neighbourhoods

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goodbye platforms,
hello neighbourhoods

Everyone flocks to major platforms when they want to coordinate some action with others. We get it - many communities require similar basic tools. The problem is that every group, whose style is unique, inherits the same cultural patterns from these platforms.

Think of the weight they carry! Platforms’ metrics and business models determine our language for interacting with one another. They determine how we find and approach each other. They determine the ordering of feeds and visibility of posts, announcements, and other media.

generic tech,
specific culture

Neighbourhoods is a framework for groupware that enables communities to design and select custom cultural patterns - all using p2p, “web3” software called Holochain.

At the heart of each neighbourhood is the Social Sensemaker, a custom piece of software which implements and calculates a group’s specific metrics, reactions to media objects, and ways of recognizing each other.

This means groups can interact, and make sense of those interactions, on their own terms; Individuals get a more expressive symbolic language, and groups get to share focus on what they care about.

coherence within and across neighbourhoods

A scientific research group has different expressive needs than a meme channel, and both of these require different metrics from a dating community. Maybe your group does a combination of these things and wants to better segregate different activities without using three different platforms to coordinate.

The Social Sensemaker also validates and shares data across neighbourhoods, so that group-to-group interactions are easier and personal credibility is portable!

create from a commons-based marketplace

Want to create a neighbourhood? We offer a bootstrapping wizard and community management modules that help you discover “generic tools” and “specific cultural metrics” to pair together and iterate on as you go.

Developers contribute to this embedded marketplace so that creating a neighbourhood requires more thoughtful consideration of culture and less coding. Coding work and use of various modules are tracked, enabling a range of options for supporting developers and the code commons.

Our native currency, $NHT, helps do just that. As of December 2021, $NHT has been deployed on the ETH and MATIC chains. You can find it on decentralized exchanges, like SushiSwap, and on MEXC Global.

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NHT Community Offering

Completed "community offering" of $NHT, December 2021, doubling our target. More about the Offering here.

Memeable Viable Product (MVP 1.0)

“MVP” demonstration of reaction dynamism and its effects on social feed ordering.

Open standards for NH-compatible modules

Documentation of standards for hApp modules that handle social data compatible with rep_lang and the social sensemaker.

Reputation Wallet & Profile

An accessible means of visualizing reputation & credibility for members of various neighbourhoods.

Community Activator Bootstrapping Wizard

A tool from which available modules, social data types, and more are indexed and selected - the bones of the NH low-code marketplace.

NH Governance Dashboard

A tool for maintaining a neighbourhood, including responding to social data sharing requests, altering scoring computations, and adding additional hApp modules.

Hackathon for Reputation Design

Opportunities for early adopters to contribute designs that reflect their needs to our emerging set of reputation data types.

Rep_lang

An interpreter for a lambda calculus-based, simply typed language: written in Rust and developed in-house for use on social data.

Rep_lang Playground

A testing ground for rep_lang that creates functions for, and computations on, social data as Holochain entries.

hApp module <> Social_Sensemaker plug-in

Architecture for plugging hApp modules into the social_sensemaker and making social data usable in both.

Social data type conversion (bridging 1.0)

Conversion between a sensemaker instance and a hApp which is able to interface with the sensemaker. Such hApps have their own Holochain Entry types which may be convertible into/out-of rep_lang data types.

Data and Scoring Portability (in MVP 2.0)

Passage of social data between two sensemaker instances, in cases when the same data type is shared across sensemaker instances and when different data types are shared, requiring conversion.

Testing Transaction Settling in $NHT

Test accounting for a set of composable hApp modules, with transactions settled in $NHT.

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  • Metagovernance Seminar

    Introducing Neighbourhoods: generic tools, specific cultures

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    The Metagovernance Seminar invites individuals working in online governance to present their work to a community of other researchers and practitioners. Topics of the seminar include, but are not limited to, computational tools for governance, governance incidents and case studies from online communities, topics in cryptoeconomics, and the design of digital constitutions.

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