Most of us rely on social apps for work, play, and connection. Yet, we don’t know why we see what we see, who sees us, how our feed is ordered, or how to collectively address harms and injustices online.
It’s about time we had real input on groupware and how it operates!
social intelligence for the distributed web
Neighbourhoods separates the functions of a collaboration tool from the data layer that makes up the group’s culture.
You and your group own the design and appearance of reactions, tags, ratings, and permissions and how these subjective factors feed back into the behavior of your collaboration tool.
Using Holochain, peers can validate data and store records of their interactions on their own computers. We believe in the promise of autonomy, agency, and truly p2p communications.
Nevertheless, we’ve become accustomed to the recommendation, curation, and sensemaking that helps us sort through the world’s information. Communities should have the same control over their ways of perceiving, reacting, and recognizing each other.
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 bazaar 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 Uniswap.
Building on the success of the last two years, the Crypto Commons Association calls on commoners of all trades to flock to the Austrian Alps, one hour south of Vienna, to spend one week at the Commons Hub and debate the role of the Commons in Blockchain and beyond.
Despite this long bear market, the crypto space is evolving at the usual outstanding speed and demands us to take a breath and make sense of what’s going on: what are the lessons we can learn from the last year of experimentations in funding public goods through Gitcoin, Giveth, Future Quest, Breadchain, DaoDrops, Metacrisis? What about the burgeoning ReFi ecosystem and all those projects quietly buidling behind the scene? What about Data Unions, DeSci, UBI, post-blockchain, economic media, liberating structures and the social challenge of promoting plurality and diversity in the space?
Most importantly of all, are we doing our best to empower commoners and communities on the ground? Join us and a curated group of professionals and projects that are spearheading the discussion on Commons on the blokchain, bring your unique perspective and experience, become part of our growing Commoners movement!