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DSI Faculty Asi Burak Offers Games For Social Good Webinar – tomorrow, August 20th

Tomorrow, August 20, Asi Burak will speak on video games and social good in an hour-long webinar. The first half will be dedicated to the talk and the second half to a Q&A session. Burak promotes games for social good through his annual Games for Change Festival.

Exploring The Edge, A Rural Retreat With DSI Faculty Hannah du Plessis and Marc Rettig

As our world changes, we feel the turning of times tugging at the certainty and comfort of the known. Sometimes it is necessary to look up from your to-do list and step onto the ledge of uncertainty. For this, we find no place better than the open and peaceful palm of Montana.

DSI Faculty Hannah du Plessis Speaks at 2015 #DareConf About Nonviolent Communication

Much of what passes for communication at work doesn’t connect us with our colleagues. When we diagnose, judge, or assert our status, we block empathy. Real communication isn’t a quest for control: it helps people to connect, learn from each other, and discover new possibilities.

Forwarding the Interest of Awesomeness in the Universe with DSI Faculty Lee-Sean Huang

“It shouldn’t be an either-or class divide between funders and people needing funds,” he said. “Awesome grants let me contribute without dealing with that old world of big galas and charity dinners that I don’t really relate to. We’re rogues giving to rogues. It’s misfit money for the weird and wonderful.”

DSI Faculty Moves Closer to Their Dream of Building Plus Pool

The East River is beautiful to look at, but would you wade into this water? Some say no, but Jeffrey Franklin has a vision and this is what it looks like. The +POOL is designed to filter the river water to make it swimmable, and it could end up at Hallets Point.

Cheryl Heller Delivers Keynote at Maine Startup & Create Week

Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of Design for the Social Innovation Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and founder of CommonWise, reminded us of the ongoing importance of being around people and fostering relationships. She also explains why creative entrepreneurs are excited for every new day.

To Lean or Not to Lean: Faculty Member Despina Papadopoulos Tackles Gender Disparity in the Tech World

Mediaocean held a panel of esteemed women in technology during Internet Week last May to discuss the gender disparity in the tech field.

I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future

The clock has run out on the climate change debate. It's time for predictions to give way to radical action.

DSI Faculty and Students Help Create an Interactive Exhibition Attacking Rape Culture

DSI Faculty Lina Srivastava and students Margarita Korol & David Rojas co-production of the exhibition “Priya’s Shakti” featured on MSNBC.

Where Ideas Really Come From | Unreasonable.is

Big data — the accumulated connections, movements, downloads, purchases, and so on of the 6.8 billion people using some sort of connected device — has made it possible for scientists to study the human species in the same way they study tagged animals in their natural environments.

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