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Evokation update 4: Greenkeepers and Historians

This update supplies content about the game world. In update 2 I talked about game mechanics and how they codify the practice of social self-mastery. As stated in my original evokation, on top of practicing self-mastery the game provides a platform for education.

The setting is post apocalyptic. People need giant robots to go outside of bio-domes. Those bio-domes are regulated by the Greenkeepers, a sect something like the old stone masons or druids. Knowledge of how to make plants… Continue

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 16, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

Evokation update 3: My heart the wind collaboration

Was going on, I say, I hear you saying, without saying, was going on. Well I will tell you, I will tell you, in hyper post modern speak, my heart you want to know.

We are all of us called upon to employ our local community insights to solve urgent problems through evoke. Great idea evoke, great idea, great idea. I believe this is a great idea because innovation is speculation without concrete…


Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 15, 2010 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Evokation update 2: Hairy Tarantula 401

Details about the action plan: this is the real deal.

TT RPG events in Toronto and southern Ontario (reasonable intercity bus distance):

a) May 21-23 CanGames, Ottawa…


Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 14, 2010 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Evokation update 1: Robots and Zombies

If ye be intrepid, let ye be ready for a journey into the heart of a true nerd.

My overall evokation proposal requires, I believe, fulfilling some of my gestures to content, action plans, and collaborations. This first update regards the partial fulfillment of content description. It should give the…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 14, 2010 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

Act10 storyboard = very fun

Page 1

page 2…


Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 6, 2010 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Evoke MO, Manifesto

Evoke aims to solve for the worlds most crucial and urgent problems by social innovative means. The most basic requirement of an Evoke agent is the will to share their skills and perspectives in a collective effort to further Evoke aims. A good evoke agent is

Just - fair to all other members and ideas, carefully listening to and engaging with a diverse range of players and perspectives, expressing critical feedback commensurate with the effort of…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 6, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

The Future of Evoke / Evoke 2

WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?

The means to marketing social change: how to motivate people to become a part of the solution rather than contribute to the problem or stay a bystander.

WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?

Places where the problem perhaps is not, but where help may be called from.…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 5, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments


I suck at website stuff, so don't look at the sitemap... really. but all the links work and stuff.

dun dun DUN

the Toronto Transportation Crisis Response for when public transit goes on strike.…


Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 5, 2010 at 3:35am — 3 Comments

Coping with Civil Strikes

In Toronto, we are veterans of civil service strikes. Most recently, it was garbage pick up services. The public transit service has threatened to strike on numerous occasions and is not in the best relationship with the province at this time.

Ushahidi may be capitalized when civil services go done. If the public transit were to go down, well - let's think about that.

I lot of low income persons depend on public transit. For essential things like getting to work. The… Continue

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 4, 2010 at 11:29pm — 3 Comments

Not a Stand Alone Post

This post is in direct response to Sarah O.Conor's post, Crypto Anarchy and Virtual Communities. It isn't written to be clear to the reader who hasn't read that post.…


Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 4, 2010 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments




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The Future of Money

Economics. The market has a life of its own. It has its own nature, and as we prune it and fertilize it we discover new things about it. So it's really really hard for me to get my head around these radically different monetary systems proposed in week 5.

I thought about bartering a lot. But coin is just so very convenient; I couldn't get myself to believe that bartering could become mainstream, eg more prevalent than goods for coin.

I thought about time…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Toronto Water Conservation

Well, I contributed to the agenda of Environmental

Defense Canada
a little bit by using my facebook account to spread

the word about rain-barrels in

Toronto, Ontario.

EDC is concerned, among other things, about how green homes are. One problem is the watering of lawns and gardens

during dry…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Pandemic Parenting

In Mission 9, 'imagine' we are asked:

What could non-doctors do online during a pandemic to help? It can be anyone -- teachers, cooks, artists. Who else can you imagine saving the day during a pandemic?

And what immediately came to mind was: those who are wise about parenting, like grandmas and early education professionals. What is parenting like during a pandemic? Consider single parents especially. Must be tough, really…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Hills. Facinating.

This is an indigenous knowledge learn post.

It's about farming on hills. I remember a trip to Scotland a few years back and how I was flabbergasted by the tilt of some of the farmland. They were mostly used for grazing sheep. But what about growing food on steep hills?

Run-off threatens to wash away planted goods. Rain seems like a disadvantage for hill-farms. But like a lot of innovation, constraint = opportunity. Many places around the world have their own…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Poll: which human virtue do we need the most?

The idea of making polls on EVOKE was generated in a discussion on A.V. Koshy's blog, who (from what I understand) was inspired by Samiran Roy. I posted that I was dazzled by the idea, and commented on how great it would be to… Continue

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — 56 Comments

crisis broadcasting and txting

In a cell phone culture, government news casts can recommends watchers in X district to txt others in their district on their contact lists when an endemic worsens in that specific area. Likewise when threat levels decrease. This would be served best when cellular technology starts being able to filter where you reside and where your contacts reside from some kind of IP information.

Psychologically, txting people would creates social contact, which is listed in this…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

The Toronto Emerency Kit

is far to complete.

I've been through the Canadian Army Reserves, and I've done my share of survalist style excersices. Including a fair share of 'interior' camping (sites you can't get to by motor-vehicle).

If I've learned one thing: don't pack the kitchen sink. You know what what be better than a Toronto Emergency Kit?

Recommending you go camping with your family sometime. Then you'll realize what you can be resources about with limit materials, and what extra… Continue

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 29, 2010 at 9:07pm — No Comments

self esteem and crisis management

There are elements of self esteem that are harmful for crisis situations.

There is supported reason to believe that self-esteem is related to thought suppression.
Thought suppression is 'the process of deliberately trying to stop thinking about certain thoughts'. An essential element of self-esteem is positive self evaluation. The current western culture** regards self-esteem as… Continue

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 29, 2010 at 8:00pm — 12 Comments

terrible eyes, albeit 20/20 vision

I adore this piece of advice.

context: how to break emergency/crisis news.

Advice: "Keep your message short. Many people have short attention spans."

Explanation: If the message is online, consider also that many people have a hard time reading text-heavy doc**ents on computer screens. I have…

Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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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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