Tomorrow’s Content – The era of “post-truths” and “fake news” have many writers turning to alternative platforms in order to maintain their authentic voice, while artists in the entertainment industry find themselves making a fraction of the revenue with the growing number of streaming platforms. How is technology driving both how content is produced, and the experience of media consumption?
History and Identity – How do cities foster a distinctiveness of place? From Shaker furniture to Delta blues, American regions and localities have long been a rich with cultural capital, but the “feel” of a small city has more recently been defined by national franchises on the one hand, and aspirations for coastal lifestyles on the other. By embracing preservation, native materials, folkways, and architectural idiosyncrasies, how can cities cultivate unique and inclusive identities in the 21st century?