- Speaker PopTech 2009
Several weeks ago, PopTech held a Chicago salon that focused on social mapping, and the ability to leverage networked technologies and old-fashioned communication alike to express local knowledge and perceptions as well as economic data and other figures that are often otherwise practically inaccessible to citizens.
Two of the featured speakers offered ideas about …
Yesterday, PopTech convened a salon and workshop in Chicago on social mapping and social change.
During the day, workshop participants—including leading thinkers in mobile, geolocative services, social good, and philanthropy—discussed how their respective systems of organizing information and intervening in their local communities might fit together.
The day began at …
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an “international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science,” named for Ada, as she is widely known—the first computer programmer.
There are many women in the PopTech network creating amazing work in science and technology, leading the way; we are highlighting three today:
“You’ve got to start from the bottom and work up. And if you don’t, I guarantee it will always be too costly.” Dan Nocera, PopTech 2009
With global leaders in discussions about climate change, PopTech releases three talks this week from energy researchers approaching the problem from other angles. MIT chemist Dan Nocera shows how we can move …Read more »
Aviva Presser Aiden & Hugo Van Vuuren
2009 Poptech Fellows Aviva Presser Aiden and Hugo Van Vuuren are the creators of Lebone, a dirt-powered battery. The battery, which was created for the base of the pyramid population, uses microbial fuel cells to generate energy. The batteries can currently power an LED light, and the goal is to soon be able to also power …