This week in PopTech: Timelines, profiles and small fixes
Friday, September 30, 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.
- Designer Nicholas Felton (PopTech 2009) has caused a stir with the "Timeline" Facebook profile released earlier this week. FastCo Design explores how Felton inspired the new design, Mashable's Pete Cashmore says that Facebook users will freak when they make the switch and Drew Breunig reflects on how the new design is all about teaching data to speak humanly.
- Our friends and collaborators at Ceasefire have been featured on CNN for their work with interrupting the cycle of teen violence.
- GOOD profiles 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Paul Needham who founded Simpa Networks, which sells high quality solar energy systems on a pay-as-you-go basis to underserved people in emerging markets.
- PopTech Board Chair Cheryl Heller's new MFA program in Design for Social Innovation, geared toward designers looking for meaningful and engaging work through which they can make a significant contribution to society, was profiled in Fast Company.
- Five years later, code-monkey turned singer-songwriter, Jonathan Coulton (PopTech 2006), reflects on "Summer’s Over", the last song he wrote for his Thing a Week project.
- Brilliance, a product of 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Krista Donaldson's organization, D-Rev, was featured in The New York Times "Small Fixes" section.
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