55 episodes

Welcome to the Forefront podcast.

We are pioneers exploring & building at the forefront of the Web3 playground.

We’ve dug through the noise and surfaced the signal on the state-of-the-art of tokenized communities in the internet-native economy.

Enjoy this biweekly roundup of the latest & greatest in social tokens, DAOs and more.

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Welcome to the Forefront podcast.

We are pioneers exploring & building at the forefront of the Web3 playground.

We’ve dug through the noise and surfaced the signal on the state-of-the-art of tokenized communities in the internet-native economy.

Enjoy this biweekly roundup of the latest & greatest in social tokens, DAOs and more.

    Collective Intelligence & Tools for Wisdom | An Exploration w/ Fabian Wittel of Napkin

    Collective Intelligence & Tools for Wisdom | An Exploration w/ Fabian Wittel of Napkin

    We continue our exploration of collective intelligence and tools for wisdom in a conversation with Fabian Wittel, co-founder of Napkin. 

    "Collect ideas. See Connections. Free Your Mind." Napkin is not just a new note-taking app. It aims to be a digital garden of inspiration, a beautiful space in which human beings can unfold their creativity and curiosity.  

    Join SpaceXponential & Fabian in a delightful conversation that delves into Napkin's genesis; its unique, playful UI and the experiences it cultivates in users; the need for beauty in software design; metaphoric or poetic perception; and AI/Natural Language Processing's role in facilitating human creativity.   

    For more, visit Napkin's website and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Tokenized Communities, Platformless Quests & Web3 Social live at MCON 2022

    Tokenized Communities, Platformless Quests & Web3 Social live at MCON 2022

    Join moderator @AlexMexicotte with panelists @Jayislate and @jaesmail for a special live episode hosted at MCON covering tokenized communities, platformless quests, and web3 social.

    In this live panel episode recorded at MCON, Jay and Jihad talk about tokenized communities, platformless quests, and web3 social. Join us this week for some gigabrain and spicy takes on the most important aspects of running web3 communities.

    • 34 min
    Community Roundup | DeFi Credit Score, Fei/Rari Continued Drama, and Merge Centralization Concerns

    Community Roundup | DeFi Credit Score, Fei/Rari Continued Drama, and Merge Centralization Concerns

    Join @julia_pepper23 & @AlexMexicotte as they dive into:


    Grand Leisure Launch by @Poolsuite
    DeFi Credit Score by @arcxmoney
    Squad Properties by @creatorcabins
    Governance Fail by Fei and Rari
    Centralization Worries with Ethereum Merge

    Show Notes:


    Argentine Province Accepts Stablecoins for Taxes
    Resignation of Economy Minister Drives Premium Pricing for USD-Pegged Stablecoins
    Meta NFT Feature for Facebook and Instagram
    Validators Running on Cloud Providers

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    Join us on Discord.  https://discord.gg/forefront

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Community Roundup | Unlock and Superfluid Partnership, Moonbirds and CC0, and the Future of NFT IP

    Community Roundup | Unlock and Superfluid Partnership, Moonbirds and CC0, and the Future of NFT IP

    Join @SpaceXponential & @AlexMexicotte as they dive into:


    @UnlockProtocol and @Superfluid_HQ Partnership
    @moonbirds, @kevinrose and CC0 Ultra Deep Dive

    Show Notes


    Superfluid/Unlock
    Moonbirds moving into CC0
    Community backlash
    Matthew Ball - Disney, IP, and "Returns to Marginal Affinity"

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    Join us on Discord.  https://discord.gg/forefront

    • 59 min
    W3CR | Open Studio #8

    W3CR | Open Studio #8

    Forefront's Web3 Creator Residency has launched its 2nd cohort of Resident Creators:

    Kabuki (Residency game plan)

    Nico (Agartha Village Figma)

    d3mo (yh⁴ project)

    This is the last Open Studio of Forefront's first W3CR! This Monday, our Resident Creators Nico, Kabuki and d3mo gathered to look back on the past four weeks, ideate on what their ideal Residency would look like and tackle the core 

    Listen in on the W3CR Open Studio now:


    We revisited the question of the essential elements of a Creator's ecology, asking the Resident Creators, "what do you absolutely need to enable you to create?"
    Nico thrives on tasting a variety of different experiences and cultures and surfing the Google search engine to drink up knowledge! Though Nico had never thought of building in public as essential to her ecology, she now sees that it provides an invaluable "sanity check" to help creators sense if they are in touch with the world.
    Kabuki stresses the importance of IRL interactions to his creator ecology. IRL gatherings hit different than Zoom calls, because the effort one takes to travel, to dress properly (vs dressing from just the shoulders up!), deepens the felt impact/significance of our eventual encounter with others. 
    d3mo posited that his ideal Residency would include an IRL element, after which an intriguing jam sesh was sparked on why it is so difficult for creators to come together to collaborate. d3mo thought that lack of structure, discipline and time/money were factors.
    Kabuki believes the coordination nut is hard to crack chiefly because of the lack of a common language and the difficulty of listening selflessly to what is coming out of the collective. (Indeed, you will likely realize that you were never taught how to practice or execute these "skills" that are so germinal to social life.)

    Note: we have published the audio/video as originally recorded on the Riverside.fm platform; please excuse any hiccups as we build in public!

    • 1 hr
    W3CR | Open Studio #7

    W3CR | Open Studio #7

    Forefront's Web3 Creator Residency has launched its 2nd cohort of Resident Creators:

    Kabuki (Residency game plan)

    Nico (Agartha Village Figma)

    d3mo (yh⁴ project)

    During the Residency, our Resident Creators will be workshopping their projects, learning and building in public, and sharing their challenges along the way. Each Monday, they'll gather for our weekly Open Studio.

    Listen in on the W3CR Open Studio now:


    The Creators recalled those special moments when a creation crosses the line from mere artifice to something with deeper life due to perhaps a subtle transformation. 
    Kabuki shared a musical analogy - applying reverb! The convolution reverb method involves going into a specific physical space, sweeping sound frequencies through this room and simulating the recorded sound in a virtual recreation of this room.
    For d3mo, these moments are driven by subtle sound design, which ensures that the visual & and the musical component are not separate, but coherent. 
    Nico's sessions last week explored Permaculture as a "spiritual science." What does such a characterization mean to Nico and the other Resident Creators? What does the experience of "intuition" have to do with spiritual science?
    Nico's sessions also inspired a jam sesh on the topic of Nature as an interconnected ecology. What is the analogy of this ecology in a Creator's life? What essential elements or factors must be present in the Resident Creators' "ecology" to enable them to create? 
    Kabuki stresses the need for limitations, structure and tradition to be present, while Nico emphasizes the need for freedom from these!

    Note: we have published the audio/video as originally recorded on the Riverside.fm platform; please excuse any hiccups as we build in public!

    • 58 min

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Caroline and Alex (the hosts) honestly sound like the smartest people I’ve ever heard. If you are new to web3/crypto or just want to get updated on the chaotic weekly happenings in the world of web3, this podcast is a must listen. These two make keeping up with web3 fun and insightful and leave me amped up to become apart of something bigger.

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