Why luxury? Since publishing Luxury Media in June of last year, the most common pieces of criticism haven’t been directed at the ideas – they’ve been directed at the term itself.
11 February, 2024
PREDICTION: The lines between publisher, platform, and device will blur.
1 February, 2024
This is one of those essays where I can feel a thread that connects ideas I’ve seen in different parts of my life, but it hasn’t manifested itself yet.
To Instagram Infographic Posters,
Internet Speed and the Ethical Econ Bro
Greatness is Simple
I have a tendency to overcomplicate things.
Capital flows to the most legible ideas
In his essay “Individuals Matter,” Dan Luu makes a tangential argument that “projects which are more legible get more funding across organizations as well as within them.
Create every day
Consistency breeds taste. Taste breeds outcomes.
20 July, 2023
The Feed is the base layer of media
The feed is the base layer of media.
19 July, 2023
Ego on the Internet
There’s a Tyler, the Creator interview clip that’s been making the rounds again where he talks about artists and self-promotion:
Friends who go play ball
Some of my happiest moments came after making really big decisions.
Great Stuff I Read in 2022
I asked Fardeem for his favorite reads of the year, which of course means I had to reciprocate.
Nouns is a Tokenized Community
Nouns is a tokenized community.
Worldbuilding by Association
Everybody is worldbuilding. There is a vision of the world that you want to come to fruition, and you are working to make that a reality.
3 September, 2022
Man is a shepherd
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) is narrated to have said:
27 July, 2022
Tokenized communities enable bodies of work
Reggie James asks in his most recent essay: “How does a technologist begin to look at their body of work?
18 July, 2022
What makes tokenized commnuities valuable?
Tokenized communities are a fundamentally new type of organization. Sure, folks already have equity in startups they work for. Maybe they have decision-making power, too. But companies are optimizing for work. Employees, whether they’re technically “owners” or not, are labor. The unique, killer feature of tokenized communities is the rapid incubation and funding of community-led projects. Tokenized communities turn members into entrepreneurs, creating a network of projects, products, companies, and sub-communities that are working toward propagating a common meme or mission.
Web3 has introduced a new type of organization: Tokenized Communities.