Maria Bustillos

Boom Times: Moxie and the Future

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Moxie Marlinspike is the founder of the encrypted messaging app Signal, and his recent post criticizing web3 is insightful and great, even though it centers largely on this Banksyesque prank he played at the NFT marketplace OpenSea, where he sold a digital artwork that displays as a poop emoji when viewed in a crypto wallet […]

From The Brick House Cooperative
On January 14, 2022
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Yes Look Up

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Smart people wouldn’t yell in circumstances like those. They’d lay down their lives to persuade.

From Popula
On December 27, 2021
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Group Therapy with George Saunders

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fill out the grid

From Popula
On December 21, 2021
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Happy Birthday, Brick House!

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One year ago, the Brick House Cooperative began publishing on a website built with the proceeds of a successful Kickstarter. We are beyond proud of the Brick House’s many achievements over the course of our inaugural year, despite the many challenges of the pandemic. And 2022 is shaping up to be a beautiful one, with […]

From The Brick House Cooperative
On December 8, 2021
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Boom Times: Panic! At The Dawn of Web3

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Web3 replaces secretive, top-down platforms, like Facebook and Google, with transparent, shared-ownership networks powered by blockchain.

From The Brick House Cooperative
On December 7, 2021
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Boom Times: The Unicycle of Dudebro Opinion

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What might be the most mansplainy thing yet written about blockchain technology appeared last week on the blog of fiction writer and former Twitter executive Robin Sloan. The author describes himself as “not merely a skeptic, but a full-fledged enemy of Web3,” though in the essay that follows, he proceeds to hedge like crazy: Web3 […]

From The Brick House Cooperative
On November 18, 2021
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Boom Times: Paying with Fire

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how many credit cards have you got?

From The Brick House Cooperative
On November 2, 2021
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Boom Times: Don’t Stop Believin’

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despite the grief

From The Brick House Cooperative
On October 30, 2021
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Boom Times: Hot Hot Hot

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on crypto energy use

From The Brick House Cooperative
On October 26, 2021
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Boom Times: The Filthiest Lucre

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why Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin

From The Brick House Cooperative
On October 22, 2021
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New!! Podcast: On and Off the Record With Gabriel Snyder

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"If it were deliberate, it could not have been done more efficiently... you couldn't design a more efficient system to choke press freedom."

From The Brick House Cooperative
On October 13, 2021
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Have You Ever Had a Crush???!?!

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A call for submissions from our friends at the new CAPE MAG

From Popula
On July 29, 2021
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BEES! Moved to More Habitable Locale

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We found these bees in the attic and called a bee guy to rescue and “rehome” them. Fear converted into multilayered relief.

From Popula
On June 17, 2021
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