This week in PopTech: Movers, shakers, and portrait-makers
Friday, March 18, 2011 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.
- Frequent PopTech volunteer and designer Emilie Baltz has co-founded What Happens When: A Temporary Restaurant Installation, an evolving nine-month food and design project that’s recently been fully funded on Kickstarter.
- Hike the 2,200-mile Appalachian trail in four minutes in the shoes of Kevin Gallagher with acoustic accompaniment by sound artist Stephen Vitiello (PopTech 2010).
- Collaboration alert: The first chapter of Cure Violence: Portrait of an Epidemic, a project between the violence interrupters of CeaseFire Chicago and Lincoln Schatz (PopTech 2009) has been published.
- Biologist Casey Dunn (Science Fellow 2010) wins the Waterman, an annual award that recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering. In a recent conversation with PopTech, Dunn talks about his work studying siphonophores and promoting open science.
- Additional congratulations to FrontlineSMS founder and National Geographic Explorer, Ken Banks (Social Innovation Fellow 2008) for winning the Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest.
Image: What Happens When
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