TE Consilience Library - an 0Mega WG initiative

TE Consilience Library

TL;DR

Updated on March 4 and Feb 1, 2022.

This initiative of the Working Group 0mega will create a 3-phased multidisciplinary library on token engineering to provide a learning and research environment for our community and a “living log” of the co-creative process emerging in Omega.

This funding proposal is to facilitate the first phase. In the first phase 0mega WG contributors will build a library that has curations from subject matter experts with a multidisciplinary approach. In the second phase, we will open the library to public contributions. Also, we will reward quality contributions at that stage. If the library is liked by the community we will initiate phase three which will bring further development in UX.

Proposal description

What is the particular context: token engineering is an emerging discipline in the overlap between the social institution of engineering and web3 token ecosystems. As with any emerging technology, there is still a lot of uncertainty around the practice but it is already clear that these systems are deeply entangled with social and economic systems.

However, while cryptoeconomics is interdisciplinary by nature, it has so far predominantly been developed in the computer science community. The economic assumptions made and methods used in most existing protocols are rather limited compared with the existing body of relevant literature. There is still much room to incorporate methods from various economic disciplines.

What is the broader context: Consilience and Integral theories. In ‘Consilience: the Unity of Knowledge’, biologist E.O. Wilson suggests that different avenues of evidence could link together to create a common groundwork of explanation in the search for human wisdom. Wilber’s Integral theory on the other hand, tries to draw together an already existing number of separate paradigms into an interrelated network of approaches that are mutually enriching

What we want to create: given all of the above and after having conducted participatory research group discussions, examining the ethos of and ethics in token engineering as well as the shared vision and diversity of its communities, building a crowdsourced curated library is relevant to the task at hand and to the whole TE community.

Phase 1

TE Consilience Library V1.0:

TE Consilience Library will be a crowdsourced, curated database of knowledge under the Venn diagram of disciplines related to crypto economic systems engineering. In the beginning of our library we will have ‘seed curations’ from subject matter experts that will collect 5 to 10 articles. Each curation will be about two or more petals of the crypto economics flower which presents the multidisciplinary characteristics of the crypto economics. We will request them to elaborate (in annotations) on how their selection would enrich our wider understanding of the topic. Those initial curators are called “seed curators” because while we are developing the library (we examined our roadmap below), we wanted to create a library where any person can share the knowledge that they find valuable. We wanted to create a library that does not have a technocratic structure and will respect the value of different perspectives.

As our long discussions in the 0mega working group suggest, we believe in the value of the wisdom of the crowd and the contextuality of perspective. For example, we argue that an environmental economist who just joined crypto space can bring new valuable perspectives with her novel understanding and journey of the subject. In this stage we will set our notion library structure, write our manifesto and our contributor’s guideline. Also, we will coordinate with curators and create “seed” curator’s writing collections.

Outcomes of the first phase: We will have a library on Notion which has curations on the topics from crypto economics flower by subject matter experts.

Phase 2

After the seeding phase:

After the initial seed phase of 3 months we will open the library to public curations. Our librarians will check the content coming from outside contributors in terms of appropriateness of contributor 0mega guidelines and add curations into the library. At the end of each month we will reward some of those curations and increase their visibility. We wanted to have a library that is open to public curation because within 0mega working group we believe in the wisdom of crowds and the contextuality of perspectives and knowledge. In other words we believe each perspective has its unique value that can propel us forward.

If the library achieves significant success and is loved by the community, we plan to take one more step to create a more engaging library.

Outcome of the second phase: At the end of phase 2 we will have a library that has curations from subject matter experts and community contribution with a rewarding system for the high quality community contribution.

Phase 3

TE Consilience Library V3.0:

At this stage things are getting even more exciting ! In Library V3.0 we plan to incorporate Meta profiles to assign expertise badges and reputation points for visitors and curators. The reputation points will be used for “upvoting” selected curations of the library and guide open source publications in the wider space following advice and community feedback. The 0mega WG plans to initiate phase 3 according to the community’s demand for further development in the library, with arts featuring prominently.

How does this proposal benefit the community and/or the field of Token Engineering?

With the TE Consilience Library, the TE community will benefit from a helpful and handy interdisciplinary handbook. This also will incentivise newcomers and established experts to appreciate the inter-relational fabric of the token engineering discipline, ultimately allowing some overlooked disciplines (such as ethics and arts) in crypto economic systems to emerge. Through an holistic approach the library would help researchers and newcomers to understand complexities of crypto economics.

With the starting of the second phase the library will incorporate different perspectives about the multidisciplinary aspect of token engineering. This will enrich the library’s knowledge base with many different contextual perspectives, consequently it will create an excellent source for multidisciplinary research on cryptoeconomics.

Even though it’s still too early to say, a web3 project with these characteristics has got potential to galvanise adjacent “knowledge-based” communities in the space eager to join forces around a common objective (i.e. The Consilience Project, Game B, Linked Open Wisdom Commons, Emerge).

Amount requested (Only for Conviction Voting)

This funding proposal is for phase 1

Phase1: $15k

Phase2: $25k (for further development and bounties)

Phase3: depending on demand, it will be initiated.

How will these funds be used? (Only for conviction voting)

Phase1: Funds will be allocated to core builders.

WG Role Budget Rationale Phase 1 Approx. Members Per Member - Phase1
Library
Content
Curator/Admin 5k Seed Curations 3 1,6k
Library Design Designer 5k Seed Design 3 1,6k
Omega Researchers Researcher 3k Facilitation + Stewarding 2 1,5k
Omega Advisors Advisor 2k Mission framing 2 1k
Bounties N/A Pool - Phase 2 Bounties per task Phase 2
Total (xDAI) 15,000 15k

Phase2: Funds will be allocated to core builders and rewards mechanism.

How will you share progress?

We will give updates each week on the 0mega Working Group call.

WG updates on forum, open access in Phase 2 and liaising with Comms WG to attract more curators and publicise.

Project information (if applies)

Each week in TEC community call and WG 0mega Working Group call we share updates on TE Consilience Library.

Team Information

mert, sebnem, nic, manu, durgadas, letty, juank [TEC and TS members]

on-call: sebnem (compsci, CEF), kojak (economics, finance, token economy), stef

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I’m excited for this to be built so that there will be more learning resources to direct budding TEs towards :partying_face:

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I am very excited for this project ! We the token engineers will have a unique research and learning hub :v:t5:

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Happy to help and contribute with this initiative, will add content through discord (stef) & notion (rezgauche.be)

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Indeed it’ll be unique in its transdisciplinarity incentivization; and incentives for new entrants as well as OGs to share their gm stories… we almost have an oral tradition in TE, seeing it in the TE Consilience Library inscribed makes me very excited.

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Updated now - we’re adding up new roles + tasks (agent-based) to be good keepers of our Consilience narrative.

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let’s revisit this point, since it does not embody the consilience aspect of the library. The curations should definitely be transdisciplinary which would be across two or more of the petals. Also the annotations are useful when they can relate to curators experiences in Token Engineering and as participants in Token Economies. So whilst this does not have to be “subject matter expert”, annotation with an anecdote about how the book/article helped on the curators/ journed in Token Engineering is very valuable. We should start with such “Seed Curations” - newbie experiences are also very valuable.

SatoriD signing up to give my attention to being a “poetic” keeper of 0ur Consilience Narrative. One helpful way to visualize Consilience Library as the Center of Cryptoeconomic Flower, which we gain hypercontextualization that can help us transcend our individual and shared assumptions and blind spots so that we can more clearly see the off-map digital-landscape we want to build, that we can’t see when we’re immersed in it.

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I think if we embodied co-creativity we should deeply ask ourselves, How does this proposal benefit the Memetic Commons?

Because if we truly believe that Commons is the way we can ‘lock-in’ Ethical token engineering, and its both the tech build side and cultural build side and really embodied collectively that and not some dead words. If we want to infuse them with our souls, then we need to invest as THE COMMONS in research in Disembodied Poetics.

I have a novel way to embodied this research, it will create art that will be for the commons as we research, and this embodied dance. is the true value it brings to this project. dances <-> bots <-> dances

I think by just co-thinking of Infinite Games we can game our way out of any time puzzle box paradox.

Infinite Game; Think of a balloon, now your bouncing it alone, now there are two, sync, 3 sync, novelty, block, chaos, joke, sync, 4, sync, 5, sync, meaningful novelty, snapshot, rollup, sync 6, syn 7, now this is not a balloon, its a simulacrum.

co-creativity pull at any end and you end up with something that co-embodied hyper contextualize.

we don’t tell them, we are the impossible dream. well I want to prove this dream. :balloon:

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Indeed. Omega is the capsule which signals the potentiality of creativity + systems thinking + integral learning. We also embody integrated leadership in action by fleshing out practical TE and web3 initiatives spearheading the nascent field of web3 Ethics.

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Updated now to include seed curations include 2 or more petals and featuring the library as a living log of our co-creative artistic processes.

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