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Kathryn Born
Kathryn Born is the Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Art Magazine, which includes a network of additional websites about arts and culture. She is a conceptual artist and writer, whose work has appeared on Chicago Public Radio, Time Out, RedEye and Chicago Tribune. She is the editor of the anthology "The Essential New Art Examiner" was published by Northern University Press, and will be followed by her novel, to be published in the fall of 2012.

Entries by Kathryn Born

Indie Products from Chicago - Fall 2013

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 2:31 PM

It’s quite possible that Chicago is the DIY capital of America. The grassroots and almost anti-authority tradition runs so deep, it’s no wonder that when manufacturing evolves into an act you can accomplish outside of the established channels, so blooms a giant scene that utilizes the latest technologies, sources money...

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Innovation Lab at Harold Washington Library -- How It Works

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 6:37 PM

The Innovation library received a slew of press coverage when they announced the opening of the Innovation Lab - a space that gives the public free access to 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines. Yet once the space opened I had questions about the logistics:  how does it...

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How Chicago May Become the First 'Innovation Zone'

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 10:59 PM

The Conference

From July 10-11, McCormick Place is hosting the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, bringing together manufacturers, 3D printing enthusiasts, designers, makers and geeks of all stripes. The program is geared to showcase and educate participants about the state of the 3D printing industry today, and illustrate the...

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Innovation Factory: A Retail Space in Chicago's Advanced Manufacturing Movement

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 4:31 PM


In our lifetime, we will look at an online shoe store, and when we hit the "print button," our 3D desktop printer will manufacture a pair of shoes right from our desktop.

Innovation Factory, a retail location in the West Loop of...

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Josh Tsui, Robomodo, and the Power of Teams

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 1:06 PM

2013-03-15-robomodologo.jpgDespite Robomodo’s established position in Chicago’s game design industry, Josh Tsui, one of the company’s founders, remains an impassioned voice in the local indie game scene. We sat down with Tsui to learn about his career and understand the specifics of the vision he...

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EXPO Chicago Rises: Metaphorical Connections Between The Dark Knight Rises and Chicago's New Art Fair

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 6:11 PM

"Tony Karman is like Batman," I said to Robin Dluzen, as we talked about EXPO Chicago and contemplated our respective writing assignments about the art fair. "And Chicago is like Gotham, looking for a hero to save the city."

The metaphor stuck with me after the conversation ended....

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Chicago Tech Startup: ProOnGo

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 4:35 PM

In a new editorial angle, TINC Magazine is excited to provide coverage of Chicago innovation by letting the innovators speak for themselves! Kicking off our TINC Interview Series is ProOnGo, a local company who created their own mobile platform for employees and their companies to fluidly track and manage company...

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FasPark: They Can Find Parking in Chicago Better Than You

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 9:16 AM

Parking in Chicago is so hard that it required a software architect and artificial intelligence professor to make sense of it.


Based on data gained from the Freedom of Information Act, along with a killer algorithm, FasPark predicts the path most likely to have...

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Startup Illinois: Questions Abound

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 2:20 PM

(In lieu of Governor Quinn signing legislation at Techweek, I need to update this story. In the meantime, I'd like to add, amongst all the rejoicing about "funding for startups," that it's actually funding for venture capital companies, and only in hopes that they pass it on to local startups....

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40 Over 40: Artist-Run Spaces

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2011 | 12:34 PM

Chicago has been host to an amazing array of artist-run spaces since at least the 1970's. Many of these spaces originally emerged as venues working counter to the predominately commercial (and early on, predominantly male) gallery culture in Chicago. Starting with Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago's artist-run spaces have continued to...

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"Googleheim": The Guggenheim, Google, and Standards for Transparency

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 2:46 PM

Rachel Hewitt

These days it's hard to claim to be a stranger to corporate sponsorship when everything from the Super Bowl half time show, to the rides at Disney World sport the name of one giant company or another. How does corporate sponsorship fit into the art world where accusations...

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Hot Date in Chicago: The Video Data Bank

(1) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 10:29 AM

For couples visiting the Windy City, there are a million places to go. Even if you're artsy Alter Natives, there are still dozens of options. But what if you're even edgier than the Museum of Contemporary Art , or even Facets. The for you, you post-hipster,...

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