Rich Bailey

From Hobo To Hobeaux

If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world—so said poet Percy Shelley, therefore it must be true—then type designers must be the unacknowledged architects of the world. more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM Tech Talk

Blue Is for Tumor, Clear Is for Kidney

Chattanooga startup 3D Operations just announced a partnership with Erlanger Health System that’s both a giant step for the company and the next, logical step in its growth. more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:45 PM Tech Talk

Show Me the Selling!

What does selling look like? Maybe your internal Netflix shows you any of a thousand cheesy depictions of used-car wheeler dealers you’ve surely seen over the years. Or the lineup of talking heads at the Republican... more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Tech Talk

Capture Got Gig

It may be too late to go out and get your cinematographer mojo on for Capture. The films are posted and the winner announced—but both the films and the process are still worth a look. more »

Oct 7, 2015 11:58 AM Tech Talk

From Distributed to Orchestrated?

I’ve touched on GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) a few times in this column, mostly regarding its significant to Chattanooga’s bandwidth mastery of the universe. more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:35 PM Tech Talk

MacGyver Would Be Proud

In classic superhero fashion, it turns out disruptive technologies have a secret origin. Applying new tech to old tricks isn‘t just about changing the world and translating a personal lightbulb-over-the-head moment into major bank. more »

Sep 9, 2015 12:11 PM Tech Talk

Vaporizing the Real, Realizing the Vapor

I’m always looking for context. An implied “That’s an amazing widget / company / startup / ecosystem you got there, bro/sis,” can be sufficient framing for a tiny, 800-word window onto a big, complex reality ... more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Tech Talk

Can We Talk?

According to Mike Bradshaw, Co.Lab and the startups it nurtures grow as much through conversations as anything else. One conversation might lead directly to investment, ike when entrepreneur-mentor George Brown ... more »

Jul 29, 2015 4:57 PM Tech Talk

Come On In, the Current’s Fine

Observing Chattanooga’s technology and startup scene through column-tinted glasses definitely has its moments. Freed from the unnatural journalistic compulsion to write only when “newsworthy” facts are in hand ... more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM Tech Talk

Kids Designing Their Digital Future

Taking a pre-opening tour through Tech Town, the new digital learning center for kids and adults, is like walking through Willy Wonka’s factory, only the eye-popping goodies are tech toys instead of sweets. more »

Jul 1, 2015 2:26 PM Tech Talk

Hey Nike, There’s a New Goddess in Town

Sports shoes have Nike, the company named for the Greek goddess of victory. The commercial pantheon is about to get a little bigger. Chattanooga transplant George Brown is preparing to launch Aegle Gear—pronounced “ay-gla” ... more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Tech Talk

Looking For A Startup To Court and Spark

Investment capital is a huge element of Chattanooga’s startup ecosystem. The recent increase in local investors and investment groups willing to invest in startups and the number of investors attending Gig Tank’s annual ... more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Tech Talk

Alignment or Investment?

Gig Tank 2015 is under way. Sort of. This year’s edition of Gig Tank, the accelerator for startups developing business applications needing the ultra-high bandwidth network that began growing here with Chattanooga’s Gig, began earlier in May ... more »

May 20, 2015 12:48 PM Tech Talk

Gig Hackers...Start Your Engines

OK, first things first: Before the word hacker meant “criminal with a computer” to most people, it described someone who could make a computer do whatever needed to be done—up to and including singing, dancing and ... more »

May 7, 2015 11:18 AM Tech Talk

Never Had a Friend Like GENI

Here’s more from my conversation with Mike Bradshaw and Alex Lavidge about how the Gig Tank startup accelerator—and its context—have changed over the last three years. more »

Apr 22, 2015 4:16 PM Tech Talk

Come On In, the Disruption’s Fine

Gig Tank begins its fourth iteration at the end of May. This year, the annual startup accelerator centered on Chattanooga’s gigabit Internet is bringing much of the focus back to where it began three years ago... more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM Tech Talk

Who’s Your Muse?

A new social media site based in Chattanooga is offering a place for creators of all types to share their art. more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Tech Talk

Startup Ecosystem Design, Meet Urban Design

Last month, Chattanooga’s long-awaited Innovation District was unveiled. The city-county Enterprise Center, reorganized last spring to lead the creation of the Innovation District, has drawn a circle around 140 acres ... more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Tech Talk

Chattanooga: Galapagos of the Internet?

When the Public Library’s Gig Lab had its grand opening a few weeks ago, I spent some time with Jeff Branson, a technology educator who came in from Boulder, Colorado to give the keynote lecture and lead a workshop. more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM Tech Talk

Check Out the Gig

The Chattanooga Public Library has the Gig, Chattanooga’s best-in-universe one gigabit Internet. You can’t pull the Gig off the shelf, take it downstairs, get its little barcode scanned and walk out the door with it. more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM Tech Talk