#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it on Fridays.  

ARTICLES

The Social Innovation Revolution
Cheryl Heller, SVA Design for Social Innovation
Business and social innovation aren’t typical bedmates. But as the rising class of altruistic entrepreneurs takes over, business as usual for designers is being redefined.

Taiwan's Sunflower Protest: Digital Anatomy of a Movement
Tracey Cheng, Flip the Media
On March 18th, 2014, hundreds of students occupied Taiwan’s parliament, to protest against the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA). A network of tech-savvy volunteers immediately began to use digital tools to broadcast their message to sympathizers and the public. Soon, thousands of citizens rallied on the streets outside the parliament to support the students inside. This movement became known as the "Sunflower Movement." Here is an inside look at the strategies, tactics, and tools that fueled the Movement.

Public Displays of Transaction
Chiara Atik, Medium/Matter
How Venmo became the ultimate social network for voyeurs and gossips

EVENTS

Subway Sets is Back! 
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 7:30 PM
Subway Sets is bringing New York's best underground music to the largest rooftop farm in the world for an epic night underneath the stars. Come experience what TimeOut NYC called one of "the coolest things to do on an NYC rooftop". Get tickets now.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM
Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

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#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it on Fridays.  

ARTICLES

Empathy Begins With Language
Cheryl Heller, SVA Design for Social Innovation
The lesson here is for all of us. As social innovation and social design mature, as we develop more shorthand language to communicate with each other, we risk making outcasts of both the people we need to recruit and those we hope to help.

The One Thing You Should Do After Meeting Anyone New
Michael Simmons, Thought Catalog
Make Introductions. Rinse. Repeat.

Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting
Maria Popova, Brainpickings

EVENTS

Balloonacy! 
Saturday, 19 July 2014, 2-10 PM
Mister Rogers, 231 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238

2000 LED-Filled Balloons. 1 room. UNLIMITED JOY. Learn more and RSVP.

Crack Your Emotion Code: An Immersive Art Experience
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dev Bootcamp NYC, 48 Wall St (15th Floor), New York, NY 10005

TAPIN partners with Dev Bootcamp to bring you an interactive experience designed to jolt your senses and emotions and tap into what makes you unique. Through an immersive journey, TAPIN creates a multi-sensory experience that deeply explores our humanness and ability to feel, showing us how cracking our own emotion code can ignite us and the work we create. Learn more and RSVP.

Subway Sets is back! 
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 7:30 PM
Subway Sets is bringing New York's best underground music to the largest rooftop farm in the world for an epic night underneath the stars. Come experience what TimeOut NYC called one of "the coolest things to do on an NYC rooftop". Get tickets now.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM
Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

#SPIRITANIMALS

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