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Added by David Dewane on May 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Reacting to Disaster

Five stages of reaction to a disaster…


Added by David Dewane on May 11, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

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…

Added by David Dewane on May 11, 2010 at 6:36am — No Comments

Evoke Manifesto


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KickStarter Rules

As I catch up on some old quests I hit a serious snag with ACT 5, which was about making non-typical monetary transactions. I'm TOTALLY THRILLED I STUCK IT OUT because I found KickStarter, a website that promotes projects trying to start up by allowing strangers to fund them. I thought of my own model for a website like this ages ago (go ahead, roll your eyes...) and am ECSTATIC that it exists. In celebration I dished out a small contribution to:…


Added by David Dewane on May 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Take Your Water to School Week

Students across America will build up to World Water Day 2020 by spending every day of the proceeding week carrying to school the amount of water needed to get them through the school day. At the end of the week, they can send up their own water security Evokations on Season 10 of…


Added by David Dewane on May 3, 2010 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group

AIDG is a non-profit that implements sustainable building systems in the developing world, with a specific focus on Guatemala and now Haiti. They do several interesting things with water including hydroelectric and solar hot water.

What I find interesting about this work is that most NGOs dealing with water focus on providing water for consumption, while maybe not dealing with the energy related issues. While I cannot comment…

Added by David Dewane on May 3, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned

Evacuation for Hurricane Rita, Houston, Texas. 2005 AP photo

Hurricane Evacuation: Houston

2005 was a disastrous year on the Gulf Coast. After Katrina…


Added by David Dewane on April 21, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

Women Between Peace and War: Afghanistan


Added by David Dewane on April 14, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

"Building Middle Class DNA"

ELEMENTAL, CHILE: Building Equity in Cities

“Every time we come here, we have surprises. The Energy is incredible.”…


Added by David Dewane on April 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Rainwater Court construction begins in Mahiga, Kenya

The following post is a new project from Architecture for Humanity:…


Added by David Dewane on March 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Bucky Effect

Fellow gamers,

I believe that EVOKE is simply a means of disseminating knowledge about how to provide basic services that have the potential to improve world - dressed up as a game to stimulate participation. I believe it was created in a spirit of altruism, that is, the out of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others.

Some gamers have taken it upon themselves to add a level of critical analysis to the game. An excellent example…

Added by David Dewane on March 30, 2010 at 7:44pm — 7 Comments

Notes on the Digital Divide

Fellow EVOKE users. I converted a recent essay composed for my graduate studies into a post describing the realities, as best I can discern them, of the "digital divide," that is, the gap in access of Internet penetration between different parts of the world. It is a bit lengthy (~2,500 words...15 min read), but might be useful information to those actively engaged in the conversation regarding lack of African/South…


Added by David Dewane on March 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

People you should know about

There is a magical place in Austin, Texas called the Center For Maximum Potential Building Systems where people have been Evoking for 30+ years. CMPBS is co-run by Pliny Fisk III and Gail Vitorri. Pliny was trained as an architect and has been developing building systems since the Bucky days and Gail was focusses on policy and just finished up a term as National Chair of the US Green Building Council (who administers the LEED building certification… Continue

Added by David Dewane on March 22, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Take the journey you want to take and chose the rewards you want to earn.

I think Evoke is pretty amazing.

There has been a lot of chatter the last few days about points, scoring, winning, etc. and I share the same sentiment of people like…

Added by David Dewane on March 22, 2010 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

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"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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