We’re launching a new alternate reality game. It’s called EVOKE, and we’re putting together a team of five game assistants to help us run it.
“If you have a problem, and you can’t solve it alone, EVOKE it.”
About the game
The goal of the game is to help empower young people all over the world, and especially young people in Africa, to come… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:28pm —
What will happen in Season 2?
Posted by kiyashmonsef on 28 Jul under Behind the scenes
At the end of the first season of EVOKE, players proposed ideas for the future of the game.
At our post-game meeting today, the lead team read through every suggestion posted to the site, and pulled… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:27pm —
A new "alternate reality game" will allow players to make a difference in the real world and in their personal life.
Urgent Evoke is a alternate-reality game created by game designer Jane McGonigal that launches March 3. It is a game designed to cause… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:25pm —
Well if MDV can do it so can I. I have a cycle of heroes in my set (Generations), and happen to be stumped for flavour text. I will provide a backstory for each so you can better understand their significance. You will be marked out of ten. Because I say so. I will judge on SUNDAY THE 22TH. Continue
Edit: Wow, completely forgot about the…
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:21pm —
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“There are a lot of special things about outbreaks, but most important is that they're unfolding events. Nobody really knows where they're going and, especially in the beginning, there's high outrage and high concern in the absence of knowing what the hazard is”
– D*** Thompson, Team Leader, WHO Pandemic and Outbreak… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:16pm —
Bearers Of Wisdom
In tribal cultures, the elderly play an important role. They are the keepers of the tribe's memories and the holders of wisdom. As such, the elderly are honored and respected members of tribes. In many modern cultures, however, this is often not the case. Many elderly people say that they feel ignored, left out, and disrespected. This is a sad commentary on modernization, but it doesn't have to be this way. We can change this situation by taking the time… Continue
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Identification of the case
The community we wish to use as a case-study is situated on a small (12 km circ**ference) island lying 1.3km off the capital island of Efate, Vanuatu. The inshore area surrounding the island is characterized by a fringing reef with some bommies and sand patches. The community has a common-property regime in place which gives primary access rights… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:05pm —
By 2020, Ojai will have a stable resilience plan. There are now organic farms where country clubs, parks, or housing development used to be. The food from these farms is sold at the four farmers' markets that have been started around Ojai. Two hospitals have been set up on either end of town making them easily accessible to everyone. There is also three new emergency housing sites that can provide any displaced families shelter until they can safely move back into their homes.… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:03pm —
HERE IS THE PLAN! Why Transition?
We are living in an age of unprecedented change, with a number of crises converging. Climate change, global economic instability, overpopulation, erosion of community, declining biodiversity, and resource wars, have all stemmed from the availability of cheap, non-renewable fossil fuels. Global oil, gas… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 4:01pm —
Here for more info!
For decades, California has epitomized America's economic strengths: technological excellence, artistic creativity, agricultural fecundity and an intrepid entrepreneurial spirit. Yet lately California has projected a grimmer vision of a politically divided, economically stagnant state. Last week its legislature cut a deal to close its $42 billion budget deficit, but its larger problems… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 3:59pm —
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My school, Oak Grove School, has financially supports the program called School in A Box.
It has all the materials neccessary to get a grammar school level education. The games/ assignments in the box are light and easily portable. Completing the assignments works like a game and once a person completes a certain number of assignments they move up a level. The system is… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on June 2, 2011 at 3:53pm —
May 17th is the international holiday celebrating H***sexuals and Transgenders!! On May 17th, 1990 organization WHO made it's decision to remove h***sexuality and transgenderality from the international classifications of diseases.
Unfortunately, this year, 2011,more hate crimes than ever towards gays and lesbians have been occuring.
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on May 31, 2011 at 4:10pm —
A new currency by the name of "Nordoffs" has been created in Ojai, California! The currency only works in the area, and therefore can only be used in the area, keeping the wealth in, and the corporations out! The reason for this is Ojai is too expensive for many of it's citizens. At the same time, though, it get's a lot of tourists. One Nordoff is the equivalent of $1.50 dollars. Therefore, when tourists trade in at the bank, it does not seem like much of a financial gain for Ojai, but all… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on May 19, 2011 at 4:26pm —
My mother has a system called Mom-bucks. The process goes as follows:
When I do a chore/favor/ect.- I get paid in mom bucks.
I can buy privelages (staying out later, hang out sessions)- by paying my mother the mom-bucks.
Doing this keeps the "economy" (a.k.a. interaction) between us constant.…
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on May 17, 2011 at 5:40pm —
I go to the Oak Grove School in Ojai, California. I stay at the one dormitory, or "house," that the school has. Before I got to Besant House, although Oak Grove is green, the students were pretty wasteful about their resources. I worked with the dormparents to create the following rules:
1.) You can only do your laundry if you have a full load, if not and you need it done, buddy up with a friend's load.
2.) Make sure all faucets are fully off.
3.) Do not take showers longer than… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on May 17, 2011 at 5:29pm —
A profligate person. You think they've been taught how to manage their bucks? Think they've been guided!?? High schools need to make a required Life class, where students like myself learn how to manage money, write checks, have a bank account, pay taxes, and so on! Because I have no idea!! And I am almost 18!! Once one has a bank account, bank's should have employees called "Guides," people who will work with each individual to plan their spending and make sure they obide the future laws of,… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on May 13, 2011 at 4:35pm —
IT IS WATER AWARENESS DAY 2020!!!!! AND THE PRESIDENT HAS AGREED TO PARTICIPATE!!!!!! Along with miles of other water activities, all using recycled water produced by Chevron's Water Cooling Facility (refer to previous LEARN blog post), OUR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, will be sitting in a dunk tank!!! A raffle will be head, and ten winners will get the opportunity to attempt to dunk the president!!! If none of them are successful, more tickets will be drawn. The money being raised will go… Continue
Added by Alexandra Deutsch on May 13, 2011 at 4:19pm —