ProjectEarth is a non-profit that is centered around democracy, activism and technology. We are creating digital tools to solve global problems, such as voting and voluntarism.
Our target audience will at first include mainly technically savvy, young people who want to do something to "make the world a better place", but the project and the logo should be able to grow into broad appeal.
ProjectEarth began as the idea behind the Incremental Direct Democracy Engine, which was at the time a project termed "The Earth Votes". From there, we quickly began to create specifications for additional tools that would work together to fill in the holes in our digital society.
Today, ProjectEarth is the project which ties these tools together into a cohesive unit. It represents what these tools could become to the human race if they were ever fully utilized.
**Incremental Direct Democracy Engine**: A tool to facilitate functional direct democracy. To provide each person equal voice, to protect the minority from mob rule, and to still have actionable decisions.
**The Knowledge Tree**: A relational, crowd-sourced map of human knowledge and the dependencies it has. This allows the software to create lesson plans based only on what you currently know and what you want to know.
**Global Citizen Project**: A community building tool designed to facilitate voluntarism on a micro-scale in ways that are simple and fast for people, no matter how much effort they can put in.
**Citizen Research Project**: An open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes online and allows participation from any individual. Authority scores on specific topics are calculated based on verifiable skills/knowledge, past publications and research, community interaction and validation, institutional support, and other factors.
**Being Human 101**: One of the largest problems in finding agreement with other people is having different paradigms, or modes of thought. This project creates a value-agnostic (that is, equally acceptable to any value system) paradigm that is explained in a set process, allowing everyone to have at least one common mode of thinking to communicate with.
****THE WINNING DESIGNER WILL HAVE FIRST CONSIDERATION FOR GRAPHIC WORK ON EACH OF THE TOOLS****
More info is available at http://www.reddit.com/r/project_earth