A Monday link pack from the desk of our Summer Marketing Intern, Torrie.
This is a one-week compilation of our #ReThinking Tweets series featuring local and national stories of people ReThinking their towns, communities, industries, and themselves. We hope you find these tidbits fun and informative. Hope this link pack sparks your Monday afternoon - Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
A Monday link pack from the desk of our Summer Marketing Intern, Torrie:
This is a two-week compilation of our #ReThinking tweets series featuring local and national stories of people ReThinking their towns, communities, industries, and themselves. We hope you find these tidbits fun and informative. Hope this link pack sparks your Monday afternoon - Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Our new “ReThinking #” series on Twitter tracks down the people who are ReThinking. Our inaugural week covered issued from a controlling government media presence to the future of entertainment. Here's what you may have missed during the week of June 17:
Amid a season of changes at Urban ReThink, we want to let you know that The Spork Café at Urban ReThink will be closing, effective May 30, 2013. We all look forward to supporting them in their future endeavors, and wish nothing but the best for Tisse, Joyce, Chris, and Leek.
Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. Check out the loads of Pride and Prejudice-y items you can order to celebrate. Just move your eyes and fingers over to the DONATE area on the right of our website to search via Amazon.com. My pick: Marvel Classic's Pride and Prejudice graphic novel.
Happy Birthday Mr. Darcy!
Pride and Prejudice/Urban ReThink Explanatory Notes
Urban ReThink coworker, Kyle Christian Steele, of Doccaster has been accepted into and funded by Dreamit Ventures, the number 3 tech accelerator in the nation, according to Forbes magazine. Out of over 3000 companies who applied, Doccaster is one of 15 companies selected to participate in the three month program in Austin Texas beginning January 2, 2013. You may remember reading about Kyle, and the contents of his briefcase, via our October newsletter (he carries not one, but two USB chords as well as a Moleskin notebook—plus he has a pretty impressive tennis shoe collection).
Congratulations Kyle from your Urban ReThink family!
At Urban ReThink on Saturday, November 3rd at 7 pm, you can meet the author at his release party, which also happens to be the launch of the new reading series, Functionally Literate: a literary function. Developed by Burrow Press and The Kerouac Project, Functionally Literate is a quarterly-ish reading series that aims to connect, entertain, and possibly intoxicate, Orlando's larger community of writers, bookworms, lit nerds, and the intellectually curious. Each event features one visiting writer, and three talented locals from all over the Central Florida lit community. CLICK HERE for more details.
Two hours ago, the NBA announced that Dwight Howard had been traded. As a franchise-long Magic fan, my first inclination was to walk into walls or off of buildings--not so much because of the trade but because of the ridiculousness that led to its necessity. My second inclination is to put it in perspective and focus on the magic closer to home.
I took the accompanying picture a couple of days ago. In recent weeks, Urban ReThink has experienced a surge of energy and task-conquering--thanks in large part to our cadre of new interns.
Several Urban ReThink members speak the language of code, but did you know that all of them speak fluent cork?
Our coworking cork's design fits circle-y within our space aesthetics and peaks curiosity and common courtesy within the environment. Positioned throughout the space, each wears a red pin and a green pin. Make the leap to coworking with us, and you’ll quickly pin-up the language:
Green Pin on Top (GO)
Use when you’re working in the space and want to be approached by someone to talk, collaborate, share an idea, project, waffle, recipe, or whatnot.
Red Pin on Top (STOP)
Use when you’re working on a deadline, dreaming or cooking up an idea, and need some solo time. You may be ready for a conversation in 17 minutes or less, but right now you'd like to focus, focus, focus.
Both Pins or No Pins on Top
Use when you’re working and you’re fine with being disturbed or you just want to play with a couple of pins—less fun, but much safer than running with scissors.