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The ultimate startup? Preschool education!

At the Second Nordic Innovation Summit, held recently at the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, there was a convergence of startups from blue tech (maritime), green/clean tech, financial innovation and smart cities. But there was one presenter that made the most convincing argument of all for its standing as a startup. Helsinki International Schools (HEI Schools) is a new enterprise that is licensing its Finnish early education model to schools around the globe.


Beyond the Wall: An Immigrant Youth Art & Technology Experience to July 19

Artolution will begin its latest New York City mural and performance project in the East Village with youth who are currently seeking asylum in the United States after fleeing violence and conflict in Central and South America. The mural will be brought to life via Augmented Reality (AR) technology, highlighting the stories of the youth, their life, struggles and their dreams for the future in a way that allows the viewer to interact with the artwork. This first AR mural created by youth will be accompanied by a theatrical and dance performance during the closing event on Friday, July 19.

 


A Garden’s Most Successful Yield is Community Connection

 A neighborhood called “Pacific Ridge” might conjure up visions of estate homes with saltwater views, but nothing could be further from the truth in Des Moines, Washington. This small town, situated midway between Seattle and Tacoma and founded by Midwestern pioneers, was for decades home to small businesses and a beachfront Bible camp. But it began to see substantial change in the 1960s, when Interstate 5 punched through the area and suburban sprawl followed, with the paving-over of the waterfront to make room for a marina, the selling-off of small farms, and the building of high-density housing in their place.


EYE OF THE BEHOLDER?

Fifty years ago, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote that “In such an ugly time, the true protest is beauty.”  Today, at a time when even our discourse is ugly, may beauty infuse the vision for which we protest.


Beyond the Frame: Revisiting the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis

More than 100 years after they were taken, the photographs that Edward S. Curtis made of Native Americans across North America remain the iconic images of the race. Wearing trappings of skins and feathers, shells and beads, the subjects of the photographs look directly through Curtis’s lens and into the 21st century viewer’s soul, conveying a moment captured for all time.