Category Archives: Pop!Tech 2006

Become Pop!Tech’s official blogger

My regular readers know that the Pop!Tech conference, held in October in beautiful Camden, Maine, is one of the highlights of my year. The conference combines some of the very best speakers on science, technology, society and social change with … Continue reading

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The 5-4-3 double play, or “The Art of Conference Blogging”

When I was about seven years old, my father taught me how to score a baseball game. We were probably in Florida, combining a trip to a spring training game with a visit to one of my grandmothers. He explained … Continue reading

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Twelve great talks to watch, and no excuses for being bored. (Or boring.)

I spent the last four days at a series of meetings for the Open Society Institute, a foundation I advise and serve on a sub-board for. The meetings were off-blog, but I can share one comment on the challenges facing … Continue reading

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Jet lag and Donald Crowhurst

Several of my posts from Pop!Tech appeared on Worldchanging.com, which means they’ve generated a wealth of comments. One of the most helpful came from “JessicaR”, who tracked down a theatre review of “Jet Lag”, a piece that Marianne Weems of … Continue reading

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Pop!Tech 2006 – thank you

It’s one thing to enjoy a conference when you go to only one a year and could really use the chance to listen to smart people talk for a few days. It’s another when you speak at several dozen a … Continue reading

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Homaro Cantu: A gala dinner catered by Willy Wonka

Imagine Willy Wonka making expensive food for adults with a sense of humor. That’s Homaro Cantu. Andrew Zolli introduces him by giving us the recipe for a Cantu signature cocktail: Ingredients: 1 vanilla bean 6 oz red wine Directions: Clamp … Continue reading

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Clifford Ross is trying to find the longitude

Clifford Ross is an artist who has found himself becoming an inventor. His talk, “Finding the Latitude – The Art of Invention, the Invention of Art”, begins with the history of the naval chronometer. Ross tells us his hero was … Continue reading

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Zinhle Thabethe – We are not the same

Zinhle Thabethe is an AIDS activist from Durban, South Africa. She was diagnosed with HIV five years ago and told she needed to get treatment immediately. She lost her job, as her employer tried to decide whether she was “an … Continue reading

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Neema Mgana builds a network, which builds a clinic

Neema Mgana came to Pop!Tech last year as part of the African fellows program, a program that Global Voices helped organize with Sun Microsystems and the UN. She’s the leader of a remarkable AIDS treatment program in Tanzania, and was … Continue reading

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Dr. Serena Koenig on HIV in Haiti

Dr. Serena Koenig starts her talk with a quote from Martin Luther King: “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most injust and inhumane…” She works in Haiti on a project called Partners in Health, … Continue reading

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