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A2Awesome awards its first $1,000 grant. Congratulations to Nathan Ayers!

As I mentioned a while back, I’m one of a group of people to who decided, not too long ago, to start a local chapter of Boston’s Awesome Foundation. Well, this morning, our group – christened A2Awesome – handed over its first $1,000 grant. The funds were given, in a brown paper bag, to Nathan […]

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The Evolution of the Occupation

In spite of the fact that Wall Street Journal columnist Jon Frieman declared Occupy Wall Street 99% dead this morning, the movement kept right on going. Today, most of the action seemed to be in Oakland, where activists, having called for a general strike in response to last week’s violent crackdown by police, brought a […]

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Cycle Powered Cinema documentation, and the film work of Mike Ambs

It’s not very long, and it’s really dark, but local film maker MIke Ambs just sent me this short video that he shot a week or so ago, during our first real test of the Cycle Powered Cinema concept. 5×5 : Night of the Hunter from mike ambs ☂ on Vimeo. You can’t tell from […]

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So, about that Cycle Powered Cinema test…

So, we had the big test on Saturday night. Somewhere between 30 and 40 people showed up, and, judging from the feedback I’ve received thus far, most of them had a pretty good time, in spite of the occasional mosquito and a delay or two. There were technical glitches, as we’d expected, but they didn’t […]

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Update on tonight’s Cycle Powered Cinema event

It’s a beautiful day in Ypsi, and things are looking good for the event this evening. I’m on my way now to pick up the keg, but, before I go, I wanted to mention a few things that I left out of yesterday’s update on this first test run of the Cycle Powered Cinema project. […]

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