This week in PopTech: Cloud forests, think tanks and live performances
Friday, December 02, 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.
- In last week's T Magazine, Anthony Doerr (PopTech 2009) ventures to Ecuador to explore a cloud forest. For a ten minute vacation, click on through.
- Earlier this week, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee (PopTech 2010) discussed the history and science of cancer on The Colbert Report.
- Foreign Policy just released a portrait of 2011's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them. The list includes a number of PopTech speakers and friends including PopTech advisory board member Ethan Zuckerman and speakers Arvind Subramanian (PopTech 2011), Anne-Marie Slaughter (PopTech 2011), Clifford Ross (PopTech 2006), Clay Shirky (PopTech 2008), Lester Brown (PopTech 2006), Esther Duflo (PopTech 2009), and Thomas Friedman (PopTech 2006).
- This week, the Lifeboat Foundation—a think tank devoted to helping humanity survive existential risks as it “moves towards the Singularity”—announced that mathematics and computing legend and 2002 speaker Stephen Wolfram (of Wolfram Alpha) was joining the organization’s advisory board. In this week's Fast Co. Exist, find out how Stephen Wolfram is preparing for the Singularity.
- Looking for something to do this weekend? See PopTech 2011 performers David Wax Museum perform this Saturday, December 3, in Boston at the Arlington Street Church. Or, on Sunday, December 4, head to their show in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge.
- Finally, congratualtions to Josh Nesbit (2009 Social Innovation Fellow) who was named one of Forbes' 30 top social entrepreneurs.
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