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The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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    Arts

    Shen Wei's world is more than black and white

    Dec. 16, 2014, 12:15 p.m., Posted by Anne Tschida

      "Untitled," courtesy of the artist. The main galleries upstairs at the Freedom Tower, part of MDC Museum of Art + Design gallery system, are expansive, white-walled spaces. They can have a tendency to dwarf the art that is shown in them; it can be a...

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    Gregory Labold spreads good vibes and personal images using spores

    Dec. 16, 2014, 11:47 a.m., Posted by CSchwartz

    The motif that recurs in the Archive Space at Crane Arts is a product of Gregory Labold–or perhaps just as accurately, the product of a humble little mushroom. A radial pattern of lines emerges from the center point of a circular shape, which is subsequently repeated countless times in the...

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  • eMerge Americas tech and innovation event returns to showcase Miami’s entrepreneurial spirit

    Dec. 16, 2014, 9 a.m., Posted by Xavier Gonzalez

    Xavier Gonzalez is executive director of eMerge Americas, the movement behind a technology event hosted by the Technology Foundation of the Americas, that is scheduled for May 1-5 across South Florida. Knight Foundation is a founding funder of the event. 

    In 2012, Knight Foundation widened its work in Miami to focus on entrepreneurs. eMerge Americas, which was a budding idea from Manuel D. Medina, chairman and CEO of Medina Capital, had a similar hope: to make Miami a center for innovation and technology. In 2014 those overlapping visions assembled a thriving community of entrepreneurs and disruptors at the first eMerge Americas event in May.

    Now, Knight and eMerge Americas are embarking on a three-year partnership to grow this vision into a movement that draws international attention to Miami. The 2014 gathering set the bar for what a movement could accomplish: 6,000 attendees, 400 participating companies, 150 speakers, and 115 startups showcased.

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