Two nights in September: How the Harvard Innovation Lab is bringing innovators together
Over the past few weeks, the Innovation Lab has welcomed hundreds of members of the Harvard community through its doors. Most found something of real value in this gateway to Allston and centerpiece of Harvard’s burgeoning innovation community.
Trust in Humans: Weeks 1 + 2 of the Bits + Blocks Lab
Last week, while exploring identity and trust, one Bits + Blocks team headed for the Boston Registry of Motor Vehicles. The weather was cold and rainy, and the team went at noon, when they figured the RMV would be slammed. As team member Shuya Gong put it: “What better way to understand issues around identity […]
I promise we’re going to tip you more, we’re just out of Bitcoin.
Dinner as a social construct has become pretty normalized in our society. The system is pretty standard; come in, sit, order, eat, pay, tip, leave. Questions that don’t normally surface are “what if the price of my currency fluctuates so much that I don’t have enough by the end of it”, “what if they don’t […]
Bytes for bites
The Bits + Blocks Lab is an pop-up incubator hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab, and created by IDEO Futures to explore the future of trust, and transaction and participation. Below is my personal story of our first interactions with Bitcoin. Bitcoin. Global buzzword, media bully. Personally, this was all I knew before starting the […]
i-lab VIP Team Profile: Spruce & Co.
Take a moment and think about all of the places your phone has been with you today. When you woke up this morning, you may have had your device beside you in bed, brought it into the bathroom, kept it by your side at the gym and had it out with you as you were […]
AdmitHub Unlocks College Admissions
AdmitHub is the first provider of massively open online college counseling (that’s MOOCC with 2 Cs). Kirk Daulerio, a co-founder, is a former ivy league admissions officer and first gen college student. Drew Magliozzi, the other co-founder, is a career ed tech entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive innovation. Purpose College admissions is broken. The […]