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    Arts

    Artistic expression gives Miami students a ‘motivational edge’

    Aug. 13, 2014, 3:43 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Carolina Wilson, Miami-based freelance writer Tarrell Newell, a rising senior at Miami Jackson Senior High School, wants to attend Full Sale University in Winter Park, Fla., to study music management and sound engineering. It’s an aspiration that’s been nurtured by The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit after-school program that uses...

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    Civic innovators share ideas on shaping communities in new ‘Knight Cities’ audio series

    Aug. 13, 2014, 12:23 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation This week, we launch “Knight Cities,” a new weekly audio interview series that focuses on the people and ideas shaping our cities. Theaster Gates – Chicago-based visual artist, actor, singer, restaurateur, activist, academician and all-around urban transformer – is our first guest. The conversation with...

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    Thought leaders explore future of open Internet during Aspen forum

    Aug. 13, 2014, 12:15 p.m., Posted by Elise Hu

    Photo: The Aspen Instiute Roundtable on Net Neutrality this week. Credit: Aspen Institute.

    Despite the Internet being essential to life as we know it in 2014, only a small percentage of people understand how it really works.

    Without business and policy leaders who “get it,” misguided decisions about how the network is governed and regulated could mean fewer people have full, unfettered and reliable access to a tool that has opened up avenues for expression, education, economic opportunity and more. 

    About 30 top thinkers on Internet issues — technologists, policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders — gathered at the Aspen Institute in Colorado this week to consider the Internet’s future during the 2014 Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS). What is the system we have now? How open is it, really? How can regulation of the Internet and its “pipes” help or hurt its potential? 

     

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