Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
Brain Drain affects Columbus
While the rest of the Columbus job market is stabilizing, the area continues to lose jobs in the professional, scientific and technology sector.
Bill Lafayette of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce says salary pressure is forcing companies to ship technical jobs overseas – to India, China and Russia. A computer programmer who makes between $40,000 and $60,000 dollars per year in the U.S. would make $6,000 a year in India. Ohio State University Professor of management information systems Kay Nelson says the business environment will likely force more Ohio companies to move tech jobs off-shore
Some observers call the job shifting a “brain drain.” Nelson does not. She says the jobs being lost are low level computer programmer jobs.