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What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?, Photo by Lance Asper

What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?

Some say Jacksonville is a diamond that wants to remain coal. What would it be like if Jacksonville were a city that didn’t hate itself… led by people who acknowledged its achievements? Here are a few things that possibly would have happened in New York, Rome, London Paris, Seattle, or San Francisco if the leaders that made them into Great Cities had been given our city and history. The Southern Music Hall of Fame would be open and full to capacity somewhere in downtown. , and The Allman Brothers would have exhibits there and all the music aficionados would know …

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Mark McCombs’ Robots in Renaissance

Helping. Educating. Creating. Inspiring. These motivating words usually describe our society’s virtues, but these words are surprisingly descriptive of robots, too. Not robots in some distant future or another hemisphere, but right here, right now in Jacksonville, Florida. Robots are usually shown as monsters, cute characters, or strange cold creatures on television. But robots really are just tools made of various materials with a defined purpose and an organized goal. Robots can even change the economical and educational landscape in North Florida. Visionary , is raising awareness for a robotic revitalization where new opportunities, concepts and ideas like this are …

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Ever Wonder What Goes On Behind This Door on Forsyth Street? Sally Corporation

“Nothing is as frightening as your imagination suggests it may be.” That’s how designer describes , an attraction that just opened at Gröna Lund, a historic seaside amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. Implementing state-of-the-art technology to elicit visceral emotional responses — fright and delight — is the heart of what Sally does. Established in 1977, Sally Corporation bills itself as “The Great American Dark Ride Company.” From their first two sales for attractions close to home, Kennedy Space Center and St. Augustine’s Old Wooden School House, Sally Corporation today counts products in over 20 different nations around the world. They …

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Red Bird Studio

, known to some as JR, is a well-known dentist and entrepreneur in Jacksonville. Years ago he founded , the robotic company that went global; developed a new kind of dock, one without planks, rather a “train-track” on pilings that is eco-friendly; captained a classy large boat where friends could cruise the river at sundown; and he even built his own plane, piece by piece in a garage so that he and his lovely wife, Brooks, can take-off and fly up to North Carolina. Always thinking about gadgets and how to put things together and make something incredible, his latest …

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