AKASHA Conversations is a month-to-month occasion the place we discover the essential elements of decentralized social networking. Whereas now we have centered on moderation within the first six conversations, we are actually transitioning to focus on dsocial networks and emergent Web3 communities and the way in which they form and make the most of Web3 instruments.
For the eighth AKASHA Dialog, we had been completely thrilled to welcome Andy Tudhope, aka Cryptowanderer. Andy Tudhope is the founding father of the Kernel group, a “customized Web3 instructional group”. It builds upon an exquisite, insightfully crafted curriculum free for everybody to discover at any time however particularly creates worth for its attendees by way of the 8-week “blocks” that solely 250 members at a time can be part of. In every block, members type an intimate group sharing a co-learning expertise on all matters Web3. It’s what makes Kernel so particular, and I used to be delighted to expertise this myself in Kernel Block 4.
Andy centered his presentation on the subject of “Care-full Studying”. Departing from the institutionalized types of studying, Andy proposes to inverse that paradigm and create “instructional webs” that present the chance for every participant to “study, share and care” and thus study in each second.
Earlier than Andy’s presentation, I praised him for the “superb group he had constructed,” solely to be corrected on his second slide, the place he highlighted that we’re not out to “construct” group! As an alternative, in his phrases, a wholesome group is the success metric, not the design objective.
Upon reflection, I completely agree. What will we join for? It must be pushed by intention, that means, and goal. It’s, the truth is, one thing we see very properly within the emergent dsocial networks that usually don’t share any explicit goal and thus appear to be hopelessly ineffective, mere facsimiles of their Web2 forebearers. They’re so younger but already filled with “navel-gazing” and narcissism. It’s a lesson I’ll take deeply to my coronary heart when questioning concerning the progress and utility of decentralized social platforms that can emerge by way of the AKASHA Framework.
Andy then described the philosophy of Kernel as “study collectively,” and he emphasised that mere “scaling” is much less vital than the remark that one’s proposed patterns are adopted by others. I mirror once more: Ought to a social group born out of Web3, due to this fact, be measured by its variety of members or by emergent patterns and behaviors and the influence these have on the people taking part or society as an entire? What issues most when the aim isn’t to create essentially the most income for shareholders? When there are solely members, not customers, and neither shareholders?
Andy very properly identified that genuinely sustainable communities are these that aren’t following any intrinsic or extrinsic motivations — like a dance, you don’t dance to succeed in a particular level on the stage; you dance for the enjoyment this exercise creates in itself. Kernel goals to create such pleasure and permit increasingly more folks to interact in significant and sustainable actions and to play “principled infinite video games”.
Lastly, Andy shared two ideas Kernel is predicated on.
- Do no hurt.
Andy factors out the significance of the negation. It underlines the issues that ought to not be executed, whereas the positivistic formulation is likely to be used to justify unhealthy actions nonetheless.
- Play, infinitely!
It is a aid: in any case, it’s all not too severe. We should always not lose the interior spark to do human issues.
![On Principle](On Precept.png “Do no hurt. Play infinitely!”)
The presentation was a breath of recent air. It was inspiring to learn the way an exquisite and significant group can evolve round particular guiding patterns, not for the sake of “constructing” a group however for the intrinsic motivation and worth it brings to every particular person and every participant.
You may study extra about Kernel right here or assist Kernel construct its infrastructure: Try their repo and be part of their Friday dev calls, the place contributors are all the time welcome to discover the thrilling journey of constructing instruments for a Web3 native on-line studying group.
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Andy’s slides are right here.
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