Author Archives: Futressa

Summary of an Experiment in Global Engagement

Hello Catalysts! We are happy to share with you our summary report of the game experience! How do you see global engagement changing in light of continues global advancements in digital technology? Are we at a tipping point? It’s an exciting time … Continue reading

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Bonus Award! Gamemaster Futressa Award!!!

The Futressa award is going to the chain for rapid and truly global collaboration towards tangible solutions. In other words, this award goes to the players who were able to—from around the globe—join together and turn a critical imagination card … Continue reading

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Announcing the Nomsa Mazwai Award!!

The Nomsa Mazwai Award for the best use of music or other art forms to catalyze positive social change. And the award goes to… Buchidavinci in Nigeria, and Binti Mwafrika in Kenya (!) for their chain trying to tackle the … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winners of the Shannon Spanhake Award!!

The Shannon Spanhake Award is going to the best innovation in open government platforms in order to create the most positive change for poor or vulnerable communities. And the award goes to… crauscher in the US, markburnett in London, and bharath in … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of the Tim O’Reilly Award!

The Tim O’Reilly Award is going to the idea that displays the best use of open-source technology to create lasting positive social change. And the winner of this award is… ubik in the US! Congratulations ubik!! And the card that most captured Tim’s … Continue reading

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Announcing the Tiffany Shlain Award!!!

The Tiffany Shlain Award goes to the best use of using connections and creativity to create real positive social change. And the award goes to… Pradu in Bucharest! Congratulations Pradu!! The card the caught Tiffany’s attention was: Visualize and popularize global data … Continue reading

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Announcing the Howard Rheingold Award!!!

The Howard Rheingold Award goes to the best strategy for building network literacy in poor or vulnerable communities. And the award goes to… AdamMaikkula in the US! Congrats AdamMaikkula!! The card that inspired Howard was: Network literacy by getting all communities online … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of the Jane McGonigal Award!!

The Jane McGonigal Award goes to the best idea for using game principles to transform the landscape of poverty. And this award goes to… Goes to player Long View in the US! Congratulations Long View!! The card that caught Jane’s eye … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of the Mitch Kapor Award!!

The Mitch Kapor Award went to player who suggested the best idea for leveling the playing field and spanning the digital divide. And this awards goes to… Johannes_ATM in Singapore!! Congratulations Johannes!! The card that inspired Mitch was: Organise a … Continue reading

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Announcement of the Rockefeller Foundation Award!

The Rockefeller Foundation Award went to the player for suggesting the most inspiring approach to innovation in social change for the next century… and this award goes to…. player nasredinhoja in Beijing! Congratulations nasredinhoja!!! The card that has inspired the Rockefeller … Continue reading

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