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    Mardi Gras live in downtown Macon

    Feb. 10, 2015, 3:33 p.m., Posted by ylatimore

    Mardi Gras live in downtown Macon - February 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Quite often, when we think of Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans instantly comes to mind. Nevertheless, the first Mardi Gras bash in this country was held in Mobile, Alabama. Today, many...

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    FilmGate showcases students’ solutions to South Florida challenges

    Feb. 10, 2015, 3:05 p.m., Posted by Jenna Buehler


    At the Learn.Do.Share. workshop hosted by FilmGate Interactive this weekend, team “Raise The Earth” presented their ideas to make South Florida more of a place where people are motivated to take sustainable actions. The ideas presented by (left to right) Amy Molina, Tristan Calay, Teiheim Edwards, Sarah Engel, Meyling Yi, Brian Martinez, and Steven Espinoza will be incubated for the next 12 months by FilmGate. Photo by Jenna Buehler.

    Just how Miami Beach will survive amidst projected sea level rise is one of the thorniest issues affecting the island city. Last week, 30 teens from across South Florida brainstormed solutions as part of Learn Do Share, a multimedia workshop series that was part of the transmedia conference FilmGate Interactive.

    Run by Columbia University, Learn Do Share. is a design workshop that helps prototype interactive solutions for global challenges.

    “The work that we do is about creatively solving problems that communities face by finding ways to involve youth as part of that process,” said co-founder Lance Weiler. “It takes a lot of people to attack complex, wicked problems and at Learn Do Share. we are empowering youth to collaborate on ideas and implement prototypes for change.”

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    Another week stuffed with art

    Feb. 10, 2015, 2:24 p.m., Posted by Anne Tschida

    The London Police "Samurai Girl" at FAAM Urban Art Week. We can fairly call this mid-February period a mini Art Week – and really not so mini. Art Wynwood returns to Midtown, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival dominates further south, and Second Saturdays are in full...

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