Derek Lomas

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The Playpower Foundation was created in 2008 to foster development of affordable, effective and fun learning games for under-privileged children around the world. Motivated by the availability of ultra-low-cost computers, Playpower has cultivated a global network of developers, designers, academics, NGOs and businesses to participate in the research, development and distribution of learning games that will help bring education to children in Bottom-of-the-Pyramid settings.
  • Fellow 2009 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Fellow PopTech 2009

Archived blog posts

PopTech Editions II: The micro-everything revolution video playlist

Recently, PopTech launched its second Edition, Small is beautiful: The micro-everything revolution. Our Editions explore an emerging theme at the edge of change from the perspective of some of the remarkable innovators shaping it. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been highlighting pieces from contributors who are exploring the dynamics of the micro-everything

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This week in PopTech: Online music, mobile money and good games

This week in PopTech: Online music, mobile money and good games

Tech@State: Open Source Tweetmap

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.

Congratulations to FrontlineSMS:Credit on the launch of its new website! 2010 Social Innovation Fellow Ben Lyon founded FrontlineSMS:Read more »

Educational Games for a $10 Computer: News from Indian Student Teams

Educational Games for a $10 Computer: News from Indian Student Teams

What would be the social impact of an educational computer that only cost $10?

Last October, I introduced the PopTech community to an organization that is trying to answer that question. Playpower.org is an open-source community that is helping to make educational games available for “radically affordable” computers—including a $10 computer that is already

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Derek Lomas and the Playpower Foundation

Derek Lomas is a Pop!Tech social innovation fellow. (Here’s a list of all of the 2009 fellows.) Lomas is part of The Playpower Foundation, created “to foster development of affordable, effective and fun learning games for under-privileged children around the world.”

“Derek Lomas is doing something absolutely extraordinary,” says

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