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January 21, 2022 68 min

Édouard Urcades is a designer at Tlon. He thinks computers are like flowers; his goal is to design the most beautiful computer.

Édouard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fiowerstructure

Édouard on Urbit: ~fabled-faster

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The Chivalry Guild is a Twitter account about the theory, history, and aesthetics of chivalry. We're joined by Parker, the creator and author, who explains how chivalry is a theory of Christian vitalism. "Christian men don't have to be bugmen," he explains. We also discuss the strategy and tactics behind launching and building "theory brands" on the internet; how Parker grew the account over its first year; ...

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On the surface, Numerai is a crowdsourced and tokenized hedge fund. Below the surface, it's a decentralized truth machine pointing the way to general Artificial Intelligence. They recently released performance metrics for the first time, showing that Numerai outperforms other market neutral hedge funds by 29%.

I talk with Numerai founder Richard Craib about finance and truth, the regulation of crypto, how to raise money for craz...

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A lecture on Albert Hirschman's classic book from 1970. More info below.

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Paul Town is an author and all-around star of the internet underground. He has a wild life story involving psychosis, alleged arson, and a ton of writing: In 2019 he wrote 3 books of more than 400 pages each. All of his books are self-published and quite underrated. We talked mostly about writing on the internet, indie publishing, and the internet-insanity nexus. This conversation was quite funny, interesting, and had some real ins...

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Gritcult is a Twitter anon who's built a small business empire exclusively through Twitter. We talk about getting jacked, how he built his business on Twitter, and how he thinks about content, crypto, cults, and much more.

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✦ Gritcult's crypto fashion marketplace: https://tri.bs

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Mark Beylin is a co-founder of Myco, a platform for Web3 social businesses. Mark is also a writer and he has interesting ideas about the intersection of business, social media, and crypto.

Mark Beylin and Myco
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✦ Myco: https://myco.space/
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October 25, 2021 120 min

Josh Rosenthal is a former academic historian and a specialist in the European Renaissance and Wars of Religion. He's now a serial founder and crypto investor. We discuss parallels between the crypto revolution today and the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Wars of Religion. If you listened to Josh's recent appearance on the Bankless podcast, this is like a Part 2.

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Eric Jacobus is a professional stuntman, motion designer, and independent philosopher. He is writing a book called the Art of Violence, about how mirror neurons and mimetic rivalry affect perceptions of violence. We talked about film, how to theorize cinematic violence, René Girard, how social crises change cinematic norms around violence, why mainstream cinema has degenerated so badly, and much more.

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Indian Bronson is a pseudonymous writer and an early employee at Swype. Swype is building pseudonymous payment infrastructure on crypto rails.

Swype: https://getswype.io/
Indian Bronson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lndian_bronson

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Gabby Dizon is the founder of Yield Guild Games ($YGG), a decentralized autonomous organization that lends video-game assets to professional gamers for profit. Like a "World of Warcraft guild with a balance sheet." Their serious gamers earn around $1,000/month on average, sometimes much more. Remittances from the game Axie Infinity to the Philippines are greater than remittances from Hong Kong.

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Path started trading crypto when he was 15 and made a ton of money. He's famous for calling the Bitcoin top in 2017 but less known is that he's an OG of the 2015 Meme War and an Urbit bull.

We talked about how meme culture informs his trading strategies; how artists and intellectuals should think about developing crypto projects; what he's bullish on right now, and what he thinks will stand the test of time amid all the ...

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Signs of Life is my weekly newsletter about philosophy and science on the frontiers of internet culture. Subscribe at https://OtherLife.co.

This podcast is based on Signs #63: Reality Splitters. We explore...

  • How to find frontiers
  • Mónica Belevan's theory of Covidian Aesthetics
  • How to listen to podcasts
  • A light for the most midnightly men, according to Nietzsche
  • How microdosing works
  • News and events coming up (Based Mansion, Austin!)
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    Mónica Belevan is a Peruvian theorist and crypto entrepreneur. She's the author of a newsletter called Covidian Aesthetics and co-founder of a Web3 production studio called Accursed Share. Her current focus is an NFT project called The Curse, which you can search for on Open Sea.

    We talk about Georges Bataille and the meaning of energy expenditure in the cryptoeconomy; Spengler, Wittgenstein, and Duchamp; the aesthetics of covid...

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    September 2, 2021 74 min

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    The Point DAO group on Urbit: ~winlud-dirnet/point-dao
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    Brom Rector is a Youtuber, podcaster, and venture capitalist focused on the psychedelics industry. We discuss how he launched his creator brand and VC fund at the same time; the current FDA pipeline, which psychedelics are going to be mainstream medicine, in what order, and for what treatments; unknown psychedelic compounds that haven't been invented yet; the "picks and shovels" infrastructure that will boom as psychede...

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    Razib Khan writes the #1 Substack in the Science category. We talk about how to genotype your unborn baby, whether we can increase our intelligence and testosterone with CRISPR, whether Genghis Khan was good actually, how Razib is succeeding on Substack, and much more.

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    We talk with the preeminent biographer of Ivan Illich on the life and times of the great Catholic anarchist priest; Giorgio Agamben and the coronavirus; why friendship is the modern form of prophecy, and much more.

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    Jess Sloss is a lead instigator of Seed Club, an incubator of tokenized communities—communities that use custom cryptocurrencies to align incentives and distribute value among stakeholders.

    Learn more about Jess Sloss and Seed Club

    https://SeedClub.io

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