This week in PopTech: Concerts, community health and college
Friday, April 15, 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.
- Live 4 Sendai, a live concert and fundraising event for Japan, boasted many familiar faces from the PopTech stage. The event was hosted by Ze Frank (PopTech 2004, 2005) and featured musical entertainment by Imogen Heap (PopTech 2004, 2005), Amos Lee (2008), Zoe Keating (PopTech 2007, 2009) among others.
- In related music news, this week we discovered a beautiful video of cellist Zoe Keating (PopTech 2007, 2009) which is a part of Intel's wonderful Visual Life series.
- We talked to Dr. Raj Panjabi (Social Innovation Fellow 2010) and his colleagues who are on the front lines of the unfolding Ivory Coast refugee crisis. Their community-based health organization, Tiyatien Health, is on the ground working in some of the areas most seriously affected.
- SwiftRiver, a product that brings structure to crowdsourced information projects built by Ushahidi (PopTech 2008, 2009) was profiled in the New York Times last week.
- Eben Bayer's (Social Innovation Fellow 2009) bio-packing company, Ecovative Design, shows no signs of slowing down with the news that they are currently collaborating with the Ford Motor Company to develop a fungus-based, biodegradable foam for automotive bumpers, side doors and dashboards.
- Abby Falik (Social Innovation Fellow 2008), founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year (GCY), which aims to institutionalize a global service “gap year” for young Americans between high school and college has been featured in the Christian Science Monitor to talk about how GCY is fundamentally transforming how young people understand and act on their responsibilities as global citizens.
- Stephen Vitiello (Poptech 2010) has been named a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the top honors available for artists in the United States.
- Collaboration alert: Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek (PopTech 2009) and kinetic sculptor Reuben Margolin (PopTech 2009) connect.
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