RightsCon 2011

Most people do not think of Silicon Valley as a battleground for human rights issues. That’s exactly what Access was hoping to change by organizing RightsCon— a conference that brought together Silicon Valley companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google with human rights advocates from around the world. Technology companies are finding themselves at the forefront of complex human rights issues. Their services are increasingly being…

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Notes For Steve

In the days after his death, thousands of Silicon Valley residents made their way to the Apple retail store in Palo Alto, California to leave personal notes of remembrance mourning the loss of Steve Jobs. Located just blocks away from his residence in Palo Alto, Jobs frequently visited this particular Apple store to interact with customers and fans. The notes, which were written on colored…

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The Dish

Just west of Stanford University is an open space preserve in the foothills called The Dish Area, more commonly referred to as “The Dish” by locals. The preserve’s name is derived from the 150 foot diameter radio telescope built there in 1966 by Stanford Research Institute (SRI) for the U.S. Air Force. Originally built to study the chemical composition of the atmosphere, the radio telescope…

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