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Evokation Clinic Live

Posted by Simon Brookes on 30 Apr under How to EVOKE, evokation

As we near the climax of this first thrilling season of EVOKE, many of you are turning your thoughts to potential EVOKATION project ideas. It is clear that while some agents are well advanced with their EVOKATION plans other agents may still be wondering what on earth the EVOKATIONs are all about.  There is some [...]


Heroes of Living Knowledge

Posted by Calida DeBello on 29 Apr under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

This week, a countdown. But first, some announcements:
For TEACHERS: Agent Chris Ke Sihai wants to start EVOKE 1.5, a site that teachers can use after EVOKE is officially over. If this is something you would like to use, let him know. For all of us: Agent Shakwei Mbindyo urges us to join the Davos [...]

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Mentors bring IK, Hexayurts, Digital Culture, and Youth Employment

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 29 Apr under Mentor Reports, Uncategorized, evokation

This weeks Mentors bring an incredible diversity of expertise and experience to the EVOKE network.  An expert in Indigenous Knowledge and ways to infuse innovation into organizations; an infrastructure innovator who implements viable solutions in the world’s toughest environments; a technologist, artist and community organizer who supports digital culture to bring us together; and an [...]

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Investigate Episode Nine

Posted by Alchemy on 28 Apr under Investigation Files

Get the facts behind the story. Make yourself an expert.
And discover the 17 secrets of episode nine…


Forge your EVOKE Legacy

Posted by Ken Eklund on 24 Apr under How to EVOKE, Investigation Files, News

EVOKE, your 10-week crash course on changing the world, ends on May 12, which is coming up fast. Time for us to think about collectively we’ve accomplished and what individually we can do in the time that remains!
EVOKATIONS. Many agents are working on Evokations, which is to say, they are proposing ways to put an [...]


Investigating Resilience Plans in our Cities

Posted by Joshua Judkins on 24 Apr under People and Ideas

Last week EVOKE Agents were challenged to find out what steps their city is already taking to increase its resilience, and to spread the word about it to others. Reports have come back in from Agents across the globe, about both the programs in place and the challenges surrounding them.
Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys provided an in depth [...]

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Resilient Heroes

Posted by Calida DeBello on 22 Apr under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

This week, some heroic questions.
Are we doomed? Agent Iron Helix is a hero for his reasoned, thought-provoking treatise on the grand flows of civilizations and societies (or, “why I’m a doomer”) that’s sparked some great discussions and ideas. Agent Ezra Ho is a hero for his alternate view: in 2020, a world beyond consumerism, which [...]


Investigate Episode Eight

Posted by Alchemy on 21 Apr under Investigation Files

Get the facts behind the story. Make yourself an expert.
And discover the 19 secrets of episode eight…
1. Where is Nord-Kivu?
2. Are gorillas really threatened with extinction in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
3. Where can I find video of a real anti-poaching superhero?
4. How does slash-and-burn farming work?
5. What are the dangers of slash-and-burn?


What do Honeybee, Ushahidi, Intel, and the World Bank have in common?

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 21 Apr under Mentor Reports, Uncategorized, evokation

They are the organizations where this week’s set of mentors honed their skills and experience!  We are very excited to introduce to you a set of mentors with a rich array of talents and expertise.  This group has created a network of grass roots innovators, developed an application to support disaster relief and transparency, worked [...]


Complete just 1 mission or quest to claim your spot as a founding member

Posted by Alchemy on 21 Apr under How to EVOKE

Attention EVOKE agents:
There are just 3 weeks left in our crash course in changing the world — and if you haven’t completed your first mission or quest yet, there’s still time.
On May 12, 2010, we’ll lock in our list of EVOKE FOUNDING MEMBERS.
Who are the founding members? They’re the individuals who showed up to [...]

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