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
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.
Filed under Plan, UticaOD
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.
“Taste of Utica“
– news article posted by YNN on June 17, 2011
“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.”