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100 Days. 100 Questions. 100+ Voices. Count Down to the First Global Thought Summit Begins Today

100 Days. 100 Questions. 100+ Voices. Count Down to the First Global Thought Summit Begins Today

BERLIN, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Can asking questions change the world? dropping knowledge, the revolutionary non-profit think tank, dedicated to moving people from apathy to activity through the simple act of asking questions, kicks off its worldwide "What's your question?" campaign today at http://www.droppingknowledge.org/. The campaign culminates live at the Table of Free Voices, a major global thought summit, on September 9, 2006 in Berlin's historic Babelplatz square.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060602/LAF024)

Each day http://www.droppingknowledge.org/ will count down to the September 9 event by posting a new question drawn from its global question bank. Visitors to the site will also have the opportunity to submit their own questions that may be chosen for inclusion in the "Top 100 Questions" debuting live at the Table. 100+ of the world's most influential thinkers -- artists, activists, scientists, philosophers, and writers -- will take their seat at an Olympic sized roundtable to offer insights on 100 of the world's most profound questions.

Questions already culled by dropping knowledge range from the practical, "How can we discuss global problems when we do not know how to solve local ones?," to the environmental, "Will my children grow up in an environmental wasteland?," to the emotional, "Are you scared?"

"What's your question?" is the brainchild of artist, and dropping knowledge co-founder, Ralf Schmerberg. As a director and videographer, Schmerberg's depiction of global social injustices has won him critical acclaim in freethinking circles around the world.

Sydney Possuelo, the Amazon's chief ambassador from Brazil, and one of the 'Free Voices lending her perspective on September 9, echoes Schmerberg's sentiments, "The significance of such people is undeniable, and the whole idea of a symbolic roundtable gathering of people involved in human cases is absolutely provoking and inspiring."

Challenging the conventions of traditional copyright, each question and answer will be recorded, transcribed and made available to the public as part of dropping knowledge's open source Living Library. dropping knowledge abides by the CopyLeft principle of distribution that dictates all content donated to, or generated by, dropping knowledge is freely available to all for all time. The dropping knowledge mission is that every citizen of every nation will be empowered to make real-world changes in themselves and each other.

What's your question? Ask it at http://www.droppingknowledge.org/ About dropping knowledge

dropping knowledge is an intellectual platform for social change, open to every citizen of the world. Sustained by a global network of individuals, institutions, corporations and NGOs, dropping knowledge is committed to heightening social awareness, encouraging multiple perspectives, fostering global dialogue and inspiring real-world initiatives. With offices in Berlin, New York, and San Francisco, dropping knowledge operates as an international non-governmental organization with 100 percent stakeholder perspective. A public resource, it cannot be owned and is freely accessible to all for all time.

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CONTACT: Kathy Kniss, Director of Media Relations of Big Imagination
Group, +1-310-204-6100, ext. 21, kkniss@bigla.com, for dropping knowledge

Web site: http://www.droppingknowledge.org/

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