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Adventures in Startupland: Watching Human Centered Design Win

[I like to use my startup as an excuse for my not blogging often. But anyone who knows me also knows I’m not especially good at blogging regularly — regardless of what else is going on in my life. I … Continue reading

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Teaching innovation in two hours

Misleading title. I’m not really doing two-hour stints. But India was a start, and there’s a bit in previous posts about that workshop. I’ll write more when I recover my camera from its solo global adventures and can share some … Continue reading

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Hackademia hits the road

I’m about to start the second day of a 2-day Hackademia workshop in Trivandrum, India. I met my host, Satish Babu, head of ICFOSS, the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software, at last year’s IEEE Global Heath Technology … Continue reading

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Digital Amnesia

I’m in India to give a workshop based on my Hackademia project and a few lectures. (more on that later) My host requested one of my past lectures from the Berkman Center, a talk I gave in early 2008 called … Continue reading

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#pdftribute

I’ve always been a lousy academic in some key ways. Specifically, I’m really bad at keeping an updated webpage, listing my articles, making it easier for people to find, download (and cite) my research. Somehow, there always seemed to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on in-country manufacturing, part 1

I will start again as if there hasn’t been a tremendous hiatus. Explanation: starting a startup. Enough said. Said startup is making low cost technologies for low resource regions. And local manufacturing is a big part of conversations about such … Continue reading

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Hackademia: Creating functional engineers one blinky LED at a time

Saturday night my ever-helpful boyfriend and I went shopping for some furniture to help make the hackademia lab space a little more usable. We’ve been lacking a good workbench — not to mention chairs. After couple stops at some chain … Continue reading

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