This week in PopTech: Art, music and humor
Friday, July 22, 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.
- Congratulations to 2009 PopTech Fellow and founder of re:char Jason Aramburu on receiving the 2011 Social Venture Network Innovation Award.
- Must-see new MoMA show, Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects features nearly 200 projects ranging from the microscopic to the cosmic that explore design's new terrain: enhancing communicative possibilities, embodying a new balance between technology and people, and bringing technological breakthroughs up or down to comfortable, understandable human scale. The show includes work by past PopTech presenters Zach Lieberman (PopTech 2009) and MIT Senseable City Lab (PopTech 2009, PopTech 2010).
- Zach Lieberman also recently collaborated with musician Olga Bell to create a music video that combines Open Frameworks, a Microsoft Kinect, and video projections for the song "Chase no Face". To see Bell test the software before filming, check out this behind the scenes video.
- Last but not least, neuroscientist David Eagleman (PopTech 2010) made us chuckle when he used a Pink Floyd lyric to explain the brain during his appearance on the Colbert Report last night.
Image: Zach Lieberman and Olga Bell
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