i would like to get some input from you guys on what we could do --- what YOU would do --- with a building that could have shared infrastructure in terms of both space and tech. I'm talking about a really spacious spot, with room for cooperative workspace, offices, artist studios, classroom space, editing bays, event venue, commercial kitchen, even conference and workshop space. Maybe a gallery. The concept I'm in love with is downtown. It is HUGE, though, and mostly ready to go.
What does downtown Charleston/rest of Lowcountry need? What courses could be taught? Photoshop? Premiere? Flash? Maya? Acting classes? Cooking? Writing workshops? Social media? Biz-oriented classes? Final Cut? Videography? Photography? Is there a need for a co-op work building? What would it need to offer? WiFi, office machines, receptionist? Could we build a think-tank around it? Podcasting and video studios that could be rented? Rental equipment like HD cameras? Post-production facilities? Server farm? News cafe? Coffee shop/hangout? What else?
Go wild. Don't worry about cost just yet, although any ideas for generating revenue are most welcome. Just riff on what would help support a creative, artistic, tech-savvy community in the Lowcountry.