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What was the result of every mission?

After 10 weeks, of everything we can to get true the missions, is the time to see what really happen after we complete the missions. I have to say that every week I learned a lot.



1° Week - Mission: Social Innovation

I search and found the e-mail address of my role model James O´Brian, Principal of BCAM and I wrote to him.

Result: He never respond to the email. :-(… Continue

Added by Gilda Lorena Arias on May 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 15 Comments

KDV's Ideas for the Next Evoke - you ain't seen nothing yet!

Hello everyone,





Evoke was fantastic, now our challenge is to help the runners of Evoke create the next phase. I had an amazing time playing and met some amazing people.



Here are my ideas for the next phase of Evoke:





  • WHICH great challenges and social…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on May 13, 2010 at 12:58am — 2 Comments

Mission 6: Empowering Women - Imagine

We want to describe women’s lives after ten years. So we choose two of our classmates who have different personalities and imagine their lives after ten years.



First we want to talk about is Wendy. She is outgoing and always looks on the bright side. So maybe one day she will become a program hostess. She has a male manager. She doesn’t have to bring anything by herself because all of the things will be done by the manager. And every time she goes to a place, there are thousands of… Continue

Added by Chengyuan High School on May 1, 2010 at 6:50am — 8 Comments

New Map of Roletto

I imagine that in 10 years time my town will certainly have developed its skills in keeping the environment clean. This is why more trees have been planted.
Plus, we will also have resolved our water problems that sometimes we have during the summer, thanks to collaboration among us by raising funds to build a great container of water that fills up with rain water.
Here is the map, sorry for the bad quality but this is the first time I've ever used Google maps.…
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Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on April 21, 2010 at 8:12pm — 6 Comments

Vision for Africa

Do you have a vision for Africa? World leaders at the World Economic Forum to be held in Dar es Salaam Tanzania from May 5-7, 2010 want to know about it. They have set up a "Davos Debates video corner" at…

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Added by Shakwei Mbindyo on April 27, 2010 at 1:19pm — 14 Comments

Evokers: Let's Not Change the World

This was taken from a post James Pearson (Acholi Beads, Choice Mob, WikiChoice) recently wrote for Plywood People. I thought it was incredibly inspiring.


Let’s not change the world. Let’s not end poverty or wipe human trafficking from the… Continue

Added by Elora Ramirez on April 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

Dealing With Threats Using the Lessons of Luck, Creativity and Play

Although I've had friends caught in the middle of natural disasters (the Los Angeles earthquake and the Prague floods), most of my personal experience of threat has been from people rather than nature. From being near Detroit and having a father working in the city during the riots in the 60's, to sharing a neighborhood with warring gangs in Los Angeles in the late '70's and early '80's, to living half a mile from the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, everything I've… Continue

Added by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on April 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

Challenge: Choosing Which Babies Will Die This Year

Most of the problems addressed so far in Evoke come down to how resources are allocated. The issue of 'unfairness' crops up in many blog posts. I want to solve a real-life dilemma that goes beyond fair, beyond who 'deserves' help, and which comes down to someone having to make a decision about which babies will die unnecessarily this year. If possible, I want to try and minimise the relevance of money to this issue and embrace all the other forms of capital out there - especially social capital… Continue

Added by Chris Ke Sihai on April 13, 2010 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

THE RULE OF 3R’S:if there’s no planet, there will be no future for money

REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE



Here I present a good eco-friendly alternative for trading second hand goods:



2 years ago we decided to…

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Added by Ternura Rojas on April 21, 2010 at 2:40pm — 6 Comments

An Irrelevant Problem in a Resource-based Economy

In 2020, I envision myself living in a self-sustained, technologically advanced city in a global resource-based economy (RBE). Politics and the notion of nationalism of the present have been long abolished, eradicating the present-day problems of corruption, crime, poverty and war. In its place, a global RBE, where decisions are arrived at through the integration of the world's knowledge databases, enables Humanity to use its amazing capabilities to solely advance the human and environmental… Continue

Added by Ezra Ho on March 26, 2010 at 7:59am — 38 Comments

A treatise on the meaning of Evoke, from a pessimistic perspective



Subtitled: An explanation as to why I’m a Doomer.





“There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow

Shining at the end of every day

There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow

And tomorrow's just a dream away”









Friends, bloggers, fellow Evoke agents, lend me your eyes.



I am…

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Added by Iron Helix on April 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — 51 Comments

New Agent rest stop.

*Welcome to Evoke*

*If you need translation, please message me*

This is the new agent rest stop. Here is your chance to share what brought you here, where you have been, and where you are going. You could post about you community, and what you want to learn here to help, or tell us about world change you would like to be part of. You could give a quick overview of what you are doing in highschool, what have…

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Added by Gabriel Martin on April 17, 2010 at 7:30pm — 71 Comments

Power Outages

I feel power outages would have the biggest impact in my area. We have evolved as a society that relies on machines to clean our waters from disease, process our foods, keep us warm or cool, entertain us, connect us, and give us a sense of 'all is well'. With power, we can solve virtually any problem or overcome any obstacle.


I saw this during Hurricane Juan that hit my city in 2003. The darkness across the city, people trying to find some form of comfort, the…
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Added by Dante Ranieri on April 15, 2010 at 2:19am — 4 Comments

Urgent Evoke - Mission 7 - Quick Resilience Briefing


And check out these useful posts on my Urgent Evoke blog for more information on urban resilience, and the real world Hexayurt Project and our work on open source emergency housing!

Added by Vinay Gupta (Hexayurt Project) on April 16, 2010 at 12:46pm — 7 Comments

Calling All Musicians, Singers and Lyricists! Let's start an EVOKE BAND!!!

I am an artist.
I believe in the power of art and music to spread awareness and change people's lives for the better. So I'm starting this experiment in online collaboration and creativity. I just created a youtube channel called TheEvokeBand.


I uploaded a video of a song I just started to write inspired by EVOKE.
The problem is all I have are chords and a basic…
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Added by Justin Miyamoto on April 5, 2010 at 6:30am — 18 Comments

Resiliency, HAM Radio and Major Disasters

one of the most important actions that must happen in a major disaster is communication. information must be both delivered to a wide area and be aggregated into meaningful data.


Ushahidi is an innovative and useful system. however, a system is only as resilient as the systems it relies upon. what happens when the phone lines and mobile phone towers are not working (as is the case with many disasters)? perhaps we should be considering lower tech… Continue

Added by nomadHAR on April 15, 2010 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

EVOKATION: Society-changing MMO disguised as a gory, commercial game? You betcha.

The Place


The entire world where a decent computer and an internet connection is available. As many people as can be reached, primarily young ones, with a main focus on the lowest common denominators residing in industrialized…
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Added by Julio Cesar Corona Ortega on April 8, 2010 at 7:00am — 98 Comments

Evoke Official Ongoing Projects Thread( All Ongoing Projects Go Here)

Evoke Official Ongoing Projects Thread


Special thanks to Ternura and her list of submitted/going to be submitted Evokations.

Ok, No one is submitting projects anymore,
So I am going to complete the entire list…
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Added by Samiran Roy on April 9, 2010 at 4:30pm — 54 Comments

Give, educate, make leaders - ACT 6.

How I am involved in empowering women is by

1. Giving.

I am giving 30 US dollars to one of the global giving sites put on here by Alchemy that is in India.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-200-poor-girls-through-vocational-training/

I am also working to spread awareness of the radicalization of many women's…

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Added by A.V.Koshy on April 8, 2010 at 6:30pm — 23 Comments

Money Traces

I found Money Traces to be the creative solution that will make the biggest change in how we use money, because it helps us to know better what we are buying and enables us to make better choices regarding what we buy so that the world will be a better one.

Added by João Carrapa on April 1, 2010 at 1:13pm — 3 Comments

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