11 episodes

What are the parallels between faith and open source software? Join Nadia Eghbal and Henry Zhu for an off-the-cuff conversation between friends. Check out hopeinsource.com and nadiaeghbal.com/public-faith for the backstory

Hope in Source Nadia Eghbal & Henry Zhu

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What are the parallels between faith and open source software? Join Nadia Eghbal and Henry Zhu for an off-the-cuff conversation between friends. Check out hopeinsource.com and nadiaeghbal.com/public-faith for the backstory

    11: City as Liturgy

    11: City as Liturgy

    Is the city a toaster (an object) or a cat (a living organism)? We are joined by Dr. Timothy Patitsis to talk about how our physical and digital spaces, like liturgy, can be understood as "the work of the people". We discuss science as organized complexity, the meaning of knowledge, recursive societies, fractal hierarchies, and implications for governance.

    Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/city

    • 54 min
    10: Trust

    10: Trust

    Why do we trust anyone? We talk about trust as an act of faith, trusting people versus trusting code, and the relationship between trust and work.

    Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/trust

    • 34 min
    9: Liturgy

    9: Liturgy

    How do our rituals shape us? We talk about where habits come from, why we use them, and whether they strengthen our belief systems.

    Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/liturgy

    • 32 min
    8: Authority and Leadership

    8: Authority and Leadership

    Does authority have a place in religion? We talk about authority in decentralized organizations, listening to others versus trying something new, and when to fork or leave a community.

    Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/authority

    • 26 min
    7: Mythology and Symbolism

    7: Mythology and Symbolism

    How do symbols and stories foster culture? We talk about stories as a way to onboard new contributors, the mythology of leadership, when leaders step down, and how traditions evolve over time.

    Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/myth

    • 35 min
    6: Money

    6: Money

    How do communities handle money? We talk about money and centralization, tithing systems, how much funding is too much, and when to contribute money versus time.

    Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/money

    • 44 min

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