Space is pretty awesome. Blockbuster hits like Gravity and Interstellar, privatized space exploration such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and incentives like Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, which awards $30 million to the first private company to send a robot to the moon, have renewed our interest beyond our atmosphere.
And Pittsburgh has great representation with local NewSpace company Astrobotic leading the race to the moon, having won initial milestones of the Lunar XPRIZE and currently accepting payloads to be sent to space on their first launch.
And lucky you– you can get in on some space-related fun tomorrow evening… Read the rest
Got an idea worth spreading or know someone who does? Then TEDxPittsburgh is looking for you!
TEDxPittsburgh Call for Speakers 2015
The 2015 theme is something that should resonate with all Pittsburghers– Bridges: Ideas that Connect the Region. TEDxPittsburgh is looking for speakers to nominate either themselves or someone they know who has big ideas that reflect just this thought.
The theme is purposely left open to interpretation so let your creativity fly! Submissions are open through this Monday, March 30– apply now.
Need help? From the website:
We’re looking for speakers with big ideas. Ideas worth spreading. Ideas that:… Read the rest
Art All Night, Pittsburgh’s annual free art event, pops up in Lawrenceville this weekend for its 17th year. The completely volunteer-run event is held non-stop from 4pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 until 2pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Never heard of Art All Night? The idea behind the censorship-free, non-juried event is to encourage participation from all types of artists. Everyone is welcome to come, share, and experience a variety of local art and activities.
Besides original artwork, Art All Night features a live auction, various participatory and collaborative activities, live entertainment, and on-site artwork. Children’s activities are available… Read the rest
You might remember last July when Lindsay applied for the Millennial Trains Project with her idea The United States of Pittsburgh. She received a tremendous amount of support and I’m hoping you’ll be able to donate to my campaign too!
I’m going to explore local independent bookstores and public libraries at each of the stops along the trip. Libraries and bookstores are such cornerstones of communities and I want to discover what places in other cities are doing to engage their neighborhoods. I also want to tie it all in with the digital age by seeing the extent that libraries… Read the rest
Maybe you’ve seen the signs around town declaring a certain area as a “Redd Up Zone.” If you’re not from Western Pennsylvania, you might even be asking yourself what on Earth “redd up” means. Basically it’s Pittsburghese for cleaning or tidying up something, a notion former mayor Luke Ravenstahl wanted to apply to Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. Click here for the Post-Gazette article on how Redd-Up Zones were started.
Instead of the city doing most of the work itself fixing up communities, organizations and businesses can adopt a street and recruit volunteers to help them with year-round cleanups. All groups, from companies… Read the rest