The weekend I spent in Detroit gave me a great taste of what the Media Lab is up to: expanding beyond it’s walls, creating networks, considering problems of innovation on the ground in places that could really use them. So when Joi and the Lab invited me to be a “Director’s Fellow,” I was also in. The idea of working with The Lab in any way was exciting (I first visited as a college senior considering grad school and later returned with a TV crew to tape segments for my 2009 show on Discovery Science Channel, “Popular Science’s Future Of.”). Any excuse to hang around the lab and sound smart was worth it. The other fellows are ballers (people like JJ Abrams, Shaka Senghor, and Christover Bevans) but I was especially excited about connecting Cultivated Wit to the lab’s work.