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Amos Meeks's Blog – May 2010 Archive (6)

EVOKATION: Micro-franchised Makerspaces for the Third World

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There are many, many challenges to be tackled in the developing world today. One of the best ways I see of getting at many of them at once in an effective and large-scale manner is to give people the tools to solve their own problems. This is why my Evokation is to create microfranchised…

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Added by Amos Meeks on May 17, 2010 at 1:00am — 10 Comments

ACT6: Empowering Women Social Entrepreneurs

When I went to donate to empowering women on Global Giving, the first thing that struck me was the shear immensity of the number of possible projects to donate to. The list seemed endless, and all of them just as… Continue

Added by Amos Meeks on May 14, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

LEARN7: Water in Waterfield (aka Winchester)

The town of Winchester has had a lot of trouble with water this year, amusing since our town was originally called Waterfield (The wh*** center of town, including the high school, was basically built on a marsh, or field of water.)



This year, because of high rain, we had two instances of flooding. The first came after 4 or so days of heavy rain. Much of the town was flooded. The school was closed for days, even after the rain and flooding went away because all the drainage caused a lot… Continue

Added by Amos Meeks on May 14, 2010 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

LEARN8: Acceptance of Indigenous Knowledge

Here is an indigenous knowledge case study from the KIVU (Knowledge, Imagery, Vision, and Understanding) Project for Indigenous Knowledge that interested me:



INDIGENOUS WOMEN HEALERS FORMED GROUPS TO PRACTICE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN OAXACA (MEXICO)



After bitter struggles with official… Continue

Added by Amos Meeks on May 14, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

IMAGINE9: A Maker Call-to-arms

In 2011, when a disaster hits my area, I will call makers and designers from around the world to design solutions. At first, this may seem impossible, as how can people across the world design something to be made and implemented rapidly in Massachusetts?



The answer lies in 3-d printing. With a 3-D printer, anyone across the world can make a digital design, send it to someone in Massachusetts with a 3D printer, and they can print it out and use it almost instantly. The engineering and… Continue

Added by Amos Meeks on May 14, 2010 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

LEARN10: College EVOKE

I think that in the next season, EVOKE should work on getting its way into institutions of higher learning.



It would be great for students in college who are actually studying subjects related to international development, from economics, to politics, to engineering. Also, with a college community, where they ahve easy access to other bright and interested students, as well as college resources, such as professors, these students have the ability to do grand things easily.



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Added by Amos Meeks on May 14, 2010 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

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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***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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