Archive for the 'Social Innovation' Category

麵粉的可能

February 21, 2011

今期主題是社會創新,但原來創新並不等於科技發展或前所未有的東西。上星期六,我們幾個到馬寶寶社區農場參加麵粉工作坊,重新認識這構成我們主要食糧的原材料。

你知道嗎?小麥去除胚芽後,維他命流失,白麵粉的主要成份只餘下澱粉質和蛋白質。因此,美國法例規定在白麵粉當中要加入維他命以作補充。我們以為白,以為精細就是好,但原來背後卻隱藏著這樣反智的原因。

短短幾個小時,我們做了麵包、麵條()、餃子皮和印度薄餅。質素當然沒有在外買的鬆軟美味,但卻不知不覺身體暖和起來,好像做了一場運動。

有關馬寶寶社區農場和馬屎埔村,請看:

http://mapopo.wordpress.com/

心怡

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Bill Strickland-Poor people deserve…

February 16, 2011

(bilingual tells two different stories 雙語各自表述)

Bill Strickland-Poor people deserve…

http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_strickland_makes_change_with_a_slide_show.html

這個TED talk是由內地“癮君子”級的TED粉絲Tony Yet推薦

他說“很久後再看,依然震撼”

 

看後果然不凡,有幾個點很有趣

1.看他如何 令“窮人”的緊閉心靈開放

2. 前web 2.0世界的“here comes everyone 未來是濕的”的非網絡版

3. 音樂帶來的幸福感

 

This is one of the best TED stories I’ve ever heard. The speaker is Bill Strickland – “Make change with a slide show”

http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_strickland_makes_change_with_a_slide_show.html

Strickland founded Manchester Bidwell, a world-class institute in his native Pittsburgh devoted to vocational instruction in partnership with big business — and, almost incidentally, home to a Grammy-winning record label and a world-class jazz performance series. Yet its emphasis on the arts is no accident, as it embodies Strickland’s conviction that an atmosphere of high culture and respect will energize even the most troubled students.

Quote: “troubled students and poor mothers deserve a fountain, the world-class & professional education, high culture atmosphere and decent food in their life… in this kind of word, that can redeem the soul of poor people. ”

Also he showed a high level of “stickiness” in pre-web 2.0 world.

 

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日行MaD 事 A MaD thing a day

February 16, 2011

MaD Team 決定由今天開始,和大家分享我們的每天學習。 今天看到這篇文章:

http://www.economist.com/node/17899572?story_id=17899572

一個外國人,在遙遠的西藏,拯救千多年之前的文學。
遙遠的故事裡載著的是對文化保存的信念、對文化滅絕溫柔極積的抗衡。
還有,行動。

在擠逼的地鐵看著過期雜誌,很感動。
我希望那個聽著iPod的年青人,會留意到他前面站著一個滿頭白髮老人家,然後站起來禮貌的讓座。

The MaD Team decides to share our daily learning with all MaDees. Came across this article today:

http://www.economist.com/node/17899572?story_id=17899572

A foreigner saved thousand-year old books in distant Tibet.
A story about the commitment to preserving heritage against the odds of a cultural genocide.
And a story of ACTION.

Reading this in the rush-hour train, I was very moved.
I hoped that young man on iPod would see the old lady right in front of him and offer his seat.

Stephanie
MaD Curator