Category: Videos

Exploring the intersection of art, experience, and technology: dotdotdash's New Forms Residency

There are those few rare times. When many seemingly different pursuits collide. And in so doing, they create an entirely new—and compelling—form of expression. You’ve likely lived through a couple of these times. And they seem to be happening with increasing regularity. The latest I’m tracking is the collision of technology, art, virtual/augmented reality, and physical space. Read More

Looking for interesting conversations with Portland personalities? Look no further than Output PDX

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland is filled with tons of interesting people. Interesting people who generally—as luck would have it—seem to hide here because they’re not terribly self-promotional. Honestly, that was my inspiration to start Silicon Florist. And now it’s inspired others to start a new video interview show. Meet Output PDX. Read More

Just like old times: Nice to have KGW swing by Portland Startup Week

Remember back in the day? When KGW used to hang out with the Portland startup scene more regularly? Well, it’s been a while. But it was great to have Cassidy Quinn swing by for a segment on Portland Startup Week during the Built Oregon panel. (I’d recommend watching it on mute, because I’m babbling like an idiot.) Read More

A whole new crop of startups join the Portland startup scene with Oregon Story Board Demo Day

Fine. I’ll admit it. I love demo days. If only because I know how much awful turmoil, stress, and ad nauseam pitch practice go into the effort. And all of those hours and days and weeks of effort culminate in a few brief moments of glory on stage—where amazing founders get the chance to reveal their startups to the world. It really is amazing. So forgive me, if I spend a few minutes highlighting the startups that took the stage for Story Board Demo Day. Read More

Portland startup Treehouse makes the case for the 32 hour work week

So many folks in the startup scene—Portland or otherwise—are locked into a mindset that the more you work the greater your chance of your success. That the hours you plow into work on any given work translate directly into the success of your company. Well, I hate to burst your bubble. But Portland startup Treehouse is turning that overworked concept on its head. Read More

Making the smart home more accessible to the rest of us

No matter how much you love technology, getting into the magical world of smart homes can be daunting. Because it’s not immediately obvious how to do it. Or how much effort and money it will take. And if you’re renting, it’s nearly impossible—no matter how much technical acumen you possess. That’s why IOTAS is rethinking the way we engage with smart home technology, by building the infrastructure in at the start. Read More