The Rapidian


Gaming on board: party provider expands services with Ultimate Gaming Bus

Submitted 12-16-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Brian Mosby started his business three years ago by offering bounce houses and other party fun for young children. He's now expanding his services to include entertainment for older children and teens with a mobile gaming station equiped with up to 50 video games.


Story Matters: Brandon describes his dream car

Submitted 12-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Brandon talks about how he would like to be a car designer and the type of car he would create.


EatGR, FoodCircles ask West Michigan to raise forks for hunger relief

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

By encouraging people to dine out at local restaurants, the two groups hope to raise enough money to buy Feeding America West Michigan a new forklift.


Grand Rapids GiveCamp gives free websites and more to 15 non-profit organizations

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

During one weekend, 140 technology professionals donated their time and talents to provide free technology solutions to non-profit organizations in need.


Software developers win contest for innovative snow plow app

Submitted 10-21-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A team of local software engineers have won the grand prize for Code Michigan 2014 with their snow plow data tracking application. The award of $15,000 will help the project move forward, yet much work remains to be done.


Artists as disruptors: Building incubators where art, technology meet

Submitted 10-04-2014 under NEWS

At Friday night's Critical Discourse discussion with NEW INC members, the intersections of art and technology, highlighting disruptive work and helping artists, technologists and designers build sustainable work practices.


Public responds to discussion of art, tech, new platforms for design incubators

Submitted 10-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

[VIDEO] Right after watching the Critical Discourse discussion of art and technology, these respondents stopped to share their own insights and learning. Each night, response stations will be available for the public to share their opinions.


A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 23, The Rapidian raised a glass to five, successful years of hyperlocal citizen journalism and community engagement at SiTE:LAB's 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR.


Wimagine That: Smart Application Launches out of Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-19-2014 under NEWS

Just in time for ArtPrize, Wimage app aims to give thoughts new life by turning words into images


ArtLustr app expands accessibility to gallery art purchases

Submitted 09-09-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The ArtLustr app is designed to put pop up shows online and increase the efficacy of purchasing power.