A crash course in changing the world.
WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
- I think the themes and social problems are perfectly chosen and aim at the most urgent social problems of our times. Probably the theme of Food security should focus more on the regions in the world where this theme is really big instead of the developed countries where most of the EVOKE agents are from but the problem may not be that urgent at least at the moment. Maybe one could add the theme of political crisis in developing countries, things like dictatorship and suppression that have recently become a major problem for countries in the middle east.
WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?
- I think one of the main goals (as partwise mentioned above) should be to establish EVOKE communities in those countries that are actually affected by the social problems discussed in the network. Of course it isnt easy to have people in really underdeveloped countries participate in an online network but as there are already many projects bringing computers and internet connection to schools e.g. in Africa I think this would be a good point to start.
WHO would you encourage to play Season 2?
- In general I would encourage everyone to participate as the game creates awareness for all the mentioned social problems, awareness that cant be created that easily in any other way. I think the big strength of EVOKE is the playful way in which it creates this important awareness of nowadays social problems.
HOW would you change the game for Season 2?
- There are quite some things concerning the handling of the page that I would change. E.g. after 10 weeks of playing I still havent found a way to create a blog post in any other way than opening a mission briefing and clicking on the blog post link that usually appears in the "Your objective" section. Especially if you want to encourage people in developing countries to join the network, people that are not so experienced concerning the standard structures of web pages, I would highly recommend to improve the handling.