Articles of Interest: April 4th, 2014

April 4, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.” – Octavio Paz

 

“You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” – Norton Juster

 

“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.” – Marcel Duchamp

 

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” – Richard P. Feynman

 

“There are two types of education… One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.” – John Adams

 

“Art that means anything in the life of a community must bear some relation to current interpretations of the mystery of the universe. Our rigid separation of the humanities and the sciences has temporarily left our art stranded or stammering and incoherent. Both art and science ought to be blended in our early education of our children’s emotions and powers of observation, and that harmony carried forward in later education.” – Dora Russell

 

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill

 

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

An Hour With Adam Savage
Mental Floss

 

This is what young people are capable of
Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

Kill Screen: This Incredible Musical Tool Changes Your Voice Into Any Instrument
PSFK

 

Brian Eno by Alfred Dunhill
YouTube

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

NEW Rock Stars of Innovation Present: Have You Ever Seen the Rainmakers?
Xconomy
April 4

 

NEW Creator of ‘The Brain Scoop’ YouTube channel to speak April 10 in Bozeman
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
April 10

 

The Conference Board and Pratt Institute Present Design Thinking
The Conference Board
April 10 – 11

 

USA Science & Engineering Festival to Host U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 23 – 25

 

X-STEM Is Like TED for Kids and Much More With World Leaders in Science, Technology, Government and Business
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 24

 

USA Science and Engineering Festival
USA Science and Engeineering Festival
April 26 – 27

 

NEW UNESCO International Arts Education Week
International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)
May 19 – 25

 

NEW James Dyson Award 2014
James Dyson Foundation
Deadline: August 7

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

6 Changes That Will Make You More Imaginative
Fast Company

 

The Six Best Books on Creativity and Innovation
Inside the Box | Psychology Today

 

What do the innovation economy and Black boys have to offer each other?
New Pittsburgh Courier

 

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 4): Misleading the World
Education in the Age of Globalization

 

America’s Rural/Urban Divide: A Special Series
Governing Magazine

 

Design Thinking: A Unified Framework For Innovation
Forbes

 

Teachers refuse to administer standardized tests
The Answer Sheet | The Washington Post

 

Most Schools Don’t Teach Computer Science
Governing Magazine

 

Fostering Greater Creativity By Celebrating Failure
Fast Company

 

As the Creative Economy Thrives, Art and Design Disappears From Schools
The Huffington Post

 

Creativity Fuels Future of Women’s Rights | Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro
The Huffington Post

 

America’s New Brainpower Cities
Newgeography.com

 

Processing Product Innovation: When Failing Yields Success
Innovation Insights | Wired.com

 

Cute, Empowering Photos Of Little Girls Dressed Up As The Great Women Of History
DesignTAXI.com

 

What’s Next in the World of Making
Design Thinking Blog

 

Why Oculus Rift, Nest, or WhatsApp? Facebook and Google Can’t Buy Their Way to Innovation
Minyanville

 

Apple, Pfizer, others form ‘go slow’ U.S. patent lobby group
Reuters

 

How do you design a great school (& a great system)?
Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

Digital Soul: The Computer, Imagination and Social Change
The Creativity Post

 

Kostyniuk draws creativity from science
Daily Herald Tribune

 

Scientific Artists: 3 Teachers in San Diego Unified School District Named as Fellows
Times of San Diego

 

CSU’s contributions reducing the innovation deficit
Collegian Central

 

Pixar’s Ed Catmull sounds off on animating creativity
The Salt Lake Tribune

 

Brooklyn’s Hipster Economy Challenges Manhattan Supremacy
Businessweek

 

‘Star Trek’ technology that you wear every day
Blue Sky Innovation

 

The Future Workplace Is Now: How Etsy Makes 30 Innovations Per Day
Forbes

 

Pro-patent Partnership for American Innovation lobby wobbles on take-off
ZDNet

 

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs
CNN.com

 

CLARK: Developing engineering clubs
Yale Daily News

 

Eggs will drop, some will crack, at UAB School of Engineering Egg Drop contest at Vulcan April 11
AL.com

 

A Culture of Innovative Ideas: My Conversation with the Winners of the $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge | Tavis Smiley
The Huffington Post

 

Engineering students challenged with building concrete canoe
ASU News

Science is Being Bashed by Academics Who Should Know Better
New Republic

 

U.K. Government Launches Games Tax Credit System
The Hollywood Reporter

 

‘Startup coach’ helps students make their passion their profession
The Badger Herald

 

In defense of the liberal arts
The Portland Daily Sun

 

How Technology Is Changing The Skills We Need To Learn
Innovation Excellence

 

50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)
Innovation Excellence

 

What Keeps You From Innovating?
Innovation Excellence

 

Wharton Profs Write Playbook on Social Entrepreneurship
Wharton Journal

 

Top 20 Innovation Articles – March 2014
Innovation Excellence

 

Analyzing the “Creative Industries Economics Estimates – January 2014” – Part I (SIC and SOC)
Creativity Issues

 

What Makes a High Performing Innovation Council?
The Heart of Innovation

 

At 90, Freeman Dyson Ponders His Next Challenge
Science | WIRED

 

Embrace the Unexplained
The Chronicle Review | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Cleveland’s Thriving Theater Hub Lures Residents
The New York Times

 

Buzz Aldrin On Tinkering With The Bounds Of What’s Possible
Fast Company

 

Like Indiana, Oklahoma Eyes an Exit (Sort of) from Common Core
Governing Magazine

 

GOOD 100 – 2014
GOOD

 

App Helps the Blind “See” With Their Ears
National Geographic Daily News

 

Cracking the pottery
Seth’s Blog

 

Techies Aboard! UW-Green Bay Instructor Geisler takes to the tracks for Train Jam experience
Inside | UW-Green Bay

 

5 Steps for a Better Innovation Culture through Experimentation & Failure
Innovation Excellence

 

Journal of Responsible Innovation, First Issue Review
Innovation Excellence

 

The One Question That Should Drive Your Strategy
Innovation Excellence

 

Here Are All The Quantifiable Reasons You Should Hire More Women
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Brockton area businesses to join state’s Creative Economy Network
The Enterprise

 

Think Like a Freak: Our New Book Out on May 13
Freakonomics Blog

 

Creating Art as a Second Job
Pacific Standard

 

Infographic: The Creative Routines Of Influential People In History
DesignTAXI.com

 

What will be the most important driver of change in the future?
TED Blog

 

Update: Excellence. NO EXCUSES!
Tom Peters

 

From the DIY Movement to Saving Lives — Skilled Trades Pack a Powerful Punch! Learn How With Mike Rowe!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

On Merging Art and Research: An Interview with Patricia Leavy, PhD
The Creativity Post

 

From Lab to Market: Accelerating Research Breakthroughs and Economic Growth
The White House

 

Boy Wonders: How Do You Solve a Math Problem with an Essay?
The Foundry

 

Hollywood’s Antipiracy Efforts Add New Voice
The New York Times

 

The Beauty Of Art History’s Masterpieces Lies In One Math Problem
The Huffington Post

 

Startup City: The Urban Shift in Venture Capital and High Technology
Martin Prosperity Institute

 

State’s Creative Economy potential to be focus of MEC annual meeting
Mississippi Business Journal

 

Drawing skilled creatives to Maine topic of Great Falls Forum
Sun Journal

 

Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell
CSN Chicago

 

STEAM Expo encourages creativity, innovation for inquiring minds (With video)
Great Falls Tribune

 

12 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Science Artist Online
Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network

 

Harper Government Supports Top Researchers, Encourages Brain Gain at Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions
Daily Commercial News

 

Common Core math: Common Core versus common sense?
The Examiner

 

Maker Lounge encourages tech experimentation & creativity
NoBo Magazine

 

Kissing Language Barriers Goodbye
Innovation | Smithsonian

 

Portraits Of The World’s Great Quantum Mechanics Institutions… Their Blackboards, That Is
The Huffington Post

 

Women Shoe Shoppers and Innovation – what do they have in common?
The Creativity Post

 

April Issue preview
SciArt in America

 

15 sci-fi technologies that are (almost) here
InfoWorld

 

A Word About Assumptions: Part Two
Innovation Excellence

 

An Innovator has an Obligation to…
Innovation Excellence

 

MIT’s robotic fish could lead to deep ocean discoveries
Boston Business Journal

 

Innovation Lesson – The Designated Hitter Rule and Extending an Irregular Event
The Brainzooming Group

 

From Apathy to Possibility: Scott Barry Kaufman’s Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined
The Creativity Post

 

Is Creativity the New Global Gold Standard?
NWI.com

 

Barry’s creativity resonates with students and professors
Trinitonian

 

U.S. Geological Survey Celebrates Women in Science by Honoring Past Achievements and Inspiring Youth Into the Future
Sierra Sun Times

 

Urban theorist Richard Florida tells Kalamazoo gathering that walkable, talent-rich places are where growth is being found
Michigan Live

 

UK immigration policy damages creative economy, says Lords committee
The Guardian

 

Slowing the Patent Trolls
The New York Times

 

How Businesses Use Your SATs
The New York Times

 

An Engineer’s Eureka Moment With a G.M. Flaw
The New York Times

 

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Articles of Interest: March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

 

“People attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

“Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off our goal.” – Henry Ford

 

“Before the beginning of great brilliance and beauty there first must be a period of complete chaos.” – I Ching

 

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams

 

“While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.” – Isabel Allende

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK 

 

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami
Talk Video | TED

 

Adventures with Dr. Smallz: Creating a Powerful Need to Know
Edutopia

 

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain
Edutopia

 

The 3D Printed Sneakers That Could Give Nike A Run For Their Money [Video]
PSFK

 

Creativity Is Like Being MacGyver
Changemakers on GOOD

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

“Science in Fiction” Kavli Science Video Contest!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
Deadline: March 24

 

Massachusetts Celebrates Two Decades of Public Investment in the Creative Potential of Young | National Summit Planned for March 2014 in Boston
Mass Cultural Council
March 27 – 29

 

First-ever STE[+a]M™ Connect Conference Adds Arts to STEM
Press Release – Digital Journal
March 28

 

Engineering For You Video Contest
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: March 31

 

The Conference Board and Pratt Institute Present Design Thinking
The Conference Board
April 10 – 11

 

USA Science & Engineering Festival to Host U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 23 – 25

 

X-STEM Is Like TED for Kids and Much More With World Leaders in Science, Technology, Government and Business
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 24

 

USA Science and Engineering Festival
USA Science and Engeineering Festival
April 26 – 27

 

NEW UNESCO International Arts Education Week
International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)
May 19 – 25

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Introducing the TED All-Stars: 50+ classic speakers
TED Blog

 

Girls that Code are Cool
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Why It’s Time to Rethink the Role of Business in Education | Melissa Jun Rowley
The Huffington Post

 

How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators
The Creativity Post

 

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 1): Romanticizing Misery
Education in the Age of Globalization

 

Who Knew? Arts Education Fuels the Economy
Commentary | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

These Teenagers Have Already Accomplished More Than You Ever Will
Innovation | Smithsonian

 

8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups
Mental Floss

 

Inside The Pixar Braintrust
Fast Company

 

Pixar’s Ed Catmull On How Disney Found Its Way To A Hit With Frozen
Fast Company

 

Can Our Classrooms Become Beehives of Creativity?
Big Sky Arts Education

 

How Bikes and Word Mashups Are Sparking Ingenuity and Creativity
Bikes on GOOD

 

Scientists Debunk The Myth That 10,000 Hours Of Practice Makes You An Expert
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Why Cosmos Can’t Save Public Support for Science
The Atlantic

 

Would Richard Branson Have Failed the SAT?: An Exploration of the Complexity of Human Intelligence
The Creativity Post

 

19 Daily Habits Of Artists That Can Help Unlock Your Creativity
The Huffington Post

 

The Need to Connect on An Emotional Level With STEM Learners
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

How One Of Google’s Finest Fosters The Big Ideas
Fast Company

 

Ed Catmull On Why Things Will Always Go Wrong—Even At Pixar
Fast Company

 

Santa Barbara Senior Proves Science Is an Art Form
The Santa Barbara Independent

 

Opinion: Innovation and collaboration can help plug Montreal’s brain drain
Montreal Gazette

 

MetroWest Visitors Bureau Joins Creative Economy Network
Dover-Sherborn, MA Patch

 

Innovation Convention catches EU in an upbeat mood
Science|Business

 

Startups Bake Innovation into Their Businesses
@BizTechMagazine

 

The Half-Life of Our Maps
Innovation Excellence

 

How Does The Brain Recognize Familiar Music?
Reddit.com

 

U.S. Gun Maker Arms Michelangelo’s David With a Rifle
Global News | Advertising Age

 

Report Touts Strength of Corporate Creative Class in Los Angeles
Hyperallergic

 

The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix
Wired Business | Wired.com

 

City of Seattle creates priority parking for musicians
Local | MyNorthwest.com

 

The Story Behind The THX Deep Note
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

TV Networks Can Live On — By Taking Themselves Off the Air
Wired Business | Wired.com

 

David and Goliath: The advantage of disadvantages
The European

 

Innovation and Government’s Fear of Failure
Governing Magazine

 

The Future of Internet Freedom
The New York Times

 

The bacon/Yelp correlation
Seth’s Blog

 

Brain Scans are Fascinating but Behavior Tells Us More About the Mind (Op-Ed)
LiveScience

 

Creativity in the Membrane, Creativity in the Brain
Geek Dad

 

Adam Savage talks education, science, art during SXSW Monday keynote
Community Impact

 

NASA Finds Big Ideas From Small Businesses
InformationWeek

 

Frost Museum’s new chief scientist talks about innovation
South Florida Business Journal

 

How Nature Inspires Sustainable Designs
GOOD

 

Multi-Dimensional Thinking – The Key to Dynamic Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

Finding the Best Ideas
Innovation Excellence

 

An Innovator has an Obligation to…
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation Lessons from the Fall of Giants
Innovation Excellence

 

Maximizing Millennials
Innovation Excellence

 

Rita McGrath on Seeing Innovation in Strategic Terms
Innovation Excellence

 

An essential step toward printing living tissues
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

Physicist proposes a new type of computing at SXSW. Check out orbital computing
Gigaom

 

Crowdfunding in a Nutshell: A Concise History of Crowdfunding and How to Raise Money Today
CrowdSourcing.org

 

Announcing our SciArt Library
SciArt in America

 

Top 10 Things Your Brain Does Behind the Scenes
The Creativity Post

 

WID stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

 

In New York, A Tale of Two Cities (and Two Selves)
Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice

 

Tune In: Research and Arts in Education
Harvard Arts in Education Continuing the Conversation

 

Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?
Freakonomics Podcast

 

If You Build It…
Design Thinking Blog

 

Nomination process launches for 2014 ‘Be the Change for Kids’ Innovation Awards
Niagra Frontier Publications

Deadline: June 2

 

Math Can Help Demystify Concussions
LaboratoryEquipment.com

 

Ted Talks, I listen
Oshawa Express

 

A Thing or Two about a Thing or Two, a.k.a. Science | Barbara Ehrenreich
The Baffler

 

The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul
The New York Times

 

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Women have their say at Google’s Cultural Institute in Paris
The Art Newspaper

 

Creative Age Cities | John M. Eger
The Huffington Post

 

Smithsonian Names David Skorton as Its New Director
The New York Times

 

Bloomberg News Ends Culture Coverage
Sticks & Stones

 

The New Glenn Beck
National Review Online

 

Hipster Tax Crisis
HipsterTaxCrisis.com

 

Tech conference underscores desire to get more women into tech fields
Business Record:

 

Technology boom adds less to GDP than one expects
BDlive

 

White House Recruits Tech Entrepreneurs
InformationWeek

 

Wellcome Image Awards: The most striking images from the world of science, including breast cancer cells under chemical attack and a photographer’s own kidney stone
The Independent

 

The art of leading scientists
The Washington Post

 

Brain Mapping Seeks New Paths
Research & Technology | photonics.com

 

Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure
The New York Times

 

Pine Ridge: Building an Artists’ Economy
Indian Country Today Media Network

 

Ottawa takes another stab at solving the innovation conundrum
The Globe and Mail

 

ASU Emerge festival showcases futuristic fusion of science, art and games
Downtown Devil

 

Jack Belliveau, Explorer of the Brain Using M.R.I., Dies at 55
The New York Times

 

What educators can learn from brain research
eCampus News

 

Imagination meets science in kids’ dinosaur designs at PaleoFest in Rockford
Rockford Register Star

 

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly Joins Expert Panel to Address Critical Role of Women in STEM Fields
The Wall Street Journal

 

Little scientists Local class teaches youngsters ‘pre-engineering’
Hudson Reporter

 

Arts Experts Weigh Impact of Local Creative Economy
iBerkshires.com

 

People are not left-brained or right-brained, they are both
TheAge.com

 

USDA Wants to Step Up Innovation Research
Science/AAAS | News

 

How the U.S. can lead on technological innovation
Opinion | The Seattle Times

 

Berkshire’s creative economy could be the rising tide that lifts all boats
Berkshire Eagle Online

 

Neuroscientist hopes to paint fuller picture of minds and bodies in Neuroscape lab
News-Medical.net

 

Korea holds first private-public council meeting on creative economy
Arirang News

 

Pioneer Valley creative economy gets boost from networking, regional strategy
masslive.com

 

Regents hear arguments for boosting creativity in higher ed
WisBusiness.com

 

The Invisible Industry
Comment | The Pacific Northwest Inlander

 

Stanford Ignite welcomes humanities grad students, Silicon Valley
Stanford Daily

 

What Most Companies Get Wrong About Culture
Business 2 Community

 

Boston Globe Launches Tech-Innovation News Site
MediaPost Publications

 

It’s March 4 – has anyone seen my daughter’s art class in Caldwells?
The Jersey Tomato Press

 

Money: Personal Finance, Choice, and the Creative Economy
Citizens Of Culture

 

Venture Capitalists’ Insights On South Korea’s Creative Economy And The Role Of Startups
Forbes

 

The Technologists’ Siren Song
The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

The Many Origins of the English Language
Slate.com

 

Happy Birthday, World Wide Web
Governing Magazine

 

The science of the musical brain
Human World | EarthSky

 

Libraries Helping Communities Imagine the Possible
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

Shanghai Media Group Says Disney Deal Will Boost Its Quality Content Options
The Hollywood Reporter

 

UNESCO International Arts Education Week
International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)
May 19 – 25

 

Gov’t extends culture, arts education for all
Korea.net

 

New Identities for Libraries
American School & University

 

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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!

 

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Articles of Interest, Feb. 28th, 2014

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

QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

 

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden

 

“The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.” – Thorstein Veblen

 

“On certain occasions, the eyes of the mind can supply the want of the most powerful telescopes, and lead to astronomical discoveries of the highest importance.” – François Arago

 

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” – Joseph Joubert

 

“Almost anything you can imagine you can now build, so the battleground in business has shifted from engineering, which everybody can do, to storytelling, for which many fewer people have real talent.” – Matt Asay

 

“An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.” – Laurence J. Peter

 


VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

‘Innovation Deficit’ Video Urges Congress To Support Federal Research Funding
The Huffington Post

 

Alan Alda Plays Matchmaker Between Science, Art
The Conference Channel Blog

 

CCOL: Destination Chicago
Chicago City of Learning | YouTube

 

Artificial muscles from fishing line? New possibilities. (+video)
CSMonitor.com

 

Purdue Society of Professional Engineers take Rube Goldberg competition
Purdue Exponent: Features

 

Norman Jacknis on the Rural Imperative
YouTube

 

App Smart: Creativity | Video
The New York Times

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

U.S. Space & Rocket Center exhibition explores art, science of DaVinci
AL.com
Through March 2

 

Final public review of NCCAS arts standards
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
February 14 – 28

 

“Science in Fiction” Kavli Science Video Contest!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
Deadline: March 24

 

Massachusetts Celebrates Two Decades of Public Investment in the Creative Potential of Young | National Summit Planned for March 2014 in Boston
Mass Cultural Council
March 27 – 29

 

Engineering For You Video Contest
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: March 31

 

The Conference Board and Pratt Institute Present Design Thinking
The Conference Board
April 10 – 11

 

USA Science & Engineering Festival to Host U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 23 – 25

 

X-STEM Is Like TED for Kids and Much More With World Leaders in Science, Technology, Government and Business
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog
April 24

 

USA Science and Engineering Festival
USA Science and Engeineering Festival
April 26 – 27

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings
Various

 

 ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Can Anyone Be Creative?
Art Works | National Endowment for the Arts

 

The Wrong Way to Close the Education Gap
Governing Magazine

 

Skip The Hedge Fund: We Need Young People To Take Risks And Build Inspiring Things
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Richard Florida: Economic Trends All Entrepreneurs Should Follow
Forbes

 

More people around the world have cell phones than ever had land-lines
Quartz

 

Opinion: Make entrepreneurship a part of education
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Innovation Districts Appear in Cities as disparate as Montreal and London
Brookings Institution

 

What America’s Fastest-Growing Economies Have in Common
NewGeography.com

 

Why Teaching Entrepreneurship Keeps Kids in School: Video
Bloomberg

 

Three Creative Economy Sessions Scheduled in the Berkshires
Berkshire On Stage and Screen
March 4 – 6

 

Inspiration is…
Art Works | National Endowment for the Arts

 

Our blender brain: How mixing ideas made us human – opinion
New Scientist

 

Cinemetrics Extracts Statistical Data From Movies
The New York Times

 

“Your An Idiot” Is the Internet’s Most Internet Sentence
New Republic

 

Why Creativity Is Risky Business
The Search for Meaning | Psychology Today

 

How Do We Create “Flow”?
Going Out Not Knowing | Psychology Today

 

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

The Atlantic Cities

 

Threadless Launches New Mobile App for Global Artist Community and Fans
CrowdSourcing.org

 

Science Has Seen Little of ‘Peace Dividend’ From Reduced Defense Spending
AAAS – The World’s Largest General Scientific Society

 

Why Does Technology Need Young Women?
Innovation Excellence

 

Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
InformationWeek

 

Professional Athletes Discuss Intersection of Sports, Tech at I-Lab
News | The Harvard Crimson

 

Art versus science versus accountability
Unita County Herald

 

Nanotechnology Innovation Trends
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

 

Study: Atheism Linked to Economic Innovation, Productivity
Pacific Standard

 

CSU combines sketches and video for national campaign to close ‘innovation deficit’
The Coloradoan

 

How Playing Video Games Could Be The Path To Wellness [Future Of Health]
PSFK

 

How Rituals Unleash Your Creativity
DesignTAXI.com

 

How Busy People Make Time To Read–And You Can Too
Fast Company

 

Where the brainpower is: Exclusive U.S. rankings, insights
Baltimore Business Journal

 

Déjà vu: Too Late to Learn from China
Education in the Age of Globalization Blog

 

Storming Robots Capitalizes Creativity with Engineering Disciplines
Digital Journal

 

Genius Brands’ science-based series heads into production
kidscreen.com

 

Alan Alda, Spokesman for Science
The New York Times

 

Inventor inspires innovation at STEM school
AkronBeaconJournal.com

 

Do You Live in One of America’s Most Innovative States?
DailyFinance

 

Manufacturing Innovation Institutes: Putting America at the Forefront of 21st Century Manufacturing
The White House

 

Building a Creative Vision
Innovation Excellence

 

Gender integration in STEM research boosts innovation and productivity
Keystoneedge.com

 

Ideas Welcome. Innovation Encouraged. New Center for Citywide Collaboration on the Way
The Wall Street Journal

 

Four Engineers Share Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award for Jeep Innovation
PR Newswire | The Sacramento Bee

 

Innovation Challenge Leads to Cool Innovation
Domestic Fuel

 

Museum Exhibit Gives Perspective To Marine Debris Through Science And Art (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post

 

New bioprinting technique creates thicker, healthier tissue
Gizmag

 

Intelligent automation: A new era of innovation
Deloitte University Press

 

15 Inaccuracies Found in Common Science Illustrations
Mental Floss

 

Why Every Tech Company Needs An English Major
ReadWrite

 

Most of all, money is a story
Seth’s Blog

 

Groundbreaking neuroscientist Richard Davidson to explore emotion and the brain for Assembly Series
Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis
March 5

 

Innovation and Collaboration in Plain English
Innovation Excellence

 

Four Steps to Correctly Betting Your Innovation Budget
Innovation Excellence

 

For Innovation: Uncommon Insights Come From Uncommon Places
Innovation Excellence

 

The Terminator Effect: why we kill projects
Innovation Excellence

 

Can Prediction Markets Forecast Successful Innovations?
Innovation Excellence

 

New Research on Communicating Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

Why So Many Brainstorming Sessions Fail
Innovation Excellence

 

Creativity and Art Expression
In the Brain of the Beholder | Psychology Today

 

Flow States and Creativity
The Playing Field | Psychology Today

 

Why Women in Tech Need Persistence and a Community
Community on GOOD

 

Why Daydreamers Will Save the World
Design Thinking Blog

 

Making in Memphis
Making Thinking Happen

 

The Future of Human Innovation
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Rotman on Design: The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine
Creativity at Work Blog

 

Working Memory and Fluid Reasoning: Same or Different?
The Creativity Post

 

SciArt in America Interviews: Choreographer Jody Oberfelder
SciArt in America

 

The Return on Design in the Public Sector Requires That We Analyze Its Effectiveness First
Design on GOOD

 

Prison Murals: Inmates and Crime Victims Create Together
Art on Trial | Psychology Today

 

Edith Kramer: Art (Therapy) Tells the Truth
Arts and Health | Psychology Today

 

The Next Chapter for America’s Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda
Entrepreneurship.org

 

Sean Connell: Korea’s Creative Approach to Economic Competitiveness
Asia Unbound | Council on Foreign Relations

 

Experiencing vitality of Lowell as creative economy
Lowell Sentinel and Enterprise

 

ON THE STAGE: SA’s creative economy in focus
Business Day Live

 

A White House Call To Action to Advance the BRAIN Initiative
The White House

 

Why the United States Will Rule the Legacy Economy
Pacific Standard

 

The Anita Borg Institute Recognizes Three Leading Women Technologists With 2014 Women of Vision ABIE Awards
MarketWatch

 

The Two Cultures, Then and Now
Books and Culture

 

FirstWorks Arts & Mark Morris Dance Group to Present Widening the Circle: Intersections of Art, Science and Community
BWWDanceWorld
Through March 2

 

Canuck tech whiz nabs two sci-tech Academy Awards for movie innovation
Calgary Herald

 

The Outsized Benefits of Simply Introducing Yourself
Harvard Business Review

 

Action Project: Gender gap fosters dedication
The Daily Cardinal | UW-Madison

 

The benefits of watching
The Why Files

 

Student-Built Solar, Wind-Powered Vehicles Deliver Imagination, Innovation to Northrop Grumman Engineering Competition.
MarketWatch

 

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity
The Huffington Post

 

How the Innovation Economy Will Revitalize the Motor City’s Future
The Huffington Post

 

Innovation Comes To The NASCAR Nation With New 3M Mobile Innovation Center
PaddockTalk.com

 

Evil Genius: To Your Brain, Being Dishonest Or Creative Are A Lot Alike
Science 2.0

 

Wisconsin Tech Summit aims to align state’s business orbits
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

India and Israel bond with technology, innovation
TwoCircles.net

 

Why Crowd Science Makes Sense: Part I
Business 2 Community

 

Arts and innovation will combine to celebrate Chopin’s birthday at Biotech Place
Winston-Salem Journal
March 1

 

Rock Your Mind! Brain Science and Rock Music Come Together to Shift Communication for Consciousness Science During Brain Awareness Week at The Bowery Electric—March 13
PRWeb
March 13

 

Emotionally obsolete
Seth’s Blog

 

Business Schools Should be Transformed to Drive Entrepreneurism
Entrepreneur.com

 

Universities Hold the Key for DC-Area Entrepreneurship | Paul Mandell
The Huffington Post

 

Stanford Invests $1.35 Billion Annually Leading to Diverse Innovation
IPWatchdog.com

 

EU losing ground in technology innovation race
ComputerWeekly.com

 

Adopting a Responsible Innovation Policy
Innovation Excellence

 

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich: Silicon Valley Needs More Engineers
Fox Business

 

Revenues Trump Innovation at Large Tech Companies
Innovation Insights | Wired.com

 

Film and Video in the Classroom
Special Section from Edutopia

 

5 Apps for Making Movies

Edutopia

 

Kid-Friendly, Foreign Films to Enrich Literacy and Empathy

Edutopia

 

18 Education Movies That Will Give You Hope
Edutopia

 

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners
Edutopia

 

Jazz Players’ Brains See Music as Language
NBC News.com

 

The Future of the Mind: A prosaic look at the foreseeable future of neuroscience
The Globe and Mail

 

N.B. roadmap to a creative class
The Aquinian

 

Business leaders explore region’s creative economy today
Albany Business Review

 

Capital Region’s creative economy focus of Wednesday summit
Albany Times Union

 

Let your imagination soar
Calaveras Enterprise: Health

 

Harvard and the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Fund Revealing Music Therapy For Premature Babies
NEWS.GNOM.ES

 

Why Musicians Don’t “Like” Facebook Changes
Future of Music Coalition

 

Disney Throws Open the Gates to Its Own Digital Movie Service
The New York Times

 

The Brain’s Inner Language
The New York Times

 

Why Is Los Angeles Closing Its Libraries?
Governing Magazine | McClatchy News

 

Expand Pre-K, Not A.D.H.D.
The New York Times

 

Moviefone Is Hanging Up, but Its App Will Go On
The New York Times

 

Where New Yorkers are Moving
Newgeography.com

 

Comcast and Netflix Reach Deal on Service
The New York Times

 

The F.C.C. Tries Again
The New York Times

 

Will the Net Stay Neutral?
The New York Times

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces 20th Anniversary of National Medal Program
Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

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