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Introducing 'Agent Bez'

Once again a comment that got out of hand, which deserves its own spot as a blog, so an introduction to me, and how i came to evoke (a brief one, I hope)

Bez ? who's that .. ? that's one of my many names - Online I am usually known as Quazimodo, Quaz(y) etc... and have been for so long now that they are also my names, similarly the 'nicknames' Berry/Bez have been used so long they are also my names.. :S My Parents call me Rich or Richard.. so its up to you i guess..



Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Ushahidi - The power of information

Ushahidi is an awsome example of how poeple are able to empower themselves making use of the new information technology, once they are aware of it and have access to it. I'll label this in the Empowering Women section for now, since Ushahidi was originally set up by a woman in a war torn region, seeking to distribute information.


If unaware of it by now, Ushahidi means 'witness' in Swahili.

Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments

'D.I.Y. Currencies: The Lewes Pound'

Just a quick link or two here for now, as I have much to say on this topic also :P


Where I Heard about the Lewes pound and much about this week's topic of resilience:

Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Transition Towns

I'll Blog alot more on this topic, as I have much I'd like to say. But thought i'd start with a quick link

http://www.transitionbristol.net/?page_id=130 <- a Transition group focused on increasing urban resilience in my town.

Since we have a national election approaching here in the UK. I will also be attending the Bristol West Constituency Question time on a 'Fair and sustainable future' on Friday, since…


Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 5:22pm — No Comments

The symphony of science

I feel this is definitely worth an evoke Blog, since it contains so many of my Heroes and is pretty innovative as a means to communicate ideas and allow collaberation between people who quite possibly never met.


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Added by Richard Beresford on April 20, 2010 at 8:29pm — 6 Comments

Strive for Balance (Equilibirum) not Equality (=)

Hi, this is something i think about often and it sort of blurted out whilst commenting on someone elses Profile .. so copied from there:

Equality is over emphasised in the modern world, and is a pretty artificial concept. the symbol '=' is rarely found easily in nature, its balance we should be striving for. A good place, imo to find this balance is in brain size, it controversial I know but bare with me, there is a point to this. Its a fact that women actually have shorter generations… Continue

Added by Richard Beresford on April 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Easy peasy

Started several 'Huerto-style' Home-gardens in my areas over the years, see my previous blog for more links visa-vie food security

Added by Richard Beresford on April 20, 2010 at 2:58am — 1 Comment

My perspective on food Security in the Uk

Here's a website run by some local Lads who are big on the allotment scene here in Bristol, the idea being that if you can't be totally self-sufficient in a city, you could try to be selfsufficient-ish www.selfsufficientish.com

In the Uk we dont have too many people starving through lack of food, our biggest problems are quality of diet (particularly amongst the poorer members of society) and a reliance on (mainly African)…


Added by Richard Beresford on April 20, 2010 at 2:51am — 3 Comments

My social Innovator of the moment

I have many heroes when it comes to social innovators. I'll pick Nicholas Negroponte and his 'One Laptop per Child' scheme for now since his grand visions are fairly inspiring and it seems to be the most apt to this discussion. For a more in depth look at what he has been up to follow this link:…


Added by Richard Beresford on April 20, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The most important thing to remember about innovation

I'm going to cheat a little bit and pick two preferred points , since I feel there is a synergy between them. The most important thing (s) to remember about innovation, or as I prefer to call it 'Emergence':

  1. Understand by observing the environment, infrastructure, culture and lives of people by being there.
  2. Share knowledge and skills to continue the innovative process both to and from people and communities.

When it…


Added by Richard Beresford on April 20, 2010 at 1:50am — No Comments

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