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Faculty Asi Burak of Power Play to Help Launch Skoltech Esports Academy in Moscow

Once a niche phenomenon relegated to cramped computer labs, esports – video-game tournaments played between professional gamers before live and online audiences – has burst into the mainstream. A recent survey conducted by L.E.K. Consulting revealed that at increasing rates, millennials are shirking traditional sports viewership and embracing esports. “Though such events aren’t organized in…

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Chicken Little Takes a Hit, Again

Once upon a time not that long ago, in a land nearby to everywhere, Chicken Little was hit on the head by an acorn while on his way through the forest to get to school. Stunned and traumatized, he instinctively reached for his iPhone and tweeted: “#theskyisfalling,” assuming that as usual, it would be seen only by his small group of followers...

Emily Herrick ’16, speaks about “The Constitutionary” for AIGA Design for Good

DSI Alum Emily Herrick ’16, service designer at Reboot, joined Tomas Ives, designer and special projects director of the Government of Chile, and Chelsea Mauldin of Public Policy Lab in the fourth episode of the Design for Good webcast series, “The Constitutionary,” on March 17, 2017. The series is a resource for practical information and…

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Faculty Lee-Sean Huang Speaks on Big Data and Social Justice

Today, big data and information gleaned from algorithms are used to make determinations about everything from insurance rates to defendants’ flight risk. This reality was tackled by “The Big Data Society: How Algorithms Shape Opportunity and Disadvantage” panel at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit. Moderator Lee-Sean Huang, co-founder and creative director of Foossa, and panelists Taylor…

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Cheryl Heller Joins the SOCAP Good Capital Project

We at SOCAP are excited to announce that Cheryl Heller, President of The Measured Lab, a firm dedicated to measuring the impact of design on social challenges, has joined the Good Capital Project team to partner in producing our two-year project that will reimagine the future of impact investing; scaling it from an emerging industry…

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Grace Hseih, ’16 Awarded the A’ Design Award in Graphics and Visual Communication Design

One of the largest annual juried design competitions, the A’ Design Award and Competition is organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Award to push them further for success. Grace Hseih ’16 received the award for her project #afHDR,…

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The 2017 Thesis Show

This past Monday, May 1st, people watched from the auditorium at the SVA Theater and around the world as the newest graduates presented their thesis projects. After over a year of research, prototyping, refining, pivoting, research, prototyping, refining, breakthroughs, setbacks, insights, long days spent working with advisors, countless hours of rehearsing and sleepless nights, they…

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A Tribute to the Class of 2017

Every year, first year students create a film to send the graduating class off with their best wishes.

Paul Polak’s Work Inspires a Powerful Thesis

Pragya Mahendru, ’17, came to DSI to “equip herself with the tools necessary to take her ideas from prototypes to meaningful system change.” While here, she was inspired by the master of system change, Dr. Paul Polak. Paul’s life has been dedicated to helping over twenty million people move from poverty to the middle class,…

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Wear Your Values: A New Enterprise from Amer Jandali

Created for the DSI exhibit: Fix! An artful exhibit of tools for solving human problems in 2015,  Amer Jandali ’16 is taking Braceletote mainstream. Braceletote is a tote bag that folds up and becomes a bracelet. Always handy — it’s designed for the urban commuter. For the person making quick bodega stops during a commute, usually not as a…

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