Urgent Evoke

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David Dewane
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Buffy B commented on David Dewane's blog post EVOKATION: Spark Library Partnership
"Huge congrats on your Evokation being selected!"
Jul 26, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on David Dewane's blog post EVOKATION: Spark Library Partnership
"I hear congratulations are in order! And I hear that you are going to the summit. Me too. :-) I'm looking forward to hearing more about your project, as it's one of my favorites, and might be also something that links to my project,…"
Jun 12, 2010
Michele Baron commented on David Dewane's blog post EVOKATION: Spark Library Partnership
"great evokation."
May 20, 2010
Kevin DiVico commented on David Dewane's blog post EVOKATION: Spark Library Partnership
"Libraries are the foundation of civilization"
May 19, 2010
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EVOKATION: Spark Library Partnership

URGENT EVOKATIONSpark Library Partnership:Information Access, for the Largest Number, at the Least CostA PLAN OF ACTION FORSOCIAL INNOVATION SUBMITTEDTO GAIN FURTHER SUPPORTFROM THE EVOKE NETWORK ANDTHE WORLD BANK INSTITUTEExecutive Summary FINDING THE FULCRUMIn order to realize the full potential of many of the initiatives put forth by the Evoke network and begin sparking real change, individuals on the ground need the ability to both access and share information. Libraries are critical spaces…See More
May 18, 2010
Shakwei Mbindyo commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"David, this is an excellent evokation. Their is a verse that reads "my people perish for lack of knowledge" which speak to the importance of access to information. I have looked specifically at the issue of the digital divide which is…"
May 12, 2010
Gene Becker commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"Hi David, I finally got a chance to review your proposal. It seems well-motivated and very ambitious, and you have certainly done a lot of homework. I do have a few thoughts in response, which may or may not be helpful ;-) You talk about…"
May 12, 2010
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May 11, 2010
John D. Boyden commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"Internet Topic Libraries sounds like the way, it limits the info load, can refer to other lbraries.How do you make use of the other Internet libraries? Delivery system: One Sat phone, One SAT Internet connection, One Printer, one laptop computer =…"
May 8, 2010
David Dewane commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"@ Turil: "your opinion on why your project will succeed where others have failed." Interesting indeed...and kind of happening on two levels: First, as far as I can discern, there is simply a lack of libraries and information access…"
May 8, 2010
David Dewane commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"@ Turin: I based the proposal loosely off the Stanford Business School guidelines under section 3 here: http://blog.urgentevoke.net/2010/02/21/the-4-rules-of-evoking/ I'll check with a mentor regarding the formatting, but if it is a problem I…"
May 8, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"Oh, and remember to include a response to their request for your opinion on why your project will succeed where others have failed. I'm not sure how you might approach this, but it's probably something important to think about. And…"
May 8, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"Your additions help! I'd also suggest you add something like what you said in your response in the comments about the difference between the unique knowledge materials and the digital stuff. It's clear in the comment, but not in the…"
May 8, 2010
David Dewane commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_The Challenge
"i'll add this to the doc**ent."
May 8, 2010
David Dewane commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"@Turil: "For me to feel comfortable deciding if this is a project that is doable and likely to be successful, I'd need to know what the project you're thinking about looks like in the real world." This is a bit of a Catch 22.…"
May 8, 2010
David Dewane commented on David Dewane's blog post SPARK LIBRARY EVOKATION_Executive Summary
"@Turil & Wintermute: I agree with your comments that the the core idea of the proposal did was not clear enough. I have added a statement at the very beginning of the executive summary that I feel is as explicit about the who/what/where/when/why…"
May 8, 2010

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EVOKATION: Spark Library Partnership

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Reacting to Disaster

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Posted on May 11, 2010 at 6:51am

Think Historically.

As I received this advice from an elder when I was young, so I will pass it along to you.


Learn History. Throughout time, humans have fell victim to many of the same traps. We believe that through technology, science and economics we will become immune to war, disease, and social division. So our forefathers believed, and it has led to ruin. Let us not share in their misery.


Think Historically. Learn about history, but do not focus on the data - the raw…
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At 9:39pm on March 22, 2010, Nadia D. said…
Thank you for being my new friend!! :)
At 6:25pm on March 22, 2010, ben said…
Many thanks for the comment David...have really enjoyed the game so far and look forward to getting my teeth stuck in to mission 4 on wednesday.
At 12:50pm on March 22, 2010, Mark Mulkerin said…
Thanks! Always better to have pink hair and a sponge nose. Cheers.
At 2:49pm on March 20, 2010, Wanapitei said…
Thanks for the offer of friendship. Accepted, because I always accept friendship until something prompts me to regret. I'm new to Evoke, just getting my bearings and suddenly I have a string. I'll check your profile/blog etc.
At 7:59am on March 18, 2010, Wasserperson said…
Welcome to the network!
Enjoy finding your way around--that's half the game, right now!
 
 
 

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Listen to the Right People

It's impossible to find a good solution to a problem you don't understand. I think that the first place to start when looking for a solution is understanding the problem by listening to the people it impacts the most. The knowledge one gains creates a foundation for a solution to be built on.Listening to the right people also leads to understanding the circ***tances of the problem: what other social, cultural or political elements contribute to this problem? What has already been tried? Who…See More
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