Over the weekend, CCTV America aired an interview featuring me and myÂ Awesome Foundation colleagues Christina Xu and Jesse Chan-Norris. We talked about investing in inspiration and building international philanthropic networks to further the cause of awesome in the universe. Watch the full interview below:
Just released: My video interview at the CAPS 2015 conference in Brussels, July 2015. I was in Brussels working with our partners at Purpose and giving a workshop on “Building Networks for Good,” which included case studies of our work with Awesome Foundationâ€‹, Foossa, Wisdom Hackersâ€‹, UX for Goodâ€‹, and more!
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â€œWeâ€™re rogues giving to rogues. Itâ€™s misfit money for the weird and wonderful.”Â Lee-Sean recentlyÂ talked to the New York TimesÂ about our work with theÂ Awesome Foundation. We give out $1000 grants every month to awesome projects.
Learning Rwandan: Ten key words for understanding Rwanda today.Â Lee-Sean reflects on his recent trip back to Rwanda to continue working with UX for Good and the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
David Colby is doing research around “Financial Citizenshipâ€ and wealth-building in minority communities.Â Contact usÂ to learn more and to get involved.
Join Lee-Sean for his movement workshop,Â Kinesthetic Conversations in Crowded Spaces, on Governorâ€™s Island NYC this Saturday, August 8. The workshop is part ofÂ Sextant Worksâ€™ Summer Placemaking LabÂ and is free and open to the public. Update (8/12/2015): view documentation from the workshop here.
Lee-Sean will be offering his Be Social Change workshop onTransformative StorytellingÂ again onÂ August 24Â andÂ September 21Â in New York City. Use coupon code Huang25 for 25% off. We also have a limited number of need-based full scholarships available. Please get in touch to learn more.
Building Networks for Good
Awesome examples ofÂ Community-Centered Design, architecture in dialog with the wider ecosystem and community of species
Cecil the Lion and the American Dentist
The Awesome Foundation NY has made our first selection! It was tough NY – you completely blew us away with amazing incredibly brilliant ideas.
But – this month, for our inaugural grant, weâ€™ve picked a LASER TWEEZER that makes amoebas eat bacteria.
Awesomeness to the MAX.
No – really, its a laser tractor beam that prods amoebas. Weâ€™ve awarded Januaryâ€™s $1000 grant to Ben Dubin-Thalerâ€™s Cell Motion BioBus.
Weâ€™ll be celebrating with Ben at the First AF-NY Award Ceremony on Monday February 8 at 8 pm, at the Apple Bar, Waverly at Greene. Come and join us for a beer, meet the NY Micro Trustees – and weâ€™re working on getting the BioBus there too. Beyond Awesome.
Last night the Trustees of the Awesome Foundation New York met in person for the first time to get the ball rolling.
Photo (clockwise from top left): Jesse Chan-Norris, Lee-Sean Huang, Sam Lessin, Steve Rosenbaum, Douglas Repetto, Dawn Barber, Clay Shirky, Colin Nedercoorn, Brandon Kessler, Catherine White, and Chris Dixon