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At SXSW Helping Homeless People Is Delicious With Street Treats

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.10.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Providing a social enterprise for street homeless people takes a lot of trust on everyone's part. That trust alone my be better at restoring a life than the money these vending carts will generate.

Are 'Homeless Street Treats' The Next 'Homeless Hotspots'?

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

A little over three years ago Alan Graham "talked" me into visiting Austin, Texas because he knew what he was doing to help our homeless friends was s...

"Homeless Hotspot" -- Right Meets Wrong at 4G Speed

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Tiziana Dearing

We should set the bar even higher for avoiding dehumanizing experiences for our neighbors in poverty. Life is doing it enough as it is.

'Homeless Hotspots' Won't Continue After SXSW Trial

Posted 03.15.2012 | Impact

The N.Y.-based advertising agency BBH Labs sparked strong debate this week with its "Homeless Hotspots" initiative, a program that set up outposts of ...

What Happens When SXSW Meets Austin's Homeless

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology
Tanene Allison

SXSW is a place of privilege. It is also a place where many people try to innovate new ways to do good in the world. But that doesn't change the dynamic of how hard it can be to come face to face with your own privilege.

If Corporations Are People, Can Homeless People Be Hotspots?

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Using homeless people as mobile hotspots emphasizes the dehumanizing effects of homelessness itself. The reality is that homeless people are already treated as "part of the landscape" or, worse, as detritus to be swept away.

'Homeless Hotspots' Stirs Debate At SXSW

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.13.2012 | Black Voices

AUSTIN, Texas — A charitable marketing program that paid homeless people to carry Wi-Fi signals at South By Southwest has drawn widespread debat...

'Homeless Hotspots' Offered At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology

At this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas, WiFi-deprived attendees were confronted with an interesting fix to t...