Other Internet is a decentralized applied research organization. We study and build social technology.
What is social technology? Social technology is the hardware and software that determine how we organize and collectively live our lives. But it is also the the ideas, knowledge, economics, and institutions that drive culture and sustain societies. And it is the way this knowledge is embedded in the technologies we use.
Other Internet is a group of people building a deep understanding of technologically-driven change. We are developing narratives, initiatives, and software primitives that direct technology toward a future that is more free, fun, peaceful, and equitable. What brings us together is our shared interest in cultivating agency with technology, expanding technology literacy, and enabling our society to adapt to the dramatic technocultural changes of our time.
Positive-sum. Meaningful. Just. Join us in building towards a future worth living in.
When building emerging technology, organizations face challenges with no playbook or known solution. These are the problems we are adept at working on. We develop powerful communications strategies where comparisons are impossible, product designs for undefined categories, social policies and interventions in complex governance and community ecosystems. Above all, we consult with people, organizations, and protocols that have a shared vision of the future.
Past and current clients include Gitcoin, Jesse Walden, Sari Azout, Brud, Interchain Foundation, Aragon, Zora, Braid, and Coin Center. We often collaborate with our sister organization, Applied Arts.
We are currently engaged in a major research initiative into community management and off-chain governance practices in protocol Discords.
This work seeks to establish the first cross-protocol body of knowledge about chat server administration, conflict handling, community definition, and participation models.
If your protocol is interested in becoming a research subject by sponsoring this work, please reach firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Protocol Discord Research Grant."
|Toby Shorin||Co-founder, Other Internet||Site →|
|Sam Hart||Interchain Foundation||Site →|
|Laura Lotti||Independent Token Economist||Site →|
|John Palmer||Designer & Project Leader||Site →|
|Kei Kreutler||Head of Strategy, Gnosis||Site →|
|Callil Capuozzo||Design Lead, Uniswap||Site →|
|Edouard Urcades||Design Lead, Tlon||Site →|
|Aaron Z. Lewis||Designer and Writer||Site →|
|Kara Kittel||Community Strategist||Site →|
|Tom Critchlow||Independent Strategist||Site →|
|Bryan Lehrer||Sustainability Strategist||Site →|
|Libby Marrs||Visiting Researcher, Other Internet||Site →|
|Tiger Dingsun||Visiting Researcher, Other Internet||Site →|
|Arthur Roing Baer||Co-founder, Trust||Site →|