180 - Web3 & Complex Systems with Park Bach, Sid Shrivastava, Shirley Bekins, & Avel Guénin-Carlut at Complexity Weekend
This week I talk with four brilliant people working in and around the study of complex systems about the World Wide Web’s co-evolution with cryptocurrencies and other distributed ledger technologies: the promise AND the peril; the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s a hugely complicated topic and there wasn’t enough time in this panel for Complexity Weekend (recorded on 14 November 2021) for everyone to get on the same page, much less come to a final agreement about anything — but the real value of discussions like these lies in the tension between perspectives, and the intertidal zone is fertile, here, indeed.
You can watch the unedited panel recording on YouTube (but I recommend listening instead, as the work that went into editing this was immense).
For the COMPLETE show notes, including copious additional learning resources, find this episode on Patreon.
More About Our Guests:
RESEARCHER AT FIGMENT.IO; LIBRARIAN AT GITCOIN
Coordination Problems • Initial Conditions • Emergent Intent • Group Priority
RESEARCHER AT SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN’S iTRUST CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN CYBER SECURITY
Cyber-physical Systems Security • Extended Reality • Distributed Teams • Workforce Training • Telerobotics
FOUNDER AT KAIROS RESEARCH; RESEARCH COORDINATOR AT ACTIVE INFERENCE LAB
Physics of Life • Cultural Evolution • Epistemology • Active Inference • Consciousness
Shirley Bekins, MPA
INDEPENDENT WRITER AND RESEARCHER
Systems Feedbacks • Path Dependence • Poverty • Homelessness