Technology

Midtown Wednesdays: EcoCity Cleveland's GreenCityBlueLake Network: The Future of Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 11:41.

Date: Wednesday, March 8

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

REEL NEO - inventing a new economy around film in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/28/2006 - 23:37.

The February 28, 2006 Excellence Roundtable on the film industry was unique. One local film maker at the roundtable explained this was the first time he had sat down with the industry.

For an outsider, like myself - a fan of film and an economic development professional who recognized the broad value of the film industry - this roundtable was a thrill in that we had so much talent in the room - accomplished film professionals who have shown in the world's festivals and distribute product globally. These successful artists are invisible (often struggling) entrepreneurs in this community, and this was the first time I'd met nearly every one.

NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 17:10.
02/28/2006 - 11:30
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Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

Location

City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor in the Pogue Room
Cleveland, OH
United States

2006.02.28 NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 09:06.

Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

Black Family Technology Week

Submitted by William on Sun, 02/26/2006 - 09:48.

Hello all,  For the month of February many organizations across the country are celebrating Black Family Technology week.  Some groups are doing week long activities while others just pick a day in the month of February to raise the awareness of the importance of technology in the Black community.  The local Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates had an exhibit in their office two weeks ago to celebrate BFTW.

 

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Midtown Wednesdays: Creating an Informatics Culture: Technology, Learning & Visualization

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/25/2006 - 21:50.

Date: Wednesday, March 1

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH

A National Legacy of African American Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Fri, 02/24/2006 - 00:03.

African American community leaders came together at Myers University to make new connections, share an appreciation of Cleveland's rich history of African American cultural institutions and long standing leadership contributions to the history of American innovation and entrepreneurship.

NEO Film

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 17:41.

"Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters? Read on below:

The Djembe or Talking Drum: An Aesthetic that Speaks of Human History, Culture & Art

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 15:16.

Join us today for Midtown Wednesdays to learn about Cleveland's rich history and bright future supporting African American culture.

Date: February 22

NEO African American Cultural Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 02:20.

A community of interest focused on developing an African American Cultural Center and driving innovation in the sharing of understanding and strengthening of African American and all culture in Northeast Ohio.

The 02-15-06 Midtown Innovation Map with Names

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 18:15.

Here is yet another version of the Midtown Innovation Map. Colors have been added for a visually interesting affect.

Software designer, Valdis Krebs, likens these portraits of communities to works of art. Snapshots of social relationships.

Building Quality, Connected Places: Envisioning a NEO African American Cultural Center

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 12:20.

In 1915 a pair of Oberlin graduates, Russell and Rowena Woodham Jelliffe, established a place where people of different races, creeds and religions could seek cultural excellence together. The location later became known as Karamu House. Join us to celebrate Cleveland's rich history of African American institutions continuing to strengthen culture and history.

Be a part of envisioning a new African American Cultural Center and brainstorming new ways of sharing knowledge and resources for a dynamic entrepreneurial place in NEO.

Learning to Look at the Networks in New Ways

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/18/2006 - 15:00.

Thank you for the comments and insights. All maps should be considered open community contributions and resources. We can post Maps with Names every week. Let us know what would be most valuable to you. If you have questions, contact myself (betseymerkel [at] aol [dot] com) or Dennis Coughlin (denniscoughlin [at] i-open [dot] org) for a copy.

“Chemists Go Green”, Paul Anastas Kicks off Chemistry Colloquium Series at CASE

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 16:56.
02/23/2006 - 16:30
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Green Chemistry Institute leader's talk launches 2006 series

More and more chemists are "going green"—thinking about the environment when they design new molecules, compounds and products. Paul Anastas, director of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, will give the first of a series of talks on this theme when he leads off the Frontiers in Chemistry Colloquium at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday, February 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Goodyear Lecture Hall of the Agnar Pytte Science Center on Adelbert Road. This free, public event, sponsored by the Case chemistry department and Engelhard, is geared toward a general audience interested in learning how chemists are working for a safer environment.

Location

Goodyear Lecture Hall, Agnar Pytte Science Center
Adelbert Rd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Starting Early with IT for Kids

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 00:48.

To begin, this week's session includes several updates and quick takes of information.

Rich Brhel, Dir. of Library, Myers University, reminds us of Myers' historical place in Cleveland history since 1848. Rich continues and provides a quick clip about the Ohio Memory Project a cool repository of Cleveland history.

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Lev on OneCommunity and power of broadband

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 16:55.

Lev Gonick, CIO of Case University and founder of OneCleveland shared the following update on OneCleveland becoming OneCommunity and the economic value of bandwidth - excellent insight!

Friends and Colleagues: Some of you may have heard that today
OneCleveland has shared its intention of generating a suprastructure
initiative called OneCommunity.org The intention of this umbrella
effort is to begin to seriously mobilize regional collaboration in
support of research, innovation, entrepreneurship, culture, the arts,
and job growth. We are now committed to re-doubling our efforts to
help folks understand the upstream and downstream linkages between
broadband, application development, and economic outcomes.

We will need everyone's help and support in bringing our story
forward. I thought this overview piece might be of interest. Thanks
in advance for your continuing support.

Lev

It's About Time: Games-to-Teach Research Vision

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 01:26.
"Computer games have now been with us for over 30 years. The Atari 2600 is nearly 25 years old. Civilization is now nearly 10 years old. Yet, many Americans fail to recognize these complex achievements as more than fads or child's play. Ask most people what they think about video games, and many will respond that they're a waste of time..."

 

Midtown Wednesdays: Building Culture: Creativity, Youth Entrepreneurship & Gaming

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 00:59.
What does it take to build tomorrow's innovation zone?

An environment with diversity, creativity and endless opportunities to participate in new business mediums.

Cleveland recognized as world leader in 'intelligent communities'- among Top 7 in the World

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 13:20.

One Cleveland and Case Western, thanks to Lev Gonick, have really put the Cleveland community on the map as one of the world's top 'intelligent communities'.  This was, in large part due to excellence in defining IT infrastructure and strategic planning.   This is a significant follow up to Intel corporation's designation of Cleveland as one of its top three "worldwide digital communities," due in large part to the impact of OneCleveland.

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Creating Innovation Networks in Midtown

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 23:49.

June Holley was leading this week's forum. June is a nationally recognized researcher and practitioner in identifying, leading and coaching innovation networks.

Our first question from June: What would you like to see happen in Cleveland?

Monitoring Sustainability in Cleveland

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 02/06/2006 - 10:21.

Cleveland City Council recently hosted hearings on sustainability programs of the City. an effort to take a long-term look at city acitivities and their cost and impact.  I was pleased to attend, but I have to confess to being less enthused than other comments I've read.  The content of the hearing, the report of the "sustainability initiatives" by Cleveland Sustainability Manager Andrew Watterson and the overall value and importance of sustainability initiatives by ECOCity's David Beach, was absolutely terrific.  Mr. Watterson has done a great job to engage offices to embrace initiatives and really move forward.  David Beach framed the overall issues effectively and clarified the importance of sustainability for the overall health and progress of the region.  Sadly, however, I thought the demonstration of value was largely one way and several Members of Council demonstrated only moderate familiarity, appreciation and understanding of the issues.

 

Getting Results: Positive Deviance, Networking Hubs and Action Projects

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/04/2006 - 16:22.

Date: Wednesday, February 8

City Council hears Sustainability Program update

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 16:42.

Location

United States

 

Pictured from left to right: Julius Ciaccia- Director of Public Utilities, Councilman Matt Zone, Andrew Watterson- Cleveland Sustainability Manager, and David Beach- Director, Ecocity Cleveland.

Community of Minds presents Stanley Thoebald of ASM Intenational- The Materials Information Society

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 11:52.
02/15/2006 - 17:30
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Community of Minds' next event will be on Wednesday, February 15th 2006
from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please plan on attending!

Guest Speaker: Stanley Theobald, Managing Director, ASM International –

Location

1890 at the Hyatt
420 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Midtown Wednesdays: Green City Blue Lake Portal

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 14:10.
03/08/2006 - 17:00
03/08/2006 - 18:45
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Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States