I hope you enjoyed your weekends. My family and I spent ours sticking pretty close to home. While we are venturing out for some outdoor pursuits, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, throwing even more uncertainty our way.
This week we have gathered some follow-up stories from some earlier innovations we highlighted and gathered some fun activities from baking bread, romantic ballet to virtual rock concerts with Sir Elton.
Have a great week and stay healthy.
- The results of the UV robot featured in this newsletter at the beginning of the pandemic seem promising
- An “A Chorus Line” production by a local theater company in Norfolk, Virginia, COVID-19, auditioned, rehearsed, and ultimately shared their show almost entirely virtually
- A product called the “C-FACE Smart Mask” sits over a typical face mask and uses Bluetooth to translate speech into 8 different languages
- Farmers’ adaptations for socially distant visitors range from expanding produce pickups, a “drive-through” farm tour, and small-scale classes
- Veterinary telemedicine companies are another technology that has evolved during lockdowns
- MIT has found a way to deter people from sharing COVID-19 conspiracy theories
Things to Do Around the World
- The first online theater company, Playdate Theatre, used virtual conferences and Zoom to create original plays that will be exclusively streamed online July 26-August 9
- A six-week virtual Elton John: Classic Concert Series began in July to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation
- Bread Ahead bakery school and shop in Borough Market, London, runs free, twice-weekly online tutorials on its instagram page @breadaheadbakery
- The Royal Opera House opera and ballet will stream The Sleeping Beauty ballet on July 24 at 7PM GMT.