Hi all, I’m Marcus from Sydney Australia. I’ve been toying with the idea of Omni for some time. The concepts behind Holochain have dramatically shifted my initial aim to simply disintermediate academic publishing to creating a thriving scholarly commons that is capable of much greater sense-making than the existing scholarly structure.
I do need help, however. This is way bigger than me and I’ve only been learning to code for 12 months. I trust that the design will emerge as more people get around it and discuss. I want this to be grounded in the principles of Holochain and related projects, it’s not just Open Access scholarly communication.
Omni might not look like scholarly communication at all, but I fear that risks scaring away a large amount of intellectuals who have important perspectives to share in a transdisciplinary context.
In any case, here are some principles for Omni that I’ve been thinking about recently:
A tool that helps solve existential risks categorically rather than in isolation
Anti-rivalrous dynamics between agents
Close-looping everything, from the materials economy to sense-making/decision-making feedback loops
Increasing sensibility and discernment around complicated vs complex so that people can envision what a good civilisation looks like
Scaling up collective intelligence, transdisciplinary collaborations and our metacognitive capacities to improve our theory of choice in relationship with our theory of causation