STEAM is the newish acronym that adds “Arts” to the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. Creativity is every bit as important as ingenuity. (In fact, they may even be the same thing.)
Kaho Abe told us something at the TWO5SIX festival that bears repeating. We were talking about why the Brooklyn tech scene is just so makery, and she said:
My world overlaps with games and design and technology. There’s a lot of artists here and they work with their hands. Not a lot of places have all that overlap.
Then it goes national, with a view from Cincinnati about place in an Internet-connected world. Zan McQuade is a writer for The Daily Dot and the editor of the Cincinnati Anthology who wrote the Medium post, Why Other Cities Matter.
Lastly, we speak with ex-Googler Keith Lea, cofounder and CEO of Wham City Lights, a Baltimore crowdsourced light-show startup. Lea says business and arts really aren’t that different. Also, he’s building an an audio ray gun.
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