This week in PopTech: Movies, magazines, books and more
Friday, September 16, 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.
- Earlier this week epidemiologist Ian Lipkin (PopTech 2008) contributed a New York Times op-ed on why he decided to consult on the movie 'Contagion'.
- John Fetterman (PopTech 2009), Lauren Abramson (2010 Social Innovation Fellow) and Simon Hauger (PopTech 2010) have all been included in Newsweek's list, "The Real Fixers" of America.
- Hearts on Fire, is a book of twelve stories of today’s visionaries igniting idealism into action, and features Josh Nesbit (2009 Social Innovation Fellow) of Medic Mobile and Leila Janah (2010 Social Innovation Fellow) of Samasource.
- The art show “Social Media,” featuring selected works by Jonathan Harris (PopTech 2007) opened on Thursday at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea, New York. The show also includes work by David Byrne, Miranda July, Harrell Fletcher, Christopher Baker, Penelope Umbrico, and others.
- The Yes Men (PopTech 2006) are promoting a Kickstarter project to fund The Yes Lab for Creative Activism. The Yes Lab is a series of brainstorms and trainings to help activist groups carry out media-getting creative actions around campaign goals.
- Congratulations to Laura Stachel (2010 Social Innovation Fellow, PopTech 2011), founder of WE CARE Solar, which designs suitcase sized solar powered systems that power lighting and communication equipment to provide emergency care for mothers and infants. She was just named a 2011 Tech Awards Laureate!
- Finally, great news from re:char, founded by 2009 PopTech Fellow Jason Aramburu. Now anyone can purchase re:char's award winning Climate Kiln, which allows you to make your own biochar at home from leaves, yard trimmings, wood scraps or even cardboard/paper waste.
Image: Jonathan Harris
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