Mostly learning in public. I look at the economics and governance of our digital environment: how we interact with each other, and the artifacts we produce (like software, content, and social media).
I'm currently funded by Protocol Labs and also share a research affiliation with Harvard Kennedy School.
I give grants to people exploring interesting research.
Writing is below. I also publish notes in half-baked form. For future updates, you can sign up for monthly emails, where I publish writing, notes, and anything interesting I've read, or get new posts via RSS.
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We sleep, we watch Netflix, we smoke, we have sex, we laugh at cat memes and lie tangled in the sheets on a Saturday morning. On other days, we get out of bed, we comb our hair, we make witty comments in work meetings, we form mental models and test them out, we try to figure out what the world is all about, and - if we’re lucky - leave a legacy.
It’s been nearly two years since I started doing Helium Grants, so I thought it’d be good to reflect on what I’ve learned about personal giving, and where I’d like to go next.
I’ve recently had several conversations with projects about software foundations, so I figured I should type up my thoughts here.