New Kids On The Block in Boston
January 25, 2011
- Christina Xu
2nd Tim Hwang** Chair for Higher Awesome Studies (July 2010)
In addition to being the Multitasker at Breadpig, Christina is the co-founder of ROFLCon, one of the proprietors of a coworking space in Cambridge called p.irateship, and a DJ for a weekly radio show called Global Frequency. She tweets about all of these things and more here.
- Doc Searls
3rd Matt Blake** Chair for Higher Awesome Studies (September 2010)
Doc is Senior Editor of Linux Journal, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, an alumnus fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, a fellow with the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the world’s most quoted bloggers, and a photographer committed to enlarging the sum of images in the public domain.
- Chris Marstall
2nd Emily Daniels** Chair for Higher Awesome Studies (October 2010)
Chris is a programmer and creator of the concert alert service tourfilter.com. He’s the Creative Technologist at The Boston Globe charged with establishing their Media Lab, and a fixture on the local music technology scene to boot. Word on the street is that he likes his ‘Awesome’ projects public & risky.
- Andrew Sempere
2nd David Nunez** Chair for Higher Awesome Studies (January 2011)
Andrew is a generally improbable combination of artist and technologist, impersonating an ancient mesoamerican diety when not drinking beer and eating buffalo wings. He works as a full time as a Design Researcher for IBM’s Collaborative User Experience Group / Center for Social Software. His art works have been seen at venues around the US and Canada, including the Bumbershoot Music Festival, Siggraph, Boston Cyberarts, and the 7th Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique.
- Deb Chachra
1st Deb Chachra Chair for Higher Awesome Studies (January 2011)
A founding faculty member of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Debbie is a materials scientist by training, who is interested in making engineering education better through research and collaboration. She writes a music, culture and technology blog, curates its associated Tumblr, and has an impressive list of recent activities which include co-facilitating a workshop on food and science as a benefit for the Science Club for Girls, putting together a guest edition of the Snowprayers podcast, and will be speaking on gender at the upcoming SXSW Interactive conference.
** WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
>> Once you’re Awesome, you’re awesome forever. You can move-run-hide, but you can’t get out. Here’s what Boston’s outgoing micro-trustees are up to now.
>> Tim Hwang (Awesome Foundation Instigator) is now 2nd Amit Gupta Chair for Higher Awesome Studies in the San Francisco Chapter.
>> The Awesome Foundation founding legend includes cave drawings of founding members, David Fisher & Matt Blake, swapping chairs on day one. Matt continues to uphold the honor of the 2nd David Fisher Chair for Higher Awesome Studies. David is currently recruiting for Awesome Columbus.
>> Emily Daniels (also a Boston Founder) was called back to Canada to keep the streets safe for Awesome, and is founding member of the topic based Awesome Food Chapter (launching later this month).
>> David Nunez is currently cooking with gas on a venture of his own. Be on the lookout for a tag team event with Dorkbot Boston in the future.
* So, um, a few of the “new” kids have been on the board since last Fall but the dog ate their announcement blog post. Freakin’ dog. :/