News

Monday
2
5

First Annual By the People Festival Features Dialogue and Art

Halcyon annouces its launch of By The People; a new, inclusive, international arts and innovation festival that facilitates connection and celebrates creativity. The festival is organized by the nonprofit Halcyon in association with the Smithsonian, Destination DC, ARTECHOUSE and other D.C.-based organizations (full list availble in the release).

Monday
2
5

It's Too Soon to Unleash Comcast

Richard Blumenthal and Mignon Clyburn, Bloomberg

Just seven years after the $30 billion mega-merger between Comcast and NBCUniversal, the behemoth company has been freed from the temporary rules the Federal Communications Commission imposed to prevent it from discriminating against its competitors. Whether you’re a TV consumer, another cable company or a content provider, there’s good reason to be concerned.

Monday
1
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These are the 20 most promising startups in DC: realLIST 2018

Stephen Babcock, Technical.ly DC

With so much happening, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering that these are early stage companies that are still testing and tweaking in little ways every day. At Technical.ly, it also leads to lots of conversation about who’s “real.” That’s why we launched the realLIST in 2017, and we’re continuing the experiment this year with a new slate of companies.

Sunday
1
21

Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow, Georgia Saxelby, Opens “To Future Women” at The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

To Future Women is an interactive artwork that marks the anniversary of the Women’s March through the platform of art. Created by artist Georgia Saxelby, the project invites participants throughout America and beyond to write a letter to women in 20 years.

Thursday
1
4

Company with Rooftop Farm in Bethesda To Open Another, Bigger Farm at Pike & Rose

Joe Zimmerman, Bethesda Magazine

Pike & Rose’s newest development isn’t a restaurant or a business. It’s a 17,000-square-foot farm that will provide produce to residents and nearby eateries.

The farm will be situated one story above the North Bethesda development, on top of the Old Georgetown Road Garage next to the Pallas at Pike & Rose apartments.

Wednesday
1
3

This Halcyon Incubator Fellow is Transforming How Veterans Manage Amputation Pain

Sam Sabin, DCINNO

Skimming through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe, you find an abundance of wearable tech devices. One wants to help parents’ monitor their child's health. Another promises to measure the health of a person's dog.

Thursday
12
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Halcyon Incubator Fellow Sherry Lachman Authors New York Times Op Ed: The Opioid Plague's Youngest Victims

Sherry Lachman, New York Times

Our stunning failure to care for our most vulnerable children is a cause and devastating consequence of the opioid crisis that is ravaging towns around the country. We can’t end the crisis — or a host of other problems — until we fix our beleaguered child welfare system.

Tuesday
11
7

Innovators & Disruptors: The 2017 Tech 25

Halcyon Incubator fellows Amelia Friedman and Danya Sherman join Halcyon's CEO Kate Goodall in the 2017 Tech 25. An additional 8 Halcyon Incubator fellows were likewise included in the Innovators and Disruptors "Hall of Fame".

See the full list here.

Wednesday
11
1

A Robot Can't Write this Article -- Yet

Roland Flamini, Washington Life

In the numerous high tech trade shows in the U.S. and elsewhere, the space that (after video games) draws most media and public attention is robotics. The robots on show are almost always painted a neutral white, and the emphasis is on cuteness as they chat with children and wizz around displaying inane skills like serving cocktails while blinking cheerfully at the public. 

Wednesday
11
1

A Robot Can't Write this Article--Yet

Roland Flamini, Washington Life

"In the numerous hi-tech trade shows in the US and elsewhere, the space that (after video games) drwas most media and public attention is robotics...Over hte past two years, Halcyon, a Georgetown non-profit gruop that examinese 21st century problems and how to deal with them, brought together an army of experts for a detailed study of robotics, and then issued a final report that sheds some lig