This week in PopTech: Happiness, gifts and saving civilization
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.
- Epidemiologist Dr. Ian Lipkin has been profiled as a Scientist at Work in the New York Times. By developing quick ways to identify viruses and search for new ones, Lipkin has gained a reputation as a master virus hunter.
- David Eagleman has released Why The Net Matters: How the Internet Will Save Civilization, an iPad app that showcases a new way to absorb a nonfiction argument by zooming in and out of 3D interactive figures and navigating the material through random-access chapters.
- Social Innovation Fellow Yasser Ansari has something to be excited about: Project Noah contributor Isabel Rubio Pérez made history when she submitted her 1000th spotting. As one of Project Noah’s earliest supporters, she has contributed an amazing assortment of beautiful photos from all over the world.
- Just in time for the holidays, Lisa Gansky has released the Mesh Holiday Gift Guide, an offbeat take on holiday giving where there are “no boxes, no gift wrap, no batteries required.”
- Still on the hunt for the perfect gift? Dan Ariely explores guilt and giving in his Irrational Guide to Gifts.
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Images: Isabel Rubio Perez
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