Bay Area Art Collective Pivots To Digital Programming With ETHER

The Forum Collective unveils interview-based web series Bay Area art collective pivots to digital programming with ‘ether’.

The Forum Collective will showcase the first three episodes of its devised web series, ether, as a part of Playground’s 2020 Innovator Incubator Showcase. The Innovator Incubator is a two-year program during which the Playground provides guidance, resources, and fiscal sponsorship to the member companies.

Inspired by interviews with real people, the anthology series of interconnected stories spotlights the characters’ struggle to maintain their mental health, familial ties, and personal relationships during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond.

After teasing ether’s first episode in the Fools Fury-produced Build from Here Festival in September, the premiere of the first three episodes are a part of PlayGround’s 2nd Annual Innovators Showcase. The festival will feature new work from seven up-and-coming SF Bay Area theatre companies including Analog Theatre, Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project, Kunoichi Productions, The Moonrisers,

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Ohio’s Franklin County Pivots To Paper After Early Computer Problems


  • Ohio’s Franklin County shifted to a paper backup after its digital check-in system failed to properly load the full list of registered voters
  • The ballots themselves were not affected, and early votes will still be recorded

Early morning voters in Ohio saw one county revert to old-school voting methods. The state’s most populous county had to switch to paper pollbooks after its digital voter check-in systems failed.

Franklin County election officials discovered Tuesday morning that their computers would not load the full list of registered voters, prompting them to move to a backup method.

In a statement posted to Twitter, which has since gone viral, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s communication team revealed ballots were not affected by the hiccup, only check-in machines. Early votes were also fine and have been recorded properly.

Franklin County quickly trended on Twitter after the tech issue was confirmed with a

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