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EVOKE was developed by the World Bank Institute, the learning and knowledge arm of the World Bank Group, and directed by alternate reality game master Jane McGonigal.

Mentors — And now there are 20

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 16 May under Mentor Reports, Uncategorized, evokation

EVOKE agents — I’m pleased to introduce another set of four inspiring  mentors to the network.  They bring an incredible array of talents and experience from both established an entrepreneurial ventures including — EA Entertainment, Samasource, Afroes, and the Shuttleworth Foundation.   Please join me in welcoming Dan Morris, Chelsea Seale, Anne Shongwe, and Steve Vosloo!


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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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 [...]


More Mentors

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 14 Apr under Mentor Reports, Uncategorized

I am very excited to introduce to you another incredible set of mentors for post-game EVOKATION development. Please join me in welcoming Sebastian Barajas, Paul Gabie, Vis Naidoo, and Bill Purves to the EVOKE network.   This group of mentors spans four continents and brings with them a wealth of experience in converting innovative and [...]


Your EVOKATION — Introducing EVOKE Mentors

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 03 Apr under How to EVOKE, Mentor Reports

Greetings EVOKE agents!  As you work toward defining your EVOKATION, I wanted to provide a bit more information on mentorships and introduce some of our incredible EVOKE mentors who will be helping to further develop the ideas in your EVOKATION to move it closer to reality!
May 19th is the deadline for submission of your EVOKATION [...]


EVOKE is *alive*

Posted by Gene Becker on 09 Mar under Mentor Reports

My long-suffering mentor Calida asked me what I thought about our recent efforts to grow the EVOKE network’s capabilities. I know she and Alchemy have been concerned about our ability to scale up EVOKE operations, given the rising frequency and severity of ‘black swan’ negative events around the world. Rather than just giving Calida an [...]