I wanted to close out my blog in this game by thanking EVERYONE who participated in this game, and who got something valuable out of it even if they didn't participate. You just being here is making the world a better place. So thanks! You're a hero to me. :-)
And I wanted to leave a bit of my own story summarizing my own personal epic wins during this amazing experience as a final entry - sort of my own gratitude journal for EVOKE. Without EVOKE, I would never have had these… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 19, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Binikou ~ The Human Powered School - where humans of all ages are supported in learning about, creating, and teaching simple, practical ways to power our bodies and use our bodies for power
The Challenge -… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 17, 2010 at 6:43pm —
power you have in life is the power to change yourself
And the easiest way to use
that power for positive change is to continue to expand your awareness
of all the possibilities in life, because the more possibilities you are becoming aware of, the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 11, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 7, 2010 at 5:22am —
We are the EVOKE
Network. Up until recently we've worked quietly behind the scenes, but now we're ready to expand our dedicated network, and we're calling on you to join us!
Network has the ultimate mission to:
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 6, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Here's my own vision for EVOKE 2.0:
The grand mission of EVOKE 2.0 is to create a beautiful, informative, and meaningful three dimensional storybook of the planet Earth
. This 3D "story of us" will be the Human race's calling card as humans begin to reach out into the rest of the universe, and possibly find itself in contact with other intelligent life from other planets, galaxies, and maybe… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 6, 2010 at 12:00pm —
One thing that I've always been slightly obsessed with is the efficiency that comes from combining tasks that I want to do. Doing all my errands in one fell swoop, for example, to save me from going out more than once. Or combining my desire to have make art (play) with the need to do useful things for the world (work) by choosing a fun career (as an art- and philosophy-based teacher).
So for this most difficult mission so far in the Evoke journey, creating a fully functioning dark… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 3, 2010 at 5:49pm —
A little exploration of the philosophy of human behavior, shedding some light on this week's mission, and what our options are in a crisis...
There are three general reactions that living things can have towards something in their environment.
POSITIVE - moving towards something that seems helpful - Love… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 1, 2010 at 1:00pm —
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is a huge contest where the goal is to fulfill Mr. Fuller's ideal of using understanding
to create solutions that help the most people while using the least amount of resources.
Go check it out if you want to be inspired for your own Evokation, and/or maybe want to learn something, and possibly even offer to help out... These finalists are the ones who move… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 29, 2010 at 7:00pm —
In 2011, if there was a pandemic, I'd be immediately calling on my global team at the Human Powered School
which has just celebrated it's first birthday, and has also just hit one million members, and now has three non-virtual schools in community centers (including one in my own city of Somerville, Massachusetts). Most of our members are kids and teenagers, all of whom have been enthusiastically teaching others, and… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 29, 2010 at 2:30am —
A few years ago I developed what I call Emotional First Aid, which is very similar to many other approaches to helping calm people down when there is some kind of extreme situation or high level of stress. The very well written and thoughtful information that was linked to in the Mission 9 Learn briefing, the Nieman Guide to Covering Pandemic Flu, also offered this kind of systematic approach to psychological emergencies.… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 29, 2010 at 1:48am —
I'm excited to help inspire people to create something meaningful with their own hands for this weeks action mission. I know it's not always easy to be creative, and so I'd like to offer some brainstorming help to make your mission simpler and more fun!
Step 1 - For starters, pick something simple. Pick some small bit of knowledge that people in your area have known for centuries about the land and what it offers humans. A local food, building material, water source, or even just the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 26, 2010 at 1:54pm —
I finally picked one thing to make for the action part of this week's mission. I had so many ideas! And I'm actually going to add some more small things, once I can get the materials...
But for now, this is what I've created, the earth box, in which I've combined native wisdom from the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 25, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Last night I went to a sort of mini TED-talk-like presentation that kicked off the Cambridge Science Festival, and the last speaker of the night was Harvard University sociologist, and 2010 TED talk presenter, Nicholas Christakis. He's studying human systems and how the connections between the nodes (relationships between people) affect the individuals and the system as a wh***. And, he has discovered evidence that the secret to a healthy, resilient system is having both types of… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 24, 2010 at 2:36pm —
In 2069, I will have finished my first century of life on this planet, and I'll be just finishing up spending my energy learning how to collaborate with the Earth's own abundant resources to create new and wonderful things for all of humanity, and I will be very, very likely to want to share that understanding with not just the humans, but with all other intelligent Earthlings and intelligent life from other worlds, as well, many of whom we humans have learned to effectively communicate with.… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 22, 2010 at 3:30pm —
GENGENLILAS PRESCHOOL: COMMUNITY EFFORT FOR COMMUNITY GAIN IN CANADA Continue
When the Campbell River First Nation on Vancouver Island decided to build a preschool for its community, it had specific needs in mind. It wanted a school that would teach children about the First Nation's culture and that would be free of charge to anyone in the community. Today, that school – the…
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 22, 2010 at 3:00pm —
offered a link to a project called Thrivability
, which I think is very inspiring and goes a long way towards reminding people about what elements are needed
to help people grow into successful and transcendent beings who really thrive, rather than just survive!
So, go play with the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 21, 2010 at 1:22pm —
From changemaker and A list blogger, Seth Godin, we get a few simple tips
on how to be a valuable contributor to your online friends:
Great online friends egg you on.
Great online friends spread the word about the work you're doing.
Great online friends respectfully challenging your deeply held beliefs.
Great online friends demand the best from you.
And the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 19, 2010 at 12:59pm —
Hot off the press! Here's a little journal article I'm working on, for those interested in a much deeper understanding of human needs and healthy growth and development, and/or a simple and powerful map for effective problem solving...Maslow 2.0
Building upon the world of developmental psychologists, biologists, and even physics, we now have a more accurate and detailed version of how humans grow and what they need at each level to… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 18, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Here's my latest draft of my proposal. Let me know what you think. What sounds great? What's not clear? Is there anything else I should include?
Also, as far as the project's needs, right now the most crucial thing I need is a good, free, open source way to integrate some kind of profile page system into a wiki site. That and some brainstorming on a fun name for this site. (I'd love to use a non-english word or phrase, if possible. Anyone want to translate "beautiful school" or "my… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 17, 2010 at 4:00pm —