Some Of Our Favorites From TEDxWilmington

Some Of Our Favorites From TEDxWilmington

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a time when live music was as commonplace as smartphones? Or ever considered that one of the founding fathers could be thought of as a data nerd? Information is power. That’s what TEDxWilmingtonSalon celebrated as part of Delaware Innovation Week 2016 at the Wilmington Public Library on Thursday. The event series is organized by Ajit George, whom we profiled earlier this month. Check out some of the highlights below. ### A doomy take on music Instead of keeping to the normal TEDx routine, Vincent James, founder of Keep Music Alive, played a few songs on his keyboard. “We hear music every single day of our lives and maybe, just maybe that’s why we take it for granted,” James said. But the quality of music is in danger, James said. He went on to discuss what he calls the three disturbing trends that are killing the future of music. First is music education. He asked: have you noticed that schools across the...
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Wilmington is having a moment

Wilmington is having a moment

In a way, we have the Wilmington tech scene to thank for Delaware’s newest brewery. Dew Point Brewery, a playful take on DuPont, opened in August just outside of Wilmington in Yorklyn’s historic Garrett Snuff Mill. It’s owned and run by Nick Matarese and his family. Matarese is a Wilmington tech fixture, the founder of branding agency The Barn. Dew Point’s launch is just one of the ways that the state’s tech and entrepreneurship community is bringing the cool to to Wilmington. Because real talk? Wilmington has historically not been cool. It’s not been of the Brooklyn or Philadelphia ilk, places where young people flock for the nightlife, beer gardens and artisanal shops. But the tide is turning. Millennials are driving the real estate boom in downtown Wilmington, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 2016 Wilmington Skyline Review. Still, Will Minster, director of business development at Downtown Visions, is candid about the pace of this change. “To be honest, it’s really been kind of a slow process,”...
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