A catalog of experiments in collective living
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001.5 The Shakers | Together but Apart
May 16th, 2022
Shakers engaged in a variety of practices that could be interpreted as affronts to the status quo. Outlining them will help us understand some of the...
001.4 The Shakers | Debt Freedom
April 29th, 2022
Shakers were open to constant technological disruption and convinced of its capacity to raise standards of living. This disruption didn’t pose a...
001.3 The Shakers | A Regulated Lifestyle
April 21st, 2022
Shakers came to be several thousands at a time, distributed across the entire network of settlements. It was their distribution across many nodes and the...
001.2 The Shakers | Scaling Paradise
April 14th, 2022
Like many early startup founders, Mother Ann had a series of wild ideas that most were skeptical of, but enough were curious about. She had boundless...
The Shakers | Skipping Ahead of the Apocalypse
April 7th, 2022
Shakerism was a bottom-up, bootstrapped religious movement. It was a community first project that gathered people with a common set of goals and worldview. It then leveraged the talent, resources and time of this dispersed community...
Announcing Season 001 | The Shakers
March 23rd, 2022
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our pilot season! We will be looking into how the Shakers dealt with archetypal problems of community building.
Atlas Urbium | Update #1
March 18th, 2022
After months of research and dialogue with early collectors, case 001 of Atlas Urbium will be launching next week in the form of a season.
Introducing Atlas Urbium
December 1st, 2021
In this moment of accelerating experimentation with new kinds of sovereignty in the crypto space and elsewhere, the Atlas Urbium aims to better understand the ways in which communities with different degrees of autonomy across time have shaped the physical environment under their domain.
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