All posts by Michael Brennan

Stu end of year

SecondMuse’s Year in Review: Green Chemistry, Making, Internet Freedom, Systems Mapping, and Social Change

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2014 was a big year for SecondMuse. We had the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of partners all around the world to create true social impact in a variety of sectors. This retrospective touches upon some projects that were particularly notable for us. Innovating Canada’s Future with the McConnell Foundation With its latest initiative, RECODE, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation infusing a culture of social innovation and entrepreneurship in post-secondary education throughout Canada....
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The ‘Good’ Hacker: Michael Brennan, PhD’12, Computer Science

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This is reposted from Drexel University articled titled “The Drexel 40 Under 40“. Michael Brennan says three or four years ago, his job wouldn’t have existed. As a principal technologist and project manager at SecondMuse, Brennan works to bring together volunteers that can program and design software to solve problems for social impact. “We take a humble approach to technology,” he says. “We don’t believe technology can solve every problem we face, but many organizations…

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#DiscovertheCrescent and the Collaborative Economy in Philadelphia

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Firefly Prototyping from The Hacktory on Vimeo. Electronic fireflies. 400 years of historic buildings made out of cardboard. A Maker Camp in the park. Bike parades. Ollie competitions. All of these were part of an effort by SecondMuse in collaboration with Public Workshop, Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC), and The Hacktory to build a stronger collaborative economy in Philadelphia and activate an underutilized public space – the Grays Ferry Crescent. SecondMuse drove the process by…

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