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Collectively Intelligent

Collectively Intelligent

By Jack du Rose, Aron Fischer, & Commodore

The podcast in which we hope that if we talk to smart people for long enough, we might eventually say something intelligent. Our format will be a series of open ended conversations with people who do interesting things and hopefully have something interesting to say.
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Talking cross-chain messaging with Anna Carroll from Nomad
Talking cross-chain messaging with Anna Carroll from Nomad
A conversation about Nomad with Anna Carrol and Aron Fischer Nomad (nomad.xyz / @nomadxyz_) is a cross-chain messaging protocol. Unlike token bridges, it is designed to relay arbitrary messages between chains. It enables the development of natively cross-chain applications, i.e. apps that live on multiple blockchains simultaneously, seamlessly and securely moving data between them. To better understand the vision, and the design principles that underpin the system, I sat down with Anna Carrol - protocol lead at Nomad - for a deep dive into the tech. Links: Homepage: https://nomad.xyz Twitter: https://twitter.com/nomadxyz_ Github: https://github.com/nomad-xyz Blogpost "The Nomad Design Philosophy": https://medium.com/nomad-xyz-blog/the-nomad-design-philosophy-6fc0eacf3263 Blogpost on Seed Investment: https://medium.com/nomad-xyz-blog/nomad-raises-22m-seed-round-for-security-first-interoperability-5d6b15c96007 CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy
01:01:07
August 30, 2022
DAOs, xDai, & Private Voting with Auryn Macmillan
DAOs, xDai, & Private Voting with Auryn Macmillan
Auryn discusses the pros & cons of the xDai + Gnosis merger with Jack & Aron. They explore the vision of Gnosis & how xDai fits in. The nuances of private voting is discussed in-depth exploring the edges of academic to reality.  EPISODE LINKS Auryn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/auryn_macmillan Website: https://twitter.com/GnosisGuild Colony: https://colony.io CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
01:19:02
December 27, 2021
Compensation in DAOs with Tracheopteryx
Compensation in DAOs with Tracheopteryx
Tracheopteryx sits down with Jack & Aron to discuss compensation + organizational structures in DAOs. One of the authors of Yearn's celebrated Governance 2.0 proposal, they dig into how Yearn learned their way to these insights. Trach also touches on the inspiration & power of Coordinape. Enjoy!  EPISODE LINKS Tracheopteryx Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracheopteryx Website: https://coordinape.com/ Colony: https://colony.io CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
48:19
October 18, 2021
Insights from Bankless DAO Season 1 with Frogmonkee
Insights from Bankless DAO Season 1 with Frogmonkee
Frogmonkee joins Commodore to discuss the insights discovered in operating one of the larger DAOs in the space, Bankless DAO. We discuss how governance of the project has evolved & what they're looking to change. Take a peek inside the inner workings (and more importantly their learnings) of a DAO. Enjoy! EPISODE LINKS Frogmonkee Twitter: https://twitter.com/frogmonkee Website: https://www.bankless.community/ Colony: https://colony.io CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
28:15
October 06, 2021
Trust's Role in a Centralized & Decentralized World with Bodó Balázs
Trust's Role in a Centralized & Decentralized World with Bodó Balázs
Bodó Balázs joins Aron & Jack to talk trust in a decentralized future. Bodó challenges a lot of the hype & optimistic thinking in the space with a fresh perspective on trust. They explore the dynamics between trust, reputation, & capitalism throughout the past/present/future. A debate around the security of open source code sits at the heart of trust in a decentralized world. Enjoy! EPISODE LINKS Bodó Balázs' Twitter: https://twitter.com/bodobalazs What Tech Calls Thinking: https://www.adriandaub.com/books/what-tech-calls Colony: https://colony.io CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
01:19:45
September 29, 2021
Magic Money & DAOs with Dennison Bertram from Tally
Magic Money & DAOs with Dennison Bertram from Tally
Dennison joins Commodore to talk about the inspiration and vision of Tally. Dennison talks magic money & magic communities. The challenges that DAOs are facing. Adapting organizations to be digitally native & global. We take a fun nostalgic detour discussing the old TI-83 calculator game: Dope Wars. Enjoy! EPISODE LINKS Dennison's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DennisonBertram Tally: https://www.withtally.com/ Colony: https://colony.io CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
38:08
September 22, 2021
The Fantasy of Token-based Governance with Elad Verbin
The Fantasy of Token-based Governance with Elad Verbin
Jack & Aron sit down with Elad Verbin to talk all things governance. Elad prodded the web3 community in an infamous Twitter thread positing that token-based governance is a fantasy. The conversation flows through all things DAOs & governance in a must-listen episode. Enjoy! EPISODE LINKS Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Elad's Twitter: https://twitter.com/verbine Colony: https://colony.io CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
01:24:57
September 16, 2021
Exploring 1Hive's Gardens with Sacha
Exploring 1Hive's Gardens with Sacha
Gardens is one of the most interesting governance models being used in the DAO community. Join us to explore the broad vision of Garden & how it works. Sacha shares incredible bits of knowledge along the way ranging from the future of a digital nation to the illusions of autonomy using a multi-sig. Enjoy! EPISODE LINKS  Sacha's Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xmiel 1Hive's Gardens: https://gardens.substack.com/p/introducing-gardens Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore The Sovereign Individual: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/82256.The_Sovereign_Individual CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
35:28
August 24, 2021
The Evolution of Civilization with Vishal Kankani
The Evolution of Civilization with Vishal Kankani
Exploring the variables in evolving civilizations, specifically processing information faster & more efficiently. Vishal Kankani discusses the importance designing governance for DAOs & democratizing information. We discuss efficiently allocating capital globally at scale to evolve civilization. We also explore the game theory of nation states embracing crypto. EPISODE LINKS  Vishal's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kankanivishal Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore When Ideas Have Sex (TED Talk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLHh9E5ilZ4 GDP per capita over the past 2,000 years: https://imgur.com/OhZIYkV Theory of the Firm: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/file/coase-nature.pdf CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
43:20
August 17, 2021
The Intersection of Cybernetics + DAOs with Daniel Kronovet
The Intersection of Cybernetics + DAOs with Daniel Kronovet
Exploring the thinking of Stafford Beer's 'Designing Freedom' through the lens of cybernetics + DAOs. Krono shares his inspiration for thinking of complex social systems such as religion and capitalism as games & we muse on the impact on Web 3. We take a detour exploring the future of the nation-state & what role crypto may play. Enjoy our wide ranging conversation! EPISODE LINKS Beer Stafford's 'Designing Freedom': https://monoskop.org/images/e/e3/Beer_Stafford_Designing_Freedom.pdf A Theory of Fun: https://www.theoryoffun.com/ Krono's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kronosapiens CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
45:47
August 10, 2021
Human Organizations Lessons Applied to DAOs with Rafa
Human Organizations Lessons Applied to DAOs with Rafa
Rafa shares his learnings from studying human organizations broadly as they're applied to DAOs. Ranging from "The History of the Corporation" and their impact on the metaphors we use today to agent-agnostic organizations of tomorrow. Rafa expands upon the idea that we're "moving away from zero-sum competition to positive-sum cooperation". Enjoy the conversation exploring the wide ranging viewpoint of human coordination. EPISODE LINKS Rafa's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rafathebuilder Machine Thinking, Conveyance, and the Future of Design: https://towardsdatascience.com/machine-thinking-conveyance-and-the-future-of-design-be2af8c7533c A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100: https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2011/06/08/a-brief-history-of-the-corporation-1600-to-2100/ The Evolution of Enterprise Organization Designs: https://www.jorgdesign.net/article/view/6342/6045 CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
31:51
August 06, 2021
The Story of Colony featuring Jack du Rose & Aron Fischer
The Story of Colony featuring Jack du Rose & Aron Fischer
Two of our hosts, Jack du Rose (CEO & Founder of Colony) & Aron Fischer (recovering mathematician & co-author of the Colony whitepaper) sit down to discuss the story of Colony. What is Colony trying to solve? What have they learned along the way? Having worked on the challenges of DAO coordination for over 5 years, their insights are truly unique in understanding the power of coordinating humans online. Enjoy! EPISODE LINKS Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Colony: https://colony.io CONNECT Twitter: https://twitter.com/joincolony Jack's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdurose Aron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mathsguy Commodore's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thycommodore
01:19:23
July 22, 2021