Change Agents We Admire

A fascinating bottom-up way for small donations to launch seriously creative projects, events and dreams by artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, writers, illustrators, explorers, curators and performers. A model sure to be copied.

Massive Change:
An initiative led by Bruce Mau to harness the power of design to transform and affect every aspect of daily life. It channels Stewart Brand’s famous dictum: “We are as gods and might as well get good at it.”

Management Innovation Exchange:
Why not build organizations that are as resilient, inventive, inspiring and socially responsible as the people who work within them? MIX is an open innovation platform for the renegade thinkers and radical doers who seek to solve problems so ambitious they’re called “Moonshots.”

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

Jane McGonigal: Gaming Can Make a Better World
The heart of education is problem-solving. That is also central to games. Therefore, why don’t we create games that help us save the human race? An ambitious goal for a medium that even by the standards of television has not quickly or usefully advanced very far beyond entertainment.

As with The Prevail Project, Edutopia is focused on quickly sharing with the world the news about “what works.” Its realm is revolutionizing education.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Gates Foundation is focused on accelerating technological change – finding and distributing the cure for malaria, for example. But they are also trying to accelerate the Second Curve of humanistic response to our challenges.

The brightest, most sparkling news and insights on the planet. These sophisticated thinkers are constantly asking each other hard questions, and writing up the results for the result of us to ponder.