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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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Catalysts for Change: Still Going Strong

Dear Catalysts, At long last, we come together again to reflect on the Catalysts for Change game. For me, personally, it has been an experience that has continued to evolve as I move farther away from the actual game play.  … Continue reading

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Thank you! And stand by for celebrity awards!

It’s official! More than 1,600 players joined us in the final 48 hours, playing 18,160 cards! As we wrap our 48-hour global conversation with the world about catalysts for change, we are extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who joined. … Continue reading

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Mission 8: Catalyze a DIGITAL LEAP Winner

The winner of the Digital Leap award is Vexelius for the idea of digitizing oral tradition. Digitizing culture could be empowering, as it could both receive outside recognition and be an act of self-affirmation. Too often, cultural traditions are seen as something that must … Continue reading

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Mission 7: Catalyze WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP Award Winners

The Women’s Leadership award goes to MacIntyre for the idea of a cooperative women’s childcare center/shelter, run by and run for women. The idea was particularly striking for the multiple benefits it offered—employment, childcare, and providing women protection. Perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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