For over a year now I have been writing on Open Salon. I had intended on using my blog to write about social justice for animals, but discovered that I really enjoyed just writing. Whatever came to mind. I tell funny stories. I used my writing to explore myself, ideas and language. For the next few months I will be using this blog to participate in a global game simulation intended on helping a collection of people from across the world change the world.
In the last 45 minutes I have met people on 4 different continents. We're working on a mission to think about how to secure the food supply for the entire planet. We have different perspectives. I seriously doubt the kind man from India realizes that I am one generation shy of being a gun toting southwest cowgirl. It doesn't matter. I have no idea where he fits in the social strata in his country. All I know is that we both think long term seed storage is very important. We're chatting and talking about how we can do this.
We're playing a video game. Called Urgent Evoke. The tag line is "A Crash Course to changing the world." I dig it. I'm a gamer. I like the idea of having a virtual world in which we work to do real world things. I have seen videos and pictures in this game of people actually doing amazing things in the world. That's the rub. In Urgent Evoke, you can only get in game points by doing things in the real world.
My first mission is to master the mindset of a social innovator. For this mission, I have decided that I need make a commitment to listening. To fulfill this mission I plan on spending this entire game, through May 12 2010, strategically listening to the experts and reporting what I learn through Urgent Evoke here on Open Salon.
I have a funny feeling that if enough people on this planet participate in this unique game, that some real good will come out of it.
Here's the lecture that helped me find Urgent Evoke.
Note: This game was developed by Jane McGonigal, mastermind of a little game called Peak Oil.
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The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
Ten years from now I will be in a political job assisting with people in the midlands of South Carolina particularly the rural working class and farmers. As the class of people that feed the nation I find that it is imperative that we assist with making sure they produce as much food as possible. I would like to support local scientists as well that are leading in research on how to produce food more efficiently. I will also be participating in missions to foreign countries to help people with…See More
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zQ49AvLkhA2w.kfbaOGer-lQYIf you click my link to my custom map using Google My Maps you will see the addition of a Emergency Shelter to be used in case of a tidal wave or other event from the sea. Included are new emergency routes on what will be an expanded highway to allow traffic to flow in the event of an emergency.See More