What You Missed at PopTech, Day Two

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What You Missed at PopTech, Day Two What You Missed at PopTech, Day Two
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What You Missed at PopTech, Day Two

by Peter Smith

October 26, 2010

The 2010 PopTech Conference continued with more accidents, failures, and breakthroughs on Friday. Here's a brief selection of Friday's highlights:

  • Elizabeth Dunn says that money impedes our ability to savor pleasure, even when it comes to seeing a big bundle of cash on the outside of a candy bar wrapper.
     
  • Orlagh O'brien presented a fascinating set of images mapping people's view of emotions called Emotionally}Vague.
     
  • Stephanie Coontz says that marriage historically had nothing to do with love between man and woman and suggested that "marriage was invented to get in-laws."
     
  • Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton told both sides of a very compelling story of a rape, a false conviction, and the story of forgiveness.
     
  • Patrick Meier and Josh Nesbit presented their mobile crowd-sourced crisis information map created in response to the earthquake in Haiti called Mission 4636.
     
  • OK Go closed out the day with a performance with hand bells. [
    /vimeo]

See the day one round-up here. More highlights can be found on the PopTech blog. Follow the conversation on twitter at #poptech.

 Top image: Visualization of Joy by Orlagh O'brien.

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