This week in PopTech: Extraordinary women and enduring voices

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.

  • K. David Harrison (PopTech 2008) leads language revitalization projects in an effort to preserve the dying and disappearing languages of the world. Harrison, who is currently working with National Geographic's Enduring Voices, recently returned from Kalmykia, Russia, home to Europe's only indigenous Buddhist people, where he documented Kalmyk music, storytelling, and a strong language revitalization movement among Kalmyk youth. 
  • Longtime friend of PopTech and Social Innovation Fellows faculty member, Ken Banks' new initiative, Means of Exchange, is working to bolster community resilience by focusing on methods of economic self-sufficiency. 
  • Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman (PopTech 2010) took to Reddit for a live Q&A earlier this week. Here's what he had to say about science, art and tapping the mysteries around us.

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