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Competition vs. Collaboration: Limitations of Evoke?

The concept behind the Evoke game is fascinating. It's proven to be an effective way to share information and ideas about critical problems facing the world.



Tapping into the gamer mentality for social change is a compelling experiment. But then I read comments like "Delta Team is the Heart of Evoke." (what??) and "It's just a game."



I think the "drama" on this site is heightened by the preoccupation with earning points. Sure, points are an effective (extrinsic) motivator. But… Continue

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 2:01pm

Giant Kites as Free-Flying Wind Turbines - LEARN3

Saul Griffith dreams of giant kite turbines creating huge amounts of

clean, renewable energy.







Wind is the second largest renewable resource after solar. But the majority of wind power is in high altitudes, well above 300 feet - beyond the reach of today's wind turbines. We don't have a technology (yet) capable of tapping into this rich source of wind energy.



This idea was described by Miles L. Loyd in his paper "Crosswind Kite Power". He… Continue

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

TOP PICKS - MEMORABLE BLOGS - IDEAS ON THE BRAIN

Here is my (growing) list of favorite Evoke blogs. It's difficult to chose because there are so many wonderful contributions on this site.



The list simply reflects my personal interests and is far from complete. I should have started it earlier, and must now rely on my limited memory.



Some ideas that I don't want to forget:

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Posted on May 8, 2010 at 3:53pm

Tag Cloud (Interests) on My Profile page - Evoke 2

A tag cloud on the My Profile page - where your most popular tags appear in a large font - would be a good feature for Evoke 2.

A visual tag cloud is a great reflective tool that reveals your interests, what's on your brain. It can also encourage you to broaden your interests if you find yourself stuck on one or two themes.

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

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Congrats on being Featured Agent Jean. :)
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