Winner of 2014 Creative Business Cup

July 28, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

2014 USA Creative Business Cup Press Release

For Immediate Release, July 28, 2014

Winner of 2014 USA CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP

Contact: Dennis Cheek, Executive Director, 904-859-6088  

 

Pictured: Dennis Smith, founder of 2ndLife Tech

The National Creativity Network (NCN) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 USA Creative Business Cup. The Creative Business Cup (www.creativebusinesscup.com) is an annual competition that culminates with the world finals in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 17-19, 2014 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Over fifty nations are expected to take part in this year’s finals before a distinguished panel of 20 global judges, dignitaries, and potential investors. Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded along with extensive free mentoring and other services leading up to and going beyond the competition and the potential of private deals between investors and the competing creative businesses. The competition focuses exclusively on recent business start-ups that draw upon the talents of the creative industries, e.g., design, architecture, advertising, publishing, music, film & video, arts & crafts, IT, radio & TV, gastronomy, and leisure activities.

 

2ndLifeTech of Winston-Salem, NC (www.2ndlifetech.com) is the 2014 winner of the USA Creative Business Cup. 2ndLifeTech is a design solutions company that focuses on inaperçu waste – waste that is right under our very noses but frequently not perceived. Its first product, BatteryVampire (www.batteryvampire.com), is a patent-pending small unit that takes the place of a second AA battery in a device and uses the one remaining battery to power it. This groundbreaking approach uses up all of the energy in the battery and hopefully over time significantly reduces the 10 billion batteries a year placed in landfills. Dennis Cheek, Executive Director of the National Creativity Network, hails 2nd LifeTech as a potential energy-saving breakthrough that battery by battery helps the environment by both greatly reducing energy wastage and diminishing landfill toxins that threaten groundwater. He notes that “it speaks to the power of teams of designers to reimagine even longstanding existing technologies and use creative ideas to launch the very kind of new creative businesses that are the core focus of this exciting annual international competition.”

 

David Smith, founder of 2ndLifeTech, said, “I am excited and honored that our company will be going to Copenhagen to represent the USA, North Carolina, and particularly the blossoming, creative, entrepreneurial economy within the Piedmont Triad region of our state.” 2ndLifeTech has derived a great deal of assistance in its entrepreneurial journey from The Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC who nominated them for this national award as a member of the Creative Economy Coalition, a working group of the NCN. “We are thrilled that this highly creative business will now compete for the prestigious global Creative Business Cup in Denmark,” said Executive Director Margaret Collins, “This award showcases David’s company and the opportunities available for creatives in Winston-Salem and North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad.”

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The National Creativity Network (www.nationalcreativitynetwork.org) is a US-registered international nonprofit that seeks to advance the skillful application of imagination, creativity, and innovation to positively improve commerce, culture, education and government across North America. The NCN works with regional coalitions, tribal nations, and national organizations across Canada, Mexico, and the United States and global partners with similar goals.


Articles of Interest March 27, 2015

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.” – George Canning

 

“We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.” – David Lynch

 

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few people engage in it.” – Henry Ford

 

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

 

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TED Blog

 

 

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What is 3-D Printing? on Vimeo
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Ge Wang | DIY Orchestra

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Marvel at These Gorgeous Chemical Reactions
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The Shadow Ballet Where Drones Dance With Humans
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The Physics of Droplets
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FEATURED EVENT

 

Stem Challenge 2014 – 2015
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2015 State of Creativity Forum
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Google Science Fair 2015
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Museum of Science Presents World Premiere of The Science Behind Pixar
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3 Unlikely Places where Great Ideas are Born
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Why GoldieBlox Should Be a Video Game
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16 Ways to Motivate Anyone
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More Evidence That Intelligence Is Malleable
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An Artist with Amnesia
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Who are Chicago’s most promising innovators?
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5 Steps to Teach Coding to Your Elementary Students

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Tech Tools to Teach Coding
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Parents: Are Your Kids Obsessed With Video Games?
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UMass Amherst Opens First MakerBot Innovation Center in a University Library
Campus Technology

 

Beyond the Classroom: Experiencing Technology Innovation Up-Close-And-Personal at SXSW
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3 Ways to Find Forgotten Innovation
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Does Getting An MBA Make You A Better Entrepreneur?
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Building an Effective Corporate Incubator / Accelerator: A New Approach
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Girl POWer! How Strong Female Superheroes Are Gaining Ground on the Guys
University of Cincinnati

 

INSEAD: Professional experiences abroad make you more creative
Science|Business

 

Smartphone use changing our brain and thumb interaction, say researchers
Reuters

 

When singing is a revolutionary act: the women challenging Iran’s fear of female creativity
New Statesman

 

Graphene Is The World’s Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It
The Huffington Post

 

Creativity Coaching
Creativity at Work

 

Don’t Let Risk Stop you from Innovating
Innovation Excellence

 

When a Phone is Not Just a Phone: a framework for innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

6 Famous Songs that Copied Popular Melodies
Mental Floss

 

This Dance Project Is Out To Prove Climate Change Is An Issue We Can’t Ignore
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Active listening
Seth’s Blog

 

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu No Longer Find Themselves Upstarts in Online Streaming

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Keeping the pipeline filled with engineers essential for Wisconsin business

Wisconsin Technology Network News

 

What is customer service for?

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5 Lessons On Innovation From Modern-Day Explorers And Adventurers

Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Johns Hopkins is a Global Patent Leader

DCInno

 

Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy

kauffman.org

 

Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​
The Washington Post

 

Why we’re going from “I’ve got an idea” to “I’ve got a billion-dollar company” quicker than ever before

Smart Company

 

Take a look inside Pfizer’s pretty non-Pfizer innovation room

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Innovation Is More than a Buzzword – Consumers Are Willing to Pay 21% More for Innovative Brands

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Use books to inspire creativity in kids

Ft. Worth Star Telegram

 

What a Neuroscientist Said About Jon Stewart’s Brain

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Drinking Milk May be Good for Your Brain

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Programming Our Computer-like Brains With Greek Philosophy and Mathematics Leads to Virtue

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PRNewswire

 

Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia’s outstanding scientists, Governor’s Award for Science Innovation

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A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute
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The 2015 White House Science Fair
The White House

 

NIU commits to 21st century engineers
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How Good Old American Marketing Saved the National Parks
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Creativity and Aging: Tap into your Potential!
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20 Cognitive Biases that Impact Innovation
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Innovation Should Change Your Perspective
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Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days – Commentary
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Innovation Capability – Three Interlocking Platforms
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With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over
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Visualization for Understanding
Harold Jarche

 

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The Washington Post

 

Inventors go to Washington Giving Perspective on the Innovation Act
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Mothers of innovation: 12 women engineers and scientists to know
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Also
How Real-Life AI Rivals ‘Terminator’: Robots Take the Shot
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The Guardian, UK

 

Listening To Music Helps Brain Function And Creative Process, Researchers Find
HNGN.com

 

Squid enrich their DNA ‘blueprint’ through prolific RNA editing
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Five Innovation Trends For CMOs
Forbes

 

Pharrell Speaks Out on ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict: ‘It Kills Creativity’
The Boom Box

 

No Child Left Behind Law Faces Its Own Reckoning
The New York Times

 

How can companies innovate through design thinking?
e27.com

 

The Future Belongs To Platforms, Not Products
Innovation Excellence

 

How to Get your Employees Innovating like Tech Superstars
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How Big Ideas Are Built
Innovation Excellence

 

The Quest for Truth: What Scientists can Learn by Observing Nature
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Does Creativity have its Dark Side?
Fulfillment at Any Age | Psychology Today

 

Streaming music drowns out CD sales in US for the first time
CNET

 

The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps
DiscoverMagazine.com

 

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The National Creativity Network believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise. The very future of our communities and institutions depends on our ability to nurture and harness imagination to creatively solve problems. If creativity is to be nurtured, systems, institutions and networks must be transformed.

 

The opportunities that emerge to transform our nation are largely dependent upon the degree to which we are connected to each other. Our connection will become a catalyst:

 

  • to enhance the flow of relevant information,

 

  • and to improve the ease with which key nodes of creativity, be they in the domains of Education, Commerce, Culture or across disciplines, can gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful practices as well as other resources their ventures may require.

 

Our strategy is to engage thought leaders across North America to create a powerful network for transformation.

 

Join Us!

 

For more information, please go to our web site or

 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73102
http://nationalcreativitynetwork.org

 

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Articles of Interest March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“There’s no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.” – Pat Riley

 

“There is no such thing as creative and non-creative people, only people who use their creativity and people who don’t.” – Brene Brown

 

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London

 

“Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.” – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

 

“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.”

– Thomas A. Edison

 

“Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure.” – Kenneth Boudling

 

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity
Talk Video | TED.com

 

LEGO Documentary Shows The Culture Of The Building Blocks
PSFK

 

Video Premiere: Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life
Mental Floss

 

Hypnotic Kinetic Sculptures by Jennifer Townley Fuse Mathematics and Art
Colossal

 

How to Make Play Dough (and Learn Some Chemistry!)
Mental Floss

 

Oh gee, did we miss something in design?
Vimeo

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

AEP 2015 State Policy Symposium
Arts Education Partnership
March 21

 

Innovation Can Come From Anywhere
Blog: Cisco
Deadline: March 25

 

Also
Cisco IoT World Forum Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge
Cisco IoT Challenge
Deadline: March 25

 

Stem Challenge 2014 – 2015
National STEM Video Game Challenge

Deadline: March 30 (extended!)

 

2015 State of Creativity Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc
March 31

 

Oklahoma to Host 2015 Creativity World Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc | Stateofcreativity.com

 

NEW Design Your Own Drone, Robot or Machine for Good Competition
Innovation Excellence
April 23 – 24

 

The Instigator Experience – Not Your Typical Business Conference
The Creativity Post
April 23 – 25

 

Google Science Fair 2015
Google
May 19

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Would you like to influence the planning process and future direction of the National Creativity Network (NCN)?

 

Please take a brief survey and answer some questions about the National Creativity Network. The NCN Board is reaching out to stakeholders to better understand how NCN is perceived and what role NCN can play in furthering imagination, creativity, and innovation in North America.

Thank you in advance for your time and your insights.

Sincerely,

NCN Board of Directors

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCNStakeholderSurvey

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Take It From an Expert: Design Is More Important Than Ever
WIRED

 

The cyber warrior ‘princess’ who guards Google
CNN.com

 

Arguing for STEAM on Arts Advocacy Day
The Huffington Post

 

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric
Edutopia

 

Exploring Environments for Maker-Centered Learning at SXSWedu
Agency by Design

 

Scientists Seek Ban on Method of Editing the Human Genome
The New York Times

 

‘Blurred Lines’ Lawyer Rocks Music Industry Again
The New York Times

 

Obama to host White House Student Film Festival
WKOW, AP

 

More than 6,000 Chinese university hopefuls take art entrance exam
Daily Mail Online, UK

 

Mining science for the sake of art
UWMadScience

 

11 Examples of Strategic Thinking without an Offsite Meeting
The Brainzooming Group

 

Why I’m a Man of Science—and Faith
National Geographic

 

The difference between commitment and technique
Seth’s Blog

 

10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom
Edutopia

 

Creative ignition: A recap of the fiery talks in session 10 of TED2015
TED Blog

 

Google Exec Eric Schmidt Called Out for Interrupting the Only Woman on Panel
TIME

 

Libraries are Undergoing a Revival as Apartment Buildings
PSFK

 

What a 3D Printer Can Teach You About Innovation
Bromford Lab

 

Battle Success With No-To-Yes
Innovation Excellence

 

Trampling culture, destroying history
The Why Files

 

How a Brilliant Intelligence Officer Used ‘Monopoly’ to Free WWII POWs
Mental Floss

 

Museums Turn to Technology to Boost Attendance by Millennials
The New York Times

 

Sheet Music: In with the Tablet, out with the Page?
WQXR

 

Big Data and Hollywood: A Love Story
The Atlantic

 

Musical Glove Helps Stroke Patients Use Their Hands Again
WIRED

 

Etsy’s Success Gives Rise to Problems of Credibility and Scale
The New York Times

 

How A Complete Flop Became The Most Popular Play In America
Fast Company

 

Innovation in an Age of Global Science | Commentary
Roll Call

 

A degree of creativity
FT.com

 

Mexico Reportedly Paid James Bond Producers $20M to Make Mexico Look Better
Mediaite

 

How One Innovation May Change the Solar Energy Game Forever
Energy | Science Times

 

Ten Things To Help You Be More Creative
A Sideways View | Psychology Today

 

Down the Talent Drain: Where Are All the Female Leaders?
The Huffington Post

 

Oklahoma City to Host Creativity World Forum
The Creativity Post

 

Opinion: Skills in Flux

The New York Times

 

The Neuroscience of Why Virtual Reality Still Sucks
Gizmodo

 

Can I make my brain as plastic as a child’s?
Aeon

 

How The White House Is Leading The National Effort On Civic Innovation
TechCrunch

 

Artist Connie Watts says public art regulations stifle creativity
CBC News

 

Rolling the dice in the life sciences casino
Business | The Boston Globe

 

How Many Different Songs Can There Be?
WIRED

 

A Legacy of Discovery Going Strong for More Than 150 Years
TakePart

 

9 Creative Couples and Partners Who Make Amazing Things
Conscious Living on GOOD

 

The Latest new Innovations in Technology from the Mobile World Congress 2015
Technology in Business

 

Coming to a theater near you: esports
WKOW 27, AP

 

4 Innovation Lessons From The History Of Warfare
Forbes

 

Durbin proposes American Innovation Act to fund scientific research
Chicago Tribune

 

The worst of times, the best of times.
Danny Gregory

 

Better innovation through imaging
Science Codex

 

The 5 Fastest-Growing Industries in the U.S.
Inc.com

 

6 Tips to Understand the Collaborative Innovation Cycle
Medical Design Technology

 

New 3D Printing Technology 100 Times Faster Than Before
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Five Amazing Things Happening In Canada. Tell Us Some More
The Huffington Post

 

Top 10 Reasons Not to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

 

The Innovation Act vs. The Innovation System
IPWatchdog

 

Why Big Businesses Fail at Innovation

Innovation Excellence

 

What Innovators Can Learn About Communication from a Teenage Girl

Innovation Excellence

 

Motivating the Corporate Elephant to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

 

How Can We Recapture the Spirit of Community Engagement that Built America?
Community Engagement on GOOD

 

Musical sparks fly with new electrical innovation
Phys.org

 

Don’t Be Afraid to Get Weird to Improve Your Creativity
LifeHacker

 

Michelle Wein: Canada’s false patent promise
The National Post

 

How Does A Young Brain Read?
Inside Science

 

Entrepreneurship and creativity in education
Communities Digital News

 

Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green
Museum 2.0

 

In Defense of Difficulty
The American Conservative

 

Why the arts are as important as STEM in early education
Michigan Radio

 

Karen Hua: What does it mean to be creative?
The Michigan Daily

 

Beyond Math and Bridges: Women and Engineering Creativity | Be An Engineer
The Huffington Post

 

Opinion: The Hidden Talent of Steve Jobs
The New York Times

 

March is Canadian engineering month
Daily Commercial News

 

Schools offering choice in creativity
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
The Creativity Post

 

Teaching science to the brain: How the brain learns the way things work
Medical Xpress

 

University of Iowa engineering school gets $3M donation
Omaha.com

 

GE’s New YouTube Program Gives Science a Pop Culture Twist
Adweek

 

Whether an innovation is embodied in software or hardware should be irrelevant
IP Watchdog

 

Entrepreneurs are Playing by a New Rule Book
Innovation Excellence

 

Is Crowd-Sourcing for Ideas Really the Best Answer?
Innovation Excellence

 

Behemoth European brain study agrees to drastic reforms
Science/AAAS | News

 

You Could Be Piloting a Flying Car by 2017
GOOD

 

The Race To Create The Battery Of The Future
Wisconsin Public Radio

 

‘Blurred Lines’ verdict would rock Amadeus and other great composers
LA Times

 

Graffiti is ugly, stupid and threatening – there’s more creativity in crochet
Art and design | The Guardian

 

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This email is a free service of the National Creativity Network (NCN). The articles are from a variety of sources and, therefore, do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCN.  Despite our best efforts, links may fail without warning since each news source posts and archives its articles differently. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Have you found an article you’d like to share?  Email the link to george.tzougros@wisconsin.gov.

 

#   #   #

 

The National Creativity Network believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise. The very future of our communities and institutions depends on our ability to nurture and harness imagination to creatively solve problems. If creativity is to be nurtured, systems, institutions and networks must be transformed.

 

The opportunities that emerge to transform our nation are largely dependent upon the degree to which we are connected to each other. Our connection will become a catalyst:

 

  • to enhance the flow of relevant information,

 

  • and to improve the ease with which key nodes of creativity, be they in the domains of Education, Commerce, Culture or across disciplines, can gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful practices as well as other resources their ventures may require.

 

Our strategy is to engage thought leaders across North America to create a powerful network for transformation.

 

Join Us!

 

For more information, please go to our web site or

 

National Creativity Network

133 West Main Street, STE 100

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73102
http://nationalcreativitynetwork.org

 

Visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

 


Articles of Interest March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

 

“Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

 

“So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination.” – John Haldane

 

“The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin even, or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.” – Mae Jemison

 

“Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries – the arts and humanities.” – Lisa Randall

 

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

 

“Failure is not reaching your goal, but in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays

 

25 Profound Quotes That Will Make You Question Everything
The Creativity Post

 

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Microsoft Is Recruiting (Female) Scientists for 2027 With This Film
Video | Creativity Online

 

Asphyxia: A Striking Fusion of Dance and Motion Capture Technology
Colossal

 

LED Lights and Gestures Will Turn You Into an Expert Pianist
PSFK

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

GEC2015 | Milan
Global Entrepreneurship Congress

March 16 – 19

 

AEP 2015 State Policy Symposium
Arts Education Partnership
March 21

 

Innovation Can Come From Anywhere
Blog: Cisco
Deadline: March 25

 

Also
Cisco IoT World Forum Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge
Cisco IoT Challenge
Deadline: March 25

 

Stem Challenge 2014 – 2015
National STEM Video Game Challenge

Deadline: March 30 (extended!)

 

2015 State of Creativity Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc
March 31

 

Oklahoma to Host 2015 Creativity World Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc | Stateofcreativity.com

 

The Instigator Experience – Not Your Typical Business Conference
The Creativity Post
April 23 – 25

 

Google Science Fair 2015
Google
May 19

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Michael Graves, Postmodernist Architect Who Designed Towers and Teakettles, Dies at 80
The New York Times

 

From the Gates Foundation, Direct Investment, Not Just Grants
The New York Times

 

Innovation in the making
MIT News

 

Producers make $102,860? Composers $63,560? Otis report on jobs and pay
LA Times

 

America dumbs down
MacLean’s

 

The 20 Best Science Images of 2015
Mental Floss

 

How Similar Is Too Similar?
Looking at Listening | Psychology Today

 

The Innovation Bucket List
The Tao of Innovation | Psychology Today

 

The FCC’s New Internet Rules Put the FCC in Charge of the Internet
Hit and Run Blog | Reason.com

 

5 Hit Songwriters Talk “Blurred Lines,” Creativity And Copyright
BuzzFeed

 

“A mad orgy of fusion”*
UWMadScience

 

Cognitive neuroscientist Arthur Shimamura tackles art appreciation in his book “Experiencing art: in the brain of the beholder”
SciArt in America

 

The Persistent Global Gender Gap in 5 Maps
National Geographic

 

7 Characteristics of Highly Successful Innovators
Innovation Excellence

 

Meet Rise: An all-you-can-fly airline membership service that wants to change how people travel
Business on GOOD

 

Sheet Music: In with the Tablet, out with the Page?
WQXR

 

How do scientist invent something totally new?
Quora

 

Injectable Polymer Helps Stop Severe Bleeding
MedGadget

 

Smartphones Will Soon Learn to Recognize Faces and More
MIT Technology Review

 

NanoInnovation (Part I): 10 Nanotech Innovations That May Surprise You
TGTechno.com

 

Magnetic ‘rust’ controls brain activity
Science/AAAS | News

 

How the Intersection of Art and Science Made History
The Huffington Post

 

What’s Wrong With the ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Ruling
The New York Times

 

Also
‘Blurred Lines’ verdict a blow to creative expression
LA Times

 

Neuroscientist debunks one of the most popular myths about the brain
Business Insider

 

How A Google Science Fair Winner Is Using Minecraft To Inspire Kids To Become Inventors
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

MIT Shares Progress on Innovation Initiative
Campus Technology

 

8 Things Top Practicers Do Differently
The Creativity Post

 

Is US immigration policy ‘STEMming’ innovation?
Phys.org

 

Why Have People Lost Faith In Science?
WUWM

 

Oyler: Creativity should be part of educational process
TribLive

 

Human Computer Interfaces: The Next Hot Innovation In PC Gaming?
Forbes

 

New PBS documentary tells a story about education we don’t ever hear
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

Starr Forum: Science and Innovation Diplomacy
MIT Center for International Studies
April 9

 

What To Do While You’re Waiting for Steve Jobs
Innovation Excellence

 

The Cost of Paying Attention
The New York Times

 

Senate Confirms Michelle Lee to be Director of the USPTO
IPWatchdog

 

9 common ways that businesses inhibit innovation
Information Age

 

Play and the arts have serious benefits
The Star Press

 

Slow growth not inevitable in Canada, Fraser Institute report says
CBC News

 

Forget Viewability – Nielsen Study Shows What’s On Mobile Users’ Minds 03/11/2015
RealTime Daily | MediaPost

 

Virtual reality film revolution puts you in the scene
New Scientist

 

James Patterson Makes a Big Pledge to Rescue School Libraries
Nonprofit Quarterly

 

Please Touch the Art: 3-D Printing Helps Visually Impaired Appreciate Paintings
Smithsonian.com

 

Jerry Cianciolo: What to Do If Your Child’s First Love Is . . . Art
The Wall Street Journal

 

Here’s why patents are innovation’s worst enemy
The Washington Post

 

The Murder of the Creative Class
The Clyde Fitch Report

 

Why the science manuscript must also have literary merit
Science | The Guardian

 

Is there a Connection between Intelligence, Creativity and Mental Illness?
The Science of Addiction | Science 2.0

 

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020
Fast Company

 

Engineering to emphasize innovation in curriculum
News Center | Temple University

 

Assessing feedback interactions in a creative setting
EurekAlert! Science News

 

What Is The Greatest Moment In Geek History?
Fast Company

 

Blockbuster or Bust? Brain Waves May Predict Movie Success
LiveScience

 

Mediators propose CERN-like organization for Human Brain Project
Science/AAAS | News

 

From The Brain Of Jimi Hendrix — A Newly Released Tune And A Touch Of Neuroscience
Forbes

 

Corporate Social Responsibility & the Arts
Animating Democracy | Americans for the Arts

 

What’s Your Child’s Potential? (And Does it Really Matter?)
The Creativity Post

 

Pumpkin seeds
Seth’s Blog

 

3 Things That Can Stall Innovation (And How To Overcome Them)
Content Loop | Forbes

 

The Innovation Engine Podcast: Breakthrough Insights from Rowan Gibson – Part 1
Innovation Excellence

 

The death of writing – if James Joyce were alive today he’d be working for Google
Books | The Guardian

 

YouTube 10th Anniversary: Competition Puts Site on the Defensive
Variety

 

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science
TIME

 

In the Future, Robots Will Write News That’s All About You
WIRED

 

Preview the Epic Dance Opera Filmed Inside CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
The Creators Project

 

Fueling the US innovation economy: New study shows innovation impacts from federal R&D
Phys.org

 

The Face Detection Algorithm Set to Revolutionize Image Search
Technology Review

 

Bertrand Piccard begins around-the-world flight in a plane that requires no fuel
TED Blog

 

21 Great Ways To Innovate
Business 2 Community

 

A Strategist’s Guide to the Internet of Things
Strategy + Business

 

The New Rules of Innovation
The Huffington Post

 

Truckloads of Michigan products will make SXSW home
MLive.com

 

From Kanye to Hemingway – How to think differently
Prsuit.com

 

Five Female Developers Turning the Tables on the Gaming Industry 
GOOD

 

Welcome To The Brave New World Of The Corporate-Sponsored Artist
Fast Company

 

Real problems, real engineering
The Battalion Online

 

UF duo named first University Innovation Fellows through Stanford program
The Independent Florida Alligator

 

Colleges compete for share of $50 million innovation prize
The State, AP

 

The World’s Most Overrated Product Design
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Promoting Innovative Culture
Kenosha News

 

Train, Apply, Repeat
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation Psychology – 6 Big Innovation Opportunities from Life Changes
Innovation Excellence

 

Selling Virtual Reality to the Masses
GOOD

 

Don’t Divide Teaching and Research
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Music Therapy Highlights: NIH-Sponsored Third National Summit on Military & Arts
News | American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

 

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By
Small Business Trends

 

Fostering entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison: Executive Q&A|John Surdyk
Wisconsin State Journal

 

No, Everything Cool Isn’t a Disruptive Innovation | Ryan Scott
The Huffington Post

 

The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market
TechCrunch

 

Crowdfunding Has Benefits Beyond Raising Money
Small Business Trends

 

‘Lone Warrior’ Entrepreneur Mythology Penalizes Women
Science 2.0

 

Tales From Both Sides of the Brain
The Current | UC-Santa Barbara

 

Does Internet Usage Rewire the Human Brain?
The Huffington Post

 

Women in business urged to ‘go global’ to help close gender gap
Enterprise Innovation

 

Tech Blog GigaOm Abruptly Shuts Down
The New York Times

 

What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar
The Atlantic

 

A Tibetan monk walks into a bar … the future of creativity
The Conversation, Australia

 

Job creation/job destruction
Seth’s Blog

 

What Makes You So Smart, Creativity Cultivator?
Pacific Standard

 

MIT Business School Instructor Makes Case For Art In New Book
SWTimes.com

 

Women for Innovation
The World Bank

 

We Must Act Now for Science and Technology to Drive Gender Equality
The Huffington Post

 

3 Things That Can Stall Innovation (And How To Overcome Them)
Forbes

 

5 Ways Women in Tech Can Beat the Odds
Money.com

 

How Arts Education Fuels the Creative Economy
Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

 

The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’
WIRED

 

15 Women Who’ve Won Science Nobel Prizes Since Marie Curie
Mental Floss

 

WARF’s First 90 Years
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

 

The Female Artist in Society
The Me in We | Psychology Today

 

Why We’re In Need of Music
The Search for Meaning | Psychology Today

 

10 Creative Myths Debunked
Innovation Excellence

 

How We Should Prepare Our Kids For The Future
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation Insights from GE
Innovation Excellence

 

Call for nominations: The Economist Innovation Awards
The Economist
Deadline: April 17

 

How Tesla’s New Tires Will Soon Power Cars
The Science Times

 

Aggies spend weekend collaborating on inventions
The Eagle

 

UT chosen as one of four national sites to strengthen local innovation
NBC24.com

 

Is Your Platform Burning?
Forbes

 

Are We Out of Big Ideas?
Bad Words | Medium

 

When Asked to Define Their Neighborhood, Researchers Found Big Differences Between Black and White Residents in South Philly
CityLab

 

Creativity and Mental Illness
CREATIVITY: Explorations in Art, Literature, Science and the Everyday | Psychology Today

 

Can theatre be used to treat mental illness?
Aeon

 

Teamwork, technology, creativity: Rural clinics confront challenges by reimagining community roles
Winona Daily News

 

Innovation isn’t about ideas. It’s about execution.
The London Economic

 

Opinion: Diversity in tech: Why Silicon Valley needs it
San Jose Mercury News

 

Between innovation potential and protection of privacy
Phys.org

 

Discovering innovation
Black Hills Pioneer

 

Side Streets: Technology innovation campus will fit nicely at historic Colorado Springs site
Colorado Springs Gazette

 

Opinion: UWM’s Innovation Campus should be a priority for the state
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Experts trade ideas at STEAM Education Summit
Kirksville Daily Express

 

Wilbers: Do you ever wonder what technology is doing to your brain?
Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

The brain treats real and imaginary objects the same
Red Orbit

 

Final Report | Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth
The Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value

 

How the ‘Blurred Lines’ case could have chilling effect on creativity
LA Times

 

The narcissism of minor differences
Seth’s Blog

 

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