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Street Muralist Comes Of Age And Out Of The Shadows
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Graffiti and monsters. For many, those are two words that bring with them negative connotations. But in the hands of Wyandotte street muralist Brian Melvin (aka Deco 23) they are colorful and vibrant additions to otherwise drab landscapes. Now in his 40s, the graffiti artist reflects on what his work means and where he'd like to see it go.
A Need For Raw Talent
Monday, March 18, 2013
Paul Jacobs, CEO of Southfield-based mobile apps firm jacApps, thinks that talent rather than experience is critical to building success in today's ever-evolving mobile technology industry. Jon Zemke chats with Jacobs about the challenges of and strategies for attracting the best and brightest to his growing company.
Just In Time Talent Requires Real Time Data
Monday, March 18, 2013
Most employment analysis involves looking at trends and forecasts that are nearly 2 years old. But what if real time data could be provided to educators and economic development programs? The Workforce Intelligence Network has developed such a system, helping provide a clearer picture of the current job landscape. Their first report reveals some of the reasons for Michigan's "skills gap."
Education and Urban Prosperity: The Case For Retention
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A study by CEOs For Cities found that 58 percent of a region's economic health comes from the educational attainment of its residents. So, how does our region cultivate a culture that properly educates, trains and retains its talent? That's the focus of several local initiatives and a conference next week at Oakland University.
Byte & Mortar is Every Flavor of Office
Kim North Shine
Thursday, March 14, 2013
What if work from home involves an office, just not
office? With all the hubbub made over Yahoo's recent "Work at work" decree, the media has missed some interesting workplace developments - namely the rise of coworking, flexible and cooperative office spaces. Byte & Mortar in Troy is the latest addition to a growing a trend.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
When it comes to the forefront of scientific, technical, and leadership roles, women are still running in place, for the most part. Civil Air Patrol Major General Amy Courter, president of the Michigan chapter of Women in Defense, writes this week on how more women can achieve line positions in Michigan's burgeoning defense industry.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
"All the world's a stage", as Shakespeare said... "world" being the operative term for next-gen Detroiters. Enter Megan Miller, director of programs at the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, who holds forth on why the city's young residents should step outside its urban limits.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Metro Detroit is one of the largest contemporary art markets in the country, according to George N'Namdi, founder of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, a visual and performing arts venue housing one of the world's finest collections of African American art. This week George writes about the guest curators and artists who are turning Detroit's Sugar Hill arts district into a showpiece of the modern art circuit.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Music writer Brett Callwood hopped the briny deep to follow rockers like the Dirt Bombs and Insane Clown Posse (who got big play in his native England) to Detroit in 2008. This week Brett, author of
MC5: Sonically Speaking
, the first full biography of the harbingers of punk rock, plumbs the local music scene and its old school influences.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
There is a method behind the madness associated with creations like a Red Green Robot or a Cupcake Electric Vehicle, we promise. Their inventor, i3 Detroit hackerspace co-founder Nick Britsky, is here to talk this week about his community toolbox, the Maker Movement, and the state of DIY.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Spur Studios is yet another example of Ypsilanti's DIY philosophy of collective innovation and artistic community building. Attracting a confederation of artists, designers, and musicians, James Marks of VG Kids has turned an empty building into a successful hive of inspiration and creativity.
DIY Business Incubation In Ferndale
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Government-funded business incubators can't be all things to all people. Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and fill the niche no one wants to scratch. Meet Andy Didorosi, who wants to turn Ferndale's Paper Street Motors building into a creative hive for small businesses.
Can You say "Pecha Kucha"?
Thursday, March 05, 2009
From Istanbul to Indianapolis, Dresden to Detroit, Pecha Kucha is spreading. No, it's not a fungus. It's Show n' Tell for smart people. Designers, artists, architects, filmmakers and all species of creatives get roughly 7 minutes and 20 slides to strut their stuff. Innovation is a must. Mileage may vary.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
The name kinda says it all, don't it? This Troy-based firm has it all: developers, programmers, video artists and motion designers. And clients come from all over the country to tap their talents. The appropriately named
The Come Ons
provide the soundtrack to our 21/2 minute journey.
MORE, MORE, MORE
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Perception meet reality: There
new economy companies in Michigan searching for high-tech employees. There
local high-tech talent seeking new economy jobs. But like ships in the night, the two keep passing one another. Not if
has something to say about it. This Metro Detroit program has dedicated itself to keeping Michigan's high-tech grads here in Michigan. Bop to the jingle-jangle of local tunesmiths
Saturday Looks Good To Me
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