When Jonathan Harris (PopTech 2007) turned 30, he began a simple ritual of taking one photo a day and posting it to his website before going to sleep, along with a short story. He called this project, ‘Today’.

This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he stopped it, by his friend, Scott Thrift at m ss ng p eces.  

Watch Jonathan’s talk about some of his other web based stories here


Professional Cellist Zoe Keating (PopTech 2007, 2009) is the Avant Cellist. In this beautiful film by Intel, we get to know Zoe and how, through her beautiful cello work intertwined with a foot pedal-controlled laptop, she creates worlds of feeling, motion, and life.


At PopTech 2007, Jay Keasling describes the boundless possibilities of metabolic engineering and non-profit biotechnology. Keasling and his partners at OneWorld Health expected to have effective, affordable malaria pills in the hands of African children within a few years. 

Four years later, the Institute for OneWorld Health commemorates World Malaria Day by announcing a major breakthrough in the global fight against this deadly disease. 

For the past six years we have led a collaborative effort to develop semisynthetic artemisinin (ART) - an alternative source of ART, which is a key component in anti-malaria treatment. Semisynthetic artemisinin is designed to be an affordable, non-seasonal, complementary source of ART that is hoped to stabilize price volatility, alleviate shortages and meet future global demand. Last week, we announced that this initiative has successfully entered the production and distribution phase, with the goal to facilitate integration of semisynthetic ART into the supply chain by 2012.