AfriGadget, the fascinating blog that rounds up inventions and hacks from around the African continent, was just named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites of the year. Founded by TED Fellow Erik Hersman (also one of the brains behind Ushahidi), AfriGadget is a vital — and inspiring — look at creativity and engineering brilliance on a very, very low budget.
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Chris Bailey might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet. At least, that’s his goal. In May of this year, he committed to a year-long project in which he would do anything and everything to make his life more efficient. So far, that has included living in isolation, only using his smartphone […]
Musings of a male granny: This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids
David Swancott is a retired biology teacher who lives an hour southeast of Bordeaux, France. He spends his free time bicycling, traveling and, for the past two years, being a “Skype Granny.” Swancott is a part of the “Granny Cloud,” a project created by 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra to make teachers available online to mentor children participating […]