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 October 17, 2014

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide

 

“If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.” – Marcel Proust

 

“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.” – Isaac Asimov

 

“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”

– Tom Robbins

 

“I dwell in possibility…” – Emily Dickinson

 

“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are for.” – John A. Shedd

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

The importance of educating girls
Playlist | TED.com

 

The Making of Synaptic Motion
Vimeo

 

Also
Science and Technology Dance group capacitor’s performance “Synaptic Motion” presents the brain on dance
SciArt in America

 

This is how intelligence works
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Life.

 

Makers: Women in Space
PBS

 

Weekend Reading: TED Talks to Ignite Your Innovation and Creativity
SlideShare

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

International Creativity Group to Gather for 14th Year in New Lebanon, NY October 24-26, 2014
PR.com
October 24 – 26

Future of Music Policy Summit 2014
Future of Music Coalition
October 27 – 28

 

Creative Minds in Medicine Conference
Culture Forward

October 29 – 30

 

13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards
eVite

October 30

 

USPTO and Smithsonian Launch New Joint Effort to Showcase American Innovation
Ag-IP-News.com
November 1 – 2

 

Creativity World Forum
Creativity World Forum
November 5 – 6

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Why Experts Reject Creativity
The Atlantic

 

Remarks at the Americas Competitiveness Forum Competitiveness and Innovation Luncheon
US Department of State

 

Mayors: Cities succeed with ‘innovation economy’
POLITICO Magazine

 

Highlights start early in four-day Wisconsin Science Festival
UW-Madison News
October 16 – 19

 

Art science: Adding STEAM to your STEM programming
MSU Extension

 

Ada, Zaha and creativity: the soul of engineering?
Opinion | The Engineer

 

Cash for creativity: MindSumo connects students with companies, mentors
The College Fix

 

Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs?
Fast Company

 

The Future of the Brain: An Introduction
Scientific American

 

10 CEOs Pitch Their Disney Accelerator Startups in 6 Seconds
Mashable

 

Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization
McKinsey & Company

 

Planetary Scientist Nick Schneider Takes You Inside NASA’s MAVEN Mission To Mars!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Smithsonian honors Cash, 9 others for ‘Ingenuity’
La Crosse Tribune, AP

 

Difference Between Creativity And Innovation
Business Insider

 

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently
Innovation Excellence

 

Gathering for Greatness
GOOD

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against ‘immoral’ art
BBC News

 

“Inspiration Is The Common Thing”: Robert Wong
Fast Company

 

The Great TV Unbundling Has Begun. But Be Careful What You Wish For
WIRED

 

The Power of Purpose: Driving Innovation and Decision Making | Kari Warberg Block
The Huffington Post

 

Cord-Cutters Rejoice: CBS Joins Web Stream
The New York Times

 

Making It Work: The Education and Employment of Recent Arts Graduates
Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)

 

No one to say no
Seth’s Blog

 

Feminist Critics of Video Games Facing Threats in ‘GamerGate’ Campaign
The New York Times

 

Announcing The Winners Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Silicon Valley Stirs Up Hollywood
The New York Times

 

5 Ways to Introduce Game-Based Learning

Edutopia

 

Also
Yes! You Can Use Games to Assess
Edutopia

 

Use Gaming Principles to Engage Students
Edutopia

 

Discovery Education And 3M Announce 2014 Science Competition Winner
CNN Money

 

How the Maker Movement Can Change Higher Education
Epicenter

 

Relaxing “Neutrality” Principles Could Unlock Online Innovation
MIT Technology Review

 

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind | Dr. Ricardo Azziz
The Huffington Post

 

Now Is the Time to Equip the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators | Vivian R. Pickard
The Huffington Post

 

Which Job Is Most Unique to Your State?
Mental Floss

 

If It’s Not Different, It’s Not Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

How to Maintain Innovation across Multiple Teams and Methodologies
Innovation Excellence

 

14 Ingredients for Innovation
Bplans

 

Jeff Fromm: Millennials Will Shape the Car of the Future
PSFK

 

Innovation Through Task Unification
Innovation in Practice

 

Walking for a Better Brain
The Atlantic

 

Exercise builds brawn — and brains
Science News for Students

 

HBO to Offer Standalone Web Streaming Service Next Year
Media | Advertising Age

 

Sci-Fi Writers Urge Strapped Researchers to Keep Dreaming
Research | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Researchers replicate Alzheimer’s brain cells in a petri dish
Science | The Boston Globe

 

Technology Trends to Watch 2015
Consumer Electronics Association

 

Crooner in Rights Spat
The New Yorker

 

CultureZohn Off the C(H)uff With Frank Gehry: How Does He Do It? | Patricia Zohn
The Huffington Post

 

World’s Largest STEM Event Impacts Thousands
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Nye: U.S. Risks Standing as Global Innovation Leader Unless it Improves Science Education
WKU Public Radio

 

Peter Thiel’s 4 Rules For Creating A Great Business
The Creativity Post

 

Has Oprah come to embody what’s wrong with modern American culture?
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

We need less talk about innovation and more about mediocrity
Paul Taylor

 

Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars
Colossal

 

EU lawmakers reject Hungarian culture nominee, disrupting Juncker plan
Reuters

 

Fund for Innovation aids research commercialization efforts
Penn State University

 

Ada Lovelace, Innovation and Imagination
The Creative Mind | Psych Central

 

Commentary: Technological innovation needs to begin at home
The Washington Post

 

The Weird, Wonderful Social Network That Puts Your Creativity First
Fast Company

 

Molecules that link insulin resistance in the brain to diabetes found
Science Codex

 

Rutgers engineering looks at intersection of art in STEM
The Daily Targum

 

What dreams are made of: unleashing the power of imagination in leadership
Professional Planner

 

D-Lab’s Amy Smith joins Bill Gates on a panel addressing innovation
MIT News

 

Will Boom Lead to Bust in Silicon Valley?
The New York Times

 

Shakespeare’s Genius Is Nonsense
Nautilus

 

A Musical Fix for American Schools
The Wall Street Journal

 

The New Family Photo? 3D-Printed Statue Selfies
Top Tech News

 

Innovation is a collaborative effort
Livemint

 

ARTiculators: Entrepreneurs and Changemakers on the Intersection of Art and Technology
ARTSblog | Americans for the Arts

 

How to Create Better Ideas Faster
Innovation You | Psychology Today

 

How 3D Printing is Fueling the Explosion of Open Maker Marketplaces
PSFK

 

How In-House Teams are Starting to Replace Traditional Consulting
Innovation Excellence

 

Pfister to launch augmented reality art tour
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Avoiding magical thinking
Seth’s Blog

 

Scientists Can Now Go To School To Learn How To Save The World
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines
Salon.com

 

Amazon’s Monopoly Must Be Broken Up: A Radical Plan for the Tech Giant
New Republic

 

Amazon Plays Rough. So What?
The New York Times

 

What’s Next for Netflix?
The New Yorker

 

No One Knows How Teens Listen to Music
The Atlantic

 

Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?
The New York Times

 

Are You an Autodidact? Or Do You Need Other People To Learn?
The Creativity Post

 

Art of Science Learning sparks innovation with the arts
UTSanDiego.com

 

What is Science?
Somebodies and Nobodies | Psychology Today

 

Are We Really Conscious?
The New York Times

 

When Did Disruptive Innovation Hit the LIBRARY?
Innovation Excellence

 

Stagnating? Innovate How You Innovate With These 5 Ideas
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation Psychology: Innovate like Leonardo da Vinci
Innovation Excellence

 

Genius Doesn’t Exist: The Complex Myth Of Highly Intelligent, Creative People
Medical Daily

 

Women are claiming their place in tech history
SF Gate

 

“I Am Dolphin”: where dolphins, gaming and neuroscience meet
The Washington Post

 

Documentary examines the creative process through boat maker’s final build
The Daily Advertiser

 

US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race
The Register

 

Science and Art Cabaret
UB Reporter

 

Are You Ready to Get Creative?
Strategy + Business

 

These Medical Infographics Are Empowering Patients
Fast Company

 

Canada’s patent laws hurt the U.S. economy
Opinion | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Kids at Play
The New York Times

 

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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.

 

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Articles of Interest October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” – Tallulah Bankhead

 

“It’s always too early to quit.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

 

“No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical.” – Niels Bohr

 

“Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.” – Simon Weil

 

“The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.” – William Lippmann

 

SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education
Zen Pencils

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

OCAD – What Can Creativity Do
YouTube

 

Mathematical equations art? Study on beautiful math and brain (VIDEO).
Slate.com

 

A Reminder That We Are All Born Creative
The Huffington Post

 

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera
Colossal

 

Artless Zombies Outbreak – Creativity is the Cure
YouTube

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

International Creativity Group to Gather for 14th Year in New Lebanon, NY October 24-26, 2014
PR.com
October 24 – 26

Future of Music Policy Summit 2014
Future of Music Coalition
October 27 – 28

 

Creative Minds in Medicine Conference
Culture Forward

October 29 – 30

 

13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards
eVite

October 30

 

USPTO and Smithsonian Launch New Joint Effort to Showcase American Innovation
Ag-IP-News.com
November 1 – 2

 

Creativity World Forum
Creativity World Forum
November 5 – 6

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities
The Washington Post

 

President Obama Honors Nation’s Top Scientists and Innovators
The White House

 

How Do Schools Kill Creativity?
TED Radio Hour | WUNC

 

10 Men Making Waves For Women In Tech
TechCrunch

 

Column: Sparkly girls choose sparkly science
Fond du Lac Reporter

 

U.S. Broadband Speed Ranking: We’re No. 14! We’re No. 14!
ReadWrite

 

Embroidery for empowerment: A Q&A with Khalida Brohi that tells much more of her incredible story
TED Blog

 

A Prehistoric Cave Art Find That ‘Was Not Expected’
Video | TheBlaze.com

 

New McCormick speaker series asks questions on creativity
The Daily Northwestern

 

The Sun, The Bank and the 2-Sided Problem
Innovation Excellence

 

The Blank Slate
The Superhuman Mind | Psychology Today

 

12 Works of Literature Recreated in LEGO
Mental Floss

 

Someone Estimated Just How Much Calvin And Hobbes’ Antics Would Cost His Parents
The Huffington Post

 

Will The Future Of Sports Reporting Include Sports Reporters?
Fast Company

 

Subway Maps For Cities Without Subways, Dreamed Up By An Eighth Grader
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Professor offers creative writing experience beyond the humanities
Pipe Dream

 

10 Interpretations of the Same Animation Short
What Shapes Film? | Psychology Today

 

What Should the Role of The Federal Government Be in Supporting Innovation Districts?
Brookings Institution

 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces New Members to Serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
U.S. Economic Development Administration

 

Nobel Laureates in Chemistry Should ‘Spark Imagination of Would-Be Scientists Everywhere,’ Says Cornell Chemist
NewsWise

 

Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes
Wired

 

The Singularity is Coming. What Should Schools Be Doing About It?
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

The brain science that just won a Nobel Prize could help us build better cities
The Washington Post

Allen Institute for Brain Science wins $8.7M grant to study how brains transfer information
GeekWire

13 ideas for your city from the first-ever Urban Innovation Exchange
83 Degrees

Stagnant federal spending on R&D could lead to big problems later
Wisconsin Technology Network News

Guild Announces 2014 Milestone Certificate of Appreciation Recipients
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Arts in Education Week: A Time to Validate the Importance of Hope
US DOE | Office of Innovation and Improvement

 

The Race for the 4K Television Audience
Video – NYTimes.com

 

Cave Paintings in Indonesia May Be Among the Oldest Known
The New York Times

 

Nobel Laureates Pushed Limits of Microscopes
The New York Times

 

What Happens When National Geographic Steals Your Art?
Hyperallergic

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenge Partners Commit to Innovation with New Investments in Breakthrough Science
PR Newswire

 

Kim Werker’s mighty ugly art workshops foster creativity
British Columbia – CBC News

 

Peter Thiel talks Apple, Bitcoin, tech investing, innovation
ZDNet

 

New Tools Encourage Connections, Collaboration, and Creativity Among Scientists Nationwide
USDA Blog

 

Managers can boost creativity by ‘empowering leadership’ and earning employees’ trust
Science Codex

 

A History of Innovation, With a Few Blind Spots
The New York Times

 

A Blood Clot in the Brain, and an Artist Is Born
Pacific Standard

 

Science and art come together through brainwaves
The Daily Cougar

 

UCSD Professor Uses Zombies To Teach About Neuroscience
KPBS

 

U-M’s Tech Transfer has record-breaking year, nets $18.5M from licensing agreements
MLive.com

 

Guest commentary: On Boston as an innovation hub
Boston Business Journal

 

Can Apple keep the innovation engine running?
Fox News

 

Grayson Perry: The rise and fall of Default Man
New Statesman

 

A Good, Dumb Way to Learn From Libraries
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Slogan, Carnival or Capacity: What’s Your Innovation Commitment?
Innovation Excellence

 

Join the Conversation About the Language of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

Explore the Science of Happiness, Love and Other Emotions With Social Psychologist Dacher Keltner
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Opinion: Why More Inventions Don’t Win Nobel Prizes, and Why That’s a Good Thing
National Geographic
Good at math
Seth’s Blog

 

Neuroscientists garner Nobel for discovering brain’s ‘inner GPS’
Science News

 

Scale versus innovation: The peril to Silicon Valley’s future
ZDNet

 

What is Innovation? | Jeff DeGraff
The Huffington Post

Research Update: Technologies in Arts Integration Curricula
Arts Management and Technology Lab @ Carnegie Mellon University

 

Confessions of an Aesthete
Commentary

 

Genius grant or TED talk: Does a MacArthur grant make a genius smarter?
Salon.com

 

Robert Pinsky launches an Art of Poetry MOOC and thousands sign up
MobyLives

 

Innovation Sighting: The Chairless Chair
Innovation Excellence

 

Time to Give Up: A Response to Marc Tucker’s Proposal for Fixing Our National Accountability System
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

 

You Had A Major And Minor In College–Why Not At Work?
Fast Company

 

The Surprising Downside Of Looking On The Bright Side
The Creativity Post

 

Think Outside the Cubicle
GOOD

 

Go Daddy CEO: Why women are so turned off by the tech industry
Fortune

 

You’re More Biased Than You Think
Fast Company

 

Creativity Enabler: PW Talks with Carrie Bloomston
Publishers Weekly

 

California, the Arts and the Creative Economy
The Huffington Post

 

A Mexican Artist Turns Assault Weapons Into Musical Instruments And Art
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Updated: NIH announces first wave of BRAIN grants
Science/AAAS | News

 

Bill Gates sees innovation solving world problems
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

 

Allen Institute’s Christof Koch on Computer Consciousness
MIT Technology Review

 

Breaking The Molds: See Microbes As Art
Co.Create | Fast Company

 

BRAIN Initiative launches moonshot to explore the frontier of the mind
TechRepublic

 

Charles Limb: What Does A Creative Brain Look Like?
NPR

 

The Brains Behind BRAIN
UCSD Guardian

 

How A National Network Can Spur Manufacturing Innovation
Forbes

 

Google Hosts ‘Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit’
Hispanically Speaking News

 

Breaking research out of the lab: Canada doesn’t lack innovators, it lacks entrepreneurial innovators
Financial Post

 

New Study Provides Insight into How Piquing Curiosity Changes Our Brains
Neuroscience | Sci-News.com

 

‘Innovation District’ coming to Durham’s downtown
NewsObserver.com

 

Ghosts in the machines
Harvard Gazette

 

GUEST COLUMN: Investing in innovation drives economic engine
Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise

 

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving
Wall Street Cheat Sheet

 

How Thomson Reuters Is Creating a Culture of Innovation
Harvard Business Review

 

University of Michigan Tech Transfer sees record number of inventions
Detroit Free Press

 

Publishing Battle Should Be Covered, Not Joined
The New York Times

 

The New United States of America
Slate.com

 

The POWRR of Digital Preservation
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

Apply for a Free 3D Printer From 3D Systems!
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

5 Artistic Ways to Get Your Creativity Unstuck
Creating In Flow | Psychology Today

 

Prototypes Are The Best Way To Innovate
Innovation Excellence

 

How to De-Risk Innovation ‘Seeds’
Innovation Excellence

 

Midnight Lunch – Dishing on Collaboration
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation Thoughts Triggered by Marshall McLuhan
Tim Kastelle

 

Mobile: More than an Idea – A Solution
United Nations Foundation

 

Out and About at the First Ever MIT Mini Maker Faire
Making Thinking Happen

 

How Can America Remain Competitive in Engineering? Gain Insight From Leading Engineer and Educator Dr. Darrylj Pines
USA Science and Engineering Festival Blog

 

Here’s How Corporate Helicopter Parents Zap Creativity
The Creativity Post

 

A cheer for ‘The Year of the Engineer’
Opinion | The Engineer (UK)

 

The overlooked history of African technology
MIT News

 

Digital Dark Matter: The Unseen Forces That Influence Innovation
TechCrunch

 

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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 October 3, 2014

October 3, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

 

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – John Powell

 

“Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.” – Lauren Bacall

 

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” – Woodrow Wilson

 

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” – Helen Keller

 

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Ed Catmull, Disney/Pixar Animation – Creativity, Inc. [Entire Talk]
Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner

 

A look at the technology of the future classroom
Technology in Business

 

Five-Minute Film Festival: Culturally Responsive Teaching
Edutopia
HOW TO SPARK INNOVATION IN OTHERS: A 5-Minute Video Tutorial
The Heart of Innovation

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

“Creativity and the brain” Workshop to Teach Brain Science and Development Creativity to Preschool and Early Elementary Teachers
Web Wire
October 9

 

NEW International Creativity Group to Gather for 14th Year in New Lebanon, NY October 24-26, 2014
PR.com
October 24 – 26

Future of Music Policy Summit 2014
Future of Music Coalition
October 27 – 28

 

Creative Minds in Medicine Conference
Culture Forward

October 29 – 30

 

NEW13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards
eVite

October 30

 

USPTO and Smithsonian Launch New Joint Effort to Showcase American Innovation
Ag-IP-News.com
November 1 – 2

 

Creativity World Forum
Creativity World Forum
November 5 – 6

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Imagination and Art Create More Opportunities for More Innovation
Simplify Work

 

Study Reveals Students Lack the Necessary Skills for Success
Adobe Education

 

Stop Using Neuroscience to Scare Parents
The Huffington Post

 

Beyond the Brainstorm
Strategy + Business

 

10 research tips for finding answers that elude you
TED Blog

 

To Patent or Not to Patent …?
The Conference Board, Canada

 

Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?
Innovation Excellence

 

The Creative Class Boondoggle in Downtown Las Vegas
Pacific Standard

 

‘The Innovators’ by Walter Isaacson: How Women Shaped Technology
The New York Times

 

Secretary Pritzker Hosts Innovation Roundtable with Polish Industry Leaders and Startups
National Journal

 

Code and cupcakes: A woman developer gives back
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

 

Infographic: 40 Ways To Stay Creative
DesignTAXI.com

 

Education Dept Awards $75M in Innovation Grants
ABC News, AP

 

Meet the game developer who codes entirely with his feet
GameBeat

 

Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles as part of long-running bet
Guardian, UK

 

New Detroit Program Trades Houses for Literary Excellence
GOOD

 

Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition
A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

 

Innovations from all over the world – RNDI 2014 (2/2)

Innovation Excellence

 

Innovations from all over the world – RNDI 2014 (1/2)

Innovation Excellence

 

How Social Innovation Labs Contribute to Transformative Change
The Rockefeller Foundation

 

Stagnating? Innovate how you innovate with these 5 ideas
Game-Changer

 

The Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something Out
Harvard Business Review

 

Banish Excuses and Boost Your Mood to Feel More Creative
The Creativity Post

 

S.F.’s dilemma: boom is pushing out those who make it desirable
SF Gate

 

GM seeks trendy tech ideas in Innovation Challenge
Technology Tell

 

The innovation dilemma: Who really calls the shots on new tech?
ZDNet.com

 

A Conversation With Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
City Lab

 

The Smithsonian’s Kirk Johnson: Living Out a Childhood Love For Natural History and Its Museums
USA Science and Engineering Festival Blog

 

Pop-Up NYC Studio Explores Intersection of Music, Art and Technology
PSFK

 

Should We Be Optimists or Pessimists on China?
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

How to Stop Time
The New York Times

 

4 lessons from Chicago’s Industrious coworking space
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

 

Yes, You Can Manufacture Creativity. Here’s How
Fast Company

 

Artists Over 50: The Rise of Second Half Creativity
The Huffington Post, UK

 

The Tech Industry’s Newest Acquisition: American Politics
BuzzFeed

 

Brian Gallant picks innovation, jobs as top priority
CBC News

 

Phi Beta Kappa Society recognizes Wisconsin Science Festival
UW-Madison News

 

Top 20 Innovation Articles of September 2014
Innovation Excellence

 

STEM, Meet Design Thinking
Knowledge Without Borders

 

Coffee Table Designs Incorporate Elements of Math and Science
PSFK

 

UW-Madison joins consortium to improve digital teaching and learning
UW-Madison News

 

MacArthur “Genius” Winner: Math Might Help Crack Mysteries of Schizophrenia
Talking back, Scientific American Blog Network

 

NIH Funds Neurotechnology as Part of Obama’s BRAIN Initiative
MIT Technology Review

 

Brain Science Makes Headway
HPC Wire

 

These Two Startup Veteran Moms Are Compiling Binders Full Of Experienced Female Coders
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

What Do We Know About Human Intelligence?
The Creativity Post

 

Inside the Mysteries of Massive Stars Within Our Galaxy with Dr. Loren Anderson
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

How To Think What No One Else Thinks
Innovation Excellence

 

Don’t Let Organizational Processes Drag Down a Great Idea
Innovation Excellence

 

How Do We Know if Gifted Education Works?
Finding the Next Einstein | Psychology Today

 

Decluttering Innovation
Inside the Box | Psychology Today

 

Innovation: Hide Inside Trojan Horses
Innovation You | Psychology Today

 

Photo Gallery: Milwaukee’s First Ever Maker Faire
Urban Milwaukee Dial

 

Indie Bookstores Aren’t Dead — They’re Making A Comeback | Kevin O’Kelly
The Huffington Post

 

The Unrepentant Bootlegger
The New York Times

 

Retweet me or I might die! Email, smartphones and the eternal correctness of Louis C.K.
Salon.com

 

What We Mean When We Talk About San Diego’s Innovation Economy
Voice of San Diego

 

Why an aging population may be good for innovation
The Washington Post

 

Data-Driven Cities: Urban Innovation Goes National
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

 

Why art and design schools matter
The Australian

 

Harvard’s incomparable Venky
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

Overseas Chinese talent is starting to look homeward
China Daily USA

 

A Mathematical Argument For More Women In Leadership
Fast Company

 

Total data: where creativity meets technology
Marketing Magazine

 

Effect of Piracy on Adoption of Technological Innovation
InfoJustice.org

 

AMC Theaters Is Boycotting Netflix’s First Original Movie
TIME

 

Yasskin Honored as 2014 Raytheon Math Hero
Texas A&M Science

 

The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes
WIRED

 

Analysts: What SoftBank’s Takeover Would Mean for DreamWorks Animation
The Hollywood Reporter

 

10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes
Mental Floss

 

White House Gives Millions to Colleges That Link Job Training to Industry Needs
Governing Magazine

 

The Promising, but Complicated, Impact of State-Funded Preschool
Governing Magazine

 

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Innovate or Die: Top creativity techniques drive innovation for surviva
BizTimes Daily

 

22 maps and charts that will surprise you
Vox

 

Your Next Great Idea? It Could Come from the Guy with the Mop
Cisco Blogs

 

Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon’s E-Book Tactics
The New York Times

 

Authors Guild vs. Google: Fair Use or Foul Play?
The Los Angeles Review of Books

 

U.S. Music Sales Drop 5%, as Habits Shift Online
The New York Times

 

Growling by Comcast May Bring Tighter Leash
The New York Times

 

Memphis Makes the Nation’s Most Ambitious Effort to Fix Failed Schools
Governing Magazine

 

Re-Examining Maine’s Economic Position, Innovation Ecosystem and Prospects for Growth in its Technology-Intensive Industry Clusters
U.S. Cluster Mapping

 

State of Innovation report No.1 | Centres
Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools

 

Also
State of Innovation report No.2 | Centres

Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools

 

State of Innovation report No.3 | Centres
Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools

 

Less Fun Than a Barrel Full of Monkeys (As a Matter of Law): The U.S. Copyright Office and the “Monkey Selfie”
Art Law Report

 

A Comprehensive Strategy to Strengthen STEM Learning Must Include Libraries and Museums
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

Stop Procrastinating and Unleash Your Creative Powers
Science and Sensibility | Psychology Today

 

Powerful Innovation Relies on Weak Signals & Forces
Innovation Excellence

 

Meet Jeff Potter: The Computer Software Engineer With Culinary Science Smarts!
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

The Divided City: And the Shape of the New Metropolis
Martin Prosperity Institute | Creative Class Group

 

New art course at Missouri S&T integrates science and engineering
Missouri S&T News and Events

 

Innovate or Die: Top creativity techniques drive innovation for survival
BizTimes Daily

 

Innovation District downtown makes room for Duke science labs
The Duke Chronicle

 

A conversation with John Shallman: Meet WSU’s innovation rep
Crain’s Detroit Business

 

Initiative partners students with companies licensing technologies
Knoxville News Sentinel

 

Creating a Common Language of Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

Lego Shortage Means Kids are Doing Better than We Thought
Nurturing Resilience | Psychology Today

 

If You’re Stuck in a Rut, Read “Coloring Outside the Lines”
Small Business Trends

 

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas
The Heart of Innovation

 

How the Year’s Biggest Book on Business Innovation Fails to Innovate
Innovation Excellence

 

Participation in the arts an essential component of being human
WHIO

 

Artistic vision in Miss.’s creative economy
Clarion Ledger

 

A new vision needs to include the tech sector
Opinion | The Boston Globe

 

Mayor Walsh Forms Neighborhood Innovation District Committee
BostInno

 

Ideo Helps Develop New Designed-Minded Journalism Degree
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language? | Zoltan Istvan
The Huffington Post

 

Improving Innovation Climate Critical to US Economic Future
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

 

Yes, Gender Equality Is A Men’s Issue
Fast Company

 

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs
The Huffington Post

 

The Cult Deficit
The New York Times

 

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