Yunus wins peace Nobel

Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank, the first lender of microcredits. Starting in Bangladesh in 1983, Grameen Bank “has lent $5.72 billion to more than 6 million Bangladeshis.” Khalid Quadir’s brother Iqbal, founded GrameenPhone, the largest GSM-based mobile phone company in Bangladesh, after having … Continue reading Yunus wins peace Nobel

RDVP Welcome Reception

The Reuters Digital Vision Program held their welcome reception at Cordura Hall last week. We started using posters to describe our projects at the end of the 2003-2004 school year. I had created some large posters detailing the work of Heather Ford’s Creative Commons and Raphael Marambii’s ZebuNet projects. Since then, the use of posters … Continue reading RDVP Welcome Reception

How Bollywood Can You Be?

My colleague in the Digital Vision Fellowship, Brij Kothari, kicked off his Planet Read project with a Bollywood-inspired party in Piedmont. Planet Read’s goal is to improve literacy in India by combining same-language subtitling (think Karaoke) technology with movies, books, and songs. How Bollywood Can You Be? was the theme of the party. A few … Continue reading How Bollywood Can You Be?