Out of Sync: Inappropriate First Curve Behavior

The CuyahogaNext initiative supported by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners Office, is an open process of public participation with guided leadership direction: a typical Second Curve activity.

Change is not easy for some individuals who stubbornly continue to demonstrate out of sync First Curve behavior: ie., communicating in a negative, non-supportive fashion behind-the-scenes to constituents and attempting to discredit public process by enacting actions to derail or hijack activities for their own benefit.

This kind of behavior does not build trust and respect. We learned this in Kindergarten. And, we don't have time to waste.

New solutions to the complex challenges we all face need to designed and put into place as soon as possible. This will be accomplished by everyone working together, sharing resources and pitching in. Catastrophies, $5.00 gallons of gasoline and natural disasters do not discriminate between individuals who have money and those who do not.

It is time to move forward quickly with transformative initiatives that make a difference. This is already happening in the Midtown Innovation Zone.

And Baldwin Wallace College and the City of Berea, Kent State University and the City of Kent, Hiram College and Hiram Township and the Fairview Park Library and the Fairview business leadership.

The next time you hear or see First Curve Behavior ignore it; give your attention to the County Commissioners who have relentlessly continued to look ahead.

Blue Ribbon Task Force: Moving Forward with CuyahogaNext

Read the latest about CuyahogaNext activities, a group of citizen leaders working together to transform Northeast Ohio and supported by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners. Here.

The 50 member network has identified five transformative initiatives; Innovation Zones are one. Read more about building Innovation Zones in the Second Curve Economy. Here.

Midtown is the model for others who wish to build innovation zones in Northeast Ohio. The Midtown Innovation Zone is being built by the Midtown Development Corp., Myers University, Cleveland State University, the City of Cleveland, Phoenix Coffee, NEAD Brand Partners and the Midtown Innovation Building 4415 Euclid Avenue.

Other Innovation Zones are being built by Baldwin Wallace College, the Berea Library, the Berea Chamber of Commerce and the City of Berea; Kent, Ohio and Kent State University; the Fairvew Library and in the University Circle area.

Next Working Meeting: Thursday, April 6th at NEAD BRAND PARTNERS

Next Working Meeting Thursday, April 6th at NEAD BRAND PARTNERS. Work on next steps for building Midtown! Join us for brew and coffee (and cookies) - Connect to new opportunities!
Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 5:30-6:30 P.M.
Place: Nead Brand Partners
3635 Perkins Avenue, Suite 6a
Map Link

LIVE BLOG: Midtown Wednesdays: Criteria for Innovation Zones

Overview of the First and Second Curve economy and the changes in behavior needed to take place supporting a transition to a "Second Curve" innovation economy.

We need to do things in new and different ways. This requires simple changes in behavior such as appreciative leadership and behaving in ways that build trust and respect toward one another; this requires discipline and focus. This is easier for some than others.

Rich Brhel, Director of Library, Myers University, reports on his participation in the I-Open curriculum hosted by Baldwin Wallace College 3-27 & 3-28. Rich found the curriculum to be aligned with how he thinks about information and the new ways of approaching business support for entrepreneurs.

Review of the Innovation Framework map. What does this kind of simple map mean to how we think about our activities and our relationship to others?

No. 1 Break Out Where do you see yourself on the Innovation Framework? If you were to do what you do well, what would that look like in the Midtown Innovation Zone?

Group No.1
Brainpower Joe Polemento, provides solutions to mid-sized manufacturing companies to improve efficiencies. Joe believes efficencies start with managers and workers talking with each other to build trust and respect. Midtown has 650 businesses and 250 nonprofits. How could innovation and entrepreneurship in Midtown be accelerated if [only] 30% of Midtown businesses adopted new or alternate practices of efficiency?
Quality, Connected Places David Maske, builds infrastructure to create a quality, connected place by leading economic development projects in Midtown.
Dialogue & Inclusion Soren Hansen, strengthens new approaches to designing GIS standards, one of NEO largest economic development investments. A next step toward realizing a vision for implementing new standards is focused on connecting stakeholders in the region through the building of trust and sharing of information.

Group No.2
Quality, Connected Place Kiosk mapping locations in a 2 mile radius; Build an Innovation Cafe where people can work, eat in a free, open cafe including presentation room to model innovation as a living thing; Better physical demarkation such as signage and horticultural gardens.

No. 2 Break Out
Group No.1 Strengthen an understanding of the Midtown area by create neighborhood tours, begin "Midtown Saturdays" to discuss issues of neighborhood importance; Determine resources in Midtown by building an inventory of resources that is available to everyone and updateable; Neighborhood exploration: what is the morst important symbol of Midtown? Marquee type advertising, ie., Playhouse Square or Pre-loaded I-Pods with music and advertising.

No. 2 Identify a Midtown icon such as a Water presence. This could be accomplished by hosting an artists contest to design water fountains to be built all over Midtown. Our model is Italy. Become known as an area that teaches top level African American women for careers in engineering and technology. Is this something the Engineering Society could support and promote? Change the public perception of the value of innovation for young students and support initiatives like E-City.

Group No. 3 Build a virtual Midtown Town Hall - a Midtown Web Portal that cross promotes Midtown acitivites and provides an inventory of open properties, schools, cultural/summer events. (A model was developed by a Shaker Hts High School student at the former Center for Regional Economic Issues (REI) identified all of the events going on in University Circle and is posted on the UCI website.)

Next Meeting Thursday, April 6th at NEAD BRAND PARTNERS. Work on next steps for building Midtown! Join us for brew and coffee (and cookies) - Connect to new opportunities!
Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 5:30-6:30 P.M.
Place: Nead Brand Partners
3635 Perkins Avenue, Suite 6a
Map Link

Midtown Wednesdays: Moving Ahead: Designing Criteria for the Midtown Innovation Zone

Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
Place: Myers University, Chester Campus
3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Map Link

The world is changing and with it our perceptions of what it takes to build an entrepreneurial culture. What kinds of places do we need to support a climate for business innovation? How can we move quickly toward new collaborations? What are our standards for leadership?

Innovation zones offer small networked hubs for entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurs look for places where information and resources move quickly. Innovation today depends on proximity to dark fiber, cafes with delicious food, access to support services, and comfortable places to network.

In Transforming our Regional Economy: Action Plan 2006 led by the Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners, innovation zones are one of five transformative initiatives designed to create focus and bring to scale grass roots initiatives to transform Northeast Ohio.

Join us this week to create criteria for building innovation zones around our colleges, universities and libraries in Brainpower, Dialogue and Inclusion, Innovation Networks, Marketing and Branding and Quality, Connected Places.

Coming Up: Wednesday, April 5: Building Global Innovation Networks
Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
Place: Myers University, Chester Campus
Cleveland, OH 4411
Map Link

Follow up to last week's forum "Marketing and Branding Innovation Zones" is available on the Midtown Wednesdays Blog. Connect to new opportunities and next steps in a working group:
Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 5:30-6:30 P.M.
Place: Nead Brand Partners
3635 Perkins Avenue, Suite 6a
Map Link

Questions? Contact:
Betsey Merkel, Network Development
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
Cleveland MidTown Innovation Center
4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 310
Cleveland, OH 44103 USA
Tel. 216-246-2447

LIVE BLOG: 03-22-06 Midtown Wednesday: Branding and Marketing Innovation Zones

Review of the Midtown Wednesday social network map.

EdPro Blogspot: see "Branding Central New York"

Midtown Wednesdays

Downtown Portland is known for walkable and seeable assets with alot of locally owned businesses. More coffee shops. Ning.com could be a platform to identify Midtown restaurants. Google offers a tool

There are many assets in Midtown that people just don't know about. Inventory and assets. A central clearing house on the internet and accessible on the street.

Jim Haviland, Dir., MidTown Cleveland. MidTown Cleveland denotes a place rather than the old name of MidTown Corridor.

How can we leverage services and companies in MidTown?

MidTown has:
650 businesses
2100 residents
18,000 emloyees
250 non profits

So why is MidTown NOT an area of innovation? How can we leverage new business opportunities from 18,000 brains in and out of MidTown five days a week? What is the potential buying power of day time residents?

There is a strong need to add amenities. What is a collective vision of MidTown?

This is an area of opportunity. Great access to renovated wharehouse space in MidTown. Urban Ohio blog.

What is your experience in MidTown?
- stop lights on Carnegie, Euclid & Chester
- empty spaces, boarded up
- no connection with residents
- beautiful historic buildings

What are the needs of Midtown?
- exploration: places to eat and shop
- see what's happening? : development/validation/why we are here/things are getting better
- new housing in and around Prospect and 36th St
- biotech companies, design, photography, arts & communications businesses

What are the benefits of Midtown?
- The Agora
- cheap free parking
- reasonable real estate
- low crime rate

Solutions for building a Quality Connected Place:
- create an public inventory of community assets: zip codes
- creating alternate platforms to define MidTown: ie., Google Earth; http://www.niong.com; fly throughs, etc.
- more coffee shops
- progressive lunch/ happy hour
- block parties
- scavenger hunts
- great race
- bike tours/segways
- electric cars (Myers Motors/Vespa Golf Cart)

MidTown has good security. How situations are handled will strengthen a brand. Or, demolish it.

What does OPEN mean to you?
OPEN MidTown
open minded
Open source
Open for business
Open for living and play
Open to innovation
Open to intrepretation
Open for environmental and green technology
Open for lunch
Innovative living - not necessarily urban or traditional but open to alternatives
Open to collaboration
Open community
Open real estate because of low demand

How do we communicate with each other and spread the word about MidTown?
Chat Rooms
Pod Casts

Other creative industries in MidTown: Taxel, ThunderTech,

Future developments in MidTown: August 2007 Silver Line

Follow up session at Nead Offices to take ideas to action:

When: 5:30-6:30 pm, Thursday, April 6
Where: Nead Brand Partners
3635 Perkins Avenue, Suite 6a
Website: www.neadbrandpartners.com
Phone: 216.431.9301 (Ext 13)

Driving Directions: Take 90 toward downtown Cleveland to the Chester Ave. exit. If coming from the East, turn left off of the exit, and then left at the light onto Chester. If coming from the West, turn right onto Chester. Go two blocks to 36th street. Turn left onto 36th, and right onto Perkins. Travel a hundred yards until you see a building on your left marked 3631 Perkins. Turn left into the large fenced lot just past the 3631 sign. Travel along the side of the building, past the striped awning entrance. We are located in the taller (6 floor) section of the building, near the back (North) corner of the lot. This entrance is marked 3635 Perkins. Enter the oak door with oval window to the immediate left of Dock Door B. Welcome!

Midtown Wednesdays: Marketing and Branding Innovation Zones: Telling the MidTown Story

Join us for New Approaches to Economic Development

Dates: Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Place: Baldwin Wallace College

Open Source Economic Development is a new approach to economic development that shows you how to develop the open networks that drive innovation. Register here for this new curriculum.

The City of Cleveland and Myers University generously support Midtown Wednesdays and the development of an innovation corridor along Euclid Avenue.

Marketing and Branding Innovation Zones: Telling the MidTown Story

Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
Place: Myers University, Chester Campus
3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Map Link

What does it take to make the MidTown Innovation Zone a Quality, Connected Place?

Beautiful streetscapes, renewable energy sources, arts & culture festivals, ethnic food restaurants, city side gardens, interesting cafes, public WiFi, public art, entrepreneurial incubators and labs humming with activity...

We'll learn the Midtown story from Nead Brand Partners , the firm who developed the initial research and branded messages for Midtown in 2003 with the MidTown Development Corp.

Fuel this week's dialogue with your ideas, questions and what-if stories building next steps and initiatives to bring the Nead Brand Partners vision to life.

Be a part of the networked hub of innovation in MidTown. Join us to create new MidTown opportunities in the arts, technology and education.


Mark Nead and Mark Zust, principals and growth partners, Nead Brand Partners

Visit the Midtown Wednesdays Blog to learn about marketing and branding innovation in the Second Curve.

Coming up: Wednesday, March 29: Criteria for Innovation Zones

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
Place: Myers University, Chester Campus
Cleveland, OH 44114

Questions? Contact:

Betsey Merkel, Network Development
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
Cleveland MidTown Innovation Center
4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 310
Cleveland, OH 44103 USA
Tel. 216-246-2447

Speed is emerging as the ultimate competitive weapon and what is a major contributing factor to the speed? Networks.

Here's an interesting article sent by Dennis Coughlin from Business Week:

Of course, speed has been important in business ever since the California Gold Rush. What's changed in recent years is that a slew of new techniques make it possible to get things done much faster. Start with global outsourcing. A vast network of suppliers around the world stands ready to do everything from manufacturing products to drawing up legal contracts. This helps companies create supply chains that are faster, more flexible, and more efficient than ever before." Business Week here.

Another factor is to stop using old methods. "Most are still bogged down in bureaucracy and old modes of doing things."

Cleveland Memory Project: History is so much about the Future!

Three things to look at:

Gateway to 19,000 images - delivers a thumbnail image first, then click on to the image with printed copies available upon request. The pictures show snapshots of life and living in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Memory Project begins with historic sites across Cleveland marked by Google map red maps. Clicking on the sites reveals layers of information about the structure.

CMP is a static platform delivery system for people inquiring about landmarks. Bill is also experimenting with social tech platforms, such as FlickR, blogs, etc. The Cuyahoga County Fair has asked Bill to apply technologies to connect people in ways that they have not before.

The Greater Cleveland History Library Consortium -how to interconnect the digital histories are many regional Cleveland organizations.

A new collaborative project is to create a 3D exploration of Cleveland based on images and offered in time sequences.

This kind of platform could be used for historic, tourism interests, rental/purchase space. The only infrastructure that needs to be integrated is bandwidth and permissions which are easy enough to work out.

What is Cleveland? Will vary from generation to generation. We might thnk of Paul Newman but someone else might think of Halle Berry.


How do we strengthen the connections to the historic pieces of Cleveland?

How do we integrate GIS with this?

There are other models: Colorado, etc.

Fly throughs are where we need to be to be able to experience material in 3D.

Map important events for example, map important events of innovation and link stories to the sites by adding a social technology platform.

Susan Miller: our geography has dictacted our environment and our actions in the past. How does this shift affect how we need to teach our children now? Put in a zoom function to view the geography from the glacial time to presetn. Maps are a great way to develop our conceptual thinking. (Is this one way to accelerate our thinking about the future?)

What is the historical value of our landmarks?

There is a need for social engagement of all of the organizations that archive huge repositories of information to share information. There needs to be a strategic process to network people together.

Fly throughs are critical for communications. We need a virtual museum of stories, history, images.

Valdis Krebs and Social Network Mapping Updates

Valdis Krebs, social network software entrepreneur, has been highlighted in two global news sources in the last ten days.

Take a minute to learn more about social network mapping applications in a networked world, Can Network Theory Thwart Terrorists? and IBM: Untangling Office Connections

Valdis will be leading the I-Open Curriculum Session on Open Source Economic Development at Baldwin Wallace College along with economic development strategist Ed Morrison, appreciative leadership leader Jack Ricchiuto and entrepreneur network builder June Holley.

You can register here.

Join us to make new connections with people who are interested in building the innovation economy just like you.

Open access to federally funded research -- growing momentum

Here's an update about open access to research from Ray English via Midtown Wednesdays host Rich Brhel, Director of Library at Myers University:

12/13/06. Today's Washington Post has a great story on the developing political momentum for changing US government policy to require government funded health researchers to make the results of their research openly
available in the Internet. The story describes recent developments that are moving in the direction of a change in the voluntary NIH policy -- a change that would make deposit in PubMed Central a requirement and mandate open access within six months of publication. The story also mentions two Senate bills. The first, which has been introduced by Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) is the American Center for CURES Act, which has a provision requiring open
access (within six months of publication in peer-review journals) to research sponsored by Health and Human Services Agencies (NIH, CDC, etc. ). The story also mentions a bill being considered by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that would require public access to government-funded research across a broad array of U.S. government agencies. Although the story doesn't mention it, Cornyn's bill is supposed to be introduced soon.

The title of the story is:
Government Health Researchers Pressed to Share Data at No Charge
and it's available here.

Note that access to the Post is free, but need to be registered first
before gaining access.

Ray English
Director of Libraries
Oberlin College

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GreenCityBlueLake: Change Infrastructure

GreenCityBlueLake represents a re-branding process of the region to help the larger community to think about sustainbility in a broader way.

EcoCity provides services and frameworks for the region. EcoCity is working with regional organizations with community development, watershed awareness...part of EcoCity's mission is to tell the story of all of the wonderful things going on in the region.

About one year ago, David and the community explored different ways of telling the story of all of the sustainability activities going on in the region. The Brain.com is one of the platforms and this is still accessible on GCBL.org. GreenCityBlueLake now resides on a Drupal platform. The intent is to leverage GCBL as a larger umbrella context - a tool - to guide the community discussion about how do we transform the region by asking the tough questions and simultaneously move the conversations forward?

The web site looks at 11 different areas of sustainability; as well as multiple functionalities. The site includes a regional calendar, discussion threads, blog entries, photo albums, etc.

There is a blizzard of sustainability activities going on in the region; this site will begin to assemble and build community knowledge assets so that the knowledge can be redistributed back into the community.

The platform will help to strengthen all existing efforts. EcoCity Cleveland will agressively encourage others to get involved. For individuals all that is required to participate is to log on and obtain a user and password ID. Over the next month blank pages will be put up encouraging discussion and participation.

GCBL creates a context for people to contribute their knowledge. The current focus is broad categories in sustainability and what will move the region forward.

Question: How will GreenCityBlueLake move beyond the sustainability community? How can one leverage activities?

David Beach: NEO needs to have a climate change plan. Our business community should be thinking about this. Does the Greater Cleveland Partnership have a climate change plan? What could be done and where are the innovative opportunities? EcoCity will do strategic outreach to reach leadership and educate.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development does excellent work convening NGO's to collaborate strategically with a heavy focus on how to reach out to decision makers. We need to empower others to assist in making good decisions for the region that may not have been made in the past.

We can ask: How is work taking place across the region related? How are the different investments coordinated?

An opportunity is to begin working with the nonprofit community and identifying ways of collaborating to improve efficiencies.

David was involved in helping the City to acquire a Sustainability Director. This will have a significant affect in a large way. This is where we need to be spending our energies. We need to ask ourselves where is the energy out there for sustainability?

Each category will have a justice side of things. This is an appreciative approach.

GCBL hopes to educate people - such as Voices and Choices - with how do we address sustainability? Bumper stickers and stickers will identify entities that are aware of green. The spirit of the site is to be not just cheerleaders but what will help others to envision what the future needs to be doing?

The site seeks to inform and encourage people to visualize the future.

What encourage you to participate? Specific topics; other people doing stuff that I might be interested in; event promotions; encouraging others to link; email syndication; creative digital media integration; posting pictures of what people like; What about gaming applications?; RSS feeds?

Look at Big Planning Projects. For example: no one seems to be addressing air quality or energy. The GCBL site includes targeted communication campaigns. Google maps is automatically connected to event locations.

What are the next steps? How can this be applied to innovations in industry?

For fun: Visit Music genome and pandora.com

I-Open: An Invitation to Learn

New Approaches to Economic Development

Date: Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Place: Baldwin Wallace College
275 Eastland Rd. Berea, Ohio 44017-2088
Register here.

Learn the latest approaches to building an innovation economy in your region

Innovation drives regional economies forward, but how do economic developers promote innovation?

The traditional tools of economic development are inadequate to the task. We need new models, new tools, and new approaches to economic development leadership.

Join us on March 27 and 28 for the first two day workshop on Open Source Economic Development. This new approach to economic development shows you how to develop the open networks that drive innovation.

This workshop is designed for economic development professionals looking for practical, new approaches to building prosperity in their communities and regions.

You can learn more and register here.

Questions? Contact:
Betsey Merkel, Network Development
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
Cleveland Midtown Innovation Center
4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 310 Cleveland, OH 44103 USA
Tel: 216-246-2447

I-Open is presenting this workshop in partnership with Executive Education at Baldwin Wallace College

Midtown Wednesdays: EcoCity Cleveland's GreenCityBlueLake Network: The Future of Northeast Ohio

We're moving into a "Second Curve" knowledge economy built by entrepreneurs spotting opportunities and moving forward faster. The regions that learn to adopt these successful practices quickly will survive; the ones who don't will not.

GreenCityBlueLake is a national model designed to accelerate information sharing across our region with stories of innovations in sustainability. This web portal acts as a knowledge management tool publishing stories of innovations in sustainability. GreenCityBlueLake is a new kind of framework in service of our treasured natural resources.

Help us to go live! Visit GreenCityBlueLake test site and be a part of this week's introductory tour. Give us your feedback to design an information highway of best practices.

Forum Leader:

David Beach, Executive Director and Founder, EcoCity Cleveland

Coming up Wednesday, March 15: Beyond Training: Non-Profit Innovations in Networking Connections

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
Place: Myers University, Chester Campus
3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Map Link

Questions? Contact:

Betsey Merkel, Network Development
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
Cleveland MidTown Innovation Center
4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 310
Cleveland, OH 44103 USA
Tel. 216-246-2447 

Midtown Wednesdays: Unforseen Opportunities for the Knowledge Economy

Creating an Informatics Culture: Technology, Learning & Visualization

Building an informatics culture and being part of the information economy

learning objectives:
define an informatics culture
list the 6 elemn ents in a

computer technology makes possible: 2 unantivipated outcomes of having computers are,
"information on demand"- should be able to get information on demand in seconds. This is something new.
"Information just in time" - we learn basic concepts and know where to go to get the information.

Vision for an informatics culture: eVerything for eVeryone eVerywhere

The computer just connects url to the information out there.

1993 Case Med schoold was one of the first universities in the world to give students computers. Also started eCurriculum.
2001 was a transition year but this was not mandatory

Fall 2001= Transition time. This lead to the developent of specialized curriculum available only on the web, teaching resources, and interim exams, quizzes, etc., student information like test results were nearly immediately available, student assessment

For the first 2 years every hour of student time is represented on the calendar. Each day has session links with email, instructor info, learning objectives for the class, video of the class is available 10 minutes following close of class, and any kind of resource can be made available: sound files, etc.

Six elements in a rteaching/learning informatics culture:
1. Multimedia classroom
2. Notebook computers, Ubiquitous environment
3. Network and service support: robust computer nework
4. Application development: eAssessment system.This allows for virtual microscope online, video, sounds (you can play heart sounds - is this a murmur, other?) ; Audience response system - Prof can ask a question with answers posted immediately that can positively affect student performance; Studetn Advisory ; ePortfolio for students and professors
5. Serious Gaming: NEXT KILLER ap. $1M grant to teach students to cancer genetics "Tower of Learning"

The first three towers are now built as of this afternoon. Two Case medical students and the CIA medical illustrator have wroked together to create a three demesnsional self paced learning environment

This exists on one url that links to knowledge anywhere in the world. Learning objectives are provided from each floor to acheive before you can progress to the next floor. All based on information just in time and on demand linked through the Tower of Learning.

The Tower of Learning follows 4 patients with expanding learning objectives. As you move up the Tower you must qualify to move forward. This environment allows access to thousands of slides accessible through the Internet instantly.

There is alot of potential for doing this.

$10M grant to build Mount Sinai Skills and Simulation Center to open March 24th:
The serious games help to prepare the students in the simulation center with simulated patients and then move on to the hospital environment. The idea is to prepare students for patients.

An informatics culture is an example of a knowledge economy.

The Axiom Porject: Andy Sher and Greg Wrenn are learning new ways to teach neurobilogical anatomy. They produced this solution in an effort to learn neurobiology in a 3D environment making it less difficult to learn from a 2D and unrealistic environment.

Game has been devised to provide

Fly-in, with 3 Demensional aspects. Display also includes 2 demensional image that a student would otherwise see in a traditional textbook. This version includes schematic and xxx versions.

The Cranial Nerve Lesion page allows a student to affect "Lesion Larry" with any particular lesion and to see what the affects are. This is the only

This would be a future application as a diagnostic tool. These applications are targeted toward 1 and 2nd year Medical Students. The next step is to implement CT and MRI scans all on the same PDA!

A quiz system could be constructed leveraging the material available from the program.

Once you create the environment, you don't know what will develop. If you have created the networks

Case has cultivated the envrionment for entrepreneurs to follow the opportunities they see such as the product above.

Q: Is there a way to get this information out like NetWellness? There is an effort to

We must create the envrionment for the Information Age:

We must:
1. Mobiole computing
2. Ubiquitoues Internet
3. Network and server support
4. Application development
5. Education support

Some ideas of what you could anticipate that could happen once the environments are created:

By creating the networked community and postitive things will happen:
1) community unput to solvbind probeklems
2) Connections amog people with common interests and skills, new business opportunities
3) Healthcare networks
4) Educational/recreational opportunities - "Serious Games Network"

We as leaders need to build the confidence in people to embrace the new information and create unforseen opportunities. The possiblities come from bringing the teams together to create what is envisioned.