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Designing Tech for Social Change: An Interview with Femi Longe of Nigeria's Co-Creation Hub, Part II

If you missed Part I, click here.

 

In July I spent a few days around the Co-Creation Hub in Lagos, Nigeria. The CcHUB, or simply, the Hub, is the hottest, newest, co-creation, co-working, and innovation hub. It’s aim is to find tech-based solutions to Nigeria’s challenges. Since it opened in September of last year, it is abuzz with young energy and brilliant entrepreneurs.

 

Designing Tech for Social Change: An Interview with Femi Longe of Nigeria's Co-Creation Hub

In July of 2012, I spent a few days around the Co-Creation Hub in Lagos, Nigeria. The CcHUB, or simply, the Hub, is the hottest, newest, co-creation, co-working, and innovation hub. Since it opened in September of last year, it is abuzz with young energy and brilliant entrepreneurs.

 

On my final day in Lagos I sat down with co-Founder and Director of Programmes at the CcHUB, Femi Longe, to hear more about how it all happens.

 

 

Pushing the Web to the Periphery

We're spending a lot of time this year in the Institute for the Future's Technology Horizons research group thinking about how we will experience the Internet in 2020.

Mining reality for persuasive feedback

Nadav Aharony, an MIT Media Lab graduate student, studies how that data that's passively collected by mobile devices can be used to predict the user's behavior. According to Aharony, the "reality mining" research in the Human Dynamics Lab where he works is leading to a "a new kind of microscope - a means of making the social sciences more precise." "People are a lot more programmed than you think," he says.

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