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Is Eureka your favorite EVOKE character?Did you love all the fabbing in Episode 4?Do you dream of spending time in a hackerspace?Do you love…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by MoE Apr 6, 2010.


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EVOKATION: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World


There are many, many challenges to be tackled in the developing world today. One of the best ways I see of getting at many of them at once in an effective and large-scale manner is to give people the tools to solve their own problems. This is why my Evokation is to create microfranchised…


Posted on May 17, 2010 at 1:00am — 10 Comments

ACT6: Empowering Women Social Entrepreneurs

When I went to donate to empowering women on Global Giving, the first thing that struck me was the shear immensity of the number of possible projects to donate to. The list seemed endless, and all of them just as… Continue

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 4:45pm

LEARN7: Water in Waterfield (aka Winchester)

The town of Winchester has had a lot of trouble with water this year, amusing since our town was originally called Waterfield (The wh*** center of town, including the high school, was basically built on a marsh, or field of water.)

This year, because of high rain, we had two instances of flooding. The first came after 4 or so days of heavy rain. Much of the town was flooded. The school was closed for days, even after the rain and flooding went away because all the drainage caused a lot… Continue

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

LEARN8: Acceptance of Indigenous Knowledge

Here is an indigenous knowledge case study from the KIVU (Knowledge, Imagery, Vision, and Understanding) Project for Indigenous Knowledge that interested me:


After bitter struggles with official… Continue

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 3:30pm

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At 4:19am on March 23, 2010, Aditya said…
Yeah, I like running adventure races myself. And just running in general.

Good luck with your engineering! The first couple of years can be kinda brutal, but don't give up - you learn a lot of cool stuff by the time you're done! I specialized in aircraft structures myself, kinda close to material science, but not quite there.
At 11:12pm on March 20, 2010, Turil Cronburg said…
You've seen me, but probably didn't know me from the rest of the crowd. Here's a recent picture of me, though I've had far more hair than this in the past...

When I saw you at Honk, I was lingering around Jim Leonard - juggler and bouncy stilt guy who looks a lot like a Viking. So you'd have been more likely to have remembered seeing him than me. :-)
At 6:16pm on March 9, 2010, Josh Judkins said…
Thanks for being such a passionate contributor, Amos! For your efforts in energizing and connecting Makers through the Guild you're putting together, comments and posts, you've received +25 Spark!
At 2:38am on March 7, 2010, cattavery said…
I am really into fabbing. Especially I am into algae as a source of cellulose materials as well as edible products like oil or spirulina. I am interested in joining with other like minded people definitely!

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