Amy Sun

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A founding architect of MIT’s Fab Lab program and director of its Jalalabad, Afghanistan branch, Amy Sun helps people and communities become innovators through access to technical equipment and knowledge. In addition to providing a package of tools designed to make essentially any object, her Fab Folk initiative focuses on mobilizing communities to put those tools to practical use. One example, the FabFi project, creates open, high-speed wireless Internet access on a city-wide scale, and has been piloted by user-developers in Norway, South Africa, Afghanistan, India, and Kenya. Fab Folk is dedicated to enabling grassroots technology development by and for the community.
  • Fellow 2011 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Fellow PopTech 2011
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Amy Sun is helping to 'make the Internet'

Social Innovation Fellow spotlight: Amy Sun

Social Innovation Fellow spotlight: Amy Sun

Social Innovation Fellow Amy Sun’s presentation as captured by Alphachimp illustrator Perrin Ireland. Read more about Sun’s Fab Folk project here.Read more »

Welcoming the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011

Welcoming the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011

PopTech is proud to announce the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011!

This year’s Fellows are spearheading a compelling set of solutions to global challenges. They are reconnecting refugee families, helping people become “makers” of their own technology, improving local food production and distribution, and getting to the heart of measuring

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