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Moving forward in EVOKE Season 2

Moving forward in EVOKE Season 2

First of all, let me state that EVOKE Season 1 was a great experience. I learned a lot, thank you all so much! :-)…

Added by Christian Brumm on May 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Our broken perception of Risk

Reading through the Nieman Guide, Crisis Communication the thing that struck me most was mentioning peoples perception of risk.

As the author Peter Sandman, a risk communication consultant, points out…

Added by Christian Brumm on April 30, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

2082 Computing History

Its 2082 and I am now more than 100 years on this planet. When I was young, I never thought I would reach that age. But here I am.

Back then, nearer to the beginning of the century, we were expecting the glorious revolution of information as the internet more and more grew into our primary means of communication. So little did we know about what was yet to come.

With time, commonly used new technologies move from being an innovation to being…

Added by Christian Brumm on April 30, 2010 at 9:02pm — 3 Comments

Scenario: Large scale industrial accident

Right now I am living in Ludwigshafen, Germany. I think this is a reasonably safe place to live and there isn't anything obviously live-threatening going on.

The only thing I can think of right now would be large scale industrial accidents. There is a nuclear power plant in 30km distance (in Biblis) and the city hosts BASF, the worlds largest chemical company.

As I just found out from wikipedia,…

Added by Christian Brumm on April 30, 2010 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

Empowering women by transforming the economy

I choose Julie Gilbert of "WOLF means business" as my hero to following concerning empowering women. Currently, she does not innovate in developing countries where the situation of women is truly depressing and there are other social innovators fighting hard for a better and more equal world. Instead, she is a business women with… Continue

Added by Christian Brumm on April 25, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Microcredit - The realistic path to helping development?

Mircrocredit - The realistic path to helping development?

"Microcredit is the extension of very small…

Added by Christian Brumm on April 11, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

Making donations that matter

Making donations that matter

I just did my first ever donation to the AMREFs Haba na Haba campaign. This got inspired by Agent Shakwei's post "Little by little we fill the… Continue

Added by Christian Brumm on April 8, 2010 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

The Green Gym

The Green Gym

(Kudos to Anick-Marie who helped me with and motivated me for this post.)…

Added by Christian Brumm on April 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Juan Enriquez on Bioenergy

Juan Enriquez on Bioenergy

I think Juan Enriquez has a lot to teach us about where to direct our attention concerning energy in the short- or medium-term.

Wind, solar, water, fusion are all nice for the long term but are just not ready to provide enough energy for our vast consumption right now. Cutting back on energy consumption is also very good, but won't decrease our energy needs with large nations like China, India and Brazil growing their…

Added by Christian Brumm on March 29, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Constraint Experiment: Live on 2$ per day

Constraint Experiment: Live on 2$ per day

For LEARN1 I picked "Innovation comes from constraint" and decided on a little self-experiment: Try living on 2$ a day.…

Added by Christian Brumm on March 27, 2010 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Food security in Germany

Food Security in Germany

(Unfortunately the linked information is mostly German.)

I dig deep to find news about hunger and starvation in Germany. I searched the official organs of the country to find information concerning the food situation in Germany.

The "German association for food/nourishment" ("Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Ernaehrung") has a…

Added by Christian Brumm on March 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

My Personal 2020

How I imagine the (my) World to be in 2020

Its now 2020 and much has changed in the last 10 years on this planet. Since the climate shifted, people had to leave their homes to search for a new place to live. As panic rose in many places, people got aware that they have to work together to survive.

We are lucky as the world has shown to be more resilient to our intrusions as scientists predicted. Many of us didn't really get hit by the climate change.…

Added by Christian Brumm on March 25, 2010 at 7:45pm — 2 Comments

Building medical devices made for use in developing countries

José Gómez-Márquez

He is director of Innovations in International Health (IIH) at MIT. He develops and tinkers with medical devices specifically made for use in developing countries.

In the developing countries most medical devices are provided by donations of equipment made and produced for the same developed countries that donated them. This equipment is often quite inappropriate for the circ**stances in a third world country. It's fragile, difficult to use… Continue

Added by Christian Brumm on March 25, 2010 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Learning from Africa: Innovation comes from constraint

Learning from Africa: Innovation comes from constraint

Quote from "Innovation in Africa tips":
"Innovation (often) comes from constraint (If you’ve got very few resources, you’re forced to be very creative in using and reusing…

Added by Christian Brumm on March 22, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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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**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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