There has been some talk
lately about EVOKE "Guilds". I like this idea.
The purpose of a guild to me, at least on a site like EVOKE, would be to give people with similar interests or goals a place to communicate, collaborate, and work together towards guild specific goals and activities.
It would be a cohesive and well organized network of people from all over united by some sort of shared activity, interest, goal, or idea.
The guild would have a separate site, unless Alchemy creates some feature to accommodate guilds. This site, probably a wiki, would be used to consolidate, organize, and work on guild activities and projects. The guild may also have some sort of guild specific chat room, a place to socialize with your guildmates in realtime, either to talk about EVOKE, the guild, or projects, or just to get to know your guildmates better. Activities and projects may include:
Joint or wh***-guild blog posts, guild-specific projects and activities, a wh***-guild Evokation, and whatever else would grow naturally out of such a creation.
Having said all of this, I would be interested in creating a Maker's Guild
, a network for everyone in EVOKE who loves to create and make things, engineers, tinkerers, fabricators, hobbyists, etc.
The guild would then create things related to Making: Blog posts, videos, and reports about things like Fablabs
or cement-bag bellows
in Africa, windmills
, and anything else made relating to social innovation; ideas for and actual inventions or objects that could be turned into social innovation (example: Amy Smith's Charcoal Maker
); projects for group members to do relation to making and fabrication that would involve real action; and very possibly a guild Evokation.
You can read about my own interest in making in my ACT1 post
, or another Agent's interest in fabrication in their IMAGINE1 post
If you are interesting in being a part of or helping create this guild, let me know! Message me or reply to this, and if you see another agent who you think may like it, let them know too!
Together, we can Make
the world a better place. Learn, Create, Act.