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 —
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 15, 2010 at 12:30am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 14, 2010 at 1:00am —
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 6, 2010 at 6:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 6, 2010 at 1:00am —
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
Places where the problem perhaps is not, but where help may be called from.… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 5, 2010 at 11:30pm —
I suck at website stuff, so don't look at the sitemap... really. but all the links work and stuff.
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the Toronto Transportation Crisis Response for when public transit goes on strike.…
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 5, 2010 at 3:35am —
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 —
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 —
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MONEY BURGER AND SAVE THE WORLD THEREBY, AKA URBAN INDIGENUITY FOR MISSION ACT 8. WARNING: THIS OBJECT MAY BE ILLEGAL.PUT THIS IN YOUR POCKET SO THAT WHEN YOU REACH FOR THAT INTEMPERAMENT SNACK OR NON-FAIR-TRADE COFFEE YOU WOOSH AWAY INTO A SELF-ORGANIZED GUILT TRIP, GREEN-TRAVEL STYLE REMINDING YOU WHAT'S… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 4, 2010 at 6:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 10:39pm —
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
EDC is concerned, among other things, about
how green homes are. One problem is the watering of lawns and gardens
during dry… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 9:53pm —
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 9:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 8:30pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 29, 2010 at 10:00pm —
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 —
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 —
I adore this piece of advice.
context: how to break emergency/crisis news.
Advice: "Keep your message short. Many people have short attention
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… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 29, 2010 at 6:00pm —