press & buzz

Jonathan Coulton Embodies A New Music Paradigm

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

This weekend, Pop!Tech Balladeer Jonathan Coulton was featured in the New York Times Magazine article “Sex, Drugs and Updating Your Blog” . The article describes how the internet and social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook, Friendster) have changed the relationship between musician and fan. Rock stars need MySpace pages, blog entries, and they need to [...]

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Fast Company Shout Out

April 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Thanks to Fast Company writer, Linda Tischler, who did a great little write up about the Pop!Tech Pop!Casts on their blog.
You can see it here.

Linda calls attention to the fact that it is becoming increasingly harder to score tickets to the conference and, rest assured, Pop!Tech will continue to make the content as widely [...]

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Wired Magazine

April 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Mathematics, finance and foresight guru, and Pop!Tech 2005 speaker Nassim Nicholas Taleb is interviewed in this month’s Wired Magazine by James Surowiecki on the limits, biases and flaws in humanity’s ability to see the future. Nicholas’ latest book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (a follow-up to his also terrific 2005 cult [...]

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The Green All-Stars from Outside Magazine

March 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

I flew up to Camden, ME this week to meet up with my fellow Pop!Techers. As I waited for my flight at New York’s JFK, I decided to ease myself into an outdoorsy frame of mind and bought the latest issue of Outside Magazine.
The banner across cover model, Governor Schwarzenegger’s chest, reads The Green Issue. [...]

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The World’s First “Bionic’ Woman

February 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It was inevitable. After the extraordinary work done at the RIC with Dr. Todd Kuiken and patient Jessie Sullivan (featured in Alive From Pop!Tech) to create the world’s first bionic man, there had to be the world’s first bionic woman. That woman is Claudia Mitchell.
Back in 2004, former U.S. Marine Mitchell, severed her arm in [...]

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Two Pictures, One Vision

February 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

These two images, separated by nearly half a century, represent the dreams of human exploration of space. Together they tell a story of lost opportunity and future promise.
Forty-five years ago today astronaut John Glenn completed an epoch space mission making him the first American to orbit the Earth. The Port Arthur News reported: “Glancing at [...]

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10 Tech Concepts You Need to Know

January 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Bendable Concrete

In the vein of the Pop!Tech Sesson “Fabricating the Future“, Popular Mechanics has published some of the newest, coolest and most talked about tech concepts.
Some of the items listed include Bendable Concrete (pictured above) which are made of coated polymer fibers slide past each rather [...]

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We’ve been TreeHugged

January 8th, 2007 · No Comments

The environmental blog TreeHugger has written about “AntiBabel“
You can see the post here.

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The Rural Center of Excellence - Neema Mgana Interview

December 4th, 2006 · No Comments

Pop!Tech Speaker and Sun Fellow Neema Mgana was recently interviewed in (Red) Alert, a publication exploring how the emergency of AIDS in Africa intersects with our lives.
In the article, Neema shared the evolution of the Rural Center of Excellence in Ipuli, Tanzania from its beginnings at Pop!Tech 2005 where she paired with founder of Architecture [...]

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