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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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Turil Cronburg commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"Congrats Amos! See you at the Summit. :-)"
Jul 22, 2010
Shakwei Mbindyo commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION Draft: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"The "jua kali" sector is very vibrant in Kenya where there are a lot of different crafts people - smiths, furniture makers, tailors, etc... who create beautiful, beautiful products. A challenge that many have is markets for their products.…"
May 17, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION Draft: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"Amos, you might want to include in your submission a comment and link about the existence of blacksmithing in these areas already, so that it's clear that this is something that people would want more of. I think Julio and I were specifically…"
May 17, 2010
Amos Meeks commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION Draft: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"Thank you all for your wonderful feedback. @Nick: The hope is that technology like 3d printing would eventually be included, but only because either the entrepreneur had the resources to build one, or they became cheap enough for the entrepreneur…"
May 17, 2010
dave martin commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION Draft: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"i think his intentions are to give a community the ability to make the things they need to develop the area that they live in, not to sell trinkets to tourists. i'm not sure how many tourists you get in 3rd world countries anyhow, but even if…"
May 17, 2010
Julio Cesar Corona Ortega commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION Draft: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"Hmmm, I think there may be some aspects of the situation, such as local culture, ideology and economics that may play a part and do not appear to be taken into account on your project yet. However, once you take that internship I think you will be…"
May 17, 2010
dave martin commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION Draft: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"i like the idea of giving people the opportunity to develop skills. i like the idea of giving people the ability to be self sustaining. however, i don't like the idea of introducing people to debt slavery. but because evoke is funded by the…"
May 17, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Amos Meeks's blog post EVOKATION Draft: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World
"Interesting. Maybe you can connect with someone from an area you'd like to work in who can give you an idea of how effective this might be. Or if you could find a blacksmith there who's already doing something like this, to give a more…"
May 17, 2010
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EVOKATION: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World

EVOKATIONThere 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 makerspaces for the third world.The Place:The makerspaces would hopefully be able to…See More
May 17, 2010
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Amos Meeks commented on Amos Meeks's blog post LEARN7: Water in Waterfield (aka Winchester)
"You have? I don't think I've posted it or anything similar to it. Do you know where you'd read it before? Perhaps someone else had a very similar post? I would love to see."
May 14, 2010
A.V.Koshy commented on Amos Meeks's blog post LEARN7: Water in Waterfield (aka Winchester)
"yeah dont give up keep working on it and it will work out i read your indigenous learn and id read it before thats why i asked..."
May 14, 2010
Amos Meeks commented on Amos Meeks's blog post LEARN7: Water in Waterfield (aka Winchester)
"This is not an old post. I'm doing this now because in order to have your Evokation considered, you need a certification, and for that you need to do at least one thing from each mission. The guild never worked out. There did not seem to be…"
May 14, 2010
A.V.Koshy commented on Amos Meeks's blog post LEARN7: Water in Waterfield (aka Winchester)
"why are you putting on all your old posts again amos ? and how's the guild going?"
May 14, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Amos Meeks's blog post LEARN10: College EVOKE
"Yeah, more high school and college cla**** using this as a platform for learning whatever they are already supposed to be learning would be great. Each class would be able to contribute some kind of expertise, so that we've got all the areas…"
May 14, 2010
A.V.Koshy commented on Amos Meeks's blog post LEARN10: College EVOKE
"yes i wanna try and do same thing make a wh*** class play nothing but evoke for three months is a good idea...."
May 14, 2010

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EVOKATION: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World

EVOKATION



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…

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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:



INDIGENOUS WOMEN HEALERS FORMED GROUPS TO PRACTICE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN OAXACA (MEXICO)



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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