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Designing with Collective Intelligence



In this seminar we learned about how to manage with non tangible technologies, i.e. some methods that can be used by artists and creators to disseminate their works in the digital world but at the same time preserve their originality and make fair sales.

Some terminologies we explored:

blockchain→ connective structure of block who has information (2008)

decentralized ledger: shared, open, collaborative, transparent, immutable, verificable, secure, privacy aware

NFTs→ A non-fungible token is a unique digital identifier that is recorded on a blockchain and is used to certify ownership and authenticity

Smart contracts→ computer program or a transaction protocol that is intended to automatically execute, control or document events and actions according to the terms of a contract or an agreement

DAO’sdistributed autonumous organization, organization with rules in smart contracts, In general terms, DAOs are member-owned communities without centralized leadership.

LLM→ deep learning algorithms that can recognize, summarize, translate, predict, and generate content using very large datasets.

Commons Governance
1. Community boundaries
2. Rules adapted to local conditions
3. Participatory decision-making
4. Monitoring
5. Graduated sanctions
6. Conflict resolution mechanisms
7. Recognition by higher authorities
8. Multiple layers of nested enterprises


→ decentralized platforms for fair creative content distribution which empowers creators and communities through new digital distribution models based on digital tokens (NFTs).  ​ alt text

Dodo project

Our project was based on the loss of biodiversity, a topic that is really complicated to address without with no more regard for human beings than for other living beings. Probably, it is the anthropocentric view on the subject of biodiversity that leads it to be so complicated to satisfy. That is why, after much brainstorming, we focused on plants and how they have no say when it comes to using them. We based our LLM on ‘The Honorable Harvest’, i.e. a list of honoring the indigenous legacies that teach us how to commune with our planet.

The Honorable Harvest

1_Ask for permission <br> 
2_Listen for di answer <br>
3_Tale only what you need and no more <br>
4_Minimize harm <br>
5_Use everything that you take <br>
6_Be grateful <br>
7_Reciprocate the gift

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To make the contact between people and the honourable harvest more tangible, we devised a kit that step by step metaphorically but at the same time concretely follows the THH rules.

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Certainly during the seminar I had the opportunity to learn about some terminologies that I had not explored so thoroughly before such as NTFs, a term and concept that I was already familiar with, however, for example, I learned how to better define DAOs and smart contracts. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the understanding of these terms was a bit confusing given the dynamics of the seminar. I honestly think I don’t feel ready yet to apply my work to the world of digitization and NFTs, I feel that I prefer to keep a genuine and tangible relationship in the moment where even if things are shown digitally you still have a physical relationship in dealing with them. However, I would be interested in deepening and maybe applying the concept of smart contract.

Last update: June 16, 2024