Posted by Chris Barr and Nina Zenni
Above: Seattle Public Library, by Rem Koolhaas. Photo by Moody75 via Wikimedia Commons.
Today, Knight Foundation is announcing 14 winners of the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries. Each winner will receive a share of $1.6 million to ...
Feb. 23, 2015, 11:46 a.m., Posted by Felecia Hatcher
Photo by Carolina Wilson.
Felecia Hatcher is co-founder of Code Fever and an organizer of Black Tech Week, which Knight Foundation supports to build Miami’s community of innovators and entrepreneurs, while fostering talent and expanding economic opportunity.
Since announcing Black Tech Week I’ve fielded a lot of questions and the two that I’ve received over and over again are: “Why Black Tech Week?” and “Why Miami?” My answer is simple: “Why not!”
When I sat down with members of our steering committee and Derick Pearson, co-founder of Code Fever, to discuss the momentum in Miami and all the various conversations about diversity and inclusion in the tech space, we realized that we’d all attended many such conferences around the world but the time was ripe for an event like this in Miami. It’s time for an event that provides a collision point between tech, innovation and culture with a real focus on Miami as a conduit to the Caribbean and African Diaspora.
Feb. 23, 2015, 10:08 a.m., Posted by ylatimore
Feb. 23, 2015, 9:58 a.m., Posted by Tod Machover
The Symphony in D project records sounds with the students of Detroit’s YouthVille.
A new, collaborative symphony, led by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab and funded by Knight, is taking shape in the Motor City. Below, Machover, who is gathering sounds from the people of Detroit to shape the piece, writes about his work. A version of this post was originally published at SymphonyinD.com.
I recently returned from a trip to Detroit, my second in a month, and my third since we officially launched the Symphony in D project in late November. Besides exploring as many corners of the city as I can and sometimes soaking up impressions without any agenda—often the best way to find surprises—my goal right now is to meet people who would be interested in collaborating with me, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and my team at the MIT Media Lab to create this musical portrait of Detroit, past, present and future.
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