Evoke: alternate reality game to help young people solve poverty, hunger, disaster relief

Master alternate reality game designer Jane McGonigal's latest venture is Evoke, a project to connect young people in Africa to their counterpars in the the developed world "to empower young people all over the world, and especially in Africa, to start tackling the world's toughest problems: poverty, hunger, sustainable energy, water security, conflict, disaster relief, health care, education, human rights."

The game's motto is "If you have a problem, and you can't solve it alone, EVOKE it," and it's reminiscent of Warren Ellis's fantastic comic Global Frequency — a loose network of people with diverse skills working for everyone's mutual benefit to solve real-world problems.

Urgent Evoke – A crash course in changing the world

(via Wonderland)