“The Internet allows us to link millions of people worldwide and solve computationally intensive problems by using thousands of computers (e.g., distributed.net or SETI@home). Could one develop an analogous method of using the creative thinkcycles of people everywhere to work on global design challenges? ThinkCycle is an academic, non-profit initiative engaged in supporting distributed collaboration towards design challenges among underserved communities and the environment. ThinkCycle seeks to create a culture of open-source design innovation, with ongoing collaboration among individuals, communities and organizations around the world.”