As we move into 2019, we’re reflecting on the creative stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. Our creative bucket covers innovation in industries such as fashion, architecture, the arts, gaming, film, and media. From residential design projects (Humphreys & Partners) to esports (Mavs Gaming, Esports Arlington Stadium) to the future of art in Dallas (a conversation with Jennifer Scripps), our most popular stories spanned the vast range of creativity in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Here are the 12 most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com/creative for 2018.
Influence, Innovation, Public Places, and The Next Big Idea: From Dallas Arboretum’s A Tasteful Place to EpicCentral Grand Prairie to Urban Commons, here’s a look at the projects that made the list of finalists.
Two recent articles piqued our interest on where skyscrapers—an important part of Dallas’ history— fit into the city’s present and future.
Humphreys & Partners unveiled a Manhattan high-rise residential design project that will integrate AI, drones, and automation as well as be 100 percent sustainable.
The Esports Arlington Stadium is set to become the largest esports arena in the country.
Dallas area filmmaking projects have already topped $60 million in economic impact over the first quarter of 2018.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region has no shortage of thought leaders who are helping create the solutions for some of today’s most popular products, from Ben Judy at 7-Eleven to Ron Dagdag at Thyssenkrupp Elevator. Here are six you need to know.
The Mavs Gaming facility will be ready in time for season tip-off of NBA 2K in May, opening ahead of the new Arlington Esports Stadium.
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Look Inside: Mavs Gaming Hits ‘Play’ on New Deep Ellum E-Sports Pavilion
Inspired by the Dallas Mavericks team, the gaming center acts as a practice, competition, and relaxation facility for the NBA 2k professionals.
The West End Plaza at Market and Corbin streets is part of the ongoing developments in the neighborhood where the Dallas Innovation Alliance is piloting smart cities tech.’
Roomored CEO Farrukh Malik believes virtual walkthroughs will be the future of home customization, replacing model homes and eventually eliminating the need for design studios, paint swatches, and samples altogether.
As part of the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, retailers and interior designers can experience unique, cutting-edge furniture and decor products that show form doesn’t have to be compromised for advanced function.
From unprecedented inventions to never-before-considered concepts, our region is fostering the ascension of businesses born by artists, artisans, and creators.
“We certainly can, and will,” says the director of the Office of Cultural Affairs about forging a new future for the arts in Dallas.
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Not Sure Which DFW Makerspace Is Right For You? Here’s Your Guide
The makerspace community is thriving in Dallas-Fort Worth and has something to offer everyone from video gamers and podcasters to quilters and graphic designers. Scattered all over the region and ranging from two members to 1,200, read this list of makerspaces to find your perfect fit.
EXPLORE: Makerspaces, Innovation Centers, Incubators, and More
Be a part of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dallas-Fort Worth. The same landscape that fosters our largest companies also spurs explosive growth in our smallest. It’s easy to find support through one of our many coworking spaces, incubators and accelerators, makerspaces, and innovation centers. This list has been compiled by the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC). Although the information in this list is presented in good faith and believed to be correct, DRC makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information.
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