9/22/2022 Fall ’22 Designer in Residence: Karen Proctor, Improv Lab

Ken Banks, the founder of and FrontlineSMS, is devoted to using mobile technology to make positive change in the developing world. For twenty years, he’s lived across the African continent, working at the intersection of technology, anthropology, conservation and development. He is a Pop!Tech Fellow, a Tech Awards Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. His latest project, Means of Exchange, explores the ways everyday technologies might democratize opportunities for economic self-sufficiency, rebuild local community, and promote a return to local resource use. He is the author of The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator.

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