Posted in November 2013

Think about the possibilities

Think about the possibilities

by Amy Curtis August 27, 2013 I graduated from UVA in May. During my fourth year I interned at OpenGrounds, the thin building on the corner with white board walls. I got pretty good at describing the studio to peers and potential employers. “It’s a place to connect, collaborate, innovate, and create, of course.” It … Continue reading

surveying the social messaging landscape

surveying the social messaging landscape

  October 19, 2012 Social messaging is evolving and, needless to say, taking human connection and connectivity to a whole new level. The medium may have been the message, but people are finding remarkable ways to use existing media, and to create new ones. We’ve all been victims of information overload ”there’s a lot out there … Continue reading

From OpenGrounds to Rio De Janeiro

From OpenGrounds to Rio De Janeiro

October 25, 2013 What started as an idea in Charlottesville has now become reality in Rio De Jeneiro. Eliot Rosenberg graduated last May from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce and traveled to Brazil to start a social enterprise that has, in a year, grown in size and garnered national press coverage. During his time at … Continue reading

National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture

National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture

October 18, 2013 ArtsFwd is an organization that brings together cultural leaders and community members through events in order to foster dialogues about important issues that face their communities. From October 20 – 23, ArtsFwd is hosting a summit in Colorado to explore the challenges, discoveries, and achievements of daring to depart from traditional approaches. … Continue reading

Movers and Shakers: Siddhartha Pailla

Movers and Shakers: Siddhartha Pailla

September 13, 2013 Origin: Hyderabad, India Roles at Uva: Co-founder at HiComm, Chair of StudCo’s UVAStart , and Ph.D/MBA candidate at the Engineering school and Darden Visits OpenGrounds: Regularly; a few times every weekSid has been at Uva since 2004 (he is a ninth year!) and from the very beginning, he sought to form teams of … Continue reading