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Ashwin Goutham Gopi
I am passionate about:
Music, design, literature, art, and other pretentious things
A little known fact about me is:
I am a three-time hip hop trivia champion at one particular dive bar in Brooklyn
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New York University
"If my life had a soundtrack it would be the theme song from Curb Your Enthusiasm"
I'm a PhD student at the NYU Tandon engineering school. My work focuses on online communities, the sharing economy, and social movements. I am currently studying ridesharing services to understand how the design and use of technology can simultaneously perpetuate and challenge inequality in organizational forms.
Hi Marco, this is a great inspiration. Check out my post Organic Food Waste in Brooklyn Part 1: Coffee where I talk about possible uses for used coffee grounds. Shengmin also pointed out a company that turns coffee grounds into a soil for mushrooms, allowing people to grow and harvest mushrooms at home: https://grocycle.com/
Today I found something even cooler. There's an actual vineyard in New York City! They're growing their own grapes on a rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and are expecting their first harvest in October 2017. Check out Rooftop Reds. They're the first urban vineyard in the world.