Research

A Prehistory of DAOs
Kei Kreutler    July 21, 2021

Cooperatives, gaming guilds, and the networks to come.

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Positive Sum Worlds: The Remaking of Public Goods
Toby Shorin, Laura Lotti, Sam Hart    July 02, 2021

An era of global protocols requires a visionary definition of public goods, in service of others and towards civilizational longevity.

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Inventories, Not Identities
Kei Kreutler    March 31, 2021

Approaching identity as a composable inventory enables us to better handle the challenges of interoperability, pseudonymity, and collectivity.

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Squad Wealth
Sam Hart, Toby Shorin, Laura Lotti    August 19, 2020

The squad is the basic user class for the tools we need today as a society.

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Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool
Toby Shorin    July 15, 2020

Paid groups, bespoke social networks, and the meaning of community for internet-native businesses.

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Market-Protocol Fit
Laura Lotti, Sam Hart, Toby Shorin    April 17, 2020

How token-based projects attain value and adoption in decentralized environments.

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Spatial Software
John Palmer    April 9, 2020

Software applications can utilize spatial interfaces to afford users powerful ways of thinking and interacting.

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Premonition
Toby Shorin, Drew Austin, Kara Kittel, Edouard Urcades    March 25, 2020

Culture | Brands | Space | Entertainment | Tools | Politics | Death

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Headless Brands
Toby Shorin, Laura Lotti, Sam Hart    October 2, 2019

Headless brands are decentralized consensus systems which facilitate emergent narratives without centralized oversight.

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