This week in PopTech: Superheroes, rock stars, and Mobile Medic

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.

  • Ben Dubin-Thaler transforms from 2009 Science Fellow to Superhero, cartooned by Rockefeller University’s magazine-style blog, The Incubator. Ben is featured with his repurposed transit bus outfitted with a high-tech science lab that serves as a mobile laboratory to get kids interested in science.
  • The New Rock-Star Paradigm is broken down for the Wall Street Journal by OK Go’s Damian Kulash. Kulash explains why succeeding in the music business isn’t just about selling albums anymore.
  • FrontlineSMS:Medic is now known as Medic Mobile. Co-founded by 2009 Social Innovation Fellow Josh Nesbit, Medic Mobile makes innovative use of mobile phones for healthcare in the developing world.

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Photo: Kris Krug

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