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Utica/Ithaca Film Festival

The City of Utica in conjunction with Ithaca College is looking to host the first of a proposed annual film festival. I think this is a great idea and opportunity for the city. One theme that has continually emerged from my research thus far is that Utica has a rich arts and culture economy. It’s not always promoted, patronized or taken advantage of to the extent that it could be, but it does exist. This event could be an important step to making those creative assets more visible.

City of Utica to Hold Film Festival on May 12
WKTV News –  April 24, 2012

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Reading, writing and nano? SUNYIT forum addresses schools and nanojobs

Reading, writing and nano? SUNYIT forum addresses schools and nanojobs.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi addresses a forum about education and nanotech jobs on the SUNYIT campus in Utica.

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EPIC 2011

On September 20, I headed to Boulder, CO with 2 SCAD professors and a fellow grad student for the 4-day EPIC 2011 conference. (EPIC – Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference.) I talked with several anthropologist, ethnographers, and design researchers in the private and public sector. I even got to meet sci-fi author, Bruce Sterling. I made some great contacts and collected several ideas and strategies to use in my own thesis methodology. Podcasts of all sessions and video of the keynotes, will be up soon.


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First Public Market at Train Station

Turnout ‘unbelievable’ at first Public Market at train station – Utica, NY – The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York.

I was able to attend the public market this weekend and was pleasantly surprised—there were a number of interesting vendors and despite the rainy weather, I saw a crowd of people coming and going. I think this event has tremendous potential and hope it continues to grow. The event needs more publicity and vendors, particularly farmers with produce. I talked to several people at the market and most felt the same as me—very excited to see it happening, but hoping it does die out to quickly.

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What’s next on Varick Street?

What’s next on Varick Street? – Utica, NY – The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York.

Varick St is an urban neighborhood in the “Brewery District” of Utica. Over the past several years, there have been several bars and restaurants that have popped up on the street in an attempt to make it a social and entertainment hub of the city.

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3rd Annual Event to Showcase Local Cuisine

“Taste of Utica
– news article posted by YNN on June 17, 2011

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New Fees for Utica Events

“Could new law affect future of Utica events?”
– news article posted by YNN on June 2, 2011

“Organizers getting ready to give folks a Taste of Syracuse say they may seriously reconsider the future of its sister event in Utica. That’s because the city’s common council approved legislation that would allow it to collect a percentage of profits from events held on city property, like the Taste of Utica held in Hanna Park.”

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