For years crowdsourcing has shaken up longstanding corporate operations in both manufacturing and service industries—Uber and Lyft are still in operating agreement negotiations with the City Council which are again up for approval on October 20. Ann Arbor officials are now putting the power of the undefined public to good use. Since debuting A2 Fix It, an app which allows citizens to report broken street lights, potholes (where to begin?), and other civil infrastructure issues from their smartphones, Ann Arbor officials have had their hands full addressing hundreds of reports. The app allows users to locate the problem on an interactive map, identify the issue using a dropdown menu of preset categories, and request a course of action. Uploading a photo also helps officials pinpoint and resolve the problem.
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their