PopTech 2009: Friday Highlights
The PopTech (http://poptech.org) 2009: America Reimagined conference is taking place in Camden, Maine from October 21-24, 2009 and streaming live at http://poptech.org/live. These are highlights from Friday, October 23, 2009, including Dennis Littky on why kids drop out of school, Jay Rogers on building family cars, Rinku Sen on the continuing racial divide, Zoe Keating's electronic layering of cello, Zach Lieberman on helping a paralyzed man make art, Hayat Sindi with a diagnostic lab on her fingertip, Robert Guest on why America's greatest strength, and Josh Nesbit on how you can save lives with your old cell phones. _____ America stands at a complex crossroads, economically, technologically, socially and geopolitically. Major forces are reshaping the idea of America, its governments contract with its citizens, its brand, and its role in the world. And there is not a single global challenge that can be addressed without it.