November 16, 2009 It has been a busy few months and we have some great news! We purchased a green house kit from a company called Clear Span, a manufacturer of fabric structures and greenhouses out of Iowa. It arrived at Arcosanti on 11/02/09.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] This 20′ wide x 48′ long greenhouse, more specifically called a “High Tunnel,” is an unheated, plastic-covered structure that provides an intermediate level of environmental protection and control compared to open field conditions and heated greenhouses.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We have been putting together a presentation of greenhouse systems research to educate ourselves, the crew and the Workshop participants.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We are excited to begin the process of growing food and experiencing the life of a greenhouse closer to the “center of town”. We plan to use this greenhouse as a prototype for heat collection as it will be connected to the existing and in construction portion of the Heat Duct Tunnel and we will use rainwater collected from the building above for watering the crops. As a prototype, this greenhouse will help us perfect the design for the energy apron.[photo: Anna & text: Nadia Begin]
Video advertising platform BrightRoll has struck a deal with Google’s DoubleClick to provide buyers on the BrightRoll platform with access to the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.Buyers on the BrightRoll platform will now have programmatic access to DoubleClick video ad properties via BrightRoll’s console.The announcement follows last year’s programmatic integration of DoubleClick Bid Manager into the BrightRoll platform.The demand for programmatic video has never been greater. This expanded agreement with BrightRoll is one of the ways we’re helping brand buyers connect with high quality video content across the web,” said Chip Hall, director, media platform sales, Google.“This relationship is an important step in helping grow the overall programmatic video ecosystem.”Separately, BrightRoll has struck agreements with comScore and Nielsen to bring their online campaign ratings systems to its platform.“By integrating audience measurement data from both comScore and Nielsen into our real-time audience platform, we are changing the game for advertisers,” said Tod Sacerdoti, CEO and founder, BrightRoll.“For the first time, advertisers will be able to plan, target and optimise campaigns to maximise in-target delivery and validate performance with independent reports. The best part is that the scale of our ecosystem allows us to offer this for free to all of our clients.”
Multiple Tuscaloosa County Law Enforcement Agencies are searching for at least one brazen burglar who broke into multiple local businesses over the weekend.Just a few businesses hit smash and grab style Sunday night include Cottondale businesses: The Pottery Grill, Oasis Bar and Grill and Dunn’s Wholesale Used Cars.Fortunately the suspects didn’t get away with much from the businesses… a small amount of money, some orange juice and a laptop. Pottery Grill co-owner Tim Foster told WVUA 23 Reporter Chelsea Barton it’s not really about the things taken.“People come in here every week asking for food and I give it to them,” Foster told WVUA 23. “That really ticks be off when you give and give and they break in and take your stuff. It’s just really aggravating,” he said.Police don’t know if it was the same bandit(s), but at least one Brookwood business was hit up as well, La Casa Crimson.The suspect was caught on camera at La Casa Crimson. Thankfully the alarm spooked the guy before he could nab anything. The local businesses impacted want these bad guys off the streets so this won’t happen to any more hard working people like them.“Everybody works hard to keep up everything,” La Casa Crimson Hostess Lacey Martin told WVUA 23.Foster agreed, saying “This is like home for all of us that work here. It’s part of us. When somebody comes in on you, it just really makes you mad.”No arrests have been made in any of these break-in cases. If you have any information that could assist police, please contact Crime Stoppers at (205) 752 -STOP.