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PopTech is an extraordinary three-day summit bringing together 550 visionary thinkers in the sciences, technology, business, design, the arts, education, social development, government, and culture to explore the cutting-edge ideas, emerging technologies and new forces of change that are shaping our collective future. Now you can take the energy and inspiration that is PopTech with you anywhere, with these video podcasts. PopCasts let you join the conversation and engage in the extraordinary wor...



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Eva Salina and Peter Stan have been making music together for over 12 years. Now based in New York, both have strong ties to the music of the Balkan region through family and heritage. Watch how this duo comfortably yet powerfully performs the complex rhythms and beautiful melodies that define Balkan music.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, music, Balkan, 2015
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Accompanied only by his piano, Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend performs the soulful "Wake Up" and "Shine" from his album, Wake Up! , including a song that appears on the soundtrack to the documentary Waiting for Superman.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Music, Culture, PopTech 2010
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How do you keep people out of prison? Empower their loved ones. PopTech Fellow Raj Jayadev discusses “participatory defense,” a new method of justice-seeking that tells the story of individuals in the court system through their families and communities—and turns “time served” into “time saved.” For more information, visit poptech.org.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, social innovation fellows, participatory justice, 2015
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What underlies success? Self-control, according to psychology professor David DeSteno. But why are we still so bad it? DeSteno argues that our understanding of self-control, willpower and reason is fundamentally flawed. Instead he proposes the power of emotions; gratitude, compassion and pride versus more traditional cognitive strategies, in positively influencing behavior to achieve greater successes in our professional and personal lives.
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How do we get people to care about horrible and dense and tragic topics that seemingly have no solution, like gun violence and nuclear risk? These are the concerns of Jake Horowitz, the founder of MIC, a new online news service for young people.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, peace, gun violence, nuclear security, 2015
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For more than thirty years, Dr Dean Ornish has demonstrated the power of a healthy lifestyle as the best kind of preventive care. These choices, Ornish reveals, are can turn on" disease-preventing genes and "turn off" genes that promote illness. Dr. Ornish has published a number of best-selling books on the subject; the most recent is The Spectrum.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Health, Medicine, Food, Science, PopTech 2009
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Looking back over the five years since his 2009 PopTech talk, Alec Ross recounts a massive shift in geopolitical power from centralized state actors to a technology-enabled citizenry, and notes the work still to be done in moving from rebellion to reality.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Society, Democracy, Government, Innovation, Politics, PopTech 2014, Technology
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Creative individuals are intrigued by unresolved issues and keep their imaginations on call at all times. Cultures that support autonomy, risk taking and safe spaces to create without criticism give rise to Eureka moments.
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Quick takes: Sarah Fortune
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Scientist Andrew Hessel explains the exciting possibilities of synthetic biology, including the potential to move from blockbuster drugs to a pipeline of personalized medicines. In so doing, he makes a case for his ambition to “genetically engineer everything in the world.” For more information, visit poptech.org.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, science, drug, coding, hybrid, 2015
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In creating an analogy between the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Sophocles’ Antigone, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Bryan Doerries and a team of collaborators are using theater as a powerful tool for community healing. We go behind the scenes of the powerful reading of Antigone in Ferguson that took place in September, featuring TV actors Samira Wiley, Gloria Reuben and Reg E. Cathey, along with a choir of local singers.
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, art, community, psychology, 2016
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Levitating tables and robotic chandeliers seem like the stuff of surrealist visions. In a way, they are. Jessica Banks, founder of RockPaperRobot, discusses how a ‘defect’ in her eyes helps her imagine and create improbable, innovative furniture. For more information, please visit poptech.org.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, hybrid, design, imagination, architecture, 2015
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Jesse Carmichael is a multi-instrumentalist, background vocalist, and founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group, Maroon 5. When asked if he knew the origin of his guitar’s wood, he had no idea — even after years of being an environmentalist. It inspired him to take a trip to Guatemala with REVERB and the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) to learn about illegal logging and successful community-run programs that promote sustainable forest management. He shares what he learned...
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, music, climate change, environment, 2016
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Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, shares an inspiring vision of what it means to be an innovator and a citizen today. "The heart of innovation is hybridity; this is the heart of America." For more talks, visit poptech.org.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, hybrid, citizenship, innovation, 2015
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When she became the first female industrial designer at Trek, Ti Chang realized that since her field had so few women, real women were underserved by the products companies create. This sparked her mission to design products for women, by women. Watch...after your kids are safely tucked into bed. For more information, visit poptech.org.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, industrial design, design, 2015
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PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Heather Fleming first took the stage in 2008, and spoke about how the hard life on the Navajo Nation inspired her to found Catapult Design and create tools that enable better livelihoods for others. Since then, she has collaborated with many PopTech Fellows, including Erik Hersman’s Nairobi-based organization BRCK, which brings Internet connectivity to places with poor infrastructure. Joined by Nathaniel Manning and Matt Schoenholz, they demonstrate how the...
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, collaboration, education, technology, design, development, social innovation...
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David de Rothschild is on a mission. Alarmed by the devastating impact of plastic pollution in the ocean, the eco-adventurer built the Plastiki, a boat made from 12,000 plastic bottles. In it, he and his crew of nautical nomads sail halfway around the world to alert the public about this ecological crisis and the need to reuse discarded plastics.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Environment, Activism, Ocean, Water, PopTech 2010, Green, Ecology
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Yossi Sheffi explores the various flavors of redundancy, simplicity, flexibility and communications strategies businesses employ to make themselves resilient. "These are the most dangerous things; the things that have severe consequence and low probability...These are the events one worries about when one has to run a large organization."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Environment, Behavioral economics, Business, Governance, Mobile, PopTech Iceland...
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Researcher Francesca Gino wants to see workplace environments that encourage employees to break the rules, be themselves and routinely buck the status quo. That may sound rebellious but Gino’s research on conformity paints a difference picture. Having the freedom to “feel one’s own fire” leads to enhanced problem solving and increased productivity, creativity and employee engagement.
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, psychology, business, 2016
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Will Allen is co-founder and director of Growing Power, Inc., an organization that is transforming the production and delivery of healthy foods to underserved, urban populations. Growing Power operates as an urban farm and education center in Milwaukee, WI, and more recently, Chicago, teaching urban youth how to produce low-cost healthy foods for their communities.
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We hear a lot about big data, but less about how to make it useful. Ben Fry discusses how he puts reams of data through the filter of design to turn information into understanding. For more talks, visit poptech.org.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, data, design, hybrid, 2015
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Harvard psychology professor Ellen Langer discusses the surprising power of being present during everyday activities. "We have many, many studies that suggest that the limits we assume are real are artificial, and that we don't have to accept them at all."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, mind, PopTech 2013, psychology
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This spreadsheet is an index to the poptech collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which poptech videos can be fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
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eL Seed is a French artist who creates large-scale works of art combining the vernacular of street art with Arabic calligraphy. What he calls "Calligraffiti" is his response to both his role as an Arabic artist in a Western-dominated art world as well as his role as an artist of the "streets."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Design, PopTech 2011, Language, Art, Community, DIY
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This spreadsheet is an index to the PopTech collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which poptech videos can be fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
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“F*ck this. I’m a scientist and I’m going to do it on my own terms.” Nicole Prause is one of the last remaining sexual psychophysiologists in the U.S. due to challenges of conducting that research in this country. After receiving threats for her research on the porn addiction industry, and having studies rejected because they would include the study of orgasm, Nicole Prause decided to stick to her guns and pursue the research that she knew really mattered.
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, psychology, science, society, health, neuroscience, 2016
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Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director, Imagination Institute, shares research findings of the habits and practices of creative people. When given the space to allow our minds to wander and daydream, we are better equipped to create complex cognitive thoughts, enhancing creative output.
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Bryan Doerries' Theater of War presents readings of Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe. By bringing these timeless plays to military audiences, Doerries attempts to create dialogue and community while de-stigmatizing the psychological injuries of war.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Health, PopTech 2011, Art, Psychology, Community, Conflict, Social Innovation...
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Alexis Lloyd and Michael Zimbalist , both from the New York Times R&D Lab, describe a new app for memory mapping the news, which they created for PopTech's iPad app . Unlike the old model of top-down publishing, it allows consumers to combine news with their own personal memories. Users can see timelines in real and perceived time and view stories from the archives within the context of their own lives.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Technology, PopTech 2011, Culture, Internet, Journalism, Mapping, Emerging Tech
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Fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor and 14-year-old prodigy fiddler Ruby Jane Smith share the 2009 PopTech stage. Together they mesmerize audiences with the duets that play tribute to the spirit of Americana music, at times slow and melancholy, and others rousing and lyrical.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Music, PopTech 2009, Culture
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Designer Orlagh O'Brien gave a simple emotion-specific quiz to a group of 250 people. Asking respondents to describe five emotions - anger, joy, fear, sadness, and love - in drawings, colors, and words, O'Brien ended up with a set of media she used to create Emotionally}Vague, an online graphic interpretation of the project's results.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Design, Data, PopTech 2010, Culture, Psychology, Language
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Check out a performance at PopTech 2013 by singer, songwriter and performer Olivia Chaney, complete with Indian harmonium.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Music, PopTech 2013, Folk
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Breakthrough artist Shantell Martin invites viewers on a tour of her unique, flowing, ever-evolving style, expressed lately through just a simple black pen. "I don't know where the pen is going. The pen is going and I am just following."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Art, PopTech 2013
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Stephanie Coontz , an historian of the family, discusses how globalization has brought more women into the paid work force, giving them some ownership over their productive labor. Coontz urges us to redefine our notions of gender equality within this framework of labor, arguing that every worker has a right to a family life.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Society, PopTech 2011, Politics, Human Rights, Women
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Robert Neuwirth tells us about life in the informal economy, what French culture classifies as System D. 1.8 billion people on the planet subsist through economic transactions that happen outside legal spheres and, by 2020, two thirds of our planet will be doing business in this domain. The future is the free market vs. the flea market.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Business, PopTech 2011, Culture, Economics, Governance, Geography, Nationalism,...
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Justin Gallivan is an Emory University chemist who explores the boundaries of biology by engineering bacteria to behave in predictable ways. Gallivan's research on reprogrammable bacteria has important implications for complex challenges such as the need to track and clean up environmental pollutants.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Science, Biology, Living Systems DC Salon 2010, Engineering, Environment, Funny
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Peter Kareiva is the chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Kareiva is often noted for his emphasis on nature's resiliency, rather than its impending doom. "Totally unnecessarily we get into a conversation where it is farmers versus conservation, where it is loggers versus conservation, where it is fishermen versus conservation."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Science, Environment, PopTech 2012, Resilience, Urbanization, Youth
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Reihan Salam, a New America Foundation fellow, writes on politics, culture, and technology. At PopTech 2009, Salam argues that America's growing diversity, divided by massive inequalities, will lead the country to increasing social conservatism. Salam also co-authored Grand New Party: How Conservatives Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Society, Politics, Economics, Culture, PopTech 2009
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As director of WeRobotics, PopTech/Bellagio Fellow Patrick Meier accelerates the use of robotics solutions in disaster-prone countries by co-creating “Flying Labs” with local partners. These Labs use AI-powered robotics (drones) to automatically collect humanitarian data and deliver humanitarian cargo. They’ve been deployed in places like Nepal and Tanzania to assist with efforts related to disaster relief, conservation, and the delivery of essential medications.
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, innovation, technology, robotics, mapping, 2016
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Vijay Anand wants to eliminate corruption. That's why he co-founded the 5th Pillar , an organization dedicated to providing citizens with the tools to fight corruption. He's also launched one of India's most successful anti-corruption campaigns with the Zero Rupee Note, a bill that looks like currency but allows citizens to refuse bribery without fear.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Society, PopTech 2010, Psychology, Finance, Activism, Culture, Education, Human...
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Icelandic five-piece band amiina takes the PopTech stage with a glockenspiel, a musical saw, a couple of violins, drums, and a laptop. They got their start as the string section for the legendary Sigur Ros and have gone on to play complex music that's sweetly innocent.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Music, PopTech Iceland, 2012
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Bellagio / PopTech Fellows 2014
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Project Masiluleke
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Jonathan Wilker shows how adhesives derived from animals, like barnacles, might one day be used in medicine. "Wouldn't it be better if we could just glue you back together? Wouldn't it be cool if we could take sutures and put them out of business?"
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2013, Science Fellows 2013
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Joyce Kim, PopTech Fellow and Executive Director of Stellar.org, explores how the global financial system is a highway littered with roadblocks and tolls. Joyce discusses how connecting siloed systems with an open source financial network can foster affordable access to the economy.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, social innovation fellows, Stellar, Joyce Kim, bitcoin, 2015
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At the hospital, you expect to heal, but some buildings are actually making us sicker. With thoughtful techniques as basic as removing hallways and creating outside waiting areas for sick patients, Michael Murphy works with local communities to design buildings that promote health while also creating new jobs.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Health, PopTech 2011, Economics, Development, Fellows, Community, Social...
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Ecovative Design founder, 2009 PopTech Fellow Eben Bayer, on this initiative that transforms low-value agricultural byproducts into strong biological composites that can be used as biodegradable alternatives to conventional plastics, foams, and packaging materials.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Environment, Green, Technology, Fellows, Sustainability, Design, PopTech 2009,...
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Charlie Todd shares his hilarious improvisational projects that invite random New Yorkers to participate, like conducting an orchestra on a city sidewalk. "This is about me giving other people opportunities to express themselves."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2013, Theater
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Celebrity DJ and Rasa Living founder Donna D.Cruz leads the PopTech audience on a dip into bliss during this meditative interlude.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Entertainment, Mind, PopTech 2014
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Donnel Baird explains his online platform that connects investors concerned about climate change with inner city solar and energy efficiency projects. "We create jobs, energy savings, carbon emission reductions, financial returns for our investors."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Climate, Energy, PopTech 2013, Social Innovation Fellows 2013
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In June 2012 PopTech will convene a gathering of researchers, practitioners and thought leaders--working in fields such as international development, global business, climate adaptation, social psychology, systems ecology, emerging technology, disaster relief, community activism--for a dialogue.
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Asperger’s Are Us is the word’s first comedy troupe made entirely of people with Autism. Noah, Ethan, Jack, and New Michael originally met at a camp for people with Autism and quickly bonded over their love of absurdist humor. In addition to being hilarious, their unique performances showcase the value of (and the need to appreciate) neurodiversity – people who have different ways of thinking and different ways of processing the world. And in this case, different ways of making us laugh.
Topics: PopTech, Vimeo, comedy, activism, 2016
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Neuroscientist Ed Boyden says that there is a moral imperative to demystify the brain in order to address diseases that affect over a billion people. To do so, however, scientists must map seemingly infinite, tiny connections. Boyden discusses how his lab is using the same technology used in diapers to make the brain’s mysteries visible.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, neuroscience, science, technology, hybrid, 2015
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Retired Army Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, MD and clinical trainer Laurie Leitch, Ph.D. , founded Threshold GlobalWorks to explore a neurobiological approach to social resilience. "We are all wired with it, in case you did not know that," says Leitch. "We are born neurologically wired for resilience because our system is survival-based."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Society, Mind, PopTech Iceland 2012, Psychology, Resilience
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OK Go 's eccentricities and music videos are undeniably captivating. But there's no denying that they are incredible musicians too. OK Go took to the PopTech stage with acoustic performances of "White Knuckles," "Return," (performed with bells) "This Too Shall Pass" and "Here It Goes Again."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Music, Art, PopTech 2010, Culture
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"Is water still running?" is perhaps the most important question for water initiatives worldwide, concludes Water for People CEO Ned Breslin . He's tired of seeing broken hand pumps and taps litter Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These signs of failed projects underscore the critical need to overhaul water aid for real impact.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Technology, Development, Water, Mobile, Data, Innovation, Africa, PopTech 2010,...
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Kyna Leski is a designer and architecture professor at RISD , where she explores the craft of architecture as a design form. Artistic sensibility, she suggests, comes from the actual process of gathering, seeing, and grasping -- allowing us to "know" the world. She is also Principal at 3six0 Architecture. ( www.3six0.com )
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Design, Technology, Architecture, Mind, PopTech 2009, Art
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Most think life’s adventures occur at random – unexpected opportunities that simply present themselves. But the truth is adventures do not happen by chance. There is a method to the madness. Human behavior scientist Jon Levy shares his research and personal experiences on the road to adventure and reveals that life’s greatest gifts are born from our willingness to be uncomfortable.
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Ben Lyon founded FrontlineSMS:Credit to allow microfinance institutions to send and receive secure loan payments, track loans and develop a micro-insurance model using the ubiquitous mobile phone.
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What if you were completely conscious but couldn't move or speak? Neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his team have been using brain-imaging techniques to determine levels of consciousness in vegetative patients. By giving simple commands and then measuring brain activity, Owen has learned some patients are completely aware despite being entirely unable to communicate or move their limbs.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Science, Health, Medicine, PopTech 2010, Mind, Neuroscience
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Sean Gourley is a mathematician who has spent the last seven years using math to understand war and insurgency. He is now applying that understanding to develop ways to map technology companies - in search of the "technology genome."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Science, Fellows, Science Fellows 2010, Business, PopTech 2010, Mapping,...
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David Robertson uses LEGO's tumultuous business history to describe the delicate balance between creativity and constraints. "By putting focus and direction around innovation, that is how you turn sparks of brilliance into profitable innovation."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Business, creativity, Innovation, PopTech 2014
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Collaborators Reuben Margolin , a kinetic sculptor and Gideon Obarzanek , a choreographer, met at the 2009 PopTech conference. They instantly bonded over the shared themes in their respective mediums and began creating a piece together called " Connected ." Their collaborative effort, a couple of years in the making, is now touring worldwide.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Entertainment, PopTech 2011, Art, Design, Collaboration, PopTech 2009, Play
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hunter lee soik lays out his plan for building the world's largest dream database through the development of a smart phone application designed to help capture the specific content of our dreams.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Technology, Crowdsourcing, Emerging tech, Mind, Mobile, PopTech 2014
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Biologist Willie Smits has spent the last thirty years searching for ways to restore fragile ecosystems. From his home in Indonesia - a leading producer of greenhouse gases - Smits has discovered a method of sustainable energy production: using the forest to generate biofuels with a carbon-positive impact.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Environment, Technology, Energy, Climate, Ecology, Green, PopTech 2009
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13-year old Aidan Dwyer designed a more efficient model for solar power by studying Fibonacci sequences. Today, his divides his time between junior high and collaborations with research organizations like the University of Madison's Resilience Research Center.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Energy, PopTech 2011, Science, Design, Engineering, DIY, Youth, Emerging Tech
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Jason Hong shares his work on the leading edge of the balance between the next wave of mobile phone technologies and privacy concerns. "In the near future, our smart phones will know everything about us."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Mobile, PopTech 2013, Privacy, Science Fellows 2013
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What happens when ambitious and talented data scientists are connected with social organizations rife with data but lacking resources to do anything with it? Jake Porway's DataKind (formerly Data Without Borders) helps bring these two groups together, using data in the service of humanity to design transformative visualizations and decision-making tools.
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Eirikur Hrafnsson calls his new company, Green Qloud, the world's first green cloud computing company, bucking a frightening trend. " It is not far-fetched to imagine that in 30 or 40 years, 50 percent of our energy will be spent on IT."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Technology, Emerging tech, Energy, Internet, PopTech Iceland 2012
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Pioneering gamer Kevin Slavin takes the PopTech audience on a colorful tour of the history of luck in America, games of chance, gambling and mathematical formulas. "That's amazing, the idea that anything that seems to be built out of chance or instinct or luck can yield to a computational assault."
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Games, PopTech 2013
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Rasanath Das, formerly an investment banker and monk, tells the inspiring and humorous story of his hybrid life and what he learned from a near-death experience. For more talks, visit poptech.org.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, PopTech 2015, hybrid, humor, 2015
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Amishi Jha is a brain scientist who is working on ways to train brains to pay better attention. How can mindfulness training help people in high-stress situations - from medical staff to soldiers - better navigate their challenging environments?
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Science, Science Fellows 2010, PopTech 2010, Mind, Neuroscience, Fellows
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Matt Berg helped create and pilot ChildCount+ , a mobile-phone-based health platform that empowers communities in Africa to improve child and maternal health. Matt also trains local programmers at the Rural Technology Lab , with a goal to advance the health of millions while decentralizing the software development process.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Health, Fellows, Social Innovation Fellows 2010, Development, Mobile, Africa,...
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Kevin Starr , Mulago Foundation director, looks for the best solutions to the biggest problems in the poorest countries. He thinks all projects need to answer four questions: Is it needed? Does it work? Will it get to those who need it? Will they use it correctly when they get it? Too many bad ideas are using up our limited resources and that needs to change.
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2009 PopTech Fellow Jason Aramburu launched re:char in 2005 to develop low-cost technologies that fight climate change while improving the quality of degraded soils. re:char's systems convert agricultural waste into renewable fuel and into biochar, sequestering atmospheric carbon and improving soil quality.
Topics: PopTech, PopCasts, Energy, Technology, Fellows, Climate, Biology, Social Innovation Fellows 2009,...