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Added by MoE on May 19, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Today it's March the 21st, 2020. I'm in Durban (South Africa); it is "our" Human Rights Day
, and everybody on the planet is celebrating it.
I'll tell you what's going on today, but before I would let you know how did we get here.
In 2014, the United Nations unofficially promoted the idea of celebrating human rights on a different day every year, to remember and honor… Continue
Added by MoE on March 30, 2010 at 1:30am —
When I first read this week's theme and missions, a wh*** bunch of designs came to my mind, which I've seen around, since my very first research activity on sustainable design.
Many kinds of different solutions have been conceived to help developing countries with water security issues. I'll be publishing some of them, but the most brilliant I found were already reported even before the water mission was officially published. Then, I choosed to report something different: a solution which… Continue
Added by MoE on March 28, 2010 at 2:00am —
Dealing with food security in Italy might seem someway useless, because our country is considered whealthy and developed enough not to face any problem of such kind. But then I remembered of a report I saw on the televison a few years ago, which was definitely on topic, and I thought it was worthing to further research on it. The report was about pollution related to unappropriate, illegal disposal of toxic waste, and the bad consequences it brought to sheep-breeding.
This sad history… Continue
Added by MoE on March 21, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Back to EVOKE after a hard week of work, I'm now determined to make up the time I lost, and to work hard as the good agent I'm expected to be.
Sadly, I'm experiencing how hard it is, when remaining behind schedule, to find facts which were not already reported by other agents.
At first I choosed to talk about Desertec
, as the idea involved Carlo Rubbia
, an Italian Nobel Prize in Physics.… Continue
Added by MoE on March 21, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Many of you should have received a message reporting that an EVOKE wiki is available here:evoke.mapofemergence.com/wiki
First of all, I would make clear a few things:
- the wiki was not conceived by me; it all came out from an exchange of ideas with Wintermute about his SEED project (please take a look at…
Added by MoE on March 18, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Though i've kept on reading posts on EVOKE and commenting here and there, I didn't write anything in the last few days. That's because, being seriously committed to the HOPEPHONES mission I proposed, I've choosen to take some time to further develop it and to prepare the next step, which I hope will turn (only with your help) my idea into a real EVOKE communitary mission.…
Added by MoE on March 16, 2010 at 7:00am —
Still collecting material for a good LEARN2 mission, I choosed to finally publish another idea I had after completing ACT1.
Encouraged by Josh Nesbit's reply
and trying to be consistent with what I said and suggested on my NEXTSTEP post
I would bring… Continue
Added by MoE on March 12, 2010 at 2:00am —
While working on my LEARN2 mission, I would share something EVOKE made me think since a couple of days, and the big chance I'm mumbling on.
I don't know if everybody is aware that a few months ago (November the 20th, 2009
) WIRED IT has proposed Internet as a candidate to the Nobel Peace Prize. This
outstanding initiative was also supported, since the beginning, by… Continue
Added by MoE on March 11, 2010 at 10:00pm —
I love this NEXTSTEP idea.
I'm a big fan of complexity in every form: chaos theory, bottom-up phenomena, system dynamics, network theories, natural processes... everything seems to be there to teach us how to get a meaning from the (apparently) chaotic flow of interrelated things or beings.
Schemes, and therefore meanings, come out of everything, if you know how to read them. Nowadays, the big challenge seems to be that of producing consciously the birth of such spontaneous ideas.… Continue
Added by MoE on March 10, 2010 at 1:00am —
I couldn't choose any other term than SUSTAINABILITY, for my power evocation.
If you still don't know what a power evocation is, take a look at this
First of all, I would point out for a while the reason why I actually prefer speaking of "sustainable development
", instead of just "… Continue
Added by MoE on March 9, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Ten years from today, I'll be in Mali when Alchemy calls me to help with the Tokyo food crisis. But it will be just a coincidence. In fact, I'll be there for just a few months, as it will happen with many projects I'll cooperate with.
I'll be a communication and product designer, living and working mostly in my country, which will go a little better than it does today.
There I'll develop my designs for a sustainable electronic development. I'll be working with a world-wide… Continue
Added by MoE on March 9, 2010 at 3:12am —
Here I am again, just to say that Josh replied very fast and he kindly agreed for his email to be published.
It's always a big pleasure to find people being as kind privately, as they appear publicly.
Great to hear from you! EVOKE is a terrific idea, and it will be
inspiring to see the resulting collective action.
If you find you or others on missions need introductions or a sounding
board for ideas, don't hesitate…
Added by MoE on March 8, 2010 at 1:00am —
Here I am again, ready to face my ACT1 mission.
As my personal hero, I've choosen Josh Nesbit, an international health and philosophy enthusiast with techie tendencies (as he defines himself on his blog). I was glad to find him among EVOKE's suggestions at www.poptech.org/class2009
, as I already knew his work, followed him on twitter (… Continue
Added by MoE on March 7, 2010 at 10:10pm —
Seriously involved in my mission to help changing the world, I'll try to post here what I learnt from this very first task.
Many of the "secrets" proposed at designinafrica.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/innovation-in-africa-tips
are good suggestions, for a wise and responsible design addressed to developing countries and urgent issues. I consider some of… Continue
Added by MoE on March 5, 2010 at 6:00pm —