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Stella commented on Interacting with walls

Wonderful submission, Craig. What I love about this very pointed project is the inclusion of a prompt: it gives people pause for thought, and people know exactly what to do when they see the chalkboard.

A blank blackboard installed in the same place by contrast would have ended up with random writing/drawing, which subsequently would likely turn most people into observers instead of action-takers.

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Stella commented on Optimism from a Piano Staircase in Sweden

Meena, thanks for your comment, it's really great that you're here. FunTheory is very inspiring, and it is truly a pleasure to have a place like OpenIDEO to express what each of us finds so powerful about their projects. FunTheory aside, what do you think about the idea that optimism and creativity is critical to revitalizing a city?

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Stella commented on Closing the Farmers Market Loop

Love this concept. Easy to implement and everyone wins. If we spoke with buyers as well, I'm sure we would find that as often as not, it isn't always possible to make it to the farmers' markets every week even if that's what they wanted to do.

To think of it, farmers should be using technology to process sales all the time anyway, why keep themselves constrained to farmers' markets as the only sales outlet? There's really no need to wait till a post-market day surplus. Thanks Paul for the great idea.