TED is an amazing source of information regarding Technology, Entertainment and Design. Ideas Worth Spreading is a very appropriate tag line. So it was very exciting to attend our local version called TEDxCLE. My buddy Joseph and I were totally inspired by all the positive stuff happening in town. He’s thoroughly blogged about the event here. Including links to photos and speakers, etc. He also references an article in Forbes listing Cleveland as the most miserable city. Which is totally absurd. Forbes has since covered this event to sort of redeem itself. Meh…
The Colectivo is great local organization who’s motto “Small Grants. Big Ideas.” sums it up nicely. Anyone can submit an idea for funding and potentially bring it to life using these grants. Larchmere Porchfest was a recipient in 2009. Here are some photos of that event last summer:
Cleveland Ideas is great example of making the world (Cleveland) a better place through collective brainstorming online. This open source method of sharing creativity / information has potential to develop some serious ideas. When voting for ideas, you find out the genius behind it: DigiKnow is an interactive agency in Cleveland who have developed this as a self promotional device. Well done!
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To be honored by an Addy Award this week, I edited this video for Cleveland Plus which is a marketing alliance in northern Ohio. This teaser video was emailed before the actual invitations to an event which publicizes the area to businesses around the world. The theme was Sports or Space. Here’s the mailer:
Two great local events happened this week. Along with some lovely designers from Studio Graphique, I volunteered to help Zero Landfill tear up a bunch of carpet sample books. The cardboard is recycled as are the carpet samples. They must be manually separated, and we were happy to help such a great local organization.
Also this week, Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S) hosted an inspiring event about local food. There was a panel discussion where lots of great info was shared including the potential for NE Ohio to supply much of it’s own food demand. There is a social network at localfoodcleveland.org where these discussions can continue. It was held at at Trinity Cathedral, a 100 year old church on Euclid Avenue.