Thursday, October 28, 2010

New iPhone App for Indy's "Food for Thought"

The Spirit & Place Festival offers an iPhone application to make finding the “Food for Thought” events a piece of cake.

Features of the new app include:

Shake & Find (randomly displays clickable event choice)
Events (shows events by date/category, event date/name, event detail)
Map (shows event locations as clickable pins)
Twitter stream (features tweets with #spiritandplace)
Contest via
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For a handheld guide to all 40 Spirit & Place events, download the new Spirit & Place iPhone app at App developed by Boost Media Entertainment.
“The Spirit & Place iPhone app is a great tool to navigate one’s way around the festival,” says Pam Blevins Hinkle, festival director. “We hope each user finds the application is helpful in identifying the dates, locations and types of events he or she is interested in attending, plus following the action as the festival unfolds.”

Win Michael Pollan tickets
One lucky iPhone app downloader will win two tickets to see food author and advocate Michael Pollan, sponsored by Wishard Health Services, plus two passes to the exclusive pre-event VIP reception on Nov. 12 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Pollan comes to Indianapolis to talk about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens and in the built environment. Named to Time magazine’s 2010 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, Pollan is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.

How to win: Download the new Spirit & Place iPhone application at to enter. Contest runs Nov. 4 –10. Apple is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the promotion.

Michael Pollan
Presenting Sponsor: Wishard Health Services
Nov. 12, noon-1:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral
For ticket information, visit

Pollan’s presentation is part of the 15th annual Spirit & Place Festival. “Food for Thought” is the theme of this year’s event, which annually stimulates conversation, collaboration, community building, and civic action based on the artistic, spiritual and civic traditions that inform community life. Unlike most festivals, which have tangible borders and entrance/exit gates, Spirit & Place engages more than 100 organizations offering nearly 40 programs at various times from Nov. 5-14.

For details on all Spirit & Place programs and events, visit
The Spirit & Place Festival promotes civic engagement, respect for diversity, and public imagination through collaborations among arts, religious, and civic organizations. Spirit & Place is a collaborative community project managed by The Polis Center, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Major financial contributors include Lilly Endowment Inc.; Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Wishard Health Services, The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF; Eli Lilly and Company; IUPUI/IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI; and the University of Indianapolis, as well as more than 200 other community partners and donors. For more information, call The Polis Center at (317) 274-2455 or visit This year's festival takes place Nov. 5-14, 2010.

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