This Week in PopTech: Introductions, Bus Trips and Microscopes
Friday, September 17, 2010 UTC|
- This week we announced the lineup of PopTech 2010 speakers, a new class of inspiring Social Innovation Fellows and our inaugural class of brilliant Science and Public Leadership Fellows.
- Coming to PopTech, but haven’t booked a flight? Are you traveling from New York? Yes? If so, do we have a deal for you. Take a green bus with 50 of your new best friends and leading ‘mesh’ thinker and PopTech presenter Lisa Gansky!
- Today we released a talk from 2009 PopTech speaker Aydogan Ozcan, who has discovered how to convert cellphones in microscopes by relying on shadow imaging instead of expensive optics. Aydogan has also been named one of our 2010 PopTech Science Fellows.
- Hot off the press! Nick Bilton, who spoke at PopTech in 2009 about how digital media has resulted in a new form of storytelling continues the thread in his new book, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works. The book examines how technology is creatively disrupting society, business and our brains. Be sure to check out the book website which supplements the reading experience by offering chapter by chapter links and other goodies.
- Remember TEMPT1, the graffiti artist who uses an open source tracking system that allows him to draw with his eyes? A group of people including our friend Zach Lieberman has pitched a Kickstarter project whose funding will allow TEMPT1 to create a new collection of original TEMPT1 artwork and merchandise using the EyeWriter 2.0 software, robotic technolog and traditional print-making techniques.
- OK Go is hosting a remix contest for their song “White Knuckles.” The grand prize winner will be announced on October 29th and will have their version of ‘White Knuckles’ mastered and made available for download in Rock Band.
- Failure quote of the week: “As adults, we forget that failing is such an important part of the process because we do most of our learning as a kid. Failing is good.” – Kimmy Gatewood from Lessons from Improv #3: Failing Is Good.
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