People Places Tools

Resource and capabilities are listed below. This list was created by Defrag Ohio Cleveland '06 attendees. If you have additional suggestions, please email for posting.




PEOPLE - Whom do you work with? Who is doing cool stuff? What people/organizations are involved with providing resources in support of rich media related activities?


Jim Eastman

Dale Cook, KSU works with K-12 teachers

Hunter Morrison - shrinking cities

Paul V at Cleveland Urban Design Inititive

Northeast Ohio Videogame Initiative

Jim at Lakewood Observer

E-Tech Ohio

Rose Strauss, Rose Mgmt

Frank Mills - Urban Repair & Urban Paradoxes

Akron podcasting/vodcasting Yurus

Leo Zimmerman: Rezonate Creative

Steve DiMaria TechBuilt Systems


National City Bank

Everyone at Game Development Meet Up

G, Jack, Ed, June, Betsey

Ernest Andrade: Charleston Digital Corridor

David Sopko

David Moss, Diann Mistelske, Jeff Friedman, Dan Carl

H.S. Art teachers

Donald Knechtges & Jim Shanahan at LCCC



Jeff Rohrs, Optiem

Tom Horn

Tom Stead, Shawnee State University -



PLACES - Where are the cool places/hot spots. virtual and actual? (Ex. buildings, websites, businesses)


What would a cool place/hot spot look like? What resources would a quality, connected place have?




Bella Dubby Art & Coffee Shop

Universal Wifi Wifinder

Hyacinth Lofts - Cleveland Memory Project that tells building histories

Beer - coffee - art: Bela Dubby's in Madison & in Lakewood

University of Waterloo

Phoenix coffee: Cleveland Hts & Lakewood

TRIAD Region in North Carolina


Ball State University



TOOLS - What tools and technology do you use and recommend? What do you need? What events, initiatives would be neat to have happen?




Ohio Learning Network

Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet


Inflow - social network mapping software

Blender - OS 3D graphics creation

Wisdom of the Crowds, by James Surowiecki

Collaborative Online platforms


Design Outpost

Dennis Althur's speakers ALTRONICS

Lots of civic forums all over NEO

Meet The Bloggers

Macintosh - Prolog - Java


Meeting Wizard - - PB Wiki's - all FREEE!!

Work study


PODZINGER - searchable audio & video

Techsmith & Morae - to measure usability

GarageGames Torque - Indie game engine

Unity - Indie game engine

Computer Game Meetup