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Ileana Maestas

Food Stamps Accepted by Local a Farmers' Market Vendo | The Daily Meal - 0 views

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    I loved this article because it showed how the local food movement is working hard to be accessible to a lower income demographic.  
Gina Hall

Google Launches Field Trip App For Android | WebProNews - 0 views

  • your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you
  • Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.”
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  • local lore
  • social sharing options with Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Ariane Karakalos

Four Ways to Keep the Museum Experience Relevant | Fast Company - 0 views

  • The event was successful from both historical and new metrics. Attendance surpassed projections and 1,700 new memberships were generated just from people waiting in line for the exhibition. More importantly for Ferriso, the city-wide experience changed how people perceive the museum.
  • Chinese residents from Chinatown got involved for the first time.
  • Kids showed up by the busloads. Local restaurants hosted after-parties for young patrons, and robust blog discussions were moderated by some of Portland's design community. By extending the conversation throughout the city, the museum was able to attract a new audience and re-energize its traditional base.
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  • Ferriso understood that the ability of the museum to involve more people in the conversation was based on the relevancy of the content.
  • The CDN content was particularly relevant to Portland and had the potential to attract a new audience--the young creative class.
  • Portland has had a long trade relationship with China due to its location in the Pacific Northwest, and city officials intend to forge even closer ties. Portland's entrepreneurs and business people are interested in understanding more about this global force that is transforming the sociopolitical dynamic of the world. In addition, the exhibition's focus on design, though not traditional for the museum, connected with Portland's thriving design community.
  • triggered local businesses that were not previously involved with the museum to get involved
  • Discussions are ongoing about bringing in more exhibitions that are relevant to local businesses.
  • They invited a small number of people from the creative community who they knew would help stimulate conversation, like a good host at a dinner party. These creators hosted their own events and were invited to blog on the exhibition's Web site.
  • The bigger challenge for the museum was releasing control of the conversation. Museums are historically cautious, and protective of the intellectual rigor of each exhibition.
  • Curation: Stay true to who you are."At the end of the day, you still need to present a point of view," said Jay. "Curation is still king." The museum was able to successfully move beyond the traditional museum experience and remain authentic because it understood its core promise--inspiring conversations through art and culture. The medium of social media did not become the museum's promise, but a means to connect with a new generation of potential patrons. It remained committed to curatorial rigor, the selection of collaborators was strategic, and the topic was timely and meaningful. By staying true to its purpose, the museum was able to be relevant to this new generation without alienating its traditional patrons. An 85-year-old board member said it best: "CDN allowed the museum to rethink how it connects with people."
  • New metrics are being discussed to measure the value of the conversations generated by the museum. Ideas include measuring repeat visits to the museum, quality of conversations, and influence (how do you measure the impact of inspiring the next Frank Gehry?).
Johanna Fassbender

App helps organizers bring local community events to life | Springwise - 0 views

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    This could be very helpful in connecting museums with their immediate communities around them.
Megan Conn

Governor Brown signs driverless cars bill » Redding Record Searchlight - 0 views

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    Ok, no longer an obscure "scan hit" faint on the horizon... news about driverless cars has come to my small town's local newspaper! 
Ruth Cuadra

NewsDaily: Science cafes offer a sip of learning - 0 views

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    Americans may be turning away from the hard sciences at universities, but they are increasingly showing up at "science cafes" in local bars and restaurants to listen to scientific talks over a drink or a meal.
Ruth Cuadra

Venyooz | Rentable Spaces for Everyday Activities - 1 views

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    Here's a way for museums to invite the local community in...offering their unused/unscheduled spaces
Ruth Cuadra

Opening Up a 'Third Space" To Innovate Curricula-Journal of Social Sciences - Science P... - 1 views

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    South African educators have to construct the next practice in learning and teaching by integrating local and global knowledge in a unique space (what Bhabha refers to as a ‘third’ space).
Lisa Eriksen

Swansboro Elementary to be "school of design thinking" - Local - The Daily News, Jackso... - 0 views

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    Design thinking in elementary school.
Ruth Cuadra

The Problem With Defining 'Downtown' - The Atlantic Cities - 0 views

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    Census Bureau defines "downtown," for lack of a better universal definition, as everything within a 2-mile radius of the local city hall.
David Bloom

Coffee Shops in Brooklyn, New York - 1 views

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    This map shows the location of every independent coffee shop in Brooklyn and the walking-shed community associated with it. Independent coffee shops are positive markers of a living community. They function as social spaces, urban offices, and places to see the world go by. Communities are often formed by having spaces in which people can have casual interactions, and local and walkable coffee shops create those conditions, not only in the coffee shop themselves, but on the sidewalks around them. We use maps to know where these coffee shop communities exist and where, by placing new coffee shops, we can help form them. We applied two steps to generate the data displayed by the map. First, we used the Google Places API to locate all coffee shops in a given city. Second, for each point in the map we queried the walking route and distance to its nearest coffee shop using the Google Distance Matrix API. In the final map the colored areas represent a region which is walkable to a specific coffee shop (within one kilometer or 0.7 miles). The intensity of color at each point indicates its distance from its corresponding coffee shop.
Karen Wade

3D printer donated to Walnut Valley middle school - 0 views

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    3D printing has made it to our local middle school!
Elizabeth Merritt

Why your local library might be hiring a social worker - MindShift - 0 views

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    For years, libraries have been a place people turn to for information to help them solve problems. But the challenges patrons are dealing with are increasingly beyond the scope of what most librarians are trained to handle - and that's where social workers can fill in the gaps.
Elizabeth Merritt

Mastodon Isn't Just A Replacement For Twitter - 1 views

  • We need to learn how to become more like engaged democratic citizens in the life of our networks.
  • he challenge and the opportunity of spaces like the fediverse is that it is up to us which rules we want to follow and how we make rules for ourselves.
  • We believe that it is time to embrace the old idea of subsidiarity, which dates back to early Calvinist theology and Catholic social teaching. The European Union’s founding documents use the term, too. It means that in a large and interconnected system, people in a local community should have the power to address their own problems. Some decisions are made at higher levels, but only when necessary. Subsidiarity is about achieving the right balance between local units and the larger systems.
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  • On Social.coop, we don’t just post and comment about what’s on our minds; we also decide on our moderation practices and enact them through committees. The Community Working Group handles conflict resolution through accountability processes. Its members are paid with funds from our sliding-scale member dues. The Tech Working Group maintains our servers, while the Finance Working Group keeps an eye on our budget. Any member can propose new activities and policies, and we can all vote on them according to the bylaws. We adjust Mastodon’s moderation settings as we see fit.
  • a number of servers organized to collectively ban those that harbored white supremacists, like Gab, from the rest of the fediverse — even if it remained active on the network, most people using Mastodon would never see Gab users’ posts.
Karen Wade

What's in millennials' wallets? Fewer credit cards - Los Angeles Times - 0 views

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    With Millennials spending more like the Depression Era generations than their parents (or even grandparents), it reminds us that cycles have to be factored in when considering the future.
Karen Wade

Deaf and blind students display artwork at Tohono Chul - 0 views

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    An important reminder of how important the arts can be in everyone's life, and a challenge to continue finding new ways of connecting with all of our visitors.
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