cool social business start-up on sharing knowledge around the globe: knowable.org. haven’t launched yet, but i’m quite interested in finding out more!
and i think there’s much common ground, i highly value information access and transparency, and believe it can fuel positive change in the world. it should also work in their favor that the greatest challenge isn’t a logistical or technical one (such as distributing knowledge) but it’s the challenge of designing a system that makes knowledge accessible in a way that people actually will find useful enough to use.
i found out about this project through the makesense gang in berlin, who will be doing a hold-up for knowable.org on saturday at impakt berlin. i was told this is a public brainstorming/workshop to support the development of the platform – kind of a “real life crowdsourcing.” looking forward to joining this saturday and learning more about makesense (great manifesto!) as well as knowable.org!
[EDIT: knowable.org is in it’s last hours of crowdfunding at indiegogo.com/knowable]
just heard about this concept of cultural creatives, wikipediad it, and asked myself why i hadn’t heard of this before. then again, i guess much of the work on LOHAS and sinus-milieus builds upon this concept, as well as richard florida’s ‘rise of the creative class’, which i dearly enjoyed. still, seems like a very interesting movie (thanks, jacob)
very interesting conversation on social media, national identity, and culture. unfortunately, i missed this event at social media week berlin, but if this project/conversation continues, i’d like to be a part. after all, this is perhaps why a lot of third culture kids (who usually have a very avantgarde attitude towards national identity) are fascinated by the possibilities of social media.
favorite quote: “everybody is involved in politics, and if they’re not playing, they’re just pawns.”
doonited went beta last night, and i had the chance to try it out a little. very nice design and usability, they did a really great job!
i’ve been anticipating this for a while, and the concept is pretty neat: people are encouraged to do small things, that are good in one way or another (social, ecologcial, personal) and earn points (drops). money will be generated through sponsors – and not through an investor (they’re bootstrapping!)
the first ‘dailygood’ is to learn to say hi in three new languages: merhaba! (turkish), an nyoung! (korean), saluton! (esperanto)