Live Provenance

The Provenance Exploration and Demonstration Support (PEDS) platform, powered by the Provence Creator App and platform enables us to establish and explore the provenance of an entity involved in any particular transaction of interest transaction right back to its first transaction in which it was involved, marking that entity's “creation".  This trace provides the Historical Entity-Provenance Chain for that entity:  a time-ordered sequence of the complete set of transaction records involving the specific entity. In a similar way, we can establish and explore the Historical Agent-Provenance Chain for any agent, acting in sender and/or receiver roles, from the most recent transaction in which they played a role, right back to their earliest transaction  recorded in the Ecosystem.
Entity-provenance and agent-provenance chains interact at every transaction in their establishment.  Thus we can trace and explore, in any way one wishes, provenance threads (paths through the provenance terrain), involving both persons (agents) and objects (entities) of interest to us. Within the
Provenance Tapestry, these threads are woven together, to form the core structure that underpins the investigation, validation and establishment of historical provenance in accord with the general definition of provenance given above.

Fundamentally, historical provenance search, is anchored in the past. It enables us to explore agent and entity provenance threads in the provenance tapestry and authenticating the information about “what actually happened” that is found there.
In this way we improve our appreciation of the provenance of agents and entities that were the focus of our search explorations. However, in this historical context, there is no opportunity for anticipating and improving the actual provenance of these entities and agents, or of the transactions in which they were involved.

So, within PEDS platform actualised in the
Provenance Creator App: in order to investigate the Live provenance relating to, and anchored on any particular transaction of interest , the search may be continued through the material referenced in the transaction record at this location in the provenance tapestry. This material includes:

·      Stories relating to the particular entities and agents engaged in the transaction

·      Stories expressed as interpretive material in various kinds of media “How” and “Why” for any particular transaction. 
·      Stories relating to the enactment of the transaction in the first place and its consequences.
Live Provenance within a Direct Trading and Provenance building Ecosystem

Enhancement ofLive Provenance within a direct trading and provenance building Ecosystem like Leonandri is founded on establishing the provenance of transactions It enables the bespoke product-originating individuals and organisations (e.g,, local cooperatives and SMEs), supported by the hub  for the Ecosystem, to find ways to improve and demonstrate the provenance of their single origin maker-identified  products that they create.
Provenance Creator App and platform powers and supports Ecosystems like Leonandri, ensuring their Sustainability and offering possibilities for social innovation. It enables the live provenance of the products in the ecosystem to be certified an enhanced, together with that of the individual creators.

Live provenance is effected   all along the supply chain to the end users (usually customers of local specialist retailers and direct  clients of the Ecosystem’s hub world-wide) who purchase the top-quality bespoke single-origin products with Live provenance certification, confirmed by a QR code on their packaging . Scanning this QR code enables one to explore the Live provenance of the certified single-origin bespoke products and also to discover the provenance of what is being  achieved “on the ground” in terms of social, economic and cultural innovation enabled bottom-up by the certified product’s originating organisations, hub and local communities  enabled through  live provenance  Certification. Here is an example of a Live Provance certified product in the Leonandri Lefkara Lace bespoke product making and direct trading ecosystem.  

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This is an enlargement of the label on the back of this framed bespoke Lefkara Lace product.

If you take a picture of this label with your smart phone, it will take you to the record for that particular bespoke Lefkara Lace product.
Then this way, the LP certified bespoke product’s live provenance can be explored and authenticated by the end users themselves. These end users will consequently be happy to pay a premium price for this bespoke product as it marks their own association with this good live provenance, and their active participation in maintaining it through purchasing the particular Live provenance certified product.

You can read more about the Context for Live Provenance Demonstration and support here.

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