Volunteers for Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology

Submitted by MShafarenko on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 11:46.

In its second annual premiere, iNGENUiTY is a festival of art and technology taking place in Downtown Cleveland from July 13 – 16. The festival showcases the work of local artists, musicians, dancers, actors and other performers in a series of exhibits, performances and exciting venues. In its inaugural year, the festival attracted over 70,000 participants.

Innerbelt Central Viaduct Project Public Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 11:21.
06/07/2006 - 16:00
06/07/2006 - 20:00

Live with this for 20-50 more years?
ODOT wants us to live with this for 20-50 more years - Afterwards replace it for over $1 Billion.  Why isn't anyone questioning this nonsense?


Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
2187 West 14th Street,
Cleveland, OH
United States

Net Neutrality

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 10:07.

 A while back this issue came up on Realneo. Over at Bytes from Lev, he has a good explanation of what is at stake:

Another example of Open Source saving the day...

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Tue, 05/23/2006 - 06:09.

FAA manages air traffic with Linux

BY asternstein [at] fcw [dot] com
Published on May 1, 2006

The Federal Aviation Administration has saved $15 million by migrating computers that manage air traffic flow to Linux, according to an announcement issued last week. The upgrade is part of a broader service-oriented architecture initiative that will replace proprietary traffic management systems with applications using Java, Web services, open-source software and Oracle products.

UPDATE- Cleveland Innerbelt Project

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 13:18.

Bridge in France

The ODOT Cleveland Innerbelt Project's- Project Development Process (PDP) & Public Involvement Process (PIP) seem to be in limbo since the last public meeting on November 17, 2005.  ODOT's and City of Cleveland's PDP & PIP Schedule has not been followed and appears to be five (5) months behind schedule.  The "Alternatives Report" and the "Economic Impact Analysis" were scheduled to be completed in December 2005, for public review and comment.  THE REPORT AND ANALYSIS - DO NOT EXIST AT THIS TIME.  Even though the general public has been effectively removed from the public processes, a lot of activity has been going on since November 2005.  Below is a brief update on some of those activities.  Please visit to participate in this community discussion and to get the latest updates on OUR Cleveland Innerbelt Project.

What's Your Favorite Open Source Software Application?

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 05/17/2006 - 23:40.

Recently I read the cover article of PC World which advertised 101 Fabulous Freebies ( It is a description of 101 software downloads or Internet based services that are free. A number of the software products listed are open source. Wikipedia defines Open Source software as "computer software available with its source code and under an open source license. Such a license permits anyone to study, change, and improve the software, and to distribute the unmodified or modified software."

Show Your Photographs at the Digital Photography SIG Meeting

Submitted by Charles on Tue, 05/16/2006 - 11:34.
05/18/2006 - 18:30
05/18/2006 - 20:30
The next meeting of the Digital Photography Special Interest Group will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2006. This meeting will be an opportunity to show your photos or look at the photos of others. You can bring printed photos, photos on CD, memory card, or show photos that are on the internet. Photographers who have indicated so far that they plan to show work include Charles Pinkney, Norm Roulet, Phillip Williams, and Charles Burkett

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Maple Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library.


Maple Heights Library
5225 Library Lane
Maple Heights, OH
United States

"A Bug Bash": Celebrating 40 Years of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 11:17.
06/25/2006 - 16:00
06/25/2006 - 19:00

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is flying ack to the sxities with swams of activities:
All you Tree Huggers and Flower Children are guaranteed a Rockin' good time!

* Groove to the live music of renowned children's musician Justin Roberts


Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Boulevard Parking available on the street
Shaker Heights, OH
United States

RiverDay 2006 Events - May 20th

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 09:36.
05/20/2006 - 10:00
05/20/2006 - 16:00

RiverDay 2006 Events

The Friends of the Crooked River has announced an exciting line-up of events for the 16th Annual RiverDay celebration to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006. First held in 1991, RiverDay is a day long festival of activities celebrating the Cuyahoga River and its watershed. Join the celebration of the Cuyahoga River. This year's theme is “Bringing Down the Barriers- Opening the River, Hearts and Minds.”


Cuyahoga River Watershed OH
United States

RiverDay 2006 Events - Saturday, May 20th

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 09:16.

Cuyahoga River seen from Whiskey Island

The Friends of the Crooked River has announced an exciting line-up of events for the 16th Annual RiverDay celebration to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006.  First held in 1991, RiverDay is a day long festival of activities celebrating the Cuyahoga River and its watershed.  Join the celebration of the Cuyahoga River.  This year's theme is “Bringing Down the Barriers- Opening the River, Hearts and Minds.”

What if your video game could read your emotions?

Submitted by Charles on Sat, 05/13/2006 - 15:01.

NPR host of Weekend America Barbara Bogaev with a prototype of the emotion reading glassesSoftware and sensor technology has progressed where in the near future games will be able to sense the emotional state of the player and modify the behavior of the game accordingly. We are on the verge of a new level of man machine interaction according to an interview with Mike Zyda, who heads up the University of Southern California's video game development program.  Weekend America host Barbara Bogaev conducted the interview and is pictured trying out an early prototype of this emotion-reading technology. Click here to listen to the broadcast.

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Thank You to the RealNeo Network

Submitted by William on Sat, 05/13/2006 - 11:46.

I want to thank all in the RealNeo Network that helped promote the CAAO Online Silent Executive Auction.  You helped us raise the most money since we started this program two years ago.

Even though there were bidders participating in the auction from all areas of Ohio, the winning bidders in the auction are from 13 cities in Northeast Ohio.  Keep a look out for the 2007 CAAO Online Silent Executive Auction.  CAAO has already started recruiting executives for 2007.

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OVA: Michael Wojno Shows Entrepreneurial Thinking is Working at Summa Enterprise Group

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 05/12/2006 - 16:59.

A view of Lockkepers at Canal and Rockside 

The May meeting of the Ohio Venture Association at Lockkeepers featured presentations by two entrepreneurs seeking capital and the innovative story of Summa Enterprise Group.

OVA Board President Ben Calkins brought the meeting to order at Lockkeepers and allowed each person in attendance to introduce him or herself, following OVA's usual custom.

There were two Five-Minute Forum presentations. These speakers typically represent companies that are looking for start-up or expansion capital.

Sherry Aronson is president of Cure Systems, a company that provides enterprise software for hospitals that improves the quality of health care while enhancing cost efficiencies. Her company uses predictive analytics to anticipate and mitigate the risks in acute care environments. The result is a ten-fold return for its hospital clients and better outcomes for patients. The company has a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Health System. They are looking for additional capital to complete product development and intellectual property protection.

The Coit Road Farmers Market Spring Celebration

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 05/12/2006 - 09:54.
05/13/2006 - 08:00
05/13/2006 - 13:00


The Coit Road Farmers Market
15000 Woodworth (between E. 152nd and Coit)
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
(216) 249-5455
Map at


The Coit Road Farmers Market
15000 Woodworth (between E. 152nd and Coit)
East Cleveland, OH
United States

Learn about Making Movies at Saturday's Greater Cleveland PC Users Group Meeting

Submitted by Charles on Thu, 05/11/2006 - 23:36.
05/13/2006 - 09:30

Screen capture 

At this meeting, Bob Coppedge will be talking about making movies. We'll be discussing hardware, both on the camera and the PC, as well as demonstrating some of the editing software available to you George Lucas wannabes.

What kind of camera? Tape? Disc? What's the best brand? What about audio? And then once it's recorded, what do you do with it? We will take a look at some of the software available, like Microsoft Movie and others. Are there any websites that help with reviews and/or help?

Then are there any sites you can use to share your masterpiece? Like Google Video, iTunes, Download.Com?


Cleveland State University, UC1 Auditorium, University Center
East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH
United States
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The Cleveland Weblogger May Meetup

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Wed, 05/10/2006 - 13:49.
05/17/2006 - 19:00
05/17/2006 - 20:30

When you know whether you can make it or not, please help your
Organizer by updating your RSVP.

To RSVP "Yes", click here:


The Town Fryer
3895 Superior Ave
Cleveland 44114, OH
United States
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CAAO to host Voices & Choices Community Conversation

Submitted by William on Tue, 05/09/2006 - 23:51.
05/19/2006 - 18:00

The Fund for Our Economic Future, an unprecedented collaboration among organized philanthropy of northeast Ohio to promote regional economic development, needs your help with its bold and exciting initiative, Voices & Choices.  Voices & Choices is the most extensive public engagement process ever undertaken in this country.  We will involve thousands of people across the region to create an agenda of economic development transformation. 


Cleveland Midtown Innovation Center
4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 201
Cleveland, OH
United States

Wind Turbine Silhouettes

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 05/09/2006 - 10:32.
Wind Turbine  Silhouettes

Go to this link   and click on "Click Here" - tab through 3 images at upper RH corner of image's page.

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Local IT Guru Interviews CAAO's Executive Director

Submitted by William on Mon, 05/08/2006 - 19:48.

Local IT Guru Dan Hanson interviewed Connie Atkins, Executive Director of CAAO.  To check out the pod cast go to


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Don't forget to place your bid in the CAAO Online Executive Auction

Submitted by William on Sun, 05/07/2006 - 16:25.
05/12/2006 - 18:00
05/12/2006 - 23:00

Hello all,


You still have time to participate in Northeast Ohio's most innovative business matchmaker event.  There are some great opportunities still available.  To see the catalog of executives participating go to


Online Cleveland, OH
United States

Wind Map

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 13:09.
Wind Map
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What is a gamer?

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 12:41.

Maybe this pod can help dispell some myths, or maybe confirm them?

Prelude2Cinema becomes a Branded Entertainment Company

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sat, 04/29/2006 - 12:32.

Digital Movie Company Prelude2Cinema has become a Branded Entertainment Company

To explore what that means, we first have to look at what is branded entertainment.

First, it looks like product placement, but it is not. It is the integration of a brand into a creative production. The integration must be done in a way that promotes the product, but also allows the creative production to entertain. This is a new field, but yet it has its roots in the beginning of movies and television.

University Circle Incorporated growing function, context and identity

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/23/2006 - 22:20.



For so many reasons, University Circle and its institutions and the surrounding neighborhood are core to what I value in NEO, and I look forward to seeing all that continually expand in significance to me, the region and world. But, University Circle is a small geographic domain, which must be optimized for 21 organizational stakeholders, and their 1,000,000s of stakeholders, including everyone associated with Case, University Hospitals, the VA, CIA, Cleveland Museum(s), Institute of Music, Orchestra, etc., and all others in the community.

In visioning for a better region and future here, consider a broader interpretation of University Circle from the small cultural, healthcare and university center of Cleveland to the center of the entire University Community of NEO.


help raise NEO's profile with a quick online effort...

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Fri, 04/21/2006 - 07:30.

I'm going to try one more time, since my previous call for help only yielded two responses (thanks, you two!), and since there is some recently posted information on what is coming down the pipeline out of Seattle in terms of developing local sites based on 43places.
Here's what to do:  create a free account on 43things, add this goal to your list of 43 things to do, and make an entry under that goal with "Cleveland" in the title. That will get us on the list of the first 15 cities to receive local sites in the next iteration of 43places.