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TED Blog | Redefining apathy: Dave Meslin on TED.com

TED Blog | Redefining apathy: Dave Meslin on TED.com | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it

Just watched a great ted.com speech about engagement - It identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part (apologies if this is not accepted practice) I found it compelling!

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.


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6 Ideas About Creating Organizations That Value Ideas

6 Ideas About Creating Organizations That Value Ideas | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
John Cage once said, “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.  I’m frightened of the old ones” This notion kind of struck me while I was watching a movie about Charles Darwin who...

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Lorenzo del Marmol's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:13 PM

Build a Safe Environment for Idea sharing

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Why Einstein, JFK, Edison, and Marie Curie All Doodled

Drawing is right up there with reading, writing, & having group discussions.

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Patterns, Principles, and Practices in Social Innovation « Learning Change

Patterns and Trends, is an overview of several broad trends and related social innovations that are, for the most part, Canadian.


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Lowe’s kicks off smart energy home push

Lowe’s kicks off smart energy home push | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it

Following on the heels of Best Buy makinga modest bet on home energy gear, big box retailer Lowe’s announced on Thursday that it will start selling smart energy home gadgets from startup AlertMe. The partnership is also U.K.-based AlertMe’s first move into the U.S.

 

AlertMe says Lowe’s will use its cloud-based home management system as the backbone for a new service called Iris, which will enable Lowe’s customers to digitally manage their home appliances and devices via a computer or mobile app. Iris will be launched in the second quarter of 2012 in stores and online, according to AlertMe.

 

The partnership isn’t Lowe’s first, and the retailer already sells some home energy devices like the PowerCost Monitor, which is made by Canadian company Blue Line Innovations and which clips onto household electrical meters and beams data into a home dashboard via Wi-Fi.

 

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Canada’s First Vertical Farm Digs In

Canada’s First Vertical Farm Digs In | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it

Vancouver-based Alterrus Systems is bringing the first vertical farm to North America in the form of the VertiCrop.

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“The smaller carbon footprint involved is a critical point,” says Ng. “Food production represents one of the world’s largest sources of unwanted gas emissions.”

Once up and running, the farm will run year-round, offering in-season produce and acting as a sustainable food infrastructure source. The development marks the next big thing in sustainable design in Canada and should herald in like-minded innovations as they move out of the concept stage and into the built sector.


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8 Creativity Lessons From A Pixar Animator

8 Creativity Lessons From A Pixar Animator | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Pixar creates films with monsters toys and flying houses that make grown men cry. How do the studio's animators stay so inspired?

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Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously | Video on TED.com

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge.

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Marta Ockuly's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:33 AM

This is a wonderful TED talk about imagining in the face of challenges and rejections. Very inspiring!

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Pioneer Canadian rocket scientist dead at age 88

Pioneer Canadian rocket scientist dead at age 88 | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it

A Canadian-born rocket scientist whose innovations are still being used today has died.

 

Yvonne Brill (nee Claeys) died Wednesday in Princeton, N.Y., from complications due to breast cancer. She was 88.

 

The Winnipeg native, who was once denied entry into the University of Manitoba's engineering faculty due to lack of accommodations for females, went on to enjoy a brilliant career and is believed to have been the only woman in the U.S. actually working on rocket science in the mid-1940s...

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Tina Seelig: Divergent Thinking

STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig explains the difference between convergent and divergent thinking, and identifies how the latter allows individuals to cr...

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