This week in PopTech: Innovating the news and minding the mind
Friday, January 27, 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.
- Interested in exploring if and how mental training involving mindfulness exercises changes attention and emotion in the brain? Take a free, online course on The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness with 2010 Science Fellow and brain scientist Amishi Jha.
- This week PBS's IDEA LAB takes a look at how journalists are using FrontlineSMS, founded by 2008 Social Innovation Fellow Ken Banks, to innovate news around the world.
- Kevin Starr (PopTech 2010), Mulago Foundation director, looks for the best solutions to the biggest problems in the poorest countries. In an article published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Starr addresses the hype regarding impact investing.
- Food designer Marije Vogelzang (PopTech 2009) edits Design Indaba “Design:Digest” edition and editorializes the schizophrenia of food today.
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