15 July 2009
Lars Torres ~ MIT IDEAS & Global Challenge!
Great to have Lars Hasselblad Torres on my MaximizingProgress.tv show today. We talked about his upbringing in Dakar, Senegal, his crafty collage aesthetic, deep interest in participatory ideation and creativity, and most recent roles at MIT running first the IDEAS Competition and the upcoming Global Challenge! To celebrate the 150th anniversary of MIT, in 2011 our worldwide alumni will be invited to participate in this Global Challenge, a web-enabled collaboratorium for innovative, multidisciplinary problem-solving. Lars has also been instrumental in helping orchestrate at a distance the Maker Faire Africa gathering this August in Accra, Ghana.
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The concept would be of extreme interest in other developing countries.
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