Category Archives: Collective intelligence

Blockchains, DAOs, and fractal governance

Blockchains and, more recently, DAOs (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations) can be described as complex socio-technical systems where groups of people interact with distributed protocols and digital technologies at different scales. The complexity of both blockchains and DAOs can be described in … Continue reading

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Toquenitzar el català: la llengua com a bé comú

Marta Poblet i Pompeu Casanovas This is a short essay on dialogue, culture and identities. In addition to the public good policy adopted by the Catalan Government over the last four decades, it examines the Catalan language from a commons-based … Continue reading

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From Athens to the Blockchain: Oracles for Digital Democracy

By  Marta Poblet, Darcy W. E. Allen, Oleksii Konashevych, Aaron M. Lane and  Carlos Andres Diaz Valdivia Oracles were trusted sources of knowledge for public deliberation in classical Athens. Very much like expert and technical knowledge, divine advice was embedded … Continue reading

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The Catalan tsunami: encrypting swarm intelligence

A Mediterranean tsunami is a rare, once-in-a-century event. A black swan. In Catalonia, the abnormal surge has taken the unique form of a “Democratic Tsunami”. On Monday 14 October, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced 12 Catalan politicians and grassroots activists … Continue reading

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