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OpenGrounds Holds IDEAmixer event

OpenGrounds Holds IDEAmixer event

On Thursday, January 22, OpenGrounds held its first IDEAmixer, an eventful evening comprising of short presentations of projects, research, art, and business ideas from across the Grounds. The series of one-minute pitch-style presentations was followed by a social hour over refreshments and music. Curated by UVA’s unpredictable David Touve, the evening personified OpenGrounds’ very mission by bringing people … 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

Lessons in saying ‘no’ from the OpenGrounds Opening

Lessons in saying ‘no’ from the OpenGrounds Opening

If there’s one tangible tagline you can pin down on OpenGrounds it’s: connect, collaborate, create. Of course, there are a hundred other words you can affiliate with OpenGrounds: curiosity, innovation, cross-disciplinary, thought, studio. Because OpenGrounds embodies so many big concepts, it’s truly inspiring, but often hard to explain to others. To me, the most poignant description of OpenGrounds is “thought-provoking”. To … Continue reading

Words from Founding Director, Bill Sherman

Words from Founding Director, Bill Sherman

OpenGrounds is creating new networks to connect faculty, students and diverse external partners.  The goal is to inspire those who take risks at the frontiers of their fields and collaborate across boundaries to make a real impact in the world. It will be a catalyst for outward facing, forward-looking research and curricular initiatives that will … Continue reading