Existence: Chapter Eighteen
Each scribe is expected to record information about the workshop event and turn in the results to the community data bank. The data bank will then assign value to the participants based on time, level and work demonstrated. The scribe should be a participant at the event or can be assigned to attend via the scribe network. The importance is getting the information back to Existence so that the proper values can be assigned to the participants.
Scribes can build their own forms to report data from each event as information. The context of the work should be evaluated to determine whether the event was an effective use of time. Scribe should provide an honest assessment. The idea is to give people credit for the demonstration of ability to advance in skill value to the community.
Each scribe records information by taking notes and providing a written summary of the meeting or event back to the staff/admin of the scoring system. The scribe role can be picked up voluntary by one of the participants or can be assigned by the facilitator of the meeting or event. The scribe becomes a member of the administration team – keeps the score and records of the game similar to a scorekeeper. The scribe will catalog the metrics at an event to develop standing within each skill set – standings describe who the most proficient players are.
The person who has the best set of skills has the most value to community. These are not necessarily the people who should be teaching the skills – they are the ones who do the craftsmanship and build the components for the infrastructure that the community needs to work.
The theme-based people are more likely to be the teachers – they need to develop the understanding of how things are done mechanically in order to teach well. Each person in the game would develop an apprentice to replace them in their work should they decide to accept another role in community.
The roles that people accept are not very well defined at this point in time. As community develops to the point where we understand the mixture of skills and themes together, the roles will become more apparent. People should enjoy doing the things that they are doing, or find something else to do.
The labor crew is a means of working for the community to put in hours to earn time exchange. Hour cards will keep track of the metrics as reported by the scribe network, such that individuals who are working in the system are credited for their effort. Time spent is the real mechanism of learning – people have to be interested in what they are doing and see the value of their individual contribution to the whole. The game is a working system for developing expertise – Existence is a true learning network for building community around a central base.
Scribe Net Example – Theme Record
This document provides the information requirements for the scribe to report to Existence about the activity at a meeting. The scribe is on the administration/staff of the team holding the meeting or event. The event itself will have other scoring metrics – this is a means of evaluating participation in developing theme work – specific to building community capacity.
Number of People Present _____
Is meeting Public or Private? _____
What is the major topic of the meeting? __________
What is the major goal of the meeting? __________
Which organization is the meeting sponsor? __________
Is there an agenda? _____
If so, please attach a copy
Were there official minutes kept? _____
If so, please attach
Who ran the meeting? __________
What were the starting and ending times? _____ ____
Were you there as a participant or observer? __________
Were there groups of people represented? _____
If so, which ones?
Was this meeting effective? _____
When is the next meeting? __________
Please provide a short summary on what the meeting accomplished?