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Maker City KC: Google really loves KC, our makers, music, museums, chefs, BBQ and everything else

Did you hear the news recently about how much Google loves KC? I mean, we knew they loved KC when they launched Google Fiber here a few years back, teaching us what a gigabit was well before other folks heard the silly word. Well, massive hat tip to Google AGAIN, as they’re back at it and giving KC even more love.

They recently announced that KC would be the first city in the U.S. to have it’s own search engine, specifically on their Arts & Culture platform. It will give KC a stage to shine on like no other! The title of the piece alone makes us giddy, “Kansas City: Smoke Rings and the Finer Things - From murals to the Monarchs, and from bebop to burnt ends.”

It’s a collaboration with so many amazing institutions in KC, from The Nelson to The National WWI Museum, to the Kauffman Center to the Black Archives of Mid-America. The content is rich and it’s a great way to spend a few hours of your life.

Part of the Arts & Culture package for Google is an impressive video series. We wanted to make sure that fans and friends of Maker City KC see these videos!

Watch them HERE.

Congrats to everyone featured in the videos and also to all of us, for being recognized as an Arts & Culture hub of the world! Of course we’ve all known this for a while now, but it’s great that Google is catching on.

A note from Maker City KC

If you’re opening up this newsletter in your inbox for the first time or you’re reading through stories on the web, you’ve stumbled across a new project called Maker City KC. This is our weekly newsletter. Thanks for finding us. Maker City KC is a place that highlights the city’s many makers and entrepreneurs, creating an audience for the city’s maker spaces and the spirit of innovation in our city. We depict and discuss the many dimensions of the 4th Industrial Revolution, and the opportunities it creates for Kansas City. And, as part of increasing civic engagement, we want to give voice to the many forms of civic innovation and place-making that are making our city a smarter city from the bottom-up.

Our platform is a center of engagement devoted to bringing together makers and change agents from all over Kansas City. By having this centralized platform, makers and future makers can discover others from around the city, not just in their own neighborhoods. Listening and talking is the most human we can get - this is a place for people to come together and build synergy across their many diverse efforts to create a different and more inclusionary Kansas City.

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