= Optical sensing solutions delivered by an open, decentralized, and self-organizing Value Network.
URL = http://www.sensorica.co/
"SENSORICA is an open, decentralized, self-organizing value network, a commons-based peer-production network, focused on designing sensing ans sensemaking technology.
There are two tracks of innovation within SENSORICA: sensing technology and the value network model. The first is about designing and manufacturing products (sensor devices) to be exchanged on the market (see products). The second is about designing and implementing a new organizational model (see value networks).
As an organization, SENSORICA
- is designed to facilitate the creation and the exchange of value.
Facilitates cooperation and co-creation. Secures transactions and reduces transaction costs. Allows transactions of assets other than fiancial
- is decentralized
The process of decision-making is distributed. It is NOT based on power-relations, it is a value-based network. Resource allocation is bottom-up
- has a very low barrier to entry; it is open in that sense.
- allows free individual initiative.
- has an adaptive structure, constantly changing with respect to internal and environmental conditions.
SENSORICA is partially a commercial entity, partially a gift economy. We find solutions to problems and exchange products and services on the market. But individuals and organizations are also allowed to initiate projects that are mostly passion-driven, without expecting a financial compensation. SENSORICA offers the right balance between passion and duty, between freedom and constraint.
An ethical and humane organization, by its nature. A locus of practical knowledge about sensing. An organization tuned for the know how economy An organizations producing Commons. We bet on speed to market and flexibility rather than protection. We achieve speed by embracing open innovation through a network-to-teams structure. We build capacity by network affiliation / association. We are only limited by our ability to coordinate our global network. We use a contribution-based compensation model."
"We are taking an iterative approach to solve the value accounting problem and to design and implement a sound value system, which allows individuals and small organizations to collaboratively create and distribute value. The main role of the value accounting system is to track different types of contributions, like time, financial, material..., and to compute a revenue share for all contributors, based on individual contribution. This is the core of the value accounting system. This is what it takes to transition from the social web to the collaborative/value producing web. This is what it takes to transition to a new economy, a p2p economy.
In order to make value networks self-organize into creative and productive entities we need more than a sound value system. We are in fact developing the entire infrastructure of value networks, which includes communication, coordination and collaboration tools, a reputation system, a role system, an incentive system, a feedback system, a service system, a materials management system, a project/tasks management system, and many other modules. All these components interact with each other and form an empowering environment for contributing member to express their passions, exchange and collaborate to create value.
We are not just dreaming about this. SENSORICA is sustaining a continuous growth in value and in potential since its inception. It is the living proof of viability for the value network model." (http://www.sensorica.co/value-networks)
- mission statement draft, https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1kEOOsF9Vj5XKbKqfutqdgb4g_w_DS6XxwxPluXMDb5U
- presentation via http://www.sensorica.co/value-networks