Christina Xu and the Institute on Higher Awesome Studies
Christina Xu is the founding director of the Institute on Higher Awesome Studies, an organization dedicated to nurturing small awesome ideas around the world; she also serves as a trustee on the Boston chapter of the Awesome Foundation. By day, she is employee #1 at Breadpig, an uncorporation that publishes webcomics and funnels the goodwill of geeks worldwide towards worthy causes.
The Awesome Foundation movement was started in Boston in 2008, when a group of 10 acquaintances decided to give away $1000 of their own pooled money every month to awesome projects and individuals, no strings attached. They called it "the MacArthur for micro-flashes of brilliance". Spreading mostly by word of mouth, there are now 25 Awesome Foundation chapters on 4 continents with no formal centralized organization. The Institute on Higher Awesome Studies (IHAS) was founded to promote the Awesome Foundation model within a development and revitalization context. In June 2011, IHAS received a grant from the Knight Foundation to start Awesome Foundations focused on journalism and civic media; the pilot chapter is called Awesome News Taskforce: Detroit.
It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!
- November 16, 2011 10:37
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (What is this?)
- Additional Files
- 5154 times
More from Civic Lunches
Added over 1 year ago | 01:05:42 | 1791 views
Added over 2 years ago | 00:10:24 | 2368 views
Added over 3 years ago | 01:17:00 | 7746 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:05:33 | 3246 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:04:53 | 3371 views
Added over 1 year ago | 00:58:25 | 944 views