1.) "Can science put a value on art?" by BBC: Click here to listen: "Brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder affect tens of thousands of US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is known that art therapies can help with the psychological effects of these invisible wounds, but can they promote physical healing? A top military hospital near Washington is conducting the first comprehensive clinical tests to find out how art works."
1.) 92nd Annual Awards + festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami, Florida: April 2-4, 2013: "92nd Annual Awards + festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design is a festival dedicated to the art and craft that binds together the visual communications industries." Click here for more information.
1.) "Empathy in Creativity and Design Thinking" by Ben Weinlick: Click here to read: "The new RSA animate video, The Power of Outrospection is quite thought provoking and has gotten me thinking about all kinds of links between empathy and creativity.In the video, philosopher Roman Krznaric explores the idea that we live in a time that demands more empathic adventurers
1.) "The Global Revolution" by Laura Tyson: Click here to read: "As countries around the world struggle to lay the foundations for stronger sustainable growth in the future, they would do well to focus on policies that encourage innovation. Empirical studies across time and countries confirm that innovation is the primary source of technological change and productivity growth.
1.) "Slowing Down in Order to Kickstart Creativity" by Margarita Tartakovsky: Click here to read: "There are many ways to slow down and spark creativity. We spoke with several artists and authors to get their thoughts on developing creativity by decelerating."
1.) "The Kiss' Seen Around the World: Syrian Klimt Street Art Sendup Goes Viral" by Yasha Wallin: Click here to read: "In Syria, more than 50,000 people have been killed since protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime erupted in March 2011.
"A Home for Creativity Researchers" by Keith Sawyer: Click here to read: "Creativity researchers don't really have a place we can call home. It's because the study of creativity is interdisciplinary. That's the key take-home message of my 2012 book Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation.
1.) "50 Most Innovative Countries" by Bloomberg.com: Click here to read: "When you think about the most innovative countries, the U.S. and South Korea often come to mind. But what about Iceland or Iran? How do they compare? Bloomberg Rankings recently examined more than 200 countries and sovereign regions to determine their innovation quotient. The final universe was narrowed down to 96. What follows is the top 50."
1. ) "Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors" by Shankar Vedantam: Click here to read/listen: "Have you ever wondered whether music conductors actually influence their orchestras? They seem important. After all, they're standing in the middle of the stage and waving their hands. But the musicians all have scores before them that tell them what to play. If you took the conductor away, could the orchestra manage on its own?"