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Amanda Sari Perez on winning this month’s A2Awesome grant, and the geodesic dome she’s built with the money

Today, the trustees of A2Awesome handed over $1,000 to Amanda Sari Perez for the creation of an enormous geodesic dome, which she hopes will serve as a platform on which others in the community can express their creativity. Following is my interview with her. MARK: To start out, could you tell us a bit about […]

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Detroit 2011 Maker Faire

I spent a good part of the day today stumbling around in the heat at the Detroit Maker Faire. Among other things, I did the following… I got to see an incredibly cool demonstration of a turn-of-the-century steam-powered threshing machine put on by the employees of Greenfield Village. I visited the HackPittsburgh yurt, and, while […]

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“Wringing Art Out of Rubble in Detroit”

It must be that time of year again… The New York Times today has another story on how artists are revitalizing Detroit. It’s actually a pretty good article. I don’t mean to come across as cynical. It’s just that, for the past few years, it seems like this same story keeps getting recycled. The good […]

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