This week in PopTech: Audio excepts, music covers and more
Friday, June 17, 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.
- April Smith and the Great Picture Show (PopTech 2010) rock an amazing cover of "Bottoms Up" by Trey Songz for Billboard Magazine. Smith's latest song, "Colors" is available for a tweet.
- The systems that convert agricultural waste into renewable fuel and into biochar, created by re:char founder and 2009 PopTech Fellow Jason Aramburu, was featured in an episode of the BBC's Horizon Business last week.
- Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman's (PopTech 2010) June interview with Wired includes an audio excerpt from his new book, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.
- PopTech faculty member Ken Banks (2009 Social Innovation Fellow) puts "reluctant innovators" on the map in a piece on CNN's Global Public Square.
- Congratulations to 2011 National Geographic Explorer and executive director of WildlifeDirect, Paula Kahumbu (2008 Social Innovation Fellow) who won the National Geographic Society/Buffet Award for Conservation.
- Yesterday, Citizen Engagement Lab's Erica Williams (PopTech 2009) and Daniel Kaufman, Founder of the One Percent Foundation, participated in a live chat discussion about connecting to donors in their 20s hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and organizers of the Millennial Donors Summit.
- Daryl Collins (PopTech 2010) co-author of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day, announced a new project a few weeks ago focused on studying the financial lives of U.S. poor.
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