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! :-)… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on May 9, 2010 at 2:30pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on April 30, 2010 at 9:02pm —
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,… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on April 30, 2010 at 6:44pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
The Green Gym
(Kudos to Anick-Marie who helped me with and motivated me for this post.)… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on April 8, 2010 at 12:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on March 29, 2010 at 10:26am —
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.… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on March 27, 2010 at 11:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on March 27, 2010 at 10:00am —
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.… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on March 25, 2010 at 7:45pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Christian Brumm on March 22, 2010 at 9:00am —