The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute has completed the first phase of construction on a next generation wireless network located in the Cass Corridor section of Detroit. OTI will use the Detroit network to test Commotion — a new, open-source wireless technology — ahead of its public release in early 2013.
A huge boost for the arts in Detroit as the Knight Foundation has announced $19.25 million investment in the arts here.
If you want to know what’s really going on in the Motor City, don’t believe what you read in Time Magazine or other national media more intent on showing the underbelly of problems.
This week on Michigan Matters Carol Cain talks with Jim Vella of the Ford Fund, Rishi Jaitly from the Knight Foundation, Karla Hall of the DTE Foundation, and Laura Trudeau of the Kresge Foundation.
Rishi S. Jaitly, a former Google executive and social entrepreneur, has joined the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as a program director based in Detroit.