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In today's paper (yes, they still print news on to dead trees) there is an article about the not-yet-open Urban ReThink in Downtown Orlando's Thornton Park neighborhood. The article mainly focuses on the Coworking part of it - trust me, there is a lot more to it than Coworking. Still, coverage in the mainstream media is nice, and I have had several people messaging me because they saw my name in the paper. Cool stuff.

A new chapter opens for Urban Think! as a workplace
By Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel, January 6, 2011
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Photo Credit: (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda, Orlando Sentinel / January 6, 2011)

Below that I saw a photo of (twentysomething) kids sitting at laptops... It was an article about free wi-fi in Orlando. Did the Sentinel's recommendation engine get lucky, or was it some savvy web editor who knew that people reading about Cow-orking would also be looking for cool places to work and get wi-fi? I am betting on the latter.

Where to find free Wi-Fi spots in Central Florida

Here on Florida Creatives, we have a small directory of Orlando Wi-Fi Spots as well - in our wiki.

Otronicon 2011

Otronicon 2011

Location

Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407.514.2000
Jan 14 2011 Jan 17 2011

A four day event, Otronicon is a celebration of interactive technology using video games to demonstrate the future of how we live, learn, work and play. The event focuses on a few key areas:

  • Larger than life video game experiences
  • State of the art medical and military simulators
  • Game design workshops taught by industry pros

Whether you're a video game fan or just wondered what it is you're kids are doing in front of that computer, there's something for everyone at Otronicon, Orlando's biggest interactive technology expo!

Open to schools: January 18, 20 & 21, 2011

WHAT'S NEW @ OTRONICON

Our Own Video Game! - 15 December 2010

monochrom #26-34: Release festivities in Orlando

monochrom #26-34

Location

Urban ReThink
625 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
Dec 16 2010 8:00p - 11:00p

monochrom #26-34: Ye Olde Self-Referentiality
A semi-entertaining release performance
Presented at Urban ReThink in Orlando, FL
625 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
December 16, 2010, 8:00 PM

The phatzine monochrom #26-34 (Goat of 1k Young) is an impossibility in an impossible universe -- an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. 500 pages (67 ounces) of outrageous printed bestiality. And we plan to thoughtfully present it at Urban ReThink... in the Most Central of all possible Floridas!

Listen to an interview with Johannes from the last time monochrom visited Florida

Download FLCreatives Podcast 13
flcreatives_13_johannes_monochrom.mp3
Length: 1:12:14

But what is monochrom?

monochrom is a magazine object appearing in telephone book format, which is published by the art/tech group of the same name. monochrom came into being in the mid-1990s as a fanzine for cyberculture, science, theory, cultural studies and the archaeology of pop culture in everyday life. Its collage format is reminiscent both of the early DIY fanzines of the punk and new wave underground and of the artist books of figures such as Dieter Roth, Martin Kippenberger and others. With a great deal of forced discontinuity, a cohesive potpourri of digital and analog subversion is pressed between the covers of monochrom. Each issue is an unnostalgic amalgam of 125 years of Western counterculture cocked, aimed and ready to fire at the present. It is a Sears catalog of subjective and objective irreconcilability -- the Godzilla version of the conventional coffee table book.

http://www.monochrom.at/english
http://www.monochrom.at/mono/monochrom26-34/
http://urbanrethink.com/
http://www.facebook.com/UrbanReThink

Clay Shirky at Rollins

Clay Shirky

Location

Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue Alfond Sports Center
Winter Park, FL 32789
Community or Meetup: 
Nov 04 2010 9:00a - 10:30a

As part of Rollins College’s Founder’s Day 125th anniversary celebration on November 4, 2010, acclaimed author and technology consultant Clay Shirky will give a keynote address titled, “Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age."

Shirky is the author of Here Comes Everybody, a book which explores the digital revolution of collaboration and how it is changing organizations and industries.

Shirky will discuss Internet technologies (including, social networks) and their impact in creating a “cognitive surplus” of talent and intellect. The event is free and open to the public.

TEDxOrlando 2010 Conference

Location

Orlando Science Center’s Darden Theater
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL
Nov 13 2010 12:00p - 10:00p

TEDxOrlando Annual Conference

Join us in the Orlando Science Center’s Darden Theater for an afternoon of fascinating presentations and awe-inspiring performances. Live speakers, TEDTalk Videos, and generous breaks will provide attendees with an exhilarating mix of inspiration, entertainment, intellectual adventure, and time to share stimulating conversations with each other.

Please note: tickets will not be available at the door.

TEDxOrlando is committed to sharing, fostering and developing ideas that matter, and to building a local community where people who are passionate about ideas that matter can connect.

Founding Date: 
01/04/2007
Meeting Time: 
Tuesday, May 11th, Stardust
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