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September 14th, 2021

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Myths are resilient. Take, for instance, the stories we tell ourselves about the stars. The characters that accompany the constellations, like the Great Bear, the Bull, or the Seven Sisters, appear to pass singularly from one generation to the next. However, upon closer inspection, these myths are not monolithic; they culturally transform in their telling. Even more, these myths are not merely stories, they are also design systems supported by artefacts like glyphs, charts, and cards that carry their resemblance through time.

They are relational, rather than grand, narratives. Image: Final Fantasy Tactics by jekoln, 2009, https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps/197339-final-fantasy-tactics/map/6667-zodiac-compatibility-chart/
They are relational, rather than grand, narratives. Image: Final Fantasy Tactics by jekoln, 2009, https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps/197339-final-fantasy-tactics/map/6667-zodiac-compatibility-chart/

In a sense, the artefacts that accompany constellations can be viewed as collections of tools to pass on their memory, which are consistently reincorporated into new settings, like in the Final Fantasy Tactics example above. The key to their success perhaps lies in their composable “open source” plurality. In this light, if DAOs aim to be networks in which “collective memory freely circulates”, their tooling can learn from stories like the constellations that survive millennia (1).

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July 21st, 2021

Cooperatives, gaming guilds, and the networks to come

This essay is the second in a Gnosis Guild series by @keikreutler bridging cryptonetworks, web3, and gaming. The first essay Inventories, Not Identities focuses on collective, composable web3 identity.

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The year is 1996. John Perry Barlow is about to declare, “The internet consists of transactions, relationships, and thought itself” (1).