This week in PopTech: Algorithms, influence and consumption
Friday, April 29, 2011 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- MIT economist and co-founder of the Poverty Action Lab Esther Duflo (PopTech 2009) has been named one of TIME's 100 most influential people of 2011.
- The Curiously Complex Lifecycle of Symbion Pandora is a brand new animated CreatureCast from 2011 Science Fellow Casey Dunn and his team that features a little animal that lives on the appendages around a lobster's mouth, which the lobster actually uses to feed itself.
- Have you ever wondered about what Pop sociologist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell (PopTech 2004, 2007) consumes for media? Wonder no more. The Atlantic Wire has the scoop.
- TechReview looks at Quid, 2010 Science Fellow Sean Gourley's project mapping innovation, and wonders if an algorithm can spot the next big thing.
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