I began an EU-related bid response a while ago in the area of governance of discourse and led on three main themes:
"We propose three key elements as topics of action research:
Who said it?
- How to promote and sustain authoritative sources by assuring uniqueness in identity (i.e. authentic individuals or organisations) among many pseudonymous ‘voices’. How to achieve uniqueness without undesirable compromise of individual privacy.
Is it true? (legal, decent, honest, truthful)
- How to ‘fact check’ statements or claims using the collective judgement of the community, rooted in EU values.
Who will enforce it?
- How to govern and maintain a distributed, collaborative network of volunteer moderators with the scale and reach necessary to maintain public trust in social media and marketplace platforms."
We planned to construct an ‘architecture’ around these themes (or “business components”) - standards-based… this is more or less as far as it got: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mB0OAdkmTaTt_1NzgBII_o_2oL5BB5vva6t66GrR22k/edit?usp=sharing
On reflection, so much of the ‘architecture’ of successful digital spaces depends on the intent and focus of the co-creators and designers of those ‘virtual’ spaces. There’s a lot we can still learn about the way to approach this from those who are engaged in the design of the physical world (post below from the #DGOV telegram chat):
BTW for those here interested in Systemic Design (I guess in #DGOV we have to be, as by definition ‘governance’ governs a ‘system’!) IMO ‘architects’ of digital spaces and DAO’s could pick up some tips from the work of Pask and Glanville. Viewpoint: -
“engineering is about recording the world as is and the use of scientific problem solving formulations; while designing relates to a wish to change the world through an act I describe as cybernetically circular”
See this talk and transcript from the late Ranulph Glanville on Knowing and Designing at RSD3: http://systemic-design.net/rsd3-proceedings/rsd3-keynote-abstracts/
RSD9 in 2020: https://systemic-design.net/
Grateful for your thoughts…