November 2015 Director’s Fellows Updates

By phewing, 2 years ago

A couple of months ago, Christine Sun Kim was the guest speaker at the Media Lab’s Conversations Series, hosted by Joi Ito. The conversation is now available here.

If you want to learn more about Christine and her work, we invite you take a look at her TED Talk, The Enchanting Music of Sign Language, which went live on October 28th and it has already reached over 600,000 viewers. Congrats, Christine!

Viktoria Modesta has had a busy few weeks. Recently, she attended the 2015 Haute Couture Awards in Vienna, where she received the Inspiration award for always pushing the boundaries within the fashion industry. Prior to that, she was honored by Integracja (polish word for Integration), a non-profit organization that works to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities in Poland. The most wonderful part of the evening for Viktoria, was being affectionately approached by 200 kids affected by various disabilities, wishing to get her autograph and a photo taken with her.
On the business side, Viktoria is happy to share that a new collaboration with United Nude, the forward-thinking shoe design team, is in progress, as well as her next music production. Stay tuned, there is more to come!

The National Journal features Sam Kass in conversation with Charlie Arnot about how consumers are demanding transparency in regards to the food they are eating. Read more: The Food Labeling Fight Is Just Beginning.