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Nonprofit communications manager
NewSchools Venture Fund
I've lived and studied abroad for much of the last decade--in Japan as a teacher, in Australia as a student, and in Tanzania as an NGO employee. My interests include education (global and local), sustainable agriculture, and written and visual communications. I want to do good things and help others do good things too.
Help library managers reimagine libraries in ways that are aesthetically pleasing, utilize modern socially-focused technology, and encourage community engagement to increase the number of people who use libraries
Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set - a DIY, low-cost, open-source, platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines.
This is a great new challenge--incredibly timely and important. I hope that ideas, in addition to thinking about how to fully democratize the voting experience, also focus on how to improve security and mitigate the potential for voter fraud. Unfortunately, as new technologies are added to the voting experience, the opportunity for voter tampering increases.
CJ, you might take a look at what's happening in Oakland with the Popup Hood (http://oaklandlocal.com/posts/2011/12/popup-hood-grand-opening). These long-empty store fronts are being given new life to artisans and collectives rent-free. The artists get the chance to sell and share their art; while the city gets some dark streets lit up with foot traffic.