Friday, May 31, 2013

The Forge

Ann Arbor is among dozens of cities across the country gearing up to celebrate the first National Day of Civic Hacking, a call to action for those who proudly call themselves hackers. Over the course of two days in the lower level of the Tech Brewery at 1327 Jones Drive — a creative work space known as The Forge — software developers, technologists, entrepreneurs and other interested citizens are expected to put their minds together to harness public data and code to create innovative solutions for challenges facing neighborhoods and communities. Read the story.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


A new hanging sculpture can be found inside the lobby of Ann Arbor's Justice Center after Portland-based artist Ed Carpenter completed the installation during the holiday weekend. The city's latest piece of public art — titled "Radius" — measures 40 feet by 20 feet by 12 feet and is made of dichroic glass, aluminum and stainless steel, with integral LED lighting. Read the story.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Labor Of Love

When Sindi Keesan enlisted her partner Jim Deigert's help in building a house at 512 Felch St. in Ann Arbor in 1986, she never imagined it'd still be a work in progress three decades later. Read the story.

Here's an audio slideshow I made to go with the story: