system
Big Think

PlayVS wants every high school to have an esports team
TechCrunch

Economics department votes to classify as STEM major
The Daily Northwestern

Researchers to examine what attracts, discourages Black students in engineering education
Clemson University News and Stories

Would You Trust Drone Software to Pilot Your Flight?
Innovation | Smithsonian

Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadow
Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

Office Art That Clears the Air
Good Sh*t | OZY

Ad Age announces the Winners of the 2018 Creativity Awards
Ad Age

NBC Universal joins OpenAP TV consortium
Media | Ad Age

Why do girls lose interest in STEM? New research has some answers — and what we can do about it
Stories | Microsoft

RESIDENCY: Sara Rich at AS IF
SciArt Magazine

Tech giants tackle e-waste challenge
Innovators magazine

Robots to learn kitchen skills
Innovators magazine

Podcasts for Families: Meet the Makers of Wow in the World!
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

To Be A Success In Anything, Practice Your “Stand Up” Routine
The Creativity Post

How Brands Are Enhancing Fictional Narratives With Real-Life Immersion
PSFK

This Designer Is Fighting Back Against Bad Data–With Feminism
Co.Design | Fast Company

Feature Labs launches out of MIT to accelerate the development of machine learning algorithms
TechCrunch

The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018
Fortune

“Think Different” is Bad Advice
Nir and Far

Taking the Path to Digital Transformation
Innovation Excellence

“Symphony For Our World” Premieres on Earth Day With Tour
National Geographic

Earth Day: The Most Compelling Photos of Our World
National Geographic

A Silicon Valley Success Story Reveals Her Tactic For Capturing The Attention Of Male Investors
GOOD

GalaPro App Provides All-Access Experience for Theatregoers
American Theatre

Dance Like the Principal Is Watching
The New York Times

Enlightenment rationality is not enough: we need a new Romanticism
Aeon Ideas

# 94: Is She a Superhero for Artificial Intelligence?
Rising Stars | OZY

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More
Open Culture

The EU is trying to decide whether to grant robots personhood.
Slate.com

Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence
SPIEGEL ONLINE

Meet Inc.’s Rising Stars, the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018
Inc.com

This New Prosthetic Limb Transmits Sensations Directly To The Nervous System
Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is launching a new tech incubator in Palo Alto called Lumi Labs
Bizwomen

Don’t Let Your Kids Use Apps
Co.Design | Fast Company

Rethinking Education – Is Education a Waste of Time & Money?
The Polymath Project | Medium

Reconnecting art and science in the classroom
Opinion | The Hill

One Secret to Great Leaders: They Never Let Imagination Die
Fortune

An ear for innovation
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Arts integration program combines creativity with core curriculum in schools
KEZI

Eight from MIT elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2018
MIT News

Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift
ABC News

Brain processes sight and sound in same manner
ScienceDaily

Can Baby Boomers Succeed in a Millennial World?
Knowledge@Wharton

How Apple Will Use AR To Reinvent The Human-Computer Interface
Fast Company

Writing advice for artists and visual thinkers
Austin Kleon

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday
Mark & Angel Hack Life

The CreativeMornings Manifesto
CreativeMornings Podcast

Time Warner C.E.O. Testifies That AT&T Merger Is Needed to Battle Silicon Valley
The New York Times

Vegan Leather Is Grown From Mushrooms
PSFK

Op-Ed: Millennials Are Ushering In A New Era Of Content Creation
PSFK

3 Ways to Use Augmented Reality at Events (#2 is Essential)
AppReal

Apple is developing a premium news subscription service
The Next Web

“Talk to Books” at TED 2018: Ray Kurzweil unveils Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books
Quartz

Artificially Intelligent App Helps Songwriters Mine Music History for the Perfect Sounds
Seeker

One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity
Innovation Excellence

Start with Feeling
Innovation Excellence

How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy to Icon Revealed a Genius
National Geographic

Also
We Analyzed 8,000 of Picasso’s Works. Here’s What They Reveal About Him
National Geographic

The Evolution of Picasso’s Art—and Love Life—Over 91 Years
National Geographic

20 World Heritage Sites in Danger
National Geographic

Meet the Woman Who Wants to Solve the Universe’s Mysteries
National Geographic

Art, Immigration, and Dreaming: An Experimental Workshop
Dreaming in the Digital Age | Psychology Today

Here’s What Reading Can Really Look Like When You’re Dyslexic
GOOD

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize: Administrator Explains How It Went Down
Billboard

MoviePass Upends Movie Business, but Upsets Studios
Variety

What Is a ‘Narrative Art Museum’? 6 Things to Expect From George Lucas’s New LA Museum
artnet News

5 questions for Margaret Collins
Business North Carolina

The American Art Collaborative and USC Information Sciences Institute: An Unexpected Partnership.
USC Viterbi | School of Engineering

Why We Should Spend More on Humanities Research in a High-Tech World – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hatch Apps joins Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab
Technical.ly DC

IBM’s blockchain team is led by women
CNBC

Utah Companies Establish Meaningful Connections in Mexico on Trade Mission
Utah Business 

Elevate grows up — What’s next for Canada’s tech week?
Digital Journal

Canadian students, researchers key to ties with China
Policy Options

Readout for Second Lady Karen Pence’s Visit to Children’s National Health System
The White House

How do you make an ‘innovation district’ work?
Houston Chronicle

Alexa, Star Trek, Creativity And Extraordinary Brands: A Dialogue With Brian Collins
Forbes

I was wrong. Too much tech is ruining lives.
The Washington Post

A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.
The New York Times

$100K Google grant to fund King County Library System’s first regional makerspace
GeekWire

After a record-long vacancy, NASA likely to finally get a formal leader
Ars Technica

What Black People Have Always Known About Diversity Policies
Fast Company

We Are Getting Closer To Transplanting Pig Organs Directly Into People
Fast Company

Introvert-Friendly Cooperative Learning
Edutopia

Apple plans paid subscription service for news
Digital – Ad Age

Blue Sky Science: Could a living creature be made using only stem cells?
Science | wiscnews.com

Kendrick Lamar Shakes Up the Pulitzer Game: Let’s Discuss
The New York Times

Partnering For Play: What Lies Behind Successful Play Partnerships?
Imagination Matters

Two Morgridge scientists place in 2018 Cool Science Image Contest
Morgridge Institute for Research

The words that work
Seth’s Blog

Bill Gates lumps the world into 4 income groups, see why
Business Insider

Research: Drunk People Are Better at Creative Problem Solving
Harvard Business Review

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at ‘Innovate Maryland’
Division of Research | University of Maryland

The sense we are moving towards a new innovation movement?
The Future Shapers

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using
Idea to Value

GirlCrew is Connecting Women Across the Globe While Elevating Female Voices
Faces of Founders

You Can’t Cost-Cut Your Way To Innovation
Game-Changer

The Fabric of Civilization: A Robot Roundup
Virginia Postrel

Fatigue and Complacency: The Bane of Inspiration and Innovation
Innovation Excellence

A Manager’s Guide to Disruptive Innovation – Part 1 of 2
Innovation Excellence

Creativity, Culture, and the Brain
A Cut Above | Psychology Today

Former NFL Star Is Writing Children’s Books So His Daughter Can Read About Characters That ‘Look Like Her’
GOOD Sports

The Future of College Looks Like the Future of Retail
The Atlantic

The war between Cannes and Netflix keeps getting uglier.
Slate.com

Special report: how music is transforming the lives of children in Uganda
gramophone.co.uk

The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories
The New York Times

Tracy K. Smith, America’s Poet Laureate, Is a Woman With a Mission
The New York Times

An Apology for the Internet — From the People Who Built It
Select/All | New York Magazine

Winners Of 2018 Pulitzer Prizes Announced
NPR

Does Math Make You Smarter?
Opinion | The New York Times

In Case You Missed It: The dawn of “The Age of Amazement” at TED2018
TED Blog

25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools
The New York Times

Give the drummer some: Questlove opens up about creativity
Creativity – Ad Age

Women Who Watched “The X-Files” Pursued More Careers In STEM
Fast Company

Don’t force creativity
Campus Times | University of Rochester

Sikorsky Funding Helps Support University Makerspace: A Place for Innovation and Experimentation
University of New Haven

3M Awards NDSU Engineering Students Top Prize in Disruptive Design Challenge
Sustainable Brands

Startup Central
USC Viterbi | School of Engineering

Six from LSU Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
Beauregard Daily News

Howard Tullman to Lead Illinois Institute of Technology Innovation Hub
Chicago INNO

Why Technology Can Be the Enemy of the Creative Workplace
Metropolis

Seeking to Join Top Tech Hubs, Houston Plans an Innovation District
Xconomy

USD Social Innovation Showcase (Week 3): Student Teams Increase Impact Through Innovation
University of San Diego

2018 Startup Genome report dives deep into Canada’s startup ecosystems
BetaKit

Reversing brain injury in newborns and adults
EurekAlert! Science News

Overdose antidote promotes stroke recovery in rats
EurekAlert! Science News

Stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation
PsyPost

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes expected to testify this week in case against companies’ $85 billion merger
Dallas Business Journal

FYI, You Can Watch Astronauts Read Popular Kids Books From Space
HuffPost

The Myth Of The Innovation Lab
Forbes

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Prepare for an I.P.O. Wave
The New York Times

Stronger patents — better innovation — bigger economy
Opinion | The Hill

State agency OCAST, strategic partners build more diverse Oklahoma economy
News OK

Google’s New VR Tours Let You Experience Imperiled Cultural Sites Around the World
Fast Company

The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems
Harvard Business Review

Pioneering Psycholinguist Vera John-Steiner on How Creativity Works
Brain Pickings

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
Environment | The Guardian

We Can Redesign The Internet To Help Us Disconnect From It
Co.Design | Fast Company

Competing in the AI economy: An interview with MIT’s Andrew McAfee
McKinsey & Company

Asking the questions that unlock innovation
MIT News

Watch great film moments juxtaposed with the original screenplay
Boing Boing

Build For The Few And Not The Many
Innovation Excellence

The Race to Save the World’s Disappearing Languages
National Geographic

StageThree stimulating innovation for successful companies
WisBusiness.com

Colossal Curates ‘Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art’ at San Francisco’s Exploratorium Museum
Colossal

Cambridge Analytica and the Coming Data Bust
The New York Times

This Copyright Dispute Is at the Center of an Education Policy Controversy
Pacific Standard

Is Stan Lee Being Held Prisoner by Real-Life Villains?
The New York Times

Building owners are making a fortune from Banksy’s art
New York Post

‘Notes From A Public Typewriter’ Muse On Everything From Cats To Commencement
NPR

Builder Of World’s Largest Titanic Replica In Lego Says His Autism Is A Gift
NPR

Investments in the Arts Strengthen Local Economies and Communities
Route 50

What Can Kids Teach Us About Creative Leadership?
Working Creativity | Psychology Today

Lessons for Innovators from the Founding of Google
Innovation Excellence

Numbers Game: A New Book Laments the Human Infatuation With Metrics
Undark.org

Canada’s First Creative Industry Trade Mission to China Results in the Signing of Deals Worth $125 million
Markets Insider

Math, Music and Imagination
Scientific American Blog Network

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

A Dutch ‘boy genius’ said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he’s right.
Upworthy

Morgan Stanley Selects 10 Startup Companies for 2nd Cohort of Innovation Lab Targeting Multicultural and Women Founders
Markets Insider

For better profits, corporate America needs women
Washington Examiner

Starting With Ultrasound, An Innovation Empire Is Growing In Guilford
Hartford Courant

Darrell Issa, Innovation Champion
Forbes

‘Gold rush’ for Wi-Fi on board planes spurs innovation
Reuters

Brooklyn Computer Science Students Win for ‘Most Creative’
The Bridge

Canada’s First Creative Industry Trade Mission to China Results in the Signing of Deals Worth $125 million
Markets Insider

Connection Silicon Valley: Putting Canada on the world stage
Digital Journal

The brain broker: How a B.C. businessman bluffed his way into the world of neuroscience
The Globe and Mail

An antiscience political climate is driving scientists to run for office
Science News

Jack Johnson visits elementary school to highlight innovative arts program
Hawaii News Now

Beyond the Bay: New Mexico Tech Rising
Exponential Creativity Ventures | Medium

Esports industry pursues huge mobile crowd
L.A. Biz

Great apps for creative kids
Popular Science

Population Transformation in Pittsburgh and Chicago
Newgeography.com

The Six Step Innovation Lifecycle
Innovation Management

For Entrepreneurs: 17 Little Known Habits of the Most Successful People [Infographic]
Small Business Trends

The CEO of Bounce Hopes to Build an Innovation Hub in Akron
WKSU

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning
A Principal’s Reflections

Apple’s New Design Ethos: Making Gadgets Easy To Sell, Hard To Use
Co.Design | Fast Company

Nintendo’s New DIY Toys Are Mind-Bendingly Imaginative
Fast Company

I’m An Expat Scientist Coming Home To Stop Trump’s War On Science
Fast Company

Rock Hall of Fame 2018: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Moody Blues Inducted
Rolling Stone

Miranda Lambert makes history at ACM Awards
Bizwomen

Cutting the cord: PBS not included in most cable alternatives
USA Today

YouTube demonetized my tuba videos (also, I make tuba videos)
Ars Technica

Creativity and the future of work
NESTA | International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

Rilke on Inspiration and the Combinatorial Nature of Creativity
Brain Pickings

STEM: K-8 Engineering
Diversity In STEAM Magazine

TEDFilms: Four new short films premiered at TED2018
TED Blog

LEGO-Compatible Furniture Lets Owners Build Their Own Designs
PSFK

Short-Lived Project Made Fonts From The Writing Of Musical Greats
PSFK

Op-Ed: Why Hitler Would Have Loved Twitter
PSFK

Public Art Fund Is Serving Up Hot Dogs And Art For Everyday Experiences
PSFK

Why We Need to Teach Kids the “What’s Next?” Mindset
Focus 2 Achieve

Opinion | The Tyranny of Convenience
The New York Times

Will China Out-Innovate the West?
Project Syndicate

How To Trigger Innovation By Structuring For Diversity
Inc.com

Don’t Start Strategy with SWOT
Innovation Excellence

Innovation – More Powerful Than Marketing?
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Metrics: Rock, Lava, Smoke
Innovation Excellence

Innovating Takes Courage
Innovation Excellence

Did Picasso’s Genius Make Modern Art What it is Today?
National Geographic

Mastering the Creative Pivot
Our Innovating Minds | Psychology Today

What are your best excuses for innovation strategy shortfalls?
The Brainzooming Group

9 ‘Scientific Mysteries’ the Internet Loves, Debunked
Mental Floss

How images — sometimes manipulated and altered — are shaping the seething world of our politics
Los Angeles Times

Why more authors are going audio-only
BBC News

Robot cognition requires machines that both think and feel
Aeon Ideas

Arts in the Loop have a $2 billion impact, Chicago Loop Alliance study finds
Bleader | Chicago Reader

Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared.
The Atlantic

Dear Humanities Profs: We Are the Problem
The Chronicle of Higher Education 

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Articles of Interest | April 13, 2018

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“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(S) OF THE WEEK

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


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Impossible Science Challenge
ProjectBoard by engineering.com
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

Also
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
STEMconnector
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
BroadwayWorld.com
April 26 – 29

Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations For Its 2019 Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics
PRNewswire
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

Also
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)
ENCATC
May 31 – June 2 

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

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

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

By the People
Halcyon
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
CreativesMX
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
ArtsGames
October 26 – November 3

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

‘Active’ science learning is better than lectures, Nobel laureate Carl Wieman says
Hub | Johns Hopkins University

Code.org teams up with Kahoot to help demystify computer science
EdScoop.com

The Five Most Overlooked Paths To Innovation
Forbes

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?
Marketplace

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

No early harvest with innovation ecosystem
Phoenix Business Journal

Houston innovation district to be anchored by historic Midtown Sears building
Click2Houston

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’
TribLIVE

5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity
Entrepreneur

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

AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells
WIRED

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
Feedstuffs

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
KRWG

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

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
Colossal

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
CNN

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.
VentureBeat

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?  
Forbes

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?
WIRED

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.
Variety

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
CSMonitor.com

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
Variety

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
Newsweek

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

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

Using Science to Bring Literature to Life
Edutopia

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
PSFK

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

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
Recode

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
Reuters

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

Could artificial intelligence get depressed and have hallucinations?
Science

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
SmartBrief

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
Forbes

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
CityLab

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
Quartz

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
Colossal

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

Also
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?
Inc.com

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
Forbes

Xconomy Roadmap 2018: Top 15 Innovation Areas to Watch
Xconomy

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

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
Qrius

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
Colossal

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
KETV

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

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

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
PRNewswire

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
Forbes

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?
TechRepublic

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
Forbes

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
Mashable

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
BuzzFeed

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

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“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


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

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’
YaleNews

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


FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

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

Also
3-D printing exhibit sparks creativity at Museum of Science and Industry
abc7chicago.com
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 engineering.com
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

Also
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
STEMconnector
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
BroadwayWorld.com
April 26 – 29

Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations For Its 2019 Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics
PRNewswire
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

Also
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)
ENCATC
May 31 – June 2

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

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

By the People
Halcyon
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
CreativesMX
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
ArtsGames
October 26 – November 3

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various


ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Astronaut Scott Kelly: How to Fix Science Education
Time

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
The74Million.org

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
Nature

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
SYFY WIRE

First Diversity Report Looks at Gender Representation in 3D Printing
ENGINEERING.com

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
SSTI

What the Census Numbers Tell Us
Newgeography.com

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
Inc.com

How Experimentation Can Lead to a Successful Launch
IDEO U

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
Variety

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
Forbes

Can Corporate Accelerators Move Innovation Into The Fast Lane?
Forbes

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
Design*Sponge

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
PSFK

Google App Lets Users Draw All Over Their Surroundings
PSFK

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
CityLab

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
WIRED

4 Harvard scholars win Arts and Sciences Professorships
Harvard Gazette

Want To Make Your Tech Company Better? Hire Women
Forbes

Why Gender Equality In The Workplace Is Not Enough
Forbes

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
Edutopia

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
Bizwomen

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
SiliconANGLE

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
Fortune

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
PSFK

A New Wave Of Innovation Hubs Sweeping The World
Forbes

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

The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling
IDEO U

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
Medium

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
GOOD

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
NPR

Why Lucy Liu Is Helping LifeWTR Bring Art Back to Schools
Adweek

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

Disruption vs. Innovation: Defining Success
Entrepreneur

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
IDEO U

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?
CityLab

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
PSFK

How Blizzard Entertainment Is Growing eSports Fandom At The Local Level
PSFK

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
RideApart

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
NPR

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

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science
Inc.com

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

“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
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
YaleNews

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
PRWeb

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
Entrepreneur

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
Campaign

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
KPBS

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?
Entrepreneur

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