If you’re a programmer or other tech person, you might feel you’re unfairly stereotyped as a stay-at-home geek, bathed at all times in the light of your computer screen. But your work depends just as much on social interaction and cooperation as any other kind. Take a chance to get out and share ideas with people who know what you’re talking about, at CoffeeHouseCoders’ monthly meet-ups. The informal group was founded in 2008 to allow Ann Arbor area techies and hackers a chance to focus on projects outside of work in a supportive enviroment. It’s an opportunity to network, get new ideas, and maybe strike some creative sparks. Ann Arbor’s chapter meets at 8pm the first Monday of each month at Workantile Exchange, 118 S. Main St. (Though there are now Detroit and Downriver chapters, as well.) See www.coffeehousecoders.org for details.
A bridge between EMU art students and established artists Alexa Dietz understands the value of inspiration, and, with the coming relaunch of The Ypsilanti Arts Incubator, she’s building a channel for it to flow freely into a community with a wealth of creativity. To grow and thrive As a sculpture student at EMU in the
Q&A: Comic Artist Casey Nowak You may have seen comic artist Casey Nowak’s work around town without realizing it; their client-base and resume are varied and accomplished enough that major outlets and businesses have taken notice. They’ve done work for Cartoon Network, Ann Arbor District Library, BOOM! Studios, and Spry Publishing, among others, some of
Independent theaters prove cinema isn’t dead It seems that every year, especially near awards season, fears concerning the death of cinema and movie theaters become topics of heated debate. The projected death of the movie theater may be premature. Three years ago, Vanity Fair ran an article just before the Academy Awards, pointing out the
Ann Arbor’s Aerial and Circus Arts Gym For those who have dreamed of running away with the circus— before you pack your bags, visit the Ann Arbor Aviary to perfect your aerial skills. Aspiring trapeze artists needn’t have any prior dance or gymnastics experience to enroll in the continuously-running introductory course. On a Friday evening,