Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World

Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World

An imaginative, quirky solution to a challenge of our age. Podcast weekly on Tuesdays.

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  • Walk to stimulate imagination 27 Jan 15

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    6 mins

    25 days remaining

    Anthropologist Noel Salazar says that we should walk more: it might stimulate the imagination and creativity that is so desperately needed to solve the world’s problems. And it is much more fun than sitting around a table to ‘brainstorm’ about the next great idea.

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  • Catch your ideas 13 Jan 2015

    Tue, 13 Jan 15

    5 mins

    11 days remaining

    Computer Scientist Claudia Roda suggests we wear an “ideas catcher ring”. This ring would record all those potentially brilliant ideas which come to us at inconvenient times, and which we would otherwise forget. When activated, the ring would absorb the current idea floating around in the mind of the owner, and could then be reinstalled at the press of a button.

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  • Give up money & go barefoot 06 Jan 2015

    Tue, 6 Jan 15

    5 mins

    4 days remaining

    Let's free ourselves from money and shoes. Wang Ping puts forward her idea in the form of a poem. She wants everyone around the world to give up money for a day and adopt a system of gift exchange:"a song for food, a house for dance, a poem or story to move us from place to place". In her vision we would go physically and metaphorically barefoot, in touch with each other and the earth. Freed from the shackles of business transactions and free to play.

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