Monthly Archives: February 2014 – e-Announcement National LISC recognizes Philadelphia’s creative placemaking Our local staff joined Center for Great Neighborhoods this fall to show off some of Philadelphia’s beautiful and innovative arts projects to national LISC representatives. You can now see photos and analysis of the visit at the LISC Institute! Philadelphia was one of only a handful of communities in the country tapped to exemplify the concept of creative placemaking, which refers to the process of shaping the character of a neighborhood through arts and cultural activities.


Ear Monitor Recordings From Jerry Garcia’s Final Show Surface – During the last few years of their career the Grateful Dead used inner ear monitors and talkback microphones that allowed the members to communicate with each other without the audience hearing what they were discussing. A few recordings from 1995 of the “monitor feed” have turned up over the years allowing fans to hear the inner workings of the band. Today, we stumbled across a pair of “monitor feed” recordings provided by TimeZonerTV from Jerry Garcia’s final show, which took place at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 9, 1995.

Global Service Jam – Philly

Infographic: Big Data Converges With Government IT – Today we are excited to release our latest infographic on Big Data. Our call to you is that now is the time to take Big Data to the next level. We all know Big Data holds great potential for government, but agencies are currently challenged on how to manage the volume, velocity and variety of data. Big Data is generally defined as data sets so large and complex that they are difficult to manage and process using traditional methods, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Fiya Fest 2014 | Maceo, Headhunters Super Jam & More – Last year Fiyawerx Productions presented the first annual Fiya Fest , which featured an insane lineup. But they’ve upped the ante for the 2014 installment as the just- announced lineup is ridiculous. Fiya Fest 2014: A Crawfish Boil and Benefit for the Roots of Music is scheduled for Friday, May 2 at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. Fiya Fest is known for interesting pairings and the 2014 lineup will be headlined by a number of them including Maceo Parker with Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Calvin Turner and The Shady Horns , a band dubbed “GRITTS” featuring George Porter Jr, Roosevelt Collier, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Terrence Houston, Big Sam and Sam Kininger and “The Headhunters Superjam” with Mike Clark, Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Bernie Worrell, Blackbyrd McKnight , Fred Wesley, Karl Denson and Doug Wimbish .

The Power of Reach Tour – How To Get Your Message Out Effectively – It was the the tweet heard around the country: “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody” The first official announcement that law enforcement agencies had concluded their manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev didn’t come at a press conference. It didn’t come from a press release or a dispatch over a police scanner.

Michael Nutter — 2014 GT Top 25 Winner – Sometimes imagination and inventiveness needs a title. For Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, that title happens to come in three flavors: chief innovation officer, chief data officer and director of civic technology. The trio of titles represents a green light for inventiveness and a call to fulfill the mayor’s IT vision to support entrepreneurs and establish Philadelphia as a leader in business growth and innovation.