OccupyEverywhere Scalability Platform (OESP) Infrastructure for Emergent Self Organization in Dynamic and Geographically Localized Environments
Objectives Focus the attention of, and coordinate the resources from, those that want to support the occupiers Provide an infrastructure that will enable the self organization of a dynamically changing group with ambiguous collective objectives that are occupying a particular geographic location. Support the maintenance and growth of localized occupations
Everyone else RESOURCES Make visible RESOURCES OCCUPATION: requires infrastructure for emergent self organization Make visible Make visible RESOURCES RESOURCES Make visible
Primary Functional Considerations Dynamic, rapidly changing, environment Little if any structure at the outset Fluid, emergent, leadership Geographically localized
Primary Application Requirement Mobile: we can expect people in the streets to be moving around etc... Real Time: needs to be sensitive to the rapidly changing environment Location Sensitive: the context is one where people are trying to coordinate logistics in particular localized regions A highly robust GPS/mapping system will need to be at the core of the application framework
Primary System Requirements Platform needs to enable the emergence of structure and a management systems within a context where there is no clearly defined leadership.
Problem To Solve OESP needs to be able to take a number of discrete inputs from individuals that are not connected, in real time, process this information, and then provide feedback that is relevant to the organization and management of a larger group that has no formal organizational structure.
OESP Process Considerations
Engaging With OESP: Skills Registry An obvious initial first step is to gather information from people as they arrive at the occupation... A few possibilities are... ROLES/OFFER: what you can do to support the occupation... NEEDS: what you need in order to support the occupation AVAILABILITY: Days Times
From Registration to Functional Teams We can see how the Registration Process could suggest functional teams... Those that self identify as doctors could be connected to other doctors Those that want to work on Tuesdays could be connected with others that want to work on Tuesdays
OESP Features and Functionality
Resource Allocation Objectives: Identify aggregate resource requirements... Food, bedding, clothing, medical... Identify sources of supply Note that the Registration process need not be limited to those on the ground. People can all over the world can pledge resources The system would take a number of inputs from individuals and use this as the basis for understanding the larger picture...
Skills Matching OESP needs to be able to quickly identify those with skills (both onsite and off) that can support the occupiers
Functional Team Development As people register their skills, OESP can generate Functional Teams Food, security, medical, sleeping... The teams could emerge based on numbers of people that register skills
Scheduling OESP could provide dynamic calendaring that will enable people to input their availability. This could then be used to generate schedules that are accessible to all.
Imagine... Localized communication Location Sensitive Targeted Notifications Someone needing a doctor, and notification (SMS and/or automated call) going out to all doctors that are geographically most proximal Location Sensitive General Notifications There is a meeting scheduled for 3pm by the fountain! All people within a 3 block radius are notified by SMS and automated voice...
Imagine... UI Considerations You need to find a security person... You look at the map and all security personnel are identified by the colour red Hence you could toggle through a map of people that are identified by functional roles Assumes very robust GPS capabilities that can down peoples locations in real time (not sure if this is actually possible).
Visibility of the Movement
Localized Visibility.. ie.Visibility into OccupyWallStreet! Livestream aggregation (from particular location ie. Occupy Wall Sreet) Video aggregation (repository of all personal footage) Photo aggregation (repository of all personal photos) Blog aggregation This would be ONE SCREEN (Visibility into OccupyWallStreet!) with buttons linking to livestreams, videos, photos, blogs etc... For example...
OccupyWallStreetUI... Homepage Livestreams Blogs Video Photos
Visibility Into Larger MovementOccupyEverywhere Single view that links you to individual Occupations OccupyWall Street Occupy.... OccupyLA OccupyVancouver
Areas of Remote Support Include Finance: Crowdsourcing infrastructure Donation systems Curation of news, videos, blogs etc Resource identification, matching and allocation There are any number of ways in which people can support the occupation from a distance.