This week in PopTech: Mushrooms, waves and plastic bottle sailboat adventures
Thursday, December 16, 2010 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.
- Ecovative Design, founded by Social Innovation Fellow Eben Bayer, just launched its first consumer product, the MycoBowl, made out of 100% mushrooms and seed husks.
- David de Rothschild, a 2010 PopTech speaker, has been nominated for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award. De Rothschild had journeyed across the Pacific on the Plastiki, a 60-foot sailboat made of 12,500 plastic bottles.
- 2010 PopTech speaker Susan Casey, author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean took on tsunamis and science on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart a couple weeks ago.
- Brooklyn Denim Co. invited four artists and designers to rethink Time Warner Cable’s logo for a series of limited edition t-shirts. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will support initiatives here at PopTech.
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