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This is another idea for the "Challenge the Network" discussion.
This would be a Maker's challenge. The challenge is to make something.
First, you would try to identify some need to want that you are someone else has.
Then you would find something you could make using the resources around you that would address this need or want.
Then you would make it, and blog about it (preferably with pictures!)
It is important to…Continue
I recently submitted an idea for a player Challenge:
"I like the idea of a collaborative challenge.
I've noticed some people already posting to try to gather groups of people together to work on an Evokation (Here and Here). I think it may be interesting to turn collaboration on an Evokation, or any sort of positive…
Of the Evoke powers, Resourcefulness is the most meaningful and significant to me. With resourcefulness you can use what you have to create solutions that work, both in function and feasibility. You can turn bicycles, cellphones, and scrap metal into windmills, pumps, pipes, bellows, infrastructure, lights, and so much more.
I blogged about my two favorite examples of this in my ACT1 post, both the…Continue
In 2020 I will turn 28. I will be in a small town in rural Africa, working in a metal shop I made with the help of the community. I will be teaching the community to use the tools and the resources at hand to solve the problems they have. The shop will be open to anyone to use in return for whatever they can give, money, food, labor, etc. The community will use this to create things like windmills to create electricity, tools to help plant and harvest crops, better stoves, pumps, and…Continue
My hero is George Odhiambo, a metalworker in Gikomba, Nairobi (blogged about on Afrigadget: http://www.afrigadget.com/2008/06/17/re-use-in-the-unofficial-kenyan-ironworks-industry/)
He is significant not for making a company or an invention that will save the world and help millions of people, but rather for using some ingenuity, engineering, and the resources available…Continue
"Innovate on existing platforms (We’ve got bicycles and mobile phones in Africa, plus lots of metal to weld. Innovate using that stuff, rather than bringing in completely new tech.)"
This aspect of social innovation is I think of the greatest importance. If you create something to solve some problem or some need, but it is something that needs to be manufactured elsewhere, your solution will probably not be very successful or sustainable.…Continue
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