Winner of 2014 Creative Business Cup

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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 24, 2014

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville

 

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei

 

“You see things, and say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”” – George Bernard Shaw

 

“Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you.” – Deepak Chopra

 

“Stop counting crayons, just draw pictures.” – Mark Scharenbroich

 

“An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.” – Charles K. Kettering

 

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” – Mary Pickford

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Tina Seelig | Imagination Starts with Engagement
Stanford ECorner

 

A Real Hoverboard?
Video | NYTimes.com

 

Anyone Can Change the World
RSA Shorts | YouTube

 

NCCAS Launch Event (Presentation starts at minute 15:25)
National Core Arts Standards

 

2014 National STEM Video Game Challenge Preview
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

 

L.A.’s Deasy, Superintendent of Second-Largest School District, Resigns
Governing Magazine

 

A New Kind of Incubator Where Painters Rub Elbows With Physicists
WIRED

 

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity
MIT Technology Review

 

Why innovation needs both art and science
Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum

 

Public Libraries Can Be Catalysts for Community Transformation
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

Dr. Thomas J Fogarty Awarded Presidential National Medal of Technology and Innovation
SYS-CON MEDIA

 

Inspire students with promise of creative growth
The Scotsman

 

‘That is Enough’ — It is time for us to focus on humanities
The Independent Florida Alligator

 

Philadelphia University Nexus Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence
PR Newswire

 

The Sectors Where the Internet of Things Really Matters
Harvard Business Review

 

Successful Innovators Don’t Care About Innovating
Harvard Business Review

 

How To Exercise Your Creative Muscle
Fast Company

 

Creating True Inclusion In Education
The Creativity Post

 

Mission 22 Fights Veteran Suicide with Massive Awareness Campaign
PSFK

 

Crossing the Innovation Chasm – Geek Squad Founder Robert Stephens’ Leap from Startup to Fortune 50 Retailer Best Buy
Innovation Excellence

 

Does Brainstorming Constrain Creativity?
Black Belt Brain | Psychology Today

 

Bricks for Nik
Sensorium | Psychology Today

 

University of Chicago partners with University engineers to promote startup development
The Daily Illini

 

UI takes part in humanities research
The Daily Iowan

 

Harvard in Mexico City
Harvard Gazette

 

Peter Thiel: Chicago should embrace big ideas
Blue Sky Originals | Chicago Tribune

 

Neuroscientists speak out against brain game hype
Science/AAAS | News

 

From Isaac Newton to the Genius Bar
Nautilus

 

This Camera App Will Help You Solve Math Equations Instantly
DesignTAXI.com

 

Silicon Valley Sexism: Is The Answer To Ditch Men Altogether?
Fast Company

 

Guy Kawasaki: 10 Tips to Master the Art of Innovation
MSPmentor

 

‘Overshare’ is Chambers Dictionary’s word of the year 2014
Books | The Guardian

 

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible—Move to Des Moines
NationalJournal.com

 

Mathematical model shows how the brain remains stable during learning
Science Codex

 

Beware, Playing Lots of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain!
Brain Watch | WIRED

 

The 2014 Canadian Innovation Exchange top 20 companies
BNN News

 

Nation’s Wealthy Places Pour Private Money Into Public Schools, Study Finds
The New York Times

 

The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K
The New York Times

 

The Man Behind the UA’s Presence in Mexico
University of Arizona News

 

Nobel Recipient Drives Creativity, Science Education in MTSU Talk
WMOT

 

In Her Company: 30 Women Entrepreneurs Changing the World
TakePart

 

Can Better Design Stop Ebola? How Creative Minds Can Help
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

13 ideas for DC from the first-ever Urban Innovation Exchange
Elevation DC

 

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: What Plato can teach us
Prospect Magazine

 

Design Is Eating The World
The Creativity Post

 

Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster
The New York Times

 

Improving Education for All Students with 3D Printing
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

The Satiric Lesson of ‘Dear White People’
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

What Makes Great Musicians—Hours of Practice or Talent?
The Career Within You | Psychology Today

 

‘Aerial Bold’: A Typeface Formed By Satellite Imagery Of Earth
DesignTAXI.com

 

Can Algae Power Our World?
EcoWatch

 

Former Apple CEO John Sculley: We Need To Embrace Failure As A Way To Learn
Business Insider

 

Vancouver needs more density says urban theorist Richard Florida
British Columbia – CBC News

 

New Program Helps Bringing Technology and Innovation to Market
USDA Blog

 

We Demand The Return of Scientific Freedom In Canada!
IO9

New York STEAM Girls Collaborative Kick-Off Conference Features Women from Clarkson University
Clarkson University
Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm
Edutopia

 

Why Steve Jobs Might Have Failed at Government Innovation
Governing Magazine

 

Innovation Psychology: Innovation Firing on All Six Senses
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovators Overcome The Can’ts
Innovation Excellence

 

At Project HOME, healing homeless with art
Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Grumpy People Get the Details Right
Science of Us

 

Watch: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
Harvard Business Review

 

Science Has Excellent News for Gamers (and Their Brains)
Mic

 

No, It’s Not a Banksy. These Street Murals Are Brought to You by a Paint Brand – Print (Slideshow)
Creativity Online

 

Funding your innovation
IT World Canada Blog

 

Mission Math teacher is creative where it counts: In the classroom
Bellevue Leader

 

Every Episode of ‘The Simpsons’ Ever, on One Customizable Website? Cowabunga! – Interactive (Slideshow)
Creativity Online

 

Do Girls Learn Differently Online?
The Creativity Post

 

Architect Michael Graves on Design Hits and Misses
The Wall Street Journal

 

China Versus America
The New York Times

 

Music Industry Groups Try to Hit the Right Note With Tax Credits
Associations Now

 

Large Metros Have Generated the Lion’s Share of Employment Since the Great Recession
CityLab | The Atlantic

 

See-through sensors open new window into the brain
UW-Madison News

 

How to Invent the Future
Harvard Business Review

 

Harvard Likely To Offer Concentration in ‘Theater, Dance, and Media’
News | The Harvard Crimson

 

‘Science must have a place at the policy table,’ world leaders urge at special UN meeting
United Nations News Centre

 

The Aroma of Books: INFOGRAPHIC
GalleyCat

 

The Future of the Innovation Technology World – Carl J. Freer
DigitalJournal.com

 

For Employment Training and Assistance, Look to Your Local Library
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

How to Turn Conflict Into Creativity
Innovation You | Psychology Today

 

How to Find (and Keep) Your Ideal Creative Partner
Under a Friendly Spell | Psychology Today

 

Can Kickstarter Keep It Real?
GOOD

 

Innovation Sighting: Subtraction in Email
Innovation Excellence

 

Are You Assuming Your Way Out of Business?
Innovation Excellence

 

The Krause Innovation Studio Hints at the Future of Education
Onward State

 

“So Badass You Can’t Believe It” Magic Leap Raises $542 Million To Launch The Future Of Computing
Fast Company

 

 

 

 

“They’re going to start destroying each other”: Why TV’s new golden age is doomed
Salon.com

 

The Medium is the Message at 50
On The Media

 

Fiction Writers Help Scientists Push Known Boundaries
The New York Times

 

Can Science Fiction Spur Science Innovation?
Pacific Standard

 

How Better Science Fiction Can Help Achieve Bigger Scientific Breakthroughs
Big Think | IdeaFeed

 

The Creative Process
Somebodies and Nobodies | Psychology Today

 

Peter Thiel Is Wrong About the Future
Bloomberg View

 

A composer, a president, and a dean share in conversation about creativity and expression
Yale News

 

The Next Hot Market For Wearable Tech: Grandma
Fast Company

 

Four innovation buzzwords you need to know
The Washington Post

 

Where the Old Economy and the New Economy Can Thrive Together
Governing Magazine

 

The Fascinating Evolution of Brogramming And The Fight To Get Women Back
Fast Company

 

Stripped Down: See Great Movies Boiled Down To 5-Second Pictograms
Co.Create | Fast Company

 

“Google it!”
Seth’s Blog

 

Is Vancouver an Innovator’s Paradise?
The Tyee

 

Could This Be the Answer to the Tech World’s Diversity Problem?
Innovation | Smithsonian

 

Stephen Hume: will tech innovation be our humanity’s unmaking?
Vancouver Sun

 

Five Minutes with Nicholas A. Christakis: “Discovery is greatly facilitated by methodological innovation.”
London School of Economics

 

Johns Hopkins University team creates dolphin video game that may pave way for stroke therapy
Baltimore Sun

 

‘Big ideas’ in neuroscience take on stroke, addiction and more
News Center | Stanford Medicine

 

UWM Innovation Campus helps build connections with key partners
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

UI, University of Chicago working together
News-Gazette.com

 

“Innovate Or Die” Is The Big Warning For Big Business
Business2Community

 

Guest: How the University of Washington plans to lead Puget Sound innovation
Opinion | The Seattle Times

 

Is creativity under threat from data? Only to minds that can no longer think creatively
The Drum

 

Jason Silva on the new season of Brain Games
The National

 

Scientific Creativity and Art – A Necessary Partnership
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

 

Arthur Schopenhauer on “Natural” Versus “Artificial” Education
The Creativity Post

 

Personalized Medicine: Developing Drugs Tailored Specifically to Your Genetic Make Up with Dr. Alberto Gutierrez
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

What is the Source of Value?
Innovation Excellence

 

Nine Ways to Innovate with Monetisation
Innovation Excellence

 

Insights – the Raw Material for Big Ideas
Innovation Excellence

 

How Thomas Edison Went to Market? His Great Grandniece Tells Us
Innovation Excellence

 

Medication Doesn’t Necessarily Impact Creativity
Panic Life | Psychology Today

 

Neil Young: Musician, Writer and Painter
The Wall Street Journal

 

Art at the Edge of Tomorrow
Medium

 

Why Doctors Need Stories
The New York Times

 

Teaching Arts Through Tech: Part 1
Arts Management and Technology Lab @ Carnegie Mellon University

 

Paul Krugman: Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K.
The New York Times

 

The Stream Finally Cracks the Dam of Cable TV
The New York Times

 

2014 Grant Winners
crayola.com

 

America After 3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand
The Wallace Foundation

 

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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.

 

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Articles of Interest October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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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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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 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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