#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.

Video

"Design is not a science, just move things around until it feels right."