I wanted to share my new article which came out in mid-July in the journal Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. Its empirical content discusses the appropriate technology movement as it plays out in the scientific field of ophthalmology. This work comes out of a larger research project analyzing 10+ months of observation and 80+ semi-structured interviews in India, Kenya, Mexico and Nepal.
As part of my dissertation fieldwork, I attended the 2011 Unite for Sight Global Health & Innovation conference at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut. While I was in New Haven I had the opportunity to take a photo of this alley. The visual illusion is quite stunning -- it took a moment for me to figure it out.
To me, this photo represents what I view is the only way to achieve true environmental, economic, and social sustainability in innovation processes. It can be 'read' as showcasing the interesting intersections between top-down and bottom-up approaches to sustainability through innovation. Alternatively, It represents a life lesson that -- while it may appear that sustainability, like this orange diamond, is easily within our grasp, in reality sustainability requires careful planning, coordinated effort and possibly changing our point of view.
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