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So there's a topic up and running in the discussion forums about using EVOKE as a platform for actual collaborative projects. Alchemy showed up to chip in his two cents, and linked to this post made back in January, about the culmination of the next ten weeks of efforts.

This got me thinking. Since I've started to acc**ulate a decent number of friends here on EVOKE from all around the world, I figured I'd create a little space for myself and anyone else who wanted to join to start brainstorming about something we might be able to do if we're interested in getting an EVOKATION award.

As many of you know well from my previous blog posts, my particular interest has been towards bringing clean energy to sub-Saharan Africa, and to some extent, India and China, as well. What are your ideas on this topic? If energy's not your cup of tea, where do your interests fall?

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Comment by Brian Ballsun-Stanton on March 5, 2010 at 11:44am
Education, firmly in education. Mind you, since I'm at the point where I'm looking about what to do after my dissertation... I'm slightly interested in what actual products would be realized here by Evoke.
Comment by Amos Meeks on March 5, 2010 at 9:27pm
I think that it's great to start thinking about this so far ahead, and getting people to start collaborating now.

About clean energy in India, did you see Husk Power systems? http://www.huskpowersystems.com/

My interests are in building with my hands, engineering--specifically materials science and engineering--and metalworking.
Comment by David Dreshfield on March 5, 2010 at 11:13pm
Thanks for your post, Amos. My hope is to keep the conversation going as long as possible.

I hadn't heard of Husk Power; thanks for bringing it to my attention! It looks like a great project -- if I were qualified for any of the open positions they've got, I'd seriously think about signing on.
Comment by Amos Meeks on March 6, 2010 at 12:34am
Even if you don't qualify for positions you may want to contact them, explain Evoke and such and express your interest. Act!
Comment by David Dreshfield on March 6, 2010 at 12:40am
You know, I might just do that. Talk about the spirit of EVOKE right there -- you've got it in spades!
Comment by Amos Meeks on March 6, 2010 at 4:24am
Good luck, and keep us informed!
Comment by Simon Brookes on March 7, 2010 at 4:45pm
Yes yes yes! Collaboration is the name of the game. +20 collaboration points for starting the conversation - more to come if you get the ball rolling! Great stuff.


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