This week in PopTech: Female fixers, smelly blocks and financial bubbles
Friday, June 24, 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.
- We’re enormously proud that 5 of the 9 women “Fixers” featured in Elle Magazine are from our Social Innovation Fellows network! They include Nina Dudnik (2010 Social Innovation Fellow), Founder and CEO of seedinglabs.org; Deb Levine (2009 Social Innovation Fellow), Founder/Executive Director of Internet Sexuality Information Service (ISIS); Laura Stachel (2010 Social Innovation Fellow), CoFounder of Women’s Emergency Communication and Reliable Electricity (WE CARE Solar); Leila Janah (2010 Social Innovation Fellow), Founder of Samasource; and Juliana Rotich, Cofounder/Executive Director of Ushahidi, an organization with whom we have been long affilitiated through previous Fellows and collaborations.
- Yesterday we tuned into GE’s live Ecoimagination: Ask Anything, an online conversation with leading innovators that included Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson (PopTech 2006), Mesh expert Lisa Gansky (PopTech 2010) and inventor Saul Griffith (PopTech 2008).
- Take a tour of the smelliest block in New York with the expert nose of Chandler Burr (PopTech 2008).
- OK Go (PopTech 2010) performed 180 shows last year, hence their new live album, 180/365. The album even includes a track from their show in Maine and is streaming in its entirety on Mashable.
- Rice geneticist Pamela Ronald (PopTech 2008), a researcher who modifies crops to feed the hungry and cut pesticide use was profiled in the Utne Reader.
- Author Jonah Lehrer (PopTech 2009) explores how and why our brains are built to create financial bubbles.
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