In the general category of breeching the berm between 1st Life & 2nd Life — you know, finding ways in which activities in the normal geophysical world can be linked to those in the digitally networked world, I’ve pulled together some thinking into a project that I’m calling Flavonoid. The general idea is to create ways in which linkages between 1st Life and 2nd Life can be articulated more pervasively — not just while you’re playing your computer game or doing your email.

Flavonoid started with an idea — suppose I had to “power up” so as to get “points” or “coin” to work on my computer or play a game? Suppose that “power up” had to be physical activity? Or suppose there was a way to encourage sustained activity through a game mode, so that motion was accumulated and turned into “points” or some sort of reward?