Good Manners


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Tracing Skylines


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Love Letters


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Just A Reflektor


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Release Early, Often, and with Rap Music

“How much impact can you have with the least lines of code – that was important to hackers. But I think that same kind of thinking applies to making anything…


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People for Smarter Cities

IBM is committed to creating solutions that help cities all over the world get smarter, in order to make life in those cities better. That’s why IBM and Ogilvy…


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Time After Time

The heritage of Detroit is rooted in craftsmanship, quality and making the world move. Shinola, a watch factory, bicycle workshop and leather goods…


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IBM Watson at Your Service. One Step Closer to Passing the Turing Test.

IBM has recently unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, "a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the…


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American Noise


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Full Cleveland


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the musCLE house

the musCLE house is a thriving music community where students receive one hour music lesson in exchange for one hour of philanthropic involvement or community…


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The Mixologist


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Lottery League

Part rock n’ roll circus, part game show, part city-wide art project, The Lottery League returns to Cleveland’s music scene in 2013. This year’s Lottery League…


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The Future of Lighting

In a recent issue of Fast Company, the editors and 27 judges including MoMA's curator and the lead designer at Facebook identified 56 finalists for their 2012…


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JAM


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Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty Under 40

We're excited to announce that we were honored as two of Crain's Cleveland Business Forty Under 40!


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Masqueraaaaaaaade!

Cleveland Museum of Art presents MIX: Masquerade (and we can't wait!)


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Urban Adventures: Buffalo Edition

As summer drew to a close we celebrated one year as husband and wife. We decided to treat ourselves to a much needed vacation to...romantic Buffalo, New York.


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Retooling the Motor City

For decades Detroit has been a poster child of the misfiring American dream but amid block after block of post-industrial decline there are signs that Motor…


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Hacking Gaming and Technology for the Arts

Besides Atari, Commodore 64 and Nintendo, I've never really liked video games. But when I first moved to Cleveland, I worked at Marcus Thomas on the Nestle…


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A Wonderful Designer and Dear Friend

Our friendship with Brian Jasinski started at Dinner with Strangers created by Danielle DeBoe of Room Service and Dredgers Union. Since then, we have become…


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TechCentral

Then this year for TEDxCLE 2012: The Maker Class, we partnered with Cleveland Public Library (CPL) on #CLEBookHunt. It was exciting because we got to meet a…


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What I have to offer…

On the 30th of September 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA's 2011 Screenwriters'…


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Speakeasy Happy Hour

The Cleveland Museum of Art has done an amazing job with their signature Summer Solstice Party every summer. It is truly the best party in Cleveland, hands…


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All songs considered, music is an art and should be respected.

If you didn't catch the chatter a few weeks ago about the NPR All Songs Considered intern that wrote a provoking blog post on music consumption in the digital…


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GE and Facebook Make Health and Fitness Social with HealthyShare

GE and Facebook have partnered to create HealthyShare, an app that tracks your health and fitness goals, encouraging you along the way by sharing your progress…


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Summer Footwear

Hallie Bram Kogelschatz, the Marketing Director at Saks Fifth Avenue, shares lots of different styles that will take you from beach to the bash!


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Summer Style

Hallie Bram Kogelschatz, the Marketing Director at Saks Fifth Avenue, shares great ways to spice up any event as well as some summer styles in furniture.


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TEDxCLE 2012 Speakers Announced!

We couldn't be more pleased to share our 2012 speakers with you. What a fascinating crew of people - many suggested by the Cleveland community. Truly a…


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Guardians of the Evolution: Dan Moulthrop of The Civic Commons

Guardians of the Evolution: Dan Moulthrop of The Civic Commons


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The Biophilia Educational Program

Bjork is once again providing inspiration with her album and app, Biophilia. She has created an educational program (The Biophilia Educational Program), that…


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Thinking Cities

"As we enter a new era of mobility, an emerging mindset is creating endless opportunities that are limited only by our imaginations. Technology has enabled us…


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Beat 2012

DJ Mark Ronson will be traveling the world to meet up-and-coming athletes in order to intentionally record their passively generated music, or record the…


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The Clevelander Report

A new Cleveland survey is being launched to capture the voice of the citizen. Will you be heard? Visit ClevelanderReport.com


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Guardians of the Evolution: Mike Kubinski of CLE Clothing Co.

Guardians of the Evolution: Mike Kubinski of CLE Clothing Co.


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Experience Cleveland Innovation at TEDxCLE 2012

TEDxCLE 2012 planning is in full swing and we have a number of exciting announcements to share with you!


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Portrait of the Artist

Jeff Harris' portrait-a-day project offers encouragement for those that struggle with new year's resolutions.


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TEDxCLE 2012: Who Needs to Be Heard?

Nominations are officially open for TEDxCLE 2012!


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That’s…Interesting…

Two of Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People 2012!


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How will you #makeitcount in 2012?

January 1st of any given year, is the first day for people all over the world to start working on their New Year's resolutions. For Nike, they decided to build…


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Remix the CLE

Once again, mobile apps are redefining how artists compose music. I stumbled upon this app the other day and immediately saw the potential in utilizing this…


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Music for a Film

I went to film school + once had someone tell me that I "thought life was a movie." It was supposed to be an insult, but, really what's wrong with that? I…


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The Mashup Class

Copy, combine and transform. Remixing and mashing up culture, and defining a generation. The Mashup Class.


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Art, Science & Technology in Music

Bjork's latest album may be her most ambitious project yet. Biophilia is a collection of songs composed with the themes of nature, science and humanity…


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The Power of Two: Passion & Love

A trend in the fashion industry has emerged, passionate couples creating denim with an increased focus on designing, producing and manufacturing in the USA;…


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The Statistics of Music

As titled, "The Evolution of Music," may not actually document the progression of music, but this video does illustrate music statistics in an engaging video…


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Honeymoon in Vegas

Just three weeks ago, Hallie and I got married! We're still waiting for all of our wedding photos, but we wanted to share some photos from our Honeymoon in…


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Summer Solstice Party at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Summer Solstice is a great place to meet likeminded Clevelanders that care about the city and the arts. There is something magical about being in the museum at…


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Behind-the-Scenes of TED2011

On Monday, February 28th, we were lucky enough to be among 160 other TEDx curators and take a behind-the-scenes tour of TED2011 with Lara Stein, Director of…


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TEDx Workshop at TEDActive 2011

On Saturday, February 26th, we traveled from the great city of Cleveland, Ohio to Palm Springs, California to attend TEDx Workshops and of course, TEDActive…


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Photo of the Week – 2/28/2011

Yesterday we were two of 160 TEDx organizers presenting, collaborating and brainstorming in the desert at the TEDx Workshop. This was one of many sessions at…


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Photo of the Week – 2/14/2011

This was almost too eerie to photograph - found this angel statue while exploring Lake View Cemetery this past weekend. Though it's not the most romantic…


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Mad Men Super Bowl

On Sunday night, we invited 18 of our Mad Men friends from the advertising/marketing/PR, arts and design communities to rate the Super Bowl XLV commercials.


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Intentionally Passive Music Composition

Intentionally passive music composition has interested me for quite some time. This is the idea that we can create music by strategically planning for specific…


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Photo of the Week – 1/17/2011

HGR Industrial Surplus


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Photo of the Week – 1/10/2011

Steve's Lunch


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“What do you love about Cleveland?!”

Fantastic new videos from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance showcase a Cleveland worth promoting, worth celebrating, and worth building upon.


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And this is your brain on technology…any questions?

Does consuming information online affect comprehension and retention of information?


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The Rock Hall Ball

Channel your inner rock star, don your finest stage costume or rock attire and get ready to rock the Hall during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s…


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2011 SXSW Interactive Festival Panel – VOTE!

Over a month ago I submitted a panel proposal to the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival and am pleased to announce it has been included in the…


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A Digital Rolling Stone 3.0 – Composition in the Digital Age

In this installment of A Digital Rolling Stone, we analyze the composition and creation of music in the digital age via several case studies.


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The departure of an athlete, the death of a true Cleveland original, and the new frontier…

If I didn't address this at all, I think I would be disappointed in myself...so here goes. My slightly personal post about Lebron James, Cleveland, and the…


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Unconsumption

When we were kids it was pretty much beaten into us that planet earth was in danger + the only way to save the planet was to "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle." Perhaps…


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TEDxCLE 2010 & Beyond…

Let's just cut to the chase: There will be a TEDxCLE 2011. And it will be held on April 15th, 2011. We would love to have you join us to celebrate tax day,…


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Dinner With Strangers

When friend and fellow Clevelandophile Danielle Deboe was drafting her speech for TEDxCLE she kept going back to the idea that one of the most powerful things…


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SXSW


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A Digital Rolling Stone 2.0

It seems only appropriate that I'm finally finishing the second installment of "A Digital Rolling Stone," a month after the tenth anniversary of the Recording…


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TEDxCLE: Ideas worth spreading

TED has granted approval for Hallie Bram and me to host the TEDxCLE event. If you aren't familiar with TED it is an annual event where some of the world's…


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2010 SXSW Interactive Festival Panel Members Confirmed: "Big Brother in Your Brain: Neuroscience and Marketing"

For the past few months I have been working with the SXSW committee to finalize the members of the "Big Brother in Your Brain: Neuroscience and Marketing"…


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2010 SXSW Interactive Festival Speaker and Panel

I am proud to announce that my panel idea, "Big Brother in Your Brain: Neuroscience and Marketing," has been selected as a panel at the 2010 South by Southwest…


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SXSW 2010 Interactive Festival

With the advent of neuromarketing, neuroscientist and researchers have been directing their expertise to marketing, using MRIs to analyze consumers' brain…


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The Great Race to Brand the Clouds

The benefits of technology and more specifically the internet, seem to be endless: information and data accessibility, entertainment, commerce, ease of…


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Open Source: The Model Is About Branding

The traditional business model for companies is to create a product and/or provide a service to customers in order to receive payment and hopefully exceed…


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Creativity: The Essence of Change

A look at creativity in advertising, an economic recession and its affect on urban revitalization. The great David Ogilvy once said, "It takes a big idea to…


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The Convergence of Cognitive Neuroscience and Marketing

A few years ago, I read an article in the New York Times that explained the convergence of cognitive neuroscience and marketing. Since then I have been very…


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A Digital Rolling Stone 1.0

Over the past few months, I have noticed that in the back of Rolling Stone there have been a few rotating lists such as Myspace Music Top 10 Songs, iLike Top…


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Engaging and Innovative Interactive Navigation

The progression of interactive design has changed dramatically over the years. From a time when websites consisted only of hyperlinks, text and if you were…


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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

This autumn, Hallie and I are running marathons for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Hallie is running the Chicago Marathon (10/12) and I'm running the New…


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Subculture and Brand Experience

Hidden in Boston, you will find Bodega, a boutique, hip hop shoe and apparel store. When I visited the store I was amazed to say the least. From the street,…


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The Nike+ Human Race

When Nike and Apple created the Nike+iPod device, I'm not quite sure if they knew the exact impact that it would have on the brand. Not only does the product…


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