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Harnessing Physical Power

I believe one of the resources we seldom tap in to in urban life is our own physical strength. No, I don't mean that we need to buff up and start pulling carts and wagons. I think that as technology advances, we are so quick to have things done for us the easy way. With an over-focus on efficiency, sometimes we forget about what we are forfeiting.

There is not one specific invention or design I would suggest for ACT1. I think we just need to think of ways to harness our physical… Continue

Added by Scott Chan on April 19, 2010 at 6:24am — No Comments


The biggest concern over here in Los Angeles would have to be an earthquake. There have been a few smaller ones the past few years, but if a stronger magnitude earthquake were to hit, it is very difficult to tell what buildings will stay standing, and how fast help can get to those who need it the most.

Something like Ushahidi would be a very powerful tool to have in such an emergency. Victims could use it to reach out for help. What I wonder though is if the program is ready to… Continue

Added by Scott Chan on April 19, 2010 at 5:44am — No Comments

Printing Solar Panels

Found this article. Seems rather awesome, but I wonder how long it will take for it to be cheap enough so everyone can use it. So often we find ourselves with great technology, but it's only accessible to those with lots of money.


Added by Scott Chan on April 19, 2010 at 12:59am — No Comments

Food Security

So many ethnic enclaves in Los Angeles suffer from a lack of access to healthy food. Yes, the communities can get food, but it is often fast food. How could you not go for fast food, when fast food is everywhere on the streets?

Not only that, but markets with access to a variety of fruits and vegetables do not always want to go in to poorer neighborhoods. While we need to focus on getting food to our communities, we also need to make sure WHAT food we are providing them access to.

Added by Scott Chan on April 19, 2010 at 12:00am — 4 Comments


  1. Problems are not always obvious from afar
Coming from a minority community, I can find a lot of truth in this statement. To really enact change, we have to be more involved in the communities we are trying to help. It's so easy to act without really spending time to understand the background, culture, history, and traditions of those we are trying to help.

Added by Scott Chan on April 18, 2010 at 11:38pm — No Comments

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