Despite current efforts to change things, the education system, even in developed countries countries like the United States, fall flat on their face. Granted, the US has very good schools, perhaps even the best school, but those are available to those that can afford it, which is limited to very few people. With all that in mind, the United States are only ninth in developed countries.
We're not talking about Ivy League education, I'm taking about basic,… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 17, 2010 at 12:52am —
Here's my "graphic novel" for EVOKE. It's also my last needed blog post :)
I feel somewhat ridiculous for having spent an hour and a half at making this lol
Enjoy (There should be a file attached)
It's only 4 pages in length, but it's better than… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 11, 2010 at 3:08am —
I'm currently looking through "Food Insecurities Of The World" by the FAO, or the Food Agricultural Organisation. It's saying that despite our efforts, we've only reduced the number of hungry by 9 million people in the developed, which is a good thing, but not what they were looking to accomplish. In fact, the number of problems has increased since the last five years.
However, half the countries in the developed world (30) have shown large potentials for increase in food… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 10, 2010 at 2:44am —
Oh, EVOKE. One of the things I don't like about EVOKE is its tendencies to throw out links and making us figure out the rest. It just bugs me for some reason. Okay, well enough with my mini-rant. I suppose I'll make it easier for other people trying to wrap up their EVOKEing. So without any hesitation, Nieman's Guide to Covering Pandemic Flu. However, I'll only do the first three, cause you have to do some work.
1) With so much information, conflict within the scientific… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 10, 2010 at 1:40am —
So I took the time to look for a water visionary close-by. I stumbled upon "Ashoka: Innovators for the Public" I managed to find a Celia Cruz living in Toronto, so I wrote an email to her. And instead of providing a summary, I'll just post the email:…
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 8, 2010 at 5:48pm —
Help us decide:
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 8, 2010 at 3:05am —
First rule, we don't talk about the Manifesto.
Two... gah I don't feel like counting my rules. I'm just going to shoot them out in any particular order.
Being an EVOKE'r is a choice. You can join or leave the group as you please.
As EVOKE pa**** the realm of a digital domain, the term "group" will eventually become a very loose term, to the point that members will simply be… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 8, 2010 at 1:20am —
Hey everyone. I haven't been posting anything on EVOKE, and I don't think I will be until Friday at the very least. I just had a very close friend of mine take his life yesterday morning (May 4th). It was completely unexpected and overwhelming, especially since it was suicide, I've been constantly questioning "why?". Although I've had the support of my friends and family, I've spent the last few days emotionally drained and a little bit… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 6, 2010 at 12:52am —
It is the 20th of May, 2011, and a new flu has emerged. It was declared a flu pandemic on the 14th, 6 days ago. Unfortunately, the medical community has not been able to identify what kind of flu it is. They predict the identification within 30 days. In the meantime, is it up to us non-medical workers to sort things out.
We have to use our logic and reasoning instead of our irrational panic to make our decisions. In 6 days, there have only been 5 people that have been… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 3, 2010 at 1:15am —
There were negotiations a while ago between the town of Saskatoon with the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in creating an urban reserve. This is not the first urban reserve to be built. This will allow a better relationship between the First Nation and the government, which has been very shaky in the past.
"Muskeg Lake Cree Nation developed an… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 3, 2010 at 12:12am —
It's hard to believe the crash course is almost over, I haven't invested so much time into something else similar to this.
So here is the website that I've worked on. It addresses natural disasters and what to do before or during the incident itself:
The service is… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on May 1, 2010 at 4:26am —
I apologize for not having made a blog post in the past few days. I spent the start of my week (Monday to now, Wednesday) finishing recording the tracks on the album I'm producing. I only have a small amount left to do tomorrow and then I'll be 100% done. Then theres mixing and mastering; I'll be doing mixing myself, and I'll pass the mastering on to a recording engineer.
Anyways, that's besides the point. I'm here to explain what I'm doing now to… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 29, 2010 at 2:17am —
Here's my indigenous wisdom: I have constructed a… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 27, 2010 at 1:30am —
So I decided to re-watch "Zeitgeist: Addendum", although I've recently received a comment about it that it was childish and outdated. Oh well.
I was halfway through and I caught something that could really work. So I decided to revisit this ACT and post what I have learned.
Here's the link to the entire movie, but I'll be calling out the parts in which they take place. I might be regurgitating a lot, so bear with… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 27, 2010 at 12:05am —
The year is 2092. I've decided to visit my house I grew up in and the hospital I was born in. Unfortunately, my parents haven't made it to this year, but I'm happy to say my sister and my cousins are alive and well. Near the 22nd century, being a hundred is less uncommon than it was a hundred years ago.
While I was growing up through the teen years, my adult years, and my senior years, and I've seen things change. During my teen years, I've heard warning of crisis-es;… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 25, 2010 at 4:29pm —
Dear EVOKE and EVOKE members,
If you've been to EVOKE today (April 24th) and checked the comments section, you'll have seen a blog called "Sarah O'Connor was suspended." by A.V. Koshy. This Sarah O'Connor is a very big contributor to EVOKE and brought about very interesting facts, and at an accelerated pace. Her efforts have been shown in the Leader Cloud at any given time, and has a wide selection of blog posts and images.
If just so seems that… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 25, 2010 at 4:00am —
Here's the link for "my map" of my town, Welland, Ontario. You may notice that some spots are heavy drawn on and others have nothing. That's because most of the West side is residential, so there isn't much to work on there. The North-East side seems to have a lot of space open for new projects, and a lot of companies are jumping on that opportunity in the present day.…
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 23, 2010 at 11:38pm —
After having learned what Ushahidi is, it's interesting to see what would happen if Ushahidi would be toned down to things such as drug problems and not as radical as a hurricane or a tornado or any kind of large scale natural disaster.
My town, Welland, Ontario, is a plain town, but there isn't really any worry about large-scale disasters. The most recent one I can think of was 'White Death', or the enormous snow storm of 1977. The biggest problem in our town is drugs.… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 23, 2010 at 1:58am —
Here's Toronto's (the city closest to me) resilience plan:
Adaptive Actions for Global Warming:
- Planting trees to increase shade and cool the air
- Water barrels to capture rainwater for reuse
- Using drought-resistant plants
- Using cool/reflective surface to reduce heat levels
Adaptive Actions for Flooding/Storm water:
- Using sustainable urban materials, including but not limited to… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 21, 2010 at 1:12am —
If you look at my Evoke page, you will see that I'm not a female. Unfortunately, I can't really put my two cents in without the possibility of what I say being misinterpreted. Certainly, there are advantages in the Western world for being born a female, but I speak for myself when I say that I'd die to be born a male in developing countries. Women appear to be deemed inferior because of tradition, their physical size, etc.
My focus here is not to regard the problem, what I… Continue
Added by Daniel Pisani on April 20, 2010 at 2:13am —