The opening of the IDC 2013 conference on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at The New School, Tishman Auditorium.
Welcome address by Tim Marshall, Provost, The New School
Overview of IDC 2013 Conference by Co-Chairs: Nitin Sawhney (The New School), Emily Reardon (Sesame Workshop) and Juan Pablo Hourcade (University of Iowa)
Opening keynote by David Monina Sengeh, MIT Media Lab and a conversation with youth from Sierra Leone.
David, who is originally from Sierra Leone, has been working on technology to improve prosthetic limbs for amputees around the world and designing the next generation of wearable mechanical interfaces. Sengeh recently created a youth mentorship program called Innovate Salone to foster innovation among high-school students in Sierra Leone; the youth work in teams to create new ideas for DIY projects related to health, agriculture, crafts and entertainment in their communities. Sengeh’s strongest impulse remains the desire to empower youth in developing countries to design their own solutions to everyday problems.
Learn more: idc2013.org/david-sengeh-keynote/