Updates: Gaming Ushahidi, Governing Braddock, GSBI Cohort 2010, and Chimpanzees
A few updates from the PopTech network in the past week:
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Mayor John Fetterman, who spoke at PopTech 2009 about the challenges of leading his town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, appeared on PBS’s NOW last Friday.
Ken Banks, a British entrepreneur who works in Africa and developed FrontlineSMS, a text-messaging service for aid groups, put it this way: “There’s often a tendency in the West to approach things the wrong way round, so we end up with solutions looking for a problem, or we build things just because we can.”
The Santa Clara University Global Social Benefit Incubator 2010 Cohort includes three PopTech Fellows: Jason Aramburu of re:char, Nigel Waller of Movirtu, and Tevis Howard of Komaza—neat group of projects and people that will meet for a few weeks this August.
Three wild chimpanzee babies have been born in six months, cause for hope at Wildlife Direct, an organization directed by PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Paula Kahumbu.
A few days are left before the April 16th deadline for an Open Framework workshop in Breda with PopTech speaker Zach Lieberman (“Artistic practice is a form of R&D for humanity,” he told PopTech 2009).
And we find these folded solar panels interesting.
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