Rasanath Das: The tension of being a hybrid

Rasanath Das started his career in strategy consulting at Deloitte in 2000 before working as an investment banker for Bank of America. He then spent four years in a monastery in lower Manhattan during which time he co-founded Upbuild, an educational social enterprise focused on personal and organizational development. He now runs Upbuild full-time. Rasanath is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, has been featured as a speaker for TEDx and SXSW, and has been profiled in The New York Times, CNN, PBS, and The Third Metric.


Kelly Dobson: Machine Therapy

An eminent roboticist and Ph.D. at MIT's Media Lab, Kelly Dobson is exploring "machine therapy" - a personal, societal and psychoanalytical study of machine design and its effects on peoples' everyday lives. Watch as she exhibits Screambody, Blendie and Omo, three fascinating robots that respond to - and influence - their users in provocative ways. See Pop!Cast video
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