The Future of the Past with the FIA

My first introduction to the Future of Information Alliance came last spring at the Seed Grant presentations at University of Maryland, College Park. Then just a month or so later I had the pleasure of attending The Big Picture of Big Data in Annapolis followed by a reception in Governor O’Malley’s home. The FIA is…

Center for Design Practice wins Ashoka U award

The Center for Design Practice (CDP) at MICA, which launched in 2008, just received an Ashoku U – Cordes Innovation Award for 2014. The award, presented by The Ashoka U Exchange from Brown University, is awarded to highlight “some of the most high-impact” innovations in social entrepreneurship. Established by Mike Weikert, CDP is multi-faceted social…

An Afternoon with Paul Rucker, Artist in Residence at MICA

“When the rapture happens, I can still play this thing,” Paul Rucker said, pointing at his early 20th century cello. “It survived Word War II – it’ll be around long after I’m gone.” Paul Rucker is a visual artist and musician who has recently moved to Baltimore as MICA’s Artist in Residence. His previous home…

The Contemporary is back!

“Hello. It’s nice to see you again,” is written in white, bold, block letters atop a purple collage of geometric shapes and an eyeball. That’s the first image your eye is drawn to (no pun intended) when arriving at The Contemporary’s new website, which launched on December 3rd. The museum, started in 1989 by George…