Archives for October 2008

ColaLife featured at ‘Social Activism Online’ conference

A tweet has just come in from @darraghdoyle who is at the Social Activism Online in Ireland conference. ColaLife is slide 3 in Damian O’Broin’s presentation (below) – it would have been great to have heard what he said. Damian is the founder of Ask Direct, a fundraising and marketing consultancy. See Damian’s post about […]

Is Business the answer?

Adrian Ristow writes: Having spent some time in New York recently at the UN’s End Poverty event, and being a bit of a philosopher, I am going to take the liberty of sharing a few general personal thoughts… I know that some people get a bit skeptical that weeks such as these involve a lot […]

DRAFT submission to Google’s Project 10^100

Here is a first go at answers to the questions asked by Google’s Project 10^100. We’ve posted them here so others can comment and make the submission better. The answers are in bold. Please comment or send suggestions to sxberry[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks. All this information will appear on the public site as part of your submission. […]

ORS / ORT at the heart of new Unicef campaign

My neighbour and ColaLife fan, Ruth, came around this morning with a mailshot she’d received from Unicef. She’s a Unicef supporter. Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) and Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) were at the heart of the Unicef campaign, helping to make the point that so much can be done with so little money. The leaflet […]

More ideas for the pilot phase

Adrian Ristow writes: During my time in New York in September I took advantage of the influx of leaders from the development community to meet with a few potential partners and advisors for the MDC project. There are lots of ways to use this growing network of Manual Distribution Centres. As well as piloting the […]

Storyboard: ColaLife video for the Google 10^100 application

How about this for a storyboard for the video to support the Google 10^100 application? Thanks to Howard lake for getting the creative juices running! I am now going to contact all the animators and musicians I know to see if they can realise this. Click on the image to see it full-size.

ColaLife Google Video: The dream team gathers . . .

I always say that “The Genius is in the Network” (but wasn’t the first to say it) and I’m proved right time and time again. Last night I scribbled a storyboard for the ColaLife Google video in the train. When I got home I put it on this blog. I put a message out to […]

Genius begins to emerge . . .

Here’s a preview of the bottles and faces to be used in the video. Luke‘s avoided using the classic Coca-Cola shape to avoid copyright problems. In the final version all faces will be different (and they will be exciting in other ways too!). Watch this space.

Application submitted to Google’s Project 10^100

At 19:15 BST the ColaLife idea was submitted to Google’s Project 10^100. What happens next? Google will now select 100 of the ideas they receive and publish these on 27 January 2009 and ask everyone to vote for the ones they like to see supported. The top 20 will then go to a panel of […]

ColaLife Video for Google’s Project 10^100 Goes Live

Here it is, the 30 sec video to support the ColaLife submission to Goggle’s Project 10^100 (10 to the 100th). Please go and look at it on YouTube. It’s a thing of beauty! Please can I also ask you to comment on it on YouTube and rate it (highly?). It’s worth clicking the ‘watch in […]