Three cutting-edge companies based in Ann Arbor have been selected to participate in SXSW Pitch, a competition for up and coming technology. The competition, comprised of 50 finalists, takes place this month in Austin, Texas with entries from all over the world. The local companies selected include Derq, which aims at “eliminating road accidents and saving lives” by using artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2X) technology to predict accidents before they happen. Pathware, which provides real-time pathology and biopsy results with more than 96% accuracy, which ultimately reduces the need for patients to have repeat procedures. The third area company is MySideKick, an app that is designed to address sexual assault on college campuses through interfaces that provide education, confidential support, and accurate reporting of incidents.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.