1. What does “Big Mother” mean?
Big Mother means big brother is in big trouble.
Big Mother exists both as a decentralized studio system, as discovered on this website, and Big Mother inc––the broadcast, marketing, incubator and holding company for startups and projects emerging within our pretty cool community of artists and engineers.
2. What’s the point?
Our purpose as a media and technology studio and laboratory is to transform the web into one huge giant “win-win” decentralized network; something fundamentally different than what it is today.
In addition, another prominent project is the Why not World Game BAE fund, which we are currently using to bootstrap growth.
In total, our community is initiating six unique platforms and technologies over all in 2023, we have a number of technologies and creative projects emerging from within our community.
3. What does Bucky Fuller have to do with all of this?
We use Bucky Fuller for the purpose of distributing win-win propaganda and think its a good idea for you to do this too!
Most of our projects were influenced deeply by Bucky Fuller’s design principles, if Bucky never existed, neither would many of our projects.
Big Mother’s first studio project “Why not World Game?!” is an unauthorized body of memetic propaganda art which tells a fictional story about Bucky Fuller and is not associated with BFI or Bucky Fuller’s estate.
We are building on top of Bucky’s vision for a decentralized world in the realm of media and technology, and we hope to introduce Bucky Fuller to a new generation so we created perhaps one of the largest art collections in the world, a narrative told by “win-win propaganda” created by group of artists who are legend.
Our creative studio designed a narrative scene which features Bucky Fuller coming back to life somehow (a ghost? an AI?) on the internet in 2023. In Why not World Game!? Bucky has a long, sometimes frustrating, sometimes dark, but over all optimistic and hopeful conversation with us.
We also think it is a good idea if YOU also build on top of Bucky’s vision, so please come participate with us or DYI.
4. Why “decentralized”?
Our community is decentralized out of necessity.
Decentralization and all the innovations it brings makes life and work much easier, it’s a great way to work with people you love to work with. Things move faster.
Big Mother, “Decentralized” is a novel innovation for DAO type structures.
We are a network of individuals, companies, organizations that share a purpose in common and connect via a digital wallet, that’s all.
This makes us a “hybrid” community, fully decentralized and taking advantage of all the flexible structures of web3 and DAO structures while remaining compliant and rooted in real world equity and mainstream transactional marketplaces.
5. Are you a fund?
Yes, one of our innovations applies a unique fundraising algorithm for communities which we are currently piloting. This innovative studio fund called “BAE”, which stands for Bootstrapping Arts and Engineering.
All of our funding occurs within our community, which has launched a very large tokenized art collection called “Why not World Game” (WNWG).
The art collection applies a narrative algorithm which tells a story, a “narrative novelty” that is distributed through smart contracts called CopyCake. CopyCake is a unique type of token that combines formal and legal copyright contracts that can be matched by community creations in equity or real estate. This turns community created artwork into a true form of “plural money” and also lots of fun.
This narrative algorithm distributes the art collection in a narrative logarithmic sequence that is one expression of our “win win protocol for the world wide web”, a real time demonstration of how win-win design can function in unique decentralized structures.
As each individual work is purchased and minted on the blockchain it simultaneously tells the story of Bucky Fuller having a conversation with the internet. What happens next is revealed when each new WNWG asset is purchased. As each asset is purchased, 1/3 of the funds are distributed towards our community engineering startups, and 2/3rds towards our decentralized fund, building on top of the startups.
This is our own innovative algorithm, where storytelling and distribution are interwoven with smart contracts, legal contracts, and copyright royalty contracts.
5A: Why does the founder, Rome Viharo, have a RationalWiki article about him?
Rome Viharo is the designer for Aiki Wiki, one of the key projects in Big Mother’s WNWG fund. He spend years researching and developing Aiki Wiki by researching Wiki Wars on Wikipedia. His published case study details his encounters with a troll farm and his RationalWiki article is a relic of that study, composed by the very troll farm he exposed.
6. Is WNWG NFTs for sale on Open Sea?
Our unique contract is called CopyCake, and while it share similarities with NFTs, CopyCake is its own unique tokenization system.
OpenSea is not our marketplace, we are only hosting our art collection there during our pilot (and wish we didn’t). This may have confused some folks when we launched. We are not a PFP NFT collection.
Our art collection is only currently hosted on OpenSea and only available for purchase on the Why not World Game platform on the Polygon Network, where it is distributed through our community directly.
6b: Are you a profile picture NFT?
NO! CopyCake is a unique type of smart contract that stores and distributes copyright. We’re building on top of smart contracts and using them for distribution for a new type of decentralized studio system, so these are not NFTs like most people think of them.
Our innovation in Copyright (called CopyCake) requires a smart contract for it to function and we will formalize as a full platform at the close of our fund.
“Why not World Game” or WNWG is a significant art collection and body of copyright independent of any NFT collector marketplace.
Our collection is distributed using our own unique logic called 9×3 narrative logic for smart contracts and our collection is NOT an Profile Picture NFT.
Our creative artist team thought it would be fun to design and draw Bucky Fuller as if he were a generative AI, but all 1080 works of art in the Why not World Game collection are hand drawn, each background environment designed and tailored specifically for each shot.
7. Where does the money go?
Our fund is unique as it allows a community to build and store wealth in a form of community created art which can story copyright value, equity value, and project fund value in a way that is permissionless and compliant.
When the artists sell the works in the art collection, they give the money to engineering startups.
The engineering startups then build out a roadmap that aligns with the purpose of the community.
Next, the startups forgo Angel or VCs and pledge equity to the Copyright Holding Company of the art collection, which sells co-ownership of the copyright royalty stream with the community.
8. I don’t trust you.
Well, that’s okay, we may not trust you either, that’s why we designed BAE as a “trust building” community fund.
We will fund you to build trust!
If you trust us with 1x, we will trust you with 2x, put directly in your wallet.
Once in your wallet, the “co-fund” begins, and everything is loaded up to easily find a “win-win” co-building environment.
We already have a number of community projects being funded in addition to our roadmap, including two film projects and a large dev platform and we’ve barely started.
9. How does the BAE work?
It works very simply and very elegantly.
The BAE marketplace can generate up to $141M in retail sales of from a collection of 1,080 unique 1-of-1 works of art.
Each sale is divided 1/3 towards the BAE roadmap for startups, and 2/3rds in a community fund.
The sales from the art collection proceed through a narrative structure, creating a liquidity pool from the retail sales of the collection.
The liquidity pool is distributed 1/3 to 2/3rds.
The moneys coming into the marketplace are then matched or pledged with equity from the startups through compliant methods.
What makes the BAE market work is how all of this is distributed, using narrative structure.
In the BAE market, the artists present a unique art collection that follows a narrative structure through nine scenes and nine chapters of fundraising.
The incentive for buying a work in the collection is that each work comes with a distributor retail contract which gives them the retail ownership of the following scene.
The art collection is distributed via ownership, where 1/3 is the creator wholesale side, and 2/3 is the community retail side.
When any art is purchased, the retail contract for the following scene comes bundled into it.
This means that, for scenes 2 – 8, something interesting happens, 1x from individuals becomes 2x in the liquidity pool.
10. How can you put twice the amount I paid for the artwork in my wallet without this being a ponzi or pyramid scheme?
1x into BAE marketplace that distributes 2x back to the source wallet is just the logic of the distribution contracts, not the terms of the transaction, its not distributed as “profit”. This creates an amplified engine that “moves quickly”.
When a work of art is purchased from the Why not World Game art collection, it is purchased through “narrative rounds”, community storytelling through nine scenes of 120 unique works in each scene.
Only 1 Scene or Act is available, and each new scene requires the scene before it to sell. This creates a natural “critical mass”, scene 1 creates just enough critical mass to effect Scene 2 development roadmap, but not enough to effect Scene 3 development roadmap.
When any scene 1 – 8 is purchased, 2/3rds of the retail price is distributed directly to the wallet holder of the previous scene. 1x grows to 2x when the following scene is purchased in our art collection.
The sale of the art creates liquidity pools that are matched with equity dollar for dollar but sold through copyright via a form of IP tokenization.
The BAE market is not a place for day traders to put in 1x and flip to 2x and then exit. That is not how BAE works and not what our marketplace is for.
BAE is a marketplace for builders.
That 2x is not a profit or a return on the asset you purchased in the BAE market.
When you purchase an asset in BAE marketplace on Why not World Game, you purchase a digital collectible that is bundled with multiple contracts and values which are customized per transaction.
11. So you are selling me equity then?
No! No! No!
We are selling an art collection that comes bundled with a royalty stream derived from a copyright royalty stream contract.
The community created equity is just supporting the contribution made to the art collection in various ways, all of them compliant with SEC regulations.
How the artwork gets converted into an equity contract depends upon conditions on the ground within the realms of compliance. We call this A⟹P, where A is the “actual” asset being purchased and P is what else can potentially happen with the asset, depending on conditions and decisions and choices made by the wallet holder.
The community created equity will always match P to A, meaning that if someone buys Scene Five for $9,720, the community equity will match $9,720 on top of the art collectible and royalty.
12. Where does the 2x come from?
The 2x in your wallet comes from owning the retail side of the work of art you purchased in the narrative fund.
The co-fund and community side is always 2/3 of all contracts (retail), while 1/3 of all contracts go to engineering startups (wholesale).
13. What’s your floor price?
Big Mother stores its ownership value in copyright royalty ownership streams called CopyCake™.
$120 per slice of CopyCake in multiples of three as the narrative fund progresses from Scene One ($120 USD) through the conclusion, Scene Nine ($787, 320 USD). We are currently at Scene 4 which retails for $3240, having sold out Scenes 1 – 3.
Each slice of CopyCake is $120, and equals to co-ownership share in Big Mother DAO. Each scene is bundled in multiples of 3x the previous scene.
14. Is CopyCake a governance token?
CopyCake is an ownership token, governance is not for sale in Big Mother. All governance is open and evenly distributed, regardless of collection holding.
All governance is via mutually resolving consensus building through a narrative multimedia structure. Anyone with a copycake token could potentially influence any consensus.
Our governance structure is managed via our own unique governance algorithm, which allows for a “win-win” adhocracy to inform the terms.
CopyCake is just direct ownership potential.
When you own CopyCake, it means you own underlying copyright royalty on a work of art you acquired, and also gives you potential to grow value in our community which is forming a $1B equity property.
15. What does CopyCake fund?
The first thing it funds is us, Big Mother as a decentralized studio.
The creative side of Big Mother is “Studio Novità”, a study of novelty creation in arts and engineering sectors of media and technology.
Our community is introducing six innovations to begin, three of which have been in development for quite some time.
We have recently launched our first “narrative novelty”, “Why not World Game?!” on the blockchain.
Why not World Game is the first narrative fund of its kind, an example of “Bootstrapping Arts and Engineering” community asset building and funding.
We are introducing 9×3 Narrative Logic/Aiki Wiki, a methodology for non-dual consensus building on the world wide web, an application of Game Theory and Psychology to a computer interface design.
Highly innovative, this algorithm only allows for one mutually resolving outcome to occur between ideological divides, without voting or a third party. We will pilot this as a new form for DAO governance, but also has direct applications in social media and law.
We are introducing an extension of DAO GOV which applies a ternary voting process to multisig wallets as a protocol and this will be available as a DAO tool for web3.
We are introducing “CopyCake!™“, which allows for a legally compliant asset that DAO structures can use to “bootstrap” while allowing smart contracts to store copyright, more importantly “art”, which communicates the theme of DAO purpose into profit share for community funding. A new type of compliant asset and fund.
We are introducing a piloted and tested Private Internet Page, a proprietary server, and a new way to distribute content on the world wide web independent of big tech’s servers.
We are introducing a new way to monetize the web through “attention currency”, allowing the value of five seconds of attention to be stored and traded as an asset that can replace the “data economy” of big tech. No blockchain required. Not a cryptocurrency. Preview coming soon.
16. What is A⟹P?
A⟹P is a economic design principle and formula that we are piloting in BAE, or Bootstrapping Arts and Engineering; an example of how “win-win” economics can emerge from web3 design.
A⟹P means “Actual value distributed into Potential value” and as a design principle allows for a community marketplace to distribute an abundant resource in highly equitable and mutually beneficial terms without requiring risk of loss or competition. Whitepaper.