Diving into our imaginations

November 30, 2015Student Blogs

On a recent biomimicry workshop in South Africa, I roamed the Savannah with 20 other participants as we learned about the local ecosystems, the flora, the fauna, and the connections between them all. At the end of the week-long workshop, we were given a design-thinking challenge to apply a biologically-inspired concept to human needs. The … Read More

Kickstarter Reflections

November 18, 2015Ei Community, Inspiration

Last week, the Ei community and I completed a month-long crowdfunding campaign for Leap Kit. The days leading up to the campaign and throughout the month of October were full of twists and turns. This post will be a space to capture and share the lessons learned from leading the campaign. Hopefully, it can be … Read More

Moments

November 18, 2015Student Blogs

Moments: brief periods of time that can be remembered for five minutes, five years, or five hundred years, depending on their importance. Growing up, I never thought much of moments. I had fun at my 10th birthday party, on all of those horseback rides through the rolling hills of Plymouth, and on the endless number of … Read More

Strive to be better, not perfect

November 18, 2015Student Blogs

Wait. You’re telling me that you went from sleeping on a couch to being a millionaire in a year? This is without winning the lottery? This is just by working hard? You got lucky, you guess? I don’t buy it. All I’m getting from this, is that you’re selfish and you’re just trying to discourage … Read More

Writing my own story

November 17, 2015Student Blogs

During my class’s first meetup, Seamus Harte, our storytelling instructor from Stanford’s d.school, said something rather profound about storytelling: “Nothing makes sense. We make sense of things. That’s storytelling.” “What will you do next?” As a college senior, I get this question a lot, but it seems to be lurking around every corner now that graduation … Read More

Currency

November 13, 2015Student Blogs

On my second day in Indonesia, I was handed a phrase. I wasn’t quite sure how to dissect it, or whether or not it had any implications that would affect me, but after four weeks, I am beginning to understand its meaning. We were standing in an open kitchen, wrapped in the heat of Canggu, … Read More

Am I a flake?

November 11, 2015Student Blogs

Since graduating college, a group of my friends and I have kept up a pretty regular video chat. We touch base every few months and update each other on our crazy new fad diets, our weird minimalism kicks, our moves, our jobs and our loves. As wonderful as it’s been to get to watch my … Read More

No place like dome

November 10, 2015Student Blogs

“We need to find within technology that there is something we can do which is capable of taking care of everybody, and to demonstrate that this is so. That’s what geodesic domes are about and that’s what my whole life has been about.” –Buckminster Fuller The month of October was packed with all types of … Read More