As part of our Post-Vita for Season 1 of EVOKE, we brainstormed our best-case scenario futures for where EVOKE might be in 5 years. Here are some of our favorite ideas. What are yours?
GLOBAL UNIVERSITY: Is EVOKE a global university for real-world, action-oriented learning? EVOKE could be the publisher for more traditional education settings — or EVOKE could be the platform/institution where learning takes place. Maybe EVOKE is a leader/innovator in creating a really good melding of a TV story/movie as the foundation for an full educational course. Is it a studio that can produce a number of seasonal shows for education, around different issues?
MEDIA BRAND: Is EVOKE a global, trusted, educational series/entertainment platform like Sesame Street, but for young adults — for young people who want to make their way in the world, and change it? Like Sesame Street is mainstream and localized for infants and kids, EVOKE would be a common content experience for teens/college students EVERYWHERE that teaches some key skills and knowledge. What needs to be “common knowledge” in the future, for young adults? Not necessarily integrated into formal education — a blend of entertainment, education and real-world action that empowers young people to develop lifelong, world-changing skills and abilities.
SOCIAL GOOD INVESTMENT PLATFORM: Is EVOKE the Kickstarter.com for social innovation? Not giving, not investing (you don’t get your money back) — it’s very personal, you know and interact with the people you’re investing in directly (unlike Kiva). So part of EVOKE could be serving as a source of fun-fundraising for social enterprises.
CROWDSOURCED SOCIAL BRAINSTORMING & ACTION: Is EVOKE the EVOKE network from the story? Are all the young minds of the world called together periodically to tackle urgent challenges — both ongoing (organized by ministers/presidents/etc) and just-in-time (new crises)? Would the EVOKE network have been called upon during the BP oil crisis? Or the Haiti earthquake?
CROWDSOURCED MICRO-CONTRIBUTIONS: Is EVOKE a real-time dashboard for micro-contributing to social good? Would EVOKE be partnered with Ushahidi to donate time/attention on an ongoing basis? (Ushahidi needs the “slow-burn” participation, in between dramatic crises, not just the urgent just-in-time crises.)
REAL-TIME SOLUTIONS SHARING: Does EVOKE become a kind of Twitter meets Yahoo! Answers? Some kind of control-and-command center for getting known solutions to individuals in the field in developing areas.
EVOKE THE SERIES: Is EVOKE the game an extended audition for EVOKE the reality series that follows the efforts of social innovators to create change/enterprises?
EVOKE HUBS: Are there physical EVOKE centers that serve communities, like libraries or the YMCA? Are the co-working hubs, like The Hub? Could EVOKE partner with existing incubator networks to achieve this kind of distributed physical presence?
AUGMENTED REALITY: The EVOKE augumented reality app/world shows you everyone’s ideas for improving everything and everyspace around you. See innovation possibilities everywhere — offer support to make the ideas real.
THERE IS AN EVOKE API. It fuels all kinds of social innovation work.