These are the influencers who are charting a new course in some of the most exciting and vibrant up-and-coming cities in America. They are living the lives of modern pioneers, exploring new territories and paving a nontraditional road.
Tony Ford believes in the power of making. He co-founded Artfire.com to help makers sell the things they create. He renovated a historic Tucson mansion into Maker House, the world's first artisan-driven maker space. It was a home for artists, hackers and makers to feed off each other's creative energies. Now, he's a co-founder of Startup Tucson. Its goal is to help give young entrepreneurs and innovators the tools to grow their ideas into viable companies. Tony believes that Tucson is on the cusp of boiling over. It's bursting with ideas and energy and is on the verge of becoming the next great American idea city.
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Creative Machines is a group of artists, engineers and fabricators – all visionaries – creating world-class interactive experiences for museums, science centers, and public spaces around the globe. Their work is beautiful when first seen, but get up close and an entirely new experience opens up. Sound and light interplay, drawing viewers in to deepen their relationship with the art.Creative Machines, 3113 E Columbia St, Tucson, AZ
YELLOW BRICK COFFEE
The recipe for an amazing cup of coffee is relatively simple: buy beans directly from growers and then roast the beans in small batches, on demand, to reveal the individual characteristics and flavors unique to each one. The recipe is simple, but executing it well is what sets Yellow Brick Coffee apart. They travel the globe, building long-lasting relationships with growers and then use specialized roasting techniques to bring out the best of every bean.Yellow Brick Coffee, 3220 S Dodge Blvd #1, Tucson, AZ
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