Happy Year of the Rat Attack

I recently got to play a capoeira fighting henchman in this new video from musical YouTubers The Gregory Brothers and Japanese yodeling sensation Takeo Ischi. Happy year of the Rat Attack, y’all! 🐀Hope you enjoy the music video.

Everybody Knows

“Everybody Knows” is the first Leonard Cohen song that I ever heard
I recorded this cover last night
a capella and raw
like how i am feeling now

* Actually my cover is a cover of Concrete Blonde’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s original

In dark times, don’t let the music die

CATALYST: Meet the Team

A fitness tracker for online communities and conversations? What is CATALYST all about? Meet the team and discover why we are so passionate about it!

Online communities have been playing an increasingly important role in supporting grassroots initiatives in the area of social innovation and sustainability. However, as such platforms go larger and larger, it is more and more difficult for community managers to ensure efficient debates among citizens, i.e. to ensure collective ideation, decision and action.

Major community networks and leading research institutes have teamed up to tackle this issue with the support of the European Commission’s research funding programme. Over 2 years, through the CATALYST project, they will develop and test collective intelligence tools and make them available, as open source solutions, to any interested communities.

Use cases planned in the short term should demonstrate how CATALYST developments can boost local initiatives in the area of social innovation, increase awareness on new sustainable lifestyles, support eGovernance efforts of European cities and even empower citizens and the civil society in debating emerging issues for the new European Constitution.

Help us test CATALYST

We have partnered with the Wisdom Hackers community to test DebateHub, part of the CATALYST suite of open source tools. Join us in a collective ideation, discussion, and debate of ways to maintain the festival spirit, how to think outside the cubicle and activate the thinking body, and much more.

Music credit for CATALYST video: “Daybreak” by Baja Snake/HEPNOVA