Posts from The Brick House Cooperative
Behold!! a New Look for the Brick House
Boom Times: What’s Trust Got to Do With It
Some months back the novelist and media activist Cory Doctorow, whom I generally believe to be the bee’s knees, wrote “The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties,” with the subhead, “The search for a crypto use case continues.” I agree with the headline: yes, trusted third parties are inevitable. Sure! The subhead, on the other hand, […]
Free, and Fun: Help OlongoAfrica Publish Its First Book
We are proud to launch a crowdfunder today for Brick House member OlongoAfrica‘s new book imprint, which will debut with the long-out-of-print travel memoir by Mashood Ọlábísí Àjàlá, An African Abroad. We’re kicking off the crowdfunder at MozFest, an online gathering for activists, educators, technologists, students, artists, and journalists who want a more humane digital […]
Gizmodo Media Workers Go On Strike, Ask Readers Not to Visit the Company’s Websites
The action comes after the GMG Union contract, seeking negotiations on wages and healthcare standards and more, expired at midnight.
Boom Times: Paul Krugman and the Little People
The last time there was a world-altering tech revolution, Nobel prizewinning economist and NYT columnist Paul Krugman got it wildly, comically wrong. In 1998, he famously predicted that by 2005 it would be clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy would be trivial. The growth of the Internet will slow drastically, as the flaw […]
Today, Grant for the Web and the Interledger Foundation announced its list of new grantees, and the Brick House is among them, with a $100,000 flagship grant! We’re so grateful for this opportunity to put our ideas to work. This money will allow The Brick House Cooperative to build out our website, and to develop […]
Welcome to a New Editor, Laura June
We are beyond thrilled to welcome Laura June, a most talented writer and editor, to the Brick House. You’ll see her around! For example, she is writing beautiful things in the newsletter every week. Subscribe here. Brava!
Happy Birthday, Brick House!
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 […]
Boom Times: Panic! At The Dawn of Web3
Web3 replaces secretive, top-down platforms, like Facebook and Google, with transparent, shared-ownership networks powered by blockchain.
Boom Times: The Unicycle of Dudebro Opinion
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 […]
Boom Times: Paying with Fire
how many credit cards have you got?
New!! Podcast: On and Off the Record With Gabriel Snyder
"If it were deliberate, it could not have been done more efficiently... you couldn't design a more efficient system to choke press freedom."
Amateur means “someone who loves,” and the Brick House is definitely Amateur Hour.