This week in PopTech: Design scholarships, material engineering, and saving the American Dream
Friday, January 13, 2012 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.
- The School of Visual Arts recently announced a $20,000 scholarship for the Design for Social Innovation program provided by our friends at Ecovative Design, founded by 2009 PopTech Fellow Eben Bayer.
- Jan Chipchase, head of research for frog Design, talked about the process behind his company’s acclaimed work at PopTech 2011. This week Chipchase responds, at length, to challenging questions participants asked at the conference.
- Architect Neri Oxman (PopTech 2009) is the founder of MATERIALECOLOGY, an interdisciplinary design initiative expanding the boundaries of computational form-generation and material engineering. Yesterday, Oxman's recent work creating 3D prints inspired by nature was featured on Mashable.
- This week 2011 PopTech speaker, author Robert Neuwirth contributed to the Harvard Business Review arguing that the informal economy could help save the American Dream.
Image: MIT Media Lab
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