Holochain: Biomimicry, Code and Radical Collaboration
Arthur Brock is a culture hacker, software architect, and alt. currency geek who spends too much time on working on things that don’t yet exist. Arthur builds targeted currency systems for the post-industrial economy. He has created more than 100 multi-currency designs and built and deployed dozens of those systems. All this strange sounding theoretical work is also translated into thriving practice in the architecture of Emerging Leader Labs.
Initially, Arthur put his degree in Artificial Intelligence to use at GM, Chrysler & Hughes, but soon realized he was committed to bringing intelligence to social architectures rather than to computers. Arthur started student-run schools and award-winning, employee-run businesses and discovered that the self-managing feedback loops needed to operate these types of organizations were built on particular patterns of incentives and measurement. He then began to unlock the social DNA by which groups operate and uncover the critical role of currencies as carriers of that social DNA.
Arthur’s designs include currency systems for: collaborative scientific research, sustainable fishery management, corporate compensation plans, employee stock options, community-based economic development, business barter and exchange, triple-bottom-line trade credits, open source software development, customer loyalty programs, water rights, recirculating gift certificates, community service, employee performance management, arts & culture development, efficient resource sharing & management, and community & environmental impact assessment.Back to speakers