This week in PopTech: Out of this world
Friday, June 03, 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.
- Photographer Colin Rich continues to delight our curiosities about the sky above with his DIY camera-balloons, one of which he launched at PopTech 2010. Well, Rich and his weather balloon strike again, delivering delicious video from the cruising altitude of superman.
- Ushahidi, the open source software platform for interactive mapping co-founded by Erik Hersman (2008 Social Innovation Fellow) and Ory Okolloh (2009 Social Innovation Fellow), is the inaugural winner of The Webby Awards (RED) Webby for outstanding use of innovative technology for social good.
- Josh Nesbit's (2009 Social Innovation Fellow) MedicMobile and Chip Ransler and Manoj Sinha (2008 Social Innovation Fellwos)'s Husk Power Systems have been included in GOOD's top five of the most exciting innovators shaking up global development.
- Congratulations are in order for Raj Panjabi (2010 Social Innovation Fellow) who was named a 2011 Echoing Green Fellow yesterday.
- Keeping with the theme of PopTech music this week, here's Brian Eno (PopTech 2006) spinning a set for NPR's All Things Considered.
- One more song for today - 2008 PopTech performer Amos Lee performed 'Jesus' from his new album, 'Mission Bell' on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week.
Image: Colin Rich
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