1. Shorts: The human touch of a robot's hand


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    Patrick Tresset and Frederic Fol Leymarie direct the Aikon-II project, which uses computational modeling and robotics to replicate the sketching performed by a human hand.

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    • Shorts: eL Seed works his calligraffiti magic


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      French-Tunisian artist eL Seed’s thoughtful and fitting work of graffiti and Arabic calligraphy, produced during the PopTech 2011 conference, aptly expresses our shared commitment to positive…

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      • Zeb and Haniya: Pakistani music duo


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        Zeb and Haniya, a Pakistani music duo, write their own songs
and also rework existing melodies from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

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        • Unity Dow: Rethinking Africa


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          Unity Dow, a lawyer, high court justice in Botswana and novelist, describes seismic generational shifts between pre- and post-independence Africans. She asks how the identity shifts of the next generation…

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          • Tony Orrico: Choreography’s shape on paper


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            Tony Orrico, visual artist, performer, and choreographer, uses his own body to inscribe geometries on paper. Through physically exhausting performances involving highly choreographed motions, Orrico…

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            • Tanzeem Choudhury and Ethan Berke: Measuring wellness with mobiles


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              Tanzeem Choudhury, a computer scientist, and Ethan Berke, a physician, team up to create BeWell, a mobile technology that monitors well-being by using voice pattern recognition technology. Choudhury’s…

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              • Stephanie Coontz: Gender gaps


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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…

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                • Simon Hauger: The Workshop School


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                  After 13 years of engaging his West Philadelphia students in math, science and engineering through hands-on construction of hybrid vehicles, Hauger applied his expertise to a new school model. The…

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                  • Shahidul Alam: Photography's power


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                    After an acclaimed career as a documentary photographer, Bangladeshi Shahidul Alam dedicated his life to bringing photography to the people. He started a number of projects and initiatives—including…

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                    • Fortune and Biewald: Crowdsourcing TB cell annotation


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                      Sarah Fortune, TB expert, and Lukas Biewald, CEO of the crowdsourcing start-up, Crowdflower, pair up through PopTech to crowdsource a task best done by the human eye: cataloging TB’s bacterial…

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