Join us on January 25 for a special edition Idea Jam dedicated to the Green Heroes project.
GreenHeroes is a multiplatform campaign that has a first TV Series Broadcast on TVO and a second in pre-production, a web series and various social media outlets. Our mission is not only to create awareness, but to inspire people to take action for our planet and become GreenHeroes themselves. Each episode features profiles of people who have shifted their world view and suddenly understood that they can help save the planet. We have featured David Suzuki, nobel peace prize winner Wangari Maathai, musicians like Sarah Harmer, sports players like Andrew Ferrence, amongst many others.
We are now wanting to move on to the development of a GreenHeroes Online "game" or "call to action" (still working on determining this), in which we are hoping to inspire and get people to take action for the environment, however small or large the action may be. Specific questions TBD
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The ThingTank Lab is an open, community based collaborative ideation lab. This ideation lab is a place where the exploration, experimentation, and exchange of ideas are developed towards the building of “things”. The things our lab is most interested in are those emerging through the continuing revolution of data driven goods and services, what is notionally discussed as being the “Internet of things”. The next generation of digital content products and services have distributed and diverse modes of interaction where websites and mobile content will be only one aspect of the user’s experience: smart meters or wearable electronics, for example, connect the real world of objects to online digital networks of data. These digitally enabled networked objects are the Internet of Things.
The lab is fundamentally an interdisciplinary facilitating community. It is the place where the next generation of ideas comes from. Its activities include academics and people from private enterprise as well as sponsoring organizations interested in alternative pre-competitive techniques of idea generation related to building things (and their networks) that address real world problems.