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Mission 8: Catalyze a DIGITAL LEAP Winner

The winner of the Digital Leap award is Vexelius for the idea of digitizing oral tradition. Digitizing culture could be empowering, as it could both receive outside recognition and be an act of self-affirmation. Too often, cultural traditions are seen as something that must … Continue reading

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Mission 7: Catalyze WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP Award Winners

The Women’s Leadership award goes to MacIntyre for the idea of a cooperative women’s childcare center/shelter, run by and run for women. The idea was particularly striking for the multiple benefits it offered—employment, childcare, and providing women protection. Perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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A Global Social Network for People Born on the Same Day?

At yesterday’s launch event, there was a lot of talk of “closing the empathy gap.” There were some interesting ideas around this, (I think Jane suggested using neueroscience to enhance empathy). However, one of the solutions in this area that … Continue reading

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