The game's creative director, alternate reality pioneer Jane McGonigal, is debuting the game at this week's TED conference in Long Beach, California. As she describes the game, \"An evoke is an urgent call to innovation. When we evoke, we look for creative solutions. We use whatever resources we have. We get as many people involved as possible. We take risks. We come up with ideas that have never been tried before. That's what we're asking players to do in this online game. To learn how to tackle the world's toughest problems with creativity, courage, resourcefulness and collaboration.\"
\"to call or summon forth or out,\" 1620s, from French évoquer or directly from Latin evocare \"call out, rouse, summon,\" from assimilated form of ex \"out\" (see ex-) + vocare \"to call,\" which is related to vox (genitive vocis) \"voice\" (from PIE root *wekw- \"to speak\"). Often more or less with a sense of \"calling spirits,\" or being called by them. Of feelings, memories, etc., by 1856. Related: Evoked; evokes; evoking.
It forms all or part of: advocate; avocation; calliope; convocation; epic; equivocal; equivocation; evoke; invoke; provoke; revoke; univocal; vocabulary; vocal; vocation; vocative; vociferate; vociferous; voice; vouch; vox; vowel. 153554b96e